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Cyber-community 101 - Lesson One

Cyber-community 101 - Lesson One Lesson Two I coined this term to imply a synthesis between Alexander's Pattern Language  and the Now The NOW is a world that in the micro realm is utterly transformed and increasingly subject to the culture of the cyber In other words communities that  were fixed are now irrelevant and everything is suddenly global The problem is that the micro needs to be expressed  in the macro realm That is where my idea  of cyber-community comes in We do not need commuting anymore We do not need the current structure of schools We do not need to zone everything to require use of the car We do not need as many rooms as we build We do not need separated structures We can achieve diversity by changing the wallpaper on a smart wall in other words home improvement would and should be obsolete End of lesson one.My Kindle Store Books

Women could mass against the GOP and wear a yellow ribbon

The Campaign Against Women - NYTimes.com: "New laws in some states could mean a death sentence for a pregnant woman who suffers a life-threatening condition. But the attack goes well beyond abortion, into birth control, access to health care, equal pay and domestic violence."
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We shall overcome I see a million women singing this together We shall overcome the vitriol and slime that emerges from whatever reaches of stunted consciousness that now animates the GOP
We shall overcome the attempt to slam a door on rights won over centuries of suffering progress We shall overcome the unholy effort to  cross lines of established privacy until the incursion is not merely prospect but reality The GOP effort must be rejected  in every voting booth from Anchorage to Key West From Honolulu to Presque Isle I see 40 million women at the polls casting their ballots to eviscerate the governments of  GOP attackers I see a symbol or a sign that speaks this intent As clear…

There will be no furniture in my cyber-communities

Are You Safe on That Sofa? - NYTimes.com:
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There will be no furniture in my cyber cities Minimalism is one reason but not the only one Surfaces will be intelligent and versatile Most things we call furniture attach to surfaces Soft things like pillows make surfaces comfortable My cyber-communities make do with less but live better than now because  it takes 5-10,000 people to pay for the sustainability of an eco-structure that actually powers the community using sun and wind and the energy we can create by our own movements Some one will build this some day and the world will come into synch with what is already there




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All the global generation issues are resolved in my cyber-communities

The Vanishing Valley - NYTimes.com: "The issues in the valley are the global challenges of our generation: water, land use