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    Thread: Extropianism
Post: RE: Extropianism

(01-16-2020, 02:31 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: But how can biotech make us better human beings? I suspect it still requires cultivation of virtue. Can you technologically instill good character, and br...
Bill the Piper The Future 10 1,709 01-17-2020, 01:13 PM
    Thread: Will a nationalist/cosmopolitan divide be the political axis of the coming saeculum?
Post: RE: Will a nationalist/cosmopolitan divide be the ...

The basic polarity of the current 4T is populist-elitist, with nationalism as a secondary dimension of populism. The elites are well travelled, while those who cannot afford to travel are more parochi...
Bill the Piper General Political Discussion 81 30,323 01-17-2020, 12:55 PM
    Thread: Extropianism
Post: RE: Extropianism

The Toccata unfolds in seven distinct upward-moving phases, it is an audio picture of the seven major chakras I don't believe in chakras (which are a Hindu superstition) and I don't think Bach ever d...
Bill the Piper The Future 10 1,709 01-15-2020, 06:38 AM
    Thread: Why does the Fourth Turning seem to take Forever?
Post: RE: Why does the Fourth Turning seem to take Forev...

(01-14-2020, 12:24 AM)Eric the Green Wrote: the worldview that Trump represents is probably akin to that of 2000 to 4000 years ago (the red meme/Mars age of empire gods). Trump represents the brodu...
Bill the Piper Turnings 22 3,200 01-14-2020, 08:10 AM
    Thread: Extropianism
Post: RE: Extropianism

So you think Extropianism is a good philosophy, Eric? A more complete description is available here: https://www.mrob.com/pub/religion/extro_prin.html I don't like it that the authors borrow concep...
Bill the Piper The Future 10 1,709 01-14-2020, 07:40 AM
    Thread: Extropianism
Post: Extropianism

The idea that the ultimate good is complexity, vitality and capacity for experience. We should as individuals and as society always strive to protect and expand Mind in all its forms. Pros and cons?
Bill the Piper The Future 10 1,709 01-11-2020, 08:39 AM
    Thread: Why does the Fourth Turning seem to take Forever?
Post: RE: Why does the Fourth Turning seem to take Forev...

(01-07-2020, 11:55 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: Because we live in a Crisis and find it frustrating and viscerally offensive. There is no obvious flow. If one is a liberal, one almost feels as if America h...
Bill the Piper Turnings 22 3,200 01-11-2020, 07:25 AM
    Thread: why porn, nudity and masturbation are considered bad??
Post: RE: why porn, nudity and masturbation are consider...

Pornography is addictive, it's like heroin injected through the eyes.
Bill the Piper Special Topics/G-T Lounge 16 3,098 01-10-2020, 11:00 AM
    Thread: Why does the Fourth Turning seem to take Forever?
Post: RE: Why does the Fourth Turning seem to take Forev...

(01-09-2020, 09:52 PM)AspieMillennial Wrote: (01-07-2020, 02:17 AM)Eric the Green Wrote: This 4T is like the 1850s, which was also dragged out, and which S&H did not include in their civil war...
Bill the Piper Turnings 22 3,200 01-10-2020, 10:56 AM
    Thread: Millennials and GenZ horribly misidentified
Post: RE: Millennials and GenZ horribly misidentified

(01-06-2020, 12:37 PM)Ghost Wrote: (05-03-2019, 11:00 AM)AspieMillennial Wrote: (05-03-2019, 10:53 AM)Bill the Piper Wrote: I agree with Eric here. 9/11 was not *that* important. Obviously it wa...
Bill the Piper Generations 114 21,190 01-07-2020, 06:32 AM
    Thread: How did people live through the 4Ts without becoming misanthropic?
Post: RE: How did people live through the 4Ts without be...

(05-17-2019, 06:51 PM)A spieMillennial Wrote: (05-14-2019, 08:36 PM)Hintergrund Wrote: Not everyone in a 4T is evil. No but most people in a 4T are evil. The new ideas I see coming within this 4T...
Bill the Piper Turnings 15 3,362 01-05-2020, 12:09 PM
    Thread: Scientism
Post: RE: Scientism

Scientism can be used to support almost any political position: -Yellow scientism of market fundamentalism: "the free market has been proven by science to work" etc. -Purple scientism started with gu...
Bill the Piper History Forum 41 8,799 01-03-2020, 06:38 AM
    Thread: Hope and Optimism on Conquering Bullying?
Post: RE: Hope and Optimism on Conquering Bullying?

