(“Pale Blue dot”. Bright planet under Saturn’s rings is Earth)
Quite straight forward really, as a critic against defeatist human-centric philosophical theory that holds very little weight, if you look at objectively, but at time matches the equally defeatist scientific (rare Earth hypothesis theory) view point that extraterrestrial life was (in relation to the Great Filter theory of the Fermi paradox) identical to human life within evolution and industrialization – and it destroyed itself. As in it’s essence is a fatalistic viewpoint on life and the adaption and advancement of life within the Universe. Anthropocentric theory would neutralize a defeatist anti-human theory that life, like philosophers such as Nick Bostrom and writer David Wallace-Wells (political tinged ramble) have benchmarked, such as our primitive, at this point in time, development will not make it further within the scale of advancement – as far as gauging against undetectable technologically superior life within the Universe. It is that impatience of why we cannot see, hear or even know if there are advanced lifeforms in our Galaxy and the Universe
At this point, the lack of intuitive analysis and essentially anti humanistic viewpoints, is that human beings will alter the natural cycle and contribute to global warming that will wipe us out. The poor and misguided assumption is that this situation, unique to us, has occurred elsewhere in the cosmos. It is not even worth a rebuttal, accept to say that nature, the Universe and the construct that we know within physics, does not care about life. It’s threat against us is more prolific than our threat against it. The threats from an indifference and uncaring Universe range from comets, meteorites and gamma ray busts. Maybe even the odd black hole lurking close by. Global warming is real, and as mentioned, quite possibly unique to our development as a life-form within Universe. And yes, it needs to be seen as problem. But, it is NOT a doomsday scenario that was duplicated elsewhere as it should not be equated to a guess that an alien race wiped it’s self out – via climate change.
The cosmos if vastly more violent and destructive than we could ever be to ourselves.
In relation to the Businessweek article “The reason some scientists think we’ve never found aliens implies humans could go extinct sooner than we realise”
- I have a new book coming out in late September 2017, it is somewhat of a sequel to the short story “The Curator” that was one of the stories from the book Paradox of the Locus (2016). This new story, at this point in time, maybe a stand alone book. Please refer to the synopsis of the last short story:
Allison Vilus manages and curates her own gallery: Vilus Gallery in New York City, one of the many commercial galleries that are situated in lower Manhattan. The world in it’s tumultuous predicament shows no favors as America goes into an economic recession. Sales are down, while the debt increases equate to the obvious in the boom and bust of capitalism. Satran Kaevon awakes in his apartment, not to sure if he is an artist yet he sees a framed image of his creation. Which may hold the answers to the fragmented reality that we all endure. His amnesia of prior events cloud the past, yet he knows there is an urgency in the now. A proposition must be offered. In the uncertainty of it’s principle Allison Vilus must make a choice.
- New art very soon, previews will be on my instagram account so please check for updates https://www.instagram.com/sheolonearth/?hl=en
- Chiasmus will be updated regularly, there will also be new fashion reviews in the weeks and months into 2017.
The fears of Artificial Intelligence taking over human kind in some shape or form, whether that be replacing us in employment and industries, or in speculative science fiction sense – destroying us. Are unfounded. The human condition is fraught, problematic and irrational. Yet is has the potentiality to become great. You only have to see news reports in relation to wars, corruption and inequality (wealth) throughout the world. The change or reconfiguring of human beings should be seen as a positive, not as an negative. So therefor reconciling oneself as an attempt at changing and bettering oneself is humanities priority.
A.I may be able to do this, to rationalize human behavior by showing us the problems of our messy, and at times, primitive psychology. In economics there is a term called ‘creative destruction’ meaning a new industry disrupts supply and demand, as the old industry fades away. We accept this within modern economics. Artificial Intelligence has the ability to impact not just on industry, but on human nature – to change it for the better.
(Image from www.hypebeast.com)
As noted from some of the Paris Spring Summer men’s shows, there is a renewed interest in an urban ‘combat’ look. Not overly original as over the last ten years or so, designers have dabbled with tactical combat looks as a fashion trend. The creative stress is trying to develop a look that is unique and different to what has occurred in the past. So far with the reemergence of the combative style trend in fashion, there are moments of originality pushing through.
Heliot Emil is a new brand that I know very little about. Their take on the combat inspired attire under the banner “Post-traumatic combat stress” probably isn’t that tactful in respect to veterans who actually endure and suffer from PTSD. Or maybe they are referring to the stress of being creative designers for Heliot Emil, as a new brand, trying to make it within an inundated world where there are too many clothing brands.
Heliot Emil Spring/Summer 2018 collection holds potential for an emerging fashion brand.