Storytelling Into The Future

Storytelling Into The Future

Welcome Traveler 4488 …

Can you use a narrative from Science Fiction to change our “real” Narrative?

As I watch the fantastic Travelers series on Netflix I jump up and down in my sofa thinking on my own mission – our mission. The mission to build a better world here on Planet Earth. Like in the “hypothetical” that I was sent here from another planet to make planet Earth the best place to live and visit in the entire Milky Way Galaxy.

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It is a Narrative that has been in my mind at least since I was 15. And I have used it many times to get my bearing for my compass into the future and as a silly “What If?” Question.

The question I get in my mind so frequently is this:

Am I alone in thinking about my Narrative in this way?

Clearly, the makers of great Science Fiction and other awesome stories think a lot about the messages they bury into their stories. My whole life I have been going alone not having anybody to talk about how to use this for real. Even now in my newfound quest as a Change Maker in a big global network of change makers I have yet to find many people, who get’s as excited as I do when I watch stories and then immediately what to discuss the story behind the story. Surely there must be a whole network of writers to the many great Sci-Fi series like the Travelers, Continuum, Orphan Black, Black Sails, The OA, Battlestar Galactica and of course Star Trek and others that meet at events and talk about this, or is there?

Must I move there to talk about this? Can I host events here in Sweden about it?

What I’m referring to now is that I would love to put together and host a very special and cool launch and premier event for the world premiere of Ghost In then Shell movie. The old Ghost in the Shell (GitS) movie from 1995 and of course  The Matrix  movie that was directly inspired by it both changed my life in so many ways. I now want to bring this conversation into the open – How new movies and TV-series can change the life of so many more people.

Or is it me being too silly for my own good and just think, that this is way cooler than it is?

Then we have futurist like Jason Silva that just makes me think otherwise. He really get’s in a creative spin and mind rush when watching some really good storytelling.

Watch or listen to Jason Silva on Impact Theory about it.

The Myth Gap

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And in his latest book, The Myth Gap and his talk on the RSA Alex Evans gives a very compelling insight into why storytelling is so important. He even quotes my favorite author Terry Pratchett on the subject:

People think that stories are shaped by people when actually it’s the other way around – Terry Pratchett 

It’s about this time in history – our must crucial yet. This is the time where we set the story and “The Myth” about who we are as a species and what we want our future societies to become.

Who Are We?

Both Travelers and Ghost In The Shell ask really profound questions about who are as individuals and as a species and who we can be and where we are going.

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Questions I have been pondering my whole life. Questions I want dig deeper into to find our quest. Questions I want to lift up to the surface to talk more often and vividly about. That’s what I do as Captian Future 🙂

Sillion Valley here I come!

As I now finally launches my company Sillion Valley I at least want to dig deeper into this what I can do as Lord Sillion – Capitan Future.

I will dedicate the whole of 2017 to see how I can apply “Ontological Design” in using stories and conversations about how we actively design the society and future we want. To be “A Force For Good“, like Dalai Lama and Daniel Goleman puts it in his latest book by the same name. To totally change the conversation this year.

What we focus on and what we talk about is what will happen. It’s how the brain works. And lately, the conversation has been about special events and special people who we don’t want.

Let’s instead focus on what we want. Start testing what we can do. To prototype it into existence. Build a global network of trust with Change Makers – Rebels – Guardians – Stewarts and Captains of Spaceship Earth.

Who is with me?

Who wants to create cool events around Sci-Fi and “What If?” Questions with me?

Lord Sillion
/I’m Captian Future

Also, listen to me and Michael Kazarnowicz talk about Ghost in the Shell in my podcast Framtidspoden

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17 Years In The Matrix

Red Or Blue Pill?

It’s now 17 years ago (March 2016) that I first took the “Red Pill“. It was the spring of 1999. A friend of mine had gotten us tickets to a pre-show of a movie that looked really cool. The event was hosted by Maya, the 3D rendering program that was used to make some of the effects in the movie. We went to Grand on Sveavägen in Stockholm with 200 other nerds who thought this was going to be something extra. And boy was we right. This was for me the most accelerating experience in my life. I remember coming out of the theatre so excited that I jumped over every bench, wall and bush I could find. After collecting my thoughts half an hour later I called my geek brother. Then I told him. That he was going to have to wait for months for the real Swedish premier of the coolest movie ever made…
 The Matrix .

