Monday, April 20, 2015

Mind's Eye Re: Time

We might look at time amongst many primitive human societies.  As is typical of hunter gatherers and shifting cultivators, it takes the Yanomami less than four hours work a day on average to satisfy all their material needs. Much time is left for leisure and social activities.

Inter-community visits are frequent. Ceremonies are held to mark events such as the harvesting of the peach palm fruit, and the reahu (funeral feast) which commemorates the death of an individual.

One should ask from this, what our work ethics have done to time.

On Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:49:43 PM UTC+1, archytas wrote:
28 years to the edge of the universe, yet how would time be experienced at this 'speed'?  Indeed, could it be so experienced?  We make time relative, yet this all gores on as some bigger universal clock ticks.  Our life, grubbing about wasting most of our time in soylent green entertainment and alter squabbles, comes to points in time when we will regret being such grasshoppers as various asteroids, volcanisms, galaxy collisions and red giant thingies screw us over because we were too idle to find ways to make ourselves safe.

I like the idea of neurocratic time - most of it wasted.

On Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:37:48 PM UTC+1, facilitator wrote:
Things people think they can do with time:

Waste it, spend it, use more of it, buy it, get enough of it, keep it, run out of it, save it, go back in it, go forward in it, stop it, speed it up, add it, and watch it fly!


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