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Rebooted for 2008. A curated collection of documents, open questions, and new material for R. Buckminster Fuller’s original “World Game.”
This was one of the very first Brainsturbator articles I wrote: I’ve totalled it today and built something better. I think now is a good time to be talking about Bucky’s vision of a World Game. We have the technology to do this and a new administration could easily provide the funding. I don’t think any of this material is Utopian or far out, but if you do, let me know why.
In the face of a global economic catastrophe, I’m not paying much attention to the news. “Our leaders” are lying like always. Sure, there’s Big Changes ahead—but scaremongering and cynicism are a waste of precious life. I’m actually more optimistic these days than I’ve ever been, and it’s all because of Africa. The most innovative solutions and inspirational success stories I’ve found are coming from the Mother Continent, and I can’t imagine a better remedy for American Fear than this. No matter what kind of nightmare collapse scenario you can imagine for the United States, Africa has already been there and back.
I wrote this for Nick Pell at Key 64. I’m very glad he asked me to write it, because it did me a lot of good to get my thoughts organized, and the response to this piece has been huge. I’m backing it up here because I like my formatting more, plus I fixed a number of typos.
As I get older, it becomes a comfort instead of an insult: I have never had an original thought in my life. Everything I’ve ever thought up is at least a couple centuries old. So when I was reading a newpaper article about the Iraq War (first one) on LSD and had this really crazy concept pop into my head...yeah. Turns out I am not the first to consider giving everyone on Earth some good acid clarity.
It turns out there’s a lot of interesting growth under this particular rock—so let’s start poking and digging at the history of what DARPA refers to as “Incapacitating Weapons”, or the military applications of tripping your balls off. We will visit the CIA, Iraq, a great horror movie, and all the usual hippie suspects from Leary to Hoffman. Perhaps you’ll even be inspired to manufacture your own LSD and get to work as a free agent in the Illumination Industry.
Not that Brainsturbator would ever advocate something so irresponsible and illegal.
We’re fortunate enough to live in Vermont, one of the last pockets of vestigal freedom in the US. It’s a small state, full of beautifully psychotic people with no respect for the church and even less respect for the law. Distance is perspective, and we’re thankful every day for the perspective our background and our environment gives us.
Here’s the lesson of the 2000 election, 9-11, Afghanistan getting invaded, Cheney committing treason and shooting a man in the face, White House lies being reported as news, the Iraq War, the 2004 election, and nearly everything conventional activists rage about: reality is literally dead. Crimes are committed in broad daylight and the victims will bitterly attack you for even mentioning anything happened. Old models no longer work, old approaches are doomed to failure.
What follows is a Brainsturbator tour of the new landscape, sumitted for your consideration.
There are those who call Brainsturbator audacious. There are those who call Brainsturbator retarded. Both camps will be proven right by today’s installation, a look at Project Blue Beam, which was a US military investigation into a rather unique form of psyops. The stated goal was to create gigantic holographic projections of God over large cities and use the ultimate magic trick to make urban populations surrender. Sadly, the technology to pull this off has existed for awhile.
Of course, merely having a Big Jesus show up overhead and speak some choice words won’t nescessarily be enough to gain control over a population. Pulling this off effectively would require a very subtle mastery of psychological warfare, but then again, we’re not exactly discussing amateurs here: this is the Military-Industrial Complex getting sweaty with the National Security State.
Rather than wringing our hands about what foul plans lurk in wings, we propose that we should beat them to the punch. Here’s why.
Although Daniel Quinn hasn’t amounted to much since his breakthrough book Ishmael, still: hot damn, that was one hell of a book. The realization that I lived in a culture that locked up it’s food in order to force us to work was a brutal shock. Come to think of it, it still is a brutal shock, because that’s one of those “hidden in plain sight” secrets that’s easy to forget for months at a time.
One of the best illustrations of how absurd and horrific our Great Nation really is would have to be the saga of Food Not Bombs, an activist franchise that’s dedicated to the radically dangerous act of feeding homeless people. Yep. They set up public kitchens and give away meals—generally vegan and organic, to boot—to anyone and everyone who wants some food.
The story of how America has responded to these allegedly peaceful and well-intentioned terrorists will make your heart swell with patriotic pride. Or, it might make you puke.
This is a DIY guide to rigging an election. We’ve had four consecutive national elections stolen in this country, and any talk about “reform” at this point is just being willfully stupid. The system is corrupted and broken beyond repair. However, I’m not worried about it. See, I’ve got an idea. To me, it’s most obvious solution: if stealing elections is easy enough for those chumps to do it, then let’s do it better than them.
As I researched this article, I’ve had a growing excitement for the past couple days: this is completely possible. The security exploits are simple, and the only real hurdle is the logistics of scale: how to get a national (or even just statewide) bloodless coup staged quickly and effectively. It’s too late for 2006, but we should start planning a truly outstanding prank/revolutionary act for the next presidential election. If all this sounds insane, read on anyway.
Taking advantage of Saving the World Week to spotlight a BIPT Project that we’re pretty fond of: Urban Assault Forestry, which has a threefold aim: 1) to select and create an arsenal of voracious plants specially adapted to urban soils for various purposes, 2) to identify and infiltrate areas where nature is beginning to break through the cityscape, and 3) exploit these weak spots to accelerate nature’s reclaiming of our cities.
This article will examine the theories, tools, and techniques for Urban Assault Forestry, hopefully inspiring weirdos with fertile minds to take this crusade and run with it.
For those not interested in over-running cities with vegetation and plant life, and those readers who live in the woods already, this will still be a most interesting read. Quite a bit to cover this evening, so let’s begin....
This is a list of six technologies --- in the plastic, metal and binary code sense --- that hold great potential for accelerating human freedom and decentralizing power from nations to communities. Too often important technology is concealed, forgotten, or worst of all, used against us. Let’s cop this shit before DARPA accidenally reverses every photon in the Universe from some lab in Utah.
- Coup d’Etat by Edward N. Luttwak
- Worldchanging by Alex Steffen
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- The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved by Sandor Ellix Katz
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