And that balanced Plurality bugs me a good bit these days. There are certainly exciting developments going on all over the place – Vaccines! Silver nanoparticle infused paper water filters! NFTs! The James Webb Telescope! – and so I’m not displeased with how the arrow of time is moving forward. But there is a malaise inside of me, and some impatience, that laments the trajectory of perfect balance we seem to be on. Specifically in the sense that it isn’t being as weirdly creative with available resources. It’s overly safe.
We humans seem to really like new, shiny, expensive spectacles. This depends on geography, culture, background, etc., so to each their own, but I bet if you map out the Desires of a wide swathe of peoples with a sufficiently extrapolated calculus, they’d probably track to a similar pattern or patterns. And, honestly, that’s fine, god knows I do that shit. And these Desires are what we end up willing into existence, as the market demands.
But that malaise I spoke of whispers in my ear, enticingly, “there’s more.” But not more iPhones or shitcoins or whatever – those are well and good but, eh, I’ve had my fill. No, the curiosity in me slyly hints that those patterns I bet many of us would track to aren’t the only patterns. Extrapolate from that, and you can start wondering if the products and services we joyously consume aren’t the only ones possible.