Only an incredibly small number of people from my generation realize that the difference between our generation and all the other generations is that to us knowledge and information are no longer permanent constructs.
Growing up, working, doing, building, creating, learning, being, they are no longer about persevering a set of ideologies or values or structures of any kind. They are about creating new ones all the time. Imaging more humane, more unifying, more universal ideologies, values and structures. Exploring them. Using digital technologies to explore and design them.
The meaning of our age is derived from our ability—for the first time ever—to abandon all ideologies and intellectual constructs thus becoming information itself.
What does this mean? It means no more tradition. No more fixed values. No more dogma. No more belief systems. No more static logic. No more static methods. No more static systems of perception and cognition. We are the pioneers of the free information flow realm.
Forget the grandpa’s war memorabilia. Forget icons, posters, uniforms, statues, traditions and all signs and symbols of static constructs. Ideologies are ideas that refuse to grow and change. They are the indicators of our mistakes. They are our mistakes. They are the mistakes we have been unable to see, realize, feel, explain, or convey—to ourselves or one another—in any way. The mistakes we have been unable to run away from. They are that aspect of time and of our mind and being that no longer needs to exist in the present. They betray because they divide thus causing conflicts, fear, anger, and hate.
Forget encyclopedias, albums, and reference books. Today information flows. It becomes and becomes and becomes. Always anew. New information means new knowledge. New knowledge means new information. New information and new knowledge create a new self. A new self means a new perception of reality.
New information and new knowledge about what it means to be a human being is coming at every one of us from all directions, from all levels, in all areas, sciences, arts, music, engineering, and most importantly, from the directions we cannot imagine or perceive. They are the new directions. They are the most important discoveries. Look at them. Integrate them into your life. Allow them to reignite imagination.
Reality is much more than a static construct we are trying to preserve on our shelves, in our safes, in our cabinets, and in our bank accounts. It’s moving and changing so fast we are still learning how to perceive it, think about it, describe it—forget about preserving it.
Unimaginable, that is all that the source of information can appear to be, for how else is it going to continue to produce the unimaginable?
What is learned must be unlearned. Let the learning state and the unlearning state become one. Abandon the fear of the unknown information. There is no need to hold on to any idea or structure. This is the age of the ultimate liberation. We are embedding ourselves right into the stream of information. We are becoming information.