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Red Or Blue?

Later that summer we of course went to get tickets to the real Swedish premier. We went for the biggest and best theater in Stockholm, Sergel 1. On the opening show, when we entered the theater, we where all handed a little plastic bag with a red and a blue pill. The 3 of us, who hade seen it before, immediately went bonkers of excitement again. We where some of the few people there, who already knew what the pills represented 🙂

This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. – Morpheus

Before the movie was about to start, the head of Warner Brother Sweden stepped up on the stage, to tell us we where about to witness the coolest movie premiere of all time and to honor that they started throwing out T-Shirts and Sunhats into the audience. Sadly I got none. It didn’t matter. Prior to the event I had entered every promo competition for the film I could find and had already won both a T-Shirt and some Matrix branded sunglasses. Mind blown. Again.

What is real? How do you define ‘real’? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain. – Morpheus

Later I went to see it 2 more times that summer just to completely get into this new future. Finally there would be lots of cool movies. How could it not? How wrong I was…

I also have to mention that by that time I was already deep into Cyber-Philosophy. My favourite movie before this one was of course Ghost in the Shell that I had probably seen 20 times already by that time. I have read the comic and was completely in love with this philosophical cyber genre. My first official party I hosted as head of my party-section [Sexmästare] when I studied was a Cyber Party heavily inspired by Ghost in the Shell and Billy Idol’s Cyber Punk album. I even called my self Mikee Boy – CyberDemon of Joy then.

Ghost In The Shell

Ghost In The Shell

Dream Reality Party of 1999

Back to 1999. My brother was turning 25 and was coming up to Stockholm to have his party. I was hosting so I turned it into a heavily Matrix inspired party with live roleplaying called the Dream Party. A party where everyone had to come dressed as their cool Residual Self Image. So I had to go out and buy some cool sunglasses and get a cool haircut. The party was a blast. So from that day on, I now wear this Residual Self Image of mine. It’s my Matrix Haircut. If you want to know more about it you can listen to this podcast in Swedish: Gott Prat.

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Our innovation to the Dream Party of 1999

The Matrix Brothers

The Matrix Brothers

Later the fall I bought my first DVD player, Home theater system and of course The Matrix on DVD. With it and Fight Club as my only first movies, we continued to remind ourselves, what is really “real” and important in life.

The Dream World

The Matrix resonates with me on so many levels. I remember when was about 15. We used to stay up all night playing boardgames & roleplaying games. Afterwards we used to go outside and talk about games and other philosophical things for hours in the middle of the night just before going home. The neighbors weren’t so happy with us with our loud, long conversations. One occurring conversation was that there was no way of telling if we all lived inside a big collective dream. The Dream World.

Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world? – Morpheus

As I and many others now know more about the brain, it’s not far from the truth. What The Matrix opened our eyes in such a wide manner to. That we are responsible for our own experience of reality. The brain is literally a storytelling machine. It’s a pattern recognition machine that is so good that it can recognize it’s own thinking patterns. This consciousness became very useful for us. It’s an exceptional system for simulation of events. Past, present and future. It allowed us to become very effective at collaborating. Both our internal and shared stories made us into this amazing mammal we are today that has managed travel across 384,400 km of empty space to the moon and back. And we are just at the beginning of this epic tale of our story in the universe.

Your brain and all your sensory system are handling a staggering amount of data every second. Your conscious self take a very, very small part of this data and put together a thing that acts like a “Reality Feed”. Your story about you. Your own personal Matrix of the world around you. Now don’t be alarmed. You are still you, the whole you. Still in control of your thoughts, feelings and actions. You simply has an amazing way of experience the myriad och data and decisions that make up you. Without you going completely mad and bonkers on the way.

Morpheus: How did I beat you?
Neo: You… you’re too fast.
Morpheus: Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my muscles in this place? Do you think that’s air you’re breathing now?

Red or Blue?

Red or Blue?

