finite set of choices

why finite set

[graphic made for decision making deck..slide 9]

hearing over and over about the need for ie: democratic decision making.. and feeling like that was a compromise.. because it always seemed like the decisions.. were pre set and limited/compromising choices ie: spinach or rockish

voting is totally that.. how could it not be.. ie: who’s deciding what’s on the ballot.. not me.. you? public consensus always oppresses someone.. and a ballot (finite set of choices) oppresses all of us by making us think we have a voice

esp voting on people.. who by the time they get on the roster of candidates have jumped thru so many hoops they are not themselves.. but then too.. once they win.. there are ongoing/compromising hoops to jump

what we most is the energy of 7bn alive people 

which begs.. a mech to listen to each voice everyday.. to daily curiosities .. tech as it could be.. sans binary ness..pkg deal ness

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life – not about making choices/decisions..it’s about listening

imagine if we just listen to and facil daily curiosity  ie: cure ios city

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from Peter Moskowitz‘s case against free speech:

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harold lasswell 1933 – preeminent expert on and big supporter of propaganda.. wrote that because americans were by and large too stupid to make decisions for their own good, propaganda was necessary to sway them in the right direction

there’s our problem.. thinking life is about making decisions (finite set of choices – usually offered by someone outside us) rather than about listening to curiosity

propaganda, lasswell wrote ‘is the one means of mass mobilization which is cheaper than violence, bribery or other possible control techniques:

curiosity is most humane – cheapest – most controlled/safe/orderly.. et al ie: undisturbed ecosystem: ‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows

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7 yrs later – seth’s post – you might have a marketing problem – sept 24 2019 – making it clearer to me why ‘market\ing‘ ness has always left me unsettled – marketing puts decisions over curiosity.. when we need that to be the other way around – https://seths.blog/2019/09/you-might-have-a-marketing-problem/

*That’s because humans make choices. If we live in a culture where people are free to choose, we’ve **offered control over our future to others.

*but what we keep looking at and going off of is more like whales in sea world making choices from a finite set

there’s no reason one human needs to **offer choices to another.. if that’s happening.. huge red flag that we will never get to what we need most: the energy of 7b alive people

in undisturbed ecosystem ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows

When humans make choices–that’s marketing. Marketing is the difficult work of telling a story that resonates, of *bringing a consistent set of promises to people who want to hear them.

there’s no reason one human needs to be *bringing consistent set of promises to another.. if that’s happening.. huge red flag that we will never get to what we need most: the energy of 7b alive people .. ie: eudaimoniative surplus.. fittingness

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