(12-30-2019, 08:58 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: Math has commercial value. Brawling is worthless. Math is worth the effort. To be sure, people good at fighting might be good soldiers or prize fighters, but...
Bill the Piper General Discussion 20 3,459 01-02-2020, 04:25 AM
    Thread: Hope and Optimism on Conquering Bullying?
Post: RE: Hope and Optimism on Conquering Bullying?

(08-14-2019, 08:18 AM)Hintergrund Wrote: Also, there was this idiotic idea (coming from Silents and Boomers) that a) it's the perpetrators who need help, not the victims, and b) bullies just suffer ...
Bill the Piper General Discussion 20 3,459 12-30-2019, 09:52 AM
    Thread: "OK boomer" is conservative shaming?
Post: "OK boomer" is conservative shaming?

I never heard that used against left-wing boomers like Jeremy Corbyn or Elizabeth Warren. It's always about conservative boomers who don't care about global warming, go to church and are not "inclusiv...
Bill the Piper Baby Boomers 9 1,873 12-25-2019, 07:08 AM
    Thread: Are Civic Generations seen as weak before the 4T ends?
Post: RE: Are Civic Generations seen as weak before the ...

(12-23-2019, 04:31 AM)AspieMillennial Wrote: (12-23-2019, 03:53 AM)Bill the Piper Wrote: "Millennials are weak" is chiefly an Xer meme. Did the Lost see GIs as weak too? And was there an "OK missi...
Bill the Piper Generations 21 3,819 12-23-2019, 04:42 AM
    Thread: The most Gen X Xer Ever: David Goggins
Post: RE: The most Gen X Xer Ever: David Goggins

My friend was also born in 1975 and he is also a quintessential Xer. Grumpy, tough and a radical individualist. My online friend born in 1980 is another, but he insists that he is an Xennial. Also, t...
Bill the Piper Generation X 5 1,941 12-23-2019, 04:16 AM
    Thread: What will happen when this turning ends?
Post: RE: What will happen when this turning ends?

If you are curious about the future, you can browse the timeline on Orion's Arm: https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-topic/45b2afc424975 Or maybe this one: https://www.futuretimeline.net/21stcentu...entury....
Bill the Piper Turnings 25 3,243 12-23-2019, 04:03 AM
    Thread: Are Civic Generations seen as weak before the 4T ends?
Post: RE: Are Civic Generations seen as weak before the ...

"Millennials are weak" is chiefly an Xer meme. Did the Lost see GIs as weak too? And was there an "OK missionary" backlash against conservative Missionaries who didn't support the New Deal?
Bill the Piper Generations 21 3,819 12-23-2019, 03:53 AM
    Thread: When did the current 4T begin?
Post: RE: When did the current 4T begin?

(12-17-2019, 06:33 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: This current 4T is, as I predicted, primarily a LITERAL saecular winter, because the main element in this current crisis is the onset of climate change. A...
Bill the Piper Turnings 58 9,298 12-18-2019, 07:11 AM
    Thread: When did the current 4T begin?
Post: RE: When did the current 4T begin?

(12-12-2019, 12:22 PM)Tim Randal Walker Wrote: 2.  Next 2T.  The double rhythm suggests that this will be Apolo type I imagine something like the Missionary "social purity movements" attacking Mill...
Bill the Piper Turnings 58 9,298 12-16-2019, 10:20 AM
    Thread: How do you make the 4T go by faster?
Post: RE: How do you make the 4T go by faster?

(12-11-2019, 08:05 AM)Hintergrund Wrote: How did I miss this? @Aspie, the reason it takes so long is the fact that many Artists (the Silents) are still alive and powerful. Check out that one thread ...
Bill the Piper Turnings 23 3,403 12-11-2019, 10:21 AM
    Thread: Millennials are the Scapegoat of everything going wrong. When will this stop?
Post: RE: Millennials are the Scapegoat of everything go...

It will only begin when the 2T arrives.
Bill the Piper The Millennial Generation 5 1,963 12-10-2019, 10:40 AM
    Thread: 1995
Post: RE: 1995

(12-01-2019, 10:04 AM)David Horn Wrote: (11-30-2019, 05:08 AM)Bill the Piper Wrote: (08-17-2019, 07:03 AM)Mikebert Wrote: Over this same time American began to transform into a police state and ...
Bill the Piper The Millennial Generation 33 8,682 12-07-2019, 08:37 AM
    Thread: Why August has Become the New September
Post: RE: Why August has Become the New September

We are heading toward post-scarcity, there should be less schedules and routines.
Bill the Piper General Discussion 10 3,097 12-02-2019, 12:49 PM