We can’t fathom the difference of being real-real or dream-real. For all we know we could just be a simulation of big computer. A “Real” Matrix. So enjoy your story, as you yourself are writing it for you. I recommend taking part in the writing. Being the Architect of your own life and future. Doing this together with other like-minded Matrix Ninjas will elevate both you, the people in your tribe and the entire human race to new mind-boggling heights.

Do you want join on this epic quest of defining our own “reality”?

Lord Sillion
Ambassador of the Future
Captain Future
Cyber Matrix Ninja

Premium Rush [Life Begins At The Edge of Reality]

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Life Begins At The Edge Of Your Comfort Zone [Feel the Rush]

How often do you go outside your comfort zone? And when you do it. Do you do it out of fear or for the rush? We should all do it more often. Because it’s then that life happens and you are going forward on your journey. Happy hunting!

I’ve just been watching the movie Premium Rush. Wow what “A Ride” (Pun intended). I spent the whole movie jumping up and down, heart racing and shouting out loud. Maybe it’s just me. I’ve been riding my bike almost everyday my whole life just for fun. I also worked as a bike messenger  in my hometown Halmstad. So maybe that’s why I get such a Kick from watching this movie. I also went to New York for first time this spring and revisiting many places here also get my mind “racing”. Joseph Gordon-Levitt does almost all of the cycling himself and it’s just crazy. Just see it with the rush in mind 🙂

“Breaks are death”
“Can’t stop. Don’t want to either” — Wilee

Premium Rush - Ride Like Hell

Premium Rush – Ride Like Hell

What Is Real? [How Do You Define Real?]

What makes you feel real? We all know that the reality we perceive around us is just a very complex picture painted by our brain using an incredible rich amount of sensory data in form of firing synapses. It’s a marvel that our brain deceives us by making this picture seem so normal and “Real”.

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” — Philip K. Dick

When we enter the brain-state we are in when doing a full rush on a bike ride, like in the movie Premium Rush. Everything just seem so much more real, when we are in that state of mind. “Open up the pores and take it all in” like Jason Silva says. So why does so few of us do it for “Real”? We should all do it more often! Put ourselves in a state of Premium Rush. It’s also the way I feel when I dance really, really intense to House and Hardstyle music. I activate the Hive-Switch in my brain, like Jonathan Haidt calls it.

Let’s Dance! Let’s Rock n Roll!

“How do you define real?” — Morheus

Here is my attempt I made over 15 years ago after being inspired by movies like Ghost in the Shell:

R e a
l i t y
Online with your brain
On track with your senses
In focus with your mind
In aim with your dreams
In contact with your body
In phase with Reality
In thoughts we wander
In chaos we exist
In truth we believe
To destiny we yield
In information trust
In Reality we live

Feel The Quickening [Expand Your Reality Together]

The world is full of wonder. Much of it is destroyed every day. Never to return to Earth. Let’s fight for a better tomorrow! Take that step. Feel the rush when you are dangling close to the Edge. It’s called life! Go out and live it! Dance the Night Away. Sprint in Sunlight, Moonlight or Rain on your favorite vehicle [Shoes included]. The Adrenalin pumping in your veins. Your heart pounding.

Feel the Quickening!

And do it together!

Life Begins At The Edge of Reality — Lord Sillion

The Brothers - Lord Sillion and Lord Miglos - Jumping on the Cliffs

The Brothers – Lord Sillion and Lord Miglos – Jumping on the Cliffs

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]
Holistic Thinking Ninja

A Rim Vision of the Future

This is part 2 of 4 of for the Big Summertime Storytelling I do this summer with Man of Steel, Wolverine, Pacific Rim and Elysium.

Also check out my Storytelling post on Cloud Atlas, Iron Man 3, Oblivion and Princess of Mars.

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Pacific Grim [A Rim Vision of the Future]

We must use Storytelling and Science Fiction to envision a new Future. And to raise important question for an ongoing dialog about the future and where we are going. We should draw parallels to our past and present to give us better picture of who we are and how we build our society. Why do we go forward?

