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The perfection of society is on the horizon. It will largely be facilitated through the Internet. There will be a database of sorts that everyone will be connected to, or at least have the option of being connected to. In this database, virtually every aspect of life will be listed as categories for you to rate and give your opinion on. Everything from economic and social policies of government to attitudes on things like sexuality and drugs, and virtually anything else one might have an opinion on, will be in this database to be rated or given an opinion by you. To let us think of it simply yet specifically, for every issue you may be able to rate your opinion on it from a scale of 1-10, or use any number of ‘key words’ to describe your opinion of it, or state that you have no preference. Now the answers of every individual would be sorted through this database, and it would group people together based on their ideals. The land of the world would be divided up to give an appropriate amount of land that was perhaps of the right climate to every single group of people. Throughout the world, every single philosophy for life would be represented with its own society. Every single individual in the world would be able to live in hir own perfect society.

Now this sorting of individuals into their own perfect society is just one outward manifestation of a real transformation to the way we live life in general. This whole system largely functions through a ‘classification system,’ which we use to classify all modes of experience and give our opinions on them. Beyond this, it is also used to classify individuals. Now this process of classifying or labelling people, and giving them roles, is something we always do in our minds, but generally cloud through complex identities that are left vague and undefined. We have many ‘labels’ that we give to people, but we may not want to actually say them, or even articulate them in our thoughts. This classification system, which would be entirely customizable by each individual, would classify all different types of people, and we would give our opinions on each type of person. This would all be for the purpose of facilitating ideal experiences with ideal people, and giving incredible opportunity to meet many people that are ideal for you without constraint.

The fact that this would be a universal system, that we all share, and that it would clearly work best the more honest you were with your classifications and ratings, would allow for people to have whatever experience, or interact with whatever type of person, they would like, without playing games to appease our sensitivities to social taboos. Personal sensitivity would largely be eradicated due to the fact that each ‘person’ would consciously assume a multiplicity of identities. Many ‘negative labels’ would lose offensiveness, partially because of the multiplicity and therefore elasticity of identity previously mentioned, but also more than that. Nearly all, if not all, labels are desired by at least some people, if completely honest. This, reciprocally, leads to a number of people WANTING to be that, even if they don’t admit it due to some social pressure. When the classifications of an honest humanity are out there for all to see, we will all feel a lot more comfortable with our own desires and roles that we play.
There could be a database of ‘proposed experiences,’ where people would input any experience they would like to have. Others who read and were interested in your proposed experience, or who wrote of the same thing, would be put in a group with you, and you would be matched up based on personality profiles, or possibly appearance profiles, that would match you and the others with the ideal person or people to have the experience with. Virtually any experience we wanted to have we could have with ease, and we would do it with the perfect people. ANY activity you wanted to do would be simply faciliated. You put in the ‘categories’ of the desired experience, and the ‘categories’ of the ideal person or people, it would filter through every specification you give, and you would be matched with a certain number of people who fit the profile of the ideal person and who also wanted to do the same thing. Of those, you would be filtered through their ideal for who they wanted to have the experience with, and you could all be matched, either randomly or through some further ratings to ensure the ideal experience for each of you, and it would be set up. This would not be a ‘sometimes’ thing. Our whole life could work like this, so we would all live lives where we were constantly doing the exactly perfect thing we would like to do. We could have a wireless device that we carry around with us, as we do cell phones, that would connect us to the system at all times. It would constantly be used to faciliate ideal experiences, and it would be like a little ‘assistant’ to help guide every person through their ideal life, as one cohesive unit of shared perfection.

“The medium is the message.” Each development in communicative technology, each new medium, has within itself certain inevitable progressions. It inevitably evolves in a certain way according to its nature. So any specific expression within a given medium is not that important, because ultimately it is going to evolve according to its own nature, and THAT is the message, not some particular manifestation. So with the development of television and all of that, which represents the past-present medium, there were certain inevitable results. One of these was the celebrity culture that is so apparent today. With television, ‘characters’ are not left to the imagination, as it was with text. Rather, any given individual or scene represented with video is about THAT person. Inevitably, then, we as a society would develop preferences for certain archetypal characters which would come to be associated with certain faces, or individuals.

