Re-defining – Learning in Other Worlds

What are we re-defining? From my vantage point, learning fuels the economy and social networks are empowering us to connect in ways that support new paradigms and possibilities. I’ve compiled a few snippets that reveal what myself and my sources may be mulling. The basic idea is that there are “other worlds” where networked learners can solve global issues and form back-up plans while earning alternate currencies.

Re-defining money

monopoly money
monopoly money (Photo credit: guerrillaguru)

The DYNDY project encourages us to re-consider how we deal with and create money in our present world where financial, banking, and economic crises result from faulty top-down decision-making processes that serve the few and not the many.

“We are in a situation whereby the incapacity to re-define how we deal with money could resolve in an a severe damage to society as we commonly refer to it: contrary to what happens with information systems, there are no backups with money systems.”

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Epic Pain

Pain is a difficult thing to think about.  Nobody really wants to.  We just want to forget about it.  Yet, we are fascinated by pain.  It strikes a chord within us and we so often find ourselves putting on the brakes to catch a glimpse of it while passing a car accident.  We wonder, “Is anybody hurt?”

Pain is linked to everything that is “wrong” in our lives.  We try to avoid it, yet it always creeps in.  We hate it the most when it presents itself for no reason at all.  It is not fair.

Pain is an uninvited guest.  It enters our bodies and pesters us.  It pokes, prods, and sometimes goes so far as to push us down on the ground.  Why?  We scream for it to get out, but it comes back relentlessly.  What does it want?

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Epic Pain