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The Logos Project
For about 20 years I have been saying that I have 2 or 3 original ideas. Today I’m going to share them in one giant tarball. I’m going to…
Does social media help you stop and think?
For about 20 years I have been saying that I have 2 or 3 original ideas. Today I’m going to share them in one giant tarball. I’m going to call it the Logos Project. The reason I’m calling it the Logos Project is because of Jordan Peterson’s big book Maps of Meaning. It was a very rambly book but it was one that lay behind all of my most profound interests. In one way you could say it represented a reconciliation between faith and reason, which is ultimately the combination of religion and science. What could be more fundamental to the prospects of Western civilization? The one Bible piece I’ve been able to quote was the beginning of the Book of John. In the beginning was the word. And it seems that many of us have abandoned the word, and that needs to be addressed. Social media falls short. We need to build logical media. We need to transform our computer mediated communications into something that serves the purpose of social maintenance of the commons. This is a management problem which is poorly served by the faint number of actions that social media spaces allow us to perform. We are trapped in Twitter because of what Twitter is, and because we have given it over to the builders of Twitter to be the masters of Twitter, Twitter doesn’t belong to the people. Anyway, there are a lot of problems like this and the aim of the Logos Project is to solve each and every one of them.
This is something I’m ready to contribute to for the rest of my career. And at this moment I am particularly excited about the Intellectual Dark Web, in that they are finally doing what I’ve been hoping would be done. Of course I’ve been creating all kinds of content but I couldn’t quit my day job. Now is about that time to see if I can integrate all I’ve been building and thinking into something both concrete and sticky. I’m sure I’ll need others to help me pour the concrete, and this teaser is the sticky part. So please do check it out and put in your comments and criticism.