The Internet is laying the foundation for a new medium. Let us say this is the present-future medium, as it is somewhat in existence today, but has only just begun its evolution. One aspect of its inevitable evolution is a massive expansion of the celebrity culture. The previous medium, based on television and movies, was essentially monopolized by a few large corporations. Beyond this, the essential point is that there was a limited quantity of material that would actually be produced and viewed by the public at large. This leads to a small, aristocratic celebrity culture that the majority of the population is jealous of, and occupies the minds of the societal masses. With the E-volution, these restrictions do not exist. For a time, the society will have a hard time realizing and taking advantage of the new possibilities, and will use these new possibilities to serve the purposes of, and propogate, the television culture and its ideals; this is where we are now. Inevitably, though, the society realizes that anyone can be a ‘celebrity.’ We do not need to be limited to only a few celebrities which are nationally or internationally recognized. There will be more and more talented people who desire to live what we may call a ‘celebrity lifestyle.’

What to do with this influx of interesting and talented people, potential celebrities, that we are seeing today, and will continue to see more and more of as time goes on? With this expansion of the celebrity culture will come a localization of the celebrity culture. There are something like 300 million citizens in America today. Let us say there are 30 real celebrities in America, though the number could differ depending on how you look at it, but these differences are inconsequential in terms of the point I’m making. This means that there is one celebrity for every 10 million citizens. The overwhelming majority of the fans of these celebrities will never have any interaction, letalone significant interaction, with these people, despite the fact that they would love that. Let us now consider an America that has 30,000 ‘celebrities,’ about 1,000 times more than we have today. This may seem strange, but here each ‘celebrity’ corresponds to 10,000 citizens, which would in general be localized. Now you have a much more manageable celebrity-fan situation, where the ‘celebrities’ have the same type of exposure, if not more, that constitutes a celebrity in our minds, and the corresponding lifestyle and fan adoration, yet with a realistic ability for the fans to interact with the people they are fans of.

As I say, this new societal structure would in general sort itself out according to locality. There will be a development of many well-developed ‘niches,’ based on the great diversity of interests among people. These niches will overlap in certain ways, and will have their own corresponding ‘celebrities.’ Based on various factors of appeal, each ‘celebrity’ will have their own mass of following, in terms of numbers and geographical range, as well as cross-niche appeal. Their primary base will be local, but they could potentially expand to large areas. Now when we think of the celebrity lifestyle, there are a few things to consider. It is partially based on their level of exposure and popularity, which we already addressed would be fulfilled. It is also partially based on the LIFESTYLE of the celebrity, which we will inevitably discover is available to all of us basically. The other thing to consider is that it is not only about BEING a celebrity. Being friends with, or dating, a celebrity is also very exciting. With this expansion of the celebrity culture, and its corresponding localization and intimacy, the prospect of becoming friends with, or dating, a celebrity will become very realistic. What this means is that everyone will essentially be able to live the celebrity lifestyle, whether or not they themselves are one of the actual ‘celebrities.’ Right now the situation is that there are a few people living lifestyles that most of the rest of the citizenry wishes they were living. As this E-volution occurs, the development of the new medium through the Internet, we will all have any sort of lifestyle we would like available to us. As it has been implied in my mind, but a potential objection I can see being raised, all of this does NOT imply the stereotype of getting drunk every night and doing various wreckless thing. This is only one possibility, that in some people’s minds has become a stereotype. The point is that there will be no limits to our lifestyles, and we will be able to take that freedom of choice and do with our lives whatever we wish, with no limits.

In terms of social networking, there would have to be a comfort in actually engaging with new people. It would facilitate more ‘natural’ interaction. As it currently stands, in the social networking scene, there are three primary possibilities of interaction. One is insignificant crap that has miniscule meaning even on the site, and leads to nothing. Another is interaction with people you already know. Another is awkward attempts at communicating with people you do not know, which has some arbitrary and random possibility of success, usually low. It seems to me that for social networking, in the sense of actually meeting and forming relationships with new people, there MUST BE more depth added to it, and some structure based on interests and the like. Practically the only meaningful relationships I have ever made on the internet have been through forums. It is in this forum setup that people are capable of truly getting to know each other. Social networking is always surface level interaction. A huge part of your feelings about an unknown person on a social networking site are bound to be determined by their pictures, and you’re going to have to say something either awkward, cheesy, or boring to initiate communication. This is not conducive to forming meaningful relationships.

Now I speak here of meaningful relationships, but I am not implying that in-depth intimate relationships are the only ones of value. For instance, let us consider sexual encounters. In this world of sexual repression, the internet is astounding in its possibilities for facilitating sexual encounters. As it is, it is practically laughable how terribly things are set up in this department. In terms of sexuality, the diversity of possibilities is very sparse. You basically have porn, nearly asexual social networking sites, dating sites, and some more sexually-oriented social networking sites. Porn is nice primarily in that it increases your sexual imagination, and thus sexual energies. It does little in the way of real world fulfillment, however. It’s all people you’ll never meet. One may think that social networking would be great for meeting new people for potential romantic/sexual encounters, and there are millions who wish this was the case, but in reality this does not work out very well.