I am a Mech Lover. Somewhere in my heart I just love big moving robots. I don’t know why but maybe you do? So that’s why I had to go and see the latest Mech Movie: Pacific Rim. It starts out great. The first 5 minutes we get a fast walk-through of the events leading up to current situation in the movie. This really feels like we are going to see an epic Sci-Fi movie with great visions of the future. And then… We get nothing of the things promised…

Don’t get me wrong. The Mechs are just awesome and the Action is superb. Expect that apparently they have a sword that is super effective in the fights, but it’s not used at all until the very end. And if this a popcorn movie where you are supposed to leave your brain at the door… Sorry, no can do. I am my brain and so are you. All movies weather are dumb or smart is all about storytelling and it affects us all in some way. There is no excuse to make a dumb movie ever. Storytelling is the ultimate learning and visionary tool and we are using it wrong.

“Storytelling is about Profound lessons that you should internalize.
sugar-coated in an entertaining ride. That are not to challenging but are embedded with deep truths” — Jason Silva

I’ll talk about some of the things missing in the movie below and how it should be.

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Mechs are cool! Gigantic Mechs are Awesome!

Social Media [We will just not drop it]

Come on it’s now 2013 and we’ve been using social media for many years. Are all Sci-Fi movies and television shows from now on set in an alternative universe where Social Media didn’t happen? It’s so Sad that they all have to be this way. And it will not be like today. It will have evolved to a whole new level. Try using your fantasy to imagine it for us 🙂

The Future is a Team Game [Only together can we save Earth]

In the opening there is this great mention of that all nations came together. And then nothing. The science department is a one man show. We are now really starting to see that the future will be a collaborative effort. We are beginning to Crowdfund and Crowd-develop all sort of things at an exponentially growing rate. We are not going to stop that just like that, when a crisis shows up. It’s exactly then that we going to put these tools to really good use. I can see that the design and construction is the effort very large collaborating teams all over the world. We would all join up and contribute to our favorite Mech Design. With this new gigantic Metal Gods we would all bow to them in Awe.

We would proudly fly the team color of our favorite Mech Team.

And speaking of Games. In a future with gigantic Mechs, every aspect of them are going to turn into a game. We would have large virtual simulation games of the Mechs. That way we are going to find the absolute best pilot teams as the winners of massive eSports tournaments. Not the pathetic sparring they have in the movie.

All this should be in the movie…

Storytelling FTW [Let’s Gear Up for Joint Tomorrow]

Movies like these should be an awesome experience in creating a vision in what Mankind is capable of when put under the threat of extinction. We should leave the theater in an absolute astounding sense of awe of what we can do if we all work together against a common enemy. Not just pointless stuff to earn more money. I know that ComicBookGrl19 calls this “The one original film that came out this summer”. But not so. For me this feels like a standard action movie made in the 90-ties.

Storytelling has been around for as long as we have been humans. And it’s the storytelling itself that first made us into the storytelling chimpanzee we are today. You must embrace fiction. It will make you more empathetic and more able to navigate life’s problems and dilemmas. — Jonathan Gottschall

Stories pulls us together and unites us with common values. It’s the core that makes us into a groupish vehicle for our genes to pass down to our offspring. We use them to set a shared Moral Matrix for the group. They create our culture and our entire existence. — Lord Sillion

This is what Storytelling has always been about. Not a whimsical nonsense without wisdom and visions. The Wachowskis showed us with The Matrix over 10 years ago that you can make a cool action movie with deep truths, embedded with philosophy and thought provoking, meaningful visions of the future. As did their main inspiration: Ghost in the Shell before them. And they did it again now with Cloud Atlas.

Read Jonathan Gottschall’s The Storytelling Animal to find out more about how our brain thinks all its thoughts in stories. And read my blog about Storytelling.

Why is this Important? [What we can Imagine –> We can Build]

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We don’t need a Time Machine to redesign the Future

Because what we can Envision and Imagine we can build together. It’s how the brain works. It runs on stories. Particular the visual ones. We must stop treating movies and television as dumb entertainment and use it for what it really does. All things we see and experience affects us in some way. We are constantly bombarded with visions and messages. Let’s make them something we can be proud of and aspire to.

It’s time to take the future back. We start by building a common vision of the Future.

I’ll soon talk about how to build a common vision…
And tomorrow I will go and see Elysium. I put my hopes up for Elysium and the Story it will tell.

Read about Elysium here.

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]
Holistic Thinking Ninja

What is your Identiy?

