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It’s Time to Roll up Our Sleeves

As we gradually approach the season of Greensleeves, we worry more and more about our Greenbacks.

ja ja ja jetzt wird wieder in die Hände gespuckt, wir steigern das Bruttosozialprodukt

Geier Sturzflug, “Bruttosozialprodukt”

But before I get all “real world” on you, let me quickly mention something that apparently actually happened IRL — it seems like Mark Zuckerberg went to Texas and snapped his fingers on Joe Rogan’s JRE whatever.

Mark Zuckerberg snap, JRE #1863

I guess reality is still somewhat of a hurdle, so it will still take some time before he can make things appear or disappear in the blink of an eye, but at least there are billionaires who are working on it (or perhaps they’re simply battling it out with other billionaires for the high scores in airtime to promote their latest super deals).

Getting back to reality, the real world is not quite what Mr MZ said — in my opinion, it would be wrong to say (as Mr. MZ did): “it’s so physical” (@ ca. 24:05 — LOL, someone should mash up that quote with some electronic wonders to make Mr. MZ do a little song and dance along the lines of “Eat your heart out, Olivia Newton-John”).

No, Mr. MZ, I beg to differ: it’s not physical — it’s intellectual (and Joe Rogan also touched on this aspect during the discussion). I may be physically present here. Or there. But not everywhere. Not at the same time. Not without taking a “time out” for my brain to reframe. I cannot simply “teleport” instantaneously, or have a meetup with millions of people. I wonder how long it would take for someone to count up to 1 million — has anyone ever done that? I guess the first numbers might roll off the tongue relatively quickly, but once the numbers get higher I imagine it might get quite laborious … would there be bathroom breaks? Would you be allowed to count and eat at the same time? After all, one day has only 86400 seconds. 😐

In order to feel present, I need to have the impression that whatever I say or do (or maybe even what my “feelings” are) would have some impact on you. Present means our behavior is interdependent (see also the introduction to wants.blog , where I also talk about my vision of “interreliance“).

People are not simply physics. Neither are most (if not all) other living beings. Who knows about all the atoms everywhere in the universe, but unlike the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, or Elon Musk or a large number of other billionaires, I live here and now, in the flesh, and bones, and blood that bleeds, a brain that thinks, a body that feels, and a will that can sometimes overcome disagreements — or not.

Well, I guess I sort of implied this post would have something to do with the “real world”. Whatever, never mind. Maybe next time… 😉

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