Established social networking sites, such as facebook, work almost entirely through interaction with people you already know. It may be useful for improving an established relationship, but it is highly ineffective at facilitating new relationships. The greatest sexual fulfillment on these sorts of sites, beyond potentially improving an established relationship, is someone you find attractive uploading a semi-revealing picture. No nudity is allowed, and there seems to be a fairly widely accepted taboo against intentionally being sexy in pictures. Generally when people put up these semi-revealing pictures, they do it under a guise of innocence, almost as if they are unaware that the picture is revealing. This is the result of the basic fact that social networking sites are nearly asexual. They are not conducive to direct sexuality. There are dating websites, and some of these are fine for attempting to establish long-lasting monogamous relationships, I’m sure, but I’m equally sure that these are far too ‘serious’ for what many people are looking for. Then you have the ‘adult-oriented’ social networking sites, which are failures to the point that they are hardly worth mentioning. These tend to be explicit in their sexual nature, and you seemingly ALWAYS have to pay to be a part. This amounts to people paying in order to have sexual encounters, and this is not the sort of thing that many people are comfortable with.

So we have here went to two ends of the spectrum. On one hand we have in-depth connections, where you truly get to know and appreciate others. On the other hand we have casual sexuality. Neither of these are being facilitated particularly well on the internet-as-it-is, and I would like to bring this whole spectrum of interaction into one medium. Although they would be a part of one medium, they would not be directly intertwined. There would be the possibility of crossing over between these aspects, but they would be distinct. There would be different ‘sections’ of the site for different sorts of relationships. Looking ahead, from my current point of view, I can break this down into three primary sections. One is where an individual wants to share something SHe has done, and maybe get feedback. With this, it is basically about you. You’re not so much trying to start a dialogue, but rather share. We can tenatively call this ‘blogging.’ Another section would be designed for actual conversation. There would be a whole range of possible depths to these conversations. There could be anything from in-depth philosophic or political discussions/debates to any sort of casual topic of conversation. We can call this the ‘forum’ interface. Next we have the more casual yet personal environment of ‘social networking.’ Here people share any sort of basic things that they may casually share with friends. In the current social networking scene, we would think of this as things like like status’, pictures, etc. As I say, this is both the most personal and casual environment. It would be primarily for use of people you wanted to get to know on a ‘real’ or personal level, but for in-depth interaction you would not want to limit yourself to this environment.

Now, we would attempt to create a system within all of these ‘sections’ where there would be broad categories along with increasingly specific classifications. You would select the broad categories which were of interest, and then proceed to either select more specific classifications or learn over time what specific categories were of primary interest to you. You would be asked to rate things after being shown them, including options like ‘not sure’ or ‘doesn’t fit my interests.’ There could be some sort of tracking system on the site that shows you your most used categories, as well as rating trends within these various categories. This could give you insight into what your favorite categories are, as well as categories that may not be of the level of interest that you had thought. There would be a database of the ratings that all of the various users gave out, as well as each user’s favorite categories. The system would be set up, either through some sort of coding or through human analysis, to track common relationships between various categories. This would be for the purpose of developing a ‘You may also be interested in…’ sort of thing. Potential unknown interests would be recommended to you not only by other categories that other people who share common categories of interest with you are interested in, but it would be further filtered through a process which would favor individuals who have rated things within those categories similarly to you.

Now as I speak of these ‘categories,’ the most natural interpretation may lead you to think of reading/viewing things in the blogging interface, or topics of conversations in the forum interface, due to the impersonal sound of the word. However, I would seek to employ this same basic system with social interacting. It gets quite interesting and unique here, because in some ways it causes us to question the very nature of our humanity and our interactions. Each individual would determine ‘categories’ of interest for people to interact with. This means basic personality types, various physical traits, whatever. You would determine the ‘types’ of people you were interested in meeting, or your basic feelings about these different ‘types.’ Interactions would be faciliated through the ways in which everyone was categorized by others, as well as the ways they were ‘rated’ in terms of these categories. These would be kept anonymous. This is so that people feel comfortable being honest in their assessment of others, and also so that people are comfortable and confident in being themselves, without needing to conform to others standards. This self-confidence and ease of interaction would continuously be improved, because the social setting would be continuously improved as well, by means of facilitating interaction with ideal people.

You can use technology, including various outflows of audio/visual technology, computers, internet, etc, as well as psychology, especially with the 8 circuits and everything with that, along with the use of classification techniques, and social interaction(including virtual interaction, or interaction on the internet), to basically create a perfect reality experience. This could be done through these means here and now, but also could be further developed in a H.O.M.E.(High-Orbital Mini-Earth) which could be very profitable with the advent of internet technology, since physical goods are no longer necessarily required in order to make money, which helps to provide motivation. In this H.O.M.E. you could create an entire world based on the principles you already have outlined, and literally have different areas devoted to all different forms of entertainment and stimulation. You could even have everyone in a shared collective database which could be used to setup meetings for any purpose of living out or doing any fantasy or desire imaginable. This could also, in the meantime, be used for writing stories; stories about incredible perfect realities, things that could actually happen. These stories would be particularly amazing in how prophetic they are; similar to the “Future history” concept of Timothy Leary. It would be writing about the perfect reality in a fictional sense, yet in a way that is potentially achievable in the real world; this would help garner excitement for these things, and give insight into how they can come about. Over time, we could make these “fictional” fantasies reality.

This seems like it may be the inevitable path my life will take. Through my ideas/theories, writings, technological applications, and whatever other successes I may have, I will gain an intense and widespread “following,” or base of support. This will lead to widespread acceptence and promotion of my ideas/ideals, to varying degrees of simply enjoying some of the things I do to an intense resonance and dedication to them. Ultimately all of this will culminate in an exact understanding of the perfect world, as well as the technical capabilities of bringing it about. This will all include my ideas of migration off the planet, and development of these H.O.M.E.’s. This will lead to my grouping the best humanity has to offer, in terms of my own ideals, and a migration off the planet with them to create our own perfect world. We would remain connected to the earth through communicative technology like the internet, and we would continuously and progressively mold and experience the perfect reality, and continue perfecting it. Earth, meanwhile, would be successful to whatever degree the reamining inhabitants were able, factoring in that various other H.O.M.E.’s could potentially be established. They would understand and utilize whatever they were capable of, and I assume this would increase as time went on, as they were exposed more and more to the unbelievable success and perfection of our world, and they more and more wanted it for themselves. Over time, earth would more and more be inhabited by the mundane; I think it is safe to assume, however, that as the disparity in terms of quality of life grew greater and greater between earth and the H.O.M.E.’s, even the most stubborn, who certainly would have remained on earth, will desire to see these principles enacted in full, and thus certain of the evolved space-men would want to return to earth to establish paradise there as well, with the full compliance of those who were formally resistant.

There is a sort of ingrained assumption that I would somehow need approval to make this a reality. This is, actually, not the case. No approval is required. Only three things are required. The technical capabilities, the money, and willing participants. The technical capabilities I believe already exist. The money will be easy enough to acquire once I enter the public eye, and put these ideas on the forefront of human thought. Along with this, willing participants will, of course, naturally follow. Then the money will be used, along with the brainpower, to acquire the necessary materials, and establish all the technical requirements to create a H.O.M.E., and the knowledge of how to use it. Once this is done, I need no government approval. We build it, and we go. That’s all it is. This could be done now, really. As soon as you meet the above requirements, you can literally leave the earth and have your own world.

As I gain technical proficiency in areas of computer/digital programming and the like, it seems inevitable that I will also partake in the development of Artificial Intelligence. The potential with that is virtually unlimited as well, and that could also be a part of my “fictional” stories I referenced above, with the H.O.M.E.’s.

It seems likely to me that the concept of “last names” as well as, of course, “middle names” will fade away. We will simply be called what we would like to be called. Most would likely just have a first name, and perhaps titles they would like to be given(like, for instance in our society we have dr., etc.). It is also likely that people, at least some people, would adopt more than one name, and it is likely that the different names would signify different roles which the individual would play. These names, of course, would be easily and freely changed. As I believe I alluded to before, there would be a sort of collective database of all sorts of information. People would feel comfortable being part of certain categories, or larger patterns. This would be aided by the fact that our technology would be such that people could change themselves physically and mentally how they wanted, so we would all actually be able to choose our own categories for ourselves. We could also choose the categories of those we wanted to interact with, which would assist in our being able to create the perfect scenarios. Life on this H.O.M.E. would be a nonstop, elastic, and continuously improving fantasy.

Also, the idea prior to leaving the planet would be to sort of take over the culture. This would be through movies, TV, music, books, and the internet/computers. Similar minds would absolutely take over the culture, all the while I and others would be very openly and candidly discussing my ideas, which would lead to widespread acceptence and embracing of it all. Then eventually, once this was all at the absolute forefront of human thought, we could begin leaving the planet.