Escaping Our Epistemic Path-Dependence, From the Ground Up

Are you infected with the Logic Memeplex?

Let’s run a quick field test, just to be sure: have you heard about the Law of the Excluded Middle?

If so, you’re most likely infected. At least partly. It may be dormant.

This memetic infection, which dates back to Plato and his…

Do our evolved archetypes serve us in a time of exponential change?

In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences, the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection, have changed habit completely!
— Edmund Husserl

We presently stand witness to a resurgence in the archetypal interpretation of our collective experience.

Our return to the narrative well of archetypal wisdom makes a…

A brief, albeit deep, dive into the dynamics of techno-social fragmentation

The below represents an experiment with stream-of-consciousness writing in a single sitting. As Pascal said:

“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.”

Therefore, the ideas herein are presented as a working outline of these thoughts.

Caveat lector.

Lately I’ve been studying the topological…

Trust, Time, and Coordinating Our Shared Future

This is the fifth installment of a long form essay — or short book — outlining my macro perspective on how the emerging crypto ecosystem fits within the greater context of biological, cultural, and economic evolution. I intend to initially publish each installment separately. …

Facebook, Google, and the Future of Data Ownership

Only 400 short years ago, humanity slowly awoke to the truth that ownership of individual human beings constituted a great moral evil. …

The Primary Dimensions of Sacrifice: Time and Quality

This is the fourth installment of a long form essay — or short book — outlining my macro perspective on how the emerging crypto ecosystem fits within the greater context of biological, cultural, and economic evolution. I intend to publish each installment weekly, over a period of 3–4 weeks. …

Civilization’s Centralization of Value Symbols

This is the third installment of a long form essay — or short book — outlining my macro perspective on how the emerging crypto ecosystem fits within the greater context of biological, cultural, and economic evolution. I intend to publish each installment weekly, over a period of 3–4 weeks. …

Money, Utility, and the Symbolic Abstraction of Value

This is the second installment of a long form essay — or short book — outlining my macro perspective on how the emerging crypto ecosystem fits within the greater context of biological, cultural, and economic evolution. I intend to publish each installment weekly, over a period of 3–4 weeks. …

An evolutionary survey of human value representation and exchange

Welcome to the first installment of a long form essay — or short book — outlining my macro perspective on how the emerging crypto ecosystem fits within the greater context of biological, cultural, and economic evolution. I intend to publish each installment weekly, over the next 3–4 weeks. …

Complexity lurking beneath shallow mirrors.
They may well surround humanity, for that is all we are.

Search for yourself in another.

Delve into your consciousness, portrayed upon their face.
Evolve into the nothing, be the human race.

Why the mind objects,
the deft may only know.

Divided into sects,
perpetuate the flow.

Be the ever growing, conscious yet divine,
innocently distancing the proverbial sublime.

Kill the senses.
Drown the mind.
Be the problem.
Long as you are kind.

Matthew Pirkowski

Bringing Order to Chaos, and Chaos to Order.

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