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Is you a man or woman of [Insert your “Element” here]?

This is part 1 of 4 of for the Big Summertime Storytelling I do this summer with Man of Steel, Wolverine, Pacific Rim and Elysium.

I have been on the Swedish premier of Man Of Steel. It’s by far the best “Superman movie” I have seen. It’s about finding your identity and fitting in. Something we all can relate to.

A persons true identity can often be difficult to discern
even to themselves
Causing one to question their character, their calling, their very existence
For most, time provides clarity
But for others these questions remain unanswered
for an identity can not be fully defined
when it is a guarded secret — Emily Thorne, Revenge

The El Tribe

The El Tribe

Man of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water [Who is he?]

Kal-El is struggling to find his identity on planet Earth where he is a stranger. Yet you don’t have to be from another planet to have the same struggle. It’s a constant battle between fitting in and walking your own path. This battle also highly affected by the people in our own tribe around us and how they judge us.

From this viewpoint it’s a very interesting Superman- and Superhero Movie. Although it’s not as meaty in this regard as I wished it could be. It’s also a Visual and Audial fest of storytelling with an amazing opening from Planet Krypton with a great Russell Crowe as Jor-El. One word to sum it up would be Epic.

Apart from brief line where one of the villains says that they have “No Morality” much of the philosophical thought is great. Of course all thinking higher sentient lifeforms that are able to build a thinking civilization have morality. A code by which we value our intentions, decisions, and actions.

What path should we wander in life. What ever path we walk we have to make sacrifices. Mostly Sacrifice for ourself but sometimes even sacrifices for others. I think many people today in the western world are unaware of this or tries make no sacrifices at all. Constantly trying to please others or one self.

Let us all talk about what we want out of life and what is important for us, the tribe and most importantly of all the whole human civilization so that we can flourish for at least 100 000 years like Krypton did.

The Logical Mind [Or just an irrational emotional one?]

Then what about logic? Today I listened to an interesting podcast about the Irrational Human Mind. Some of us tries to be rational thinking and logical beings others just go by our emotions solely. As most modern action films this film is also ripe with illogical plot holes. It saddens me but as Superman always felt way to illogical for me from the beginning I can look past most of them and concentrate the emotional end philosophical parts of this movie.

How can we make us more like the rational human beings we sometimes think us to be? We can’t do it alone and we can’t do it for ourselves. But we can do it for each others.
Find out more about Dan Ariely and his research on irrationality here

There are countless ingredients that make up the human body and mind.
Like all the components that make up me as an individual with my own personality.
Sure, I have a face and voice to distinguish myself from others.
But my thoughts and memories are unique only to me.
And I carry a sense of my own destiny.
Each of those things are just a small part of it.
I collect information to use in my own way
All of that blends to create a mixture that forms me and gives rise to my conscience.
I feel confined, only free to expand myself within boundaries. — Motoko Kusanagi, Ghost in the Shell

Homo Globalis [The Earth Tribe]

I have also been listening to conversation with Carlo Strenger about the new global globally connected Human Tribe member: Homo Globalis. He has book out that is called The Fear of Insignificance: Searching for Meaning in the Twenty-First Century.

Hear it in English here: The Second part is about Homo Globalis

We are all afraid that our lives should be insignificant. This is an irrational fear. Never the less it is also as real as anything else and very important to us. WE must be more aware of this and try to find a meaning for us self and also a bigger meaning in life. A Greater Vision for all of Humanity to strive towards. I think it is really missing today.

I say we set up a goal to build a flourishing society here on earth that can last for
100 000 years. Of course such a vision is incomprehensible for us humans. So we must break it down in very small parts for us to understand.

The Storytelling Way [Be careful what you vis(h)-ualize for]

The best way to learn of this vision is to …. wait for it … Visualise it. That’s right. There needs to go allot more thought into Stories like Man Of Steel. All stories convey a message or a vision. So by giving more thought into how we tell our stories we can start sending the right message. Hopefully James Cameron will continue this path with the sequels of Avatar and show us the way to do it.

Let’s build an Earth together where we live as many small tribes together on a global scale as one Large Global Meta Tribe call Earthlings. And let’s use the best minds and tools to visualise it. — Lord Sillion

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]
Holistic Thinking Ninja

My First Social Media Experience

Hong Kong Harbor 1994

Me in Hong Kong Harbor 1994

I speak Internetz [What was yours?]

It was 20 years ago in 1993. I was studying entrepreneurship [Utvecklingsingenjör] at Halmstad University. We decided that we should go to Hong Kong and China for our graduation trip. Having just discovered internet myself took it upon me to make a contact in Hong Kong before the trip. Using the Mosaic Web browser I found the Hong Kong University website and an email address. I mailed them and asked for a contact person. They replied with contact email to student there.

The Scotsman

I stared trading email with a Scotsman studying there and it was very exiting for me at the time. I was a really shy person back then and found it difficult to speak with anyone I didn’t know. So this new way of communicating really changed things for me.

Finally I had found voice I was comfortable speaking in. I speak Internetz

Unfortunately I never got to meet the Scotsman. Some time before we where going there he had to go home for some family business. But he did pass the torch to a Chinese girl studying there, who I took up email-contact with. So when getting there I had got a phone-number and made a date to meet us at the hotel where we staying. With great excitement she showed up. She invited us with her family to a local restaurant where they had no experience meeting Europeans before. They teached us how to eat with sticks and all the local Chinese customs when eating. We got served some Chinese beer in really small glasses. When we wanted more than one glass the girl came to us and said that her father was really worried. He had heard some crazy stories of drunken Europeans getting drunk and loosing control. We told them that there was really nothing to worry about unless they served us much, much more beer 🙂

She also told us that he was really worried. Because it was custom for him to pay for the food for all of us. We assured him that it was really ok in this instance to break the tradition and let us pay for ourselves. And we did have really good use of everything they taught us for the rest our trip in Hong Kong and our 4 day visit to China and Guangzhou [Canton].

Social Media Evolution [Me becoming a Futurist]

Social Media has come a long way since 1993. But for me my world changed back then and it has continued to change ever since. In 1996 we started to chat and build scripts in IRC using the mIRC client. And I started using ICQ. I was instantly hooked. From here on I started exploring all internet communication tools as they came.

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With the vision of the movie Ghost in the Shell in mind I now begun thinking of the future almost every day to come. The Futurist in me was born. In spirit of this I started arranging Future and Cyber Parties in the 90-ties.

All things change in a dynamic environment [Your effort to remain the same is what limits you]

The Network Society is now a real thing happening around us.

You’re talking about redefining my identity.
I want a guarantee that I can still be myself.
There isn’t one. Why would you wish to?
All things change in a dynamic environment.
Your effort to remain the same is what limits you.
But you still haven’t answered my earlier question.
Why did you pick me?
Because we are more alike than you realize.
We resemble each other’s essence, mirror images of one another’s psyche.
Listen. I am connected to a vast network…
that has been beyond your reach and experience.
To humans, it is like staring at the sun,
a blinding brightness that conceals a source of great power.
We have been subordinate to our limitations until now.
The time has come to cast aside these bonds…
and to elevate our consciousness to a higher plane
It is time to become a part of all things. — Ghost in the Shell, 1995

What do you think about? [What is your experience?]

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

Sacrifice, Merging and Power #Blogg100

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I want us to merge [Unity]

Saw the season finale of Suits tonight. It was about Sacrifice, Merging and Power. An Awesome episode about how life should be if we humans weren’t being busy keeping things as they are.

Rachel Mike Donna

Sacrifice I have discussed before in episode #064 [LXIV] Sacrifice for the Future.

For Merging I leave you with the quote blow from Ghost in the Shell.

And Power I will discuss in tomorrows Power is Power.

Life perpetuates itself through diversity.
And this includes the ability to sacrifice itself when necessary.
Cells repeat the process of degeneration and regeneration,
until one day they die, obliterating an entire set of memory and information.
Only genes remain.
Why continually repeat this cycle?
Simply to survive by avoiding the weaknesses of an unchanging system.
And what does all this have to do with me?
— I want us to merge. — Huh? — Merge?
A unification. A complete commingling and fusion of our separate beings… — Ghost in The Shell

The Rains of Castamere

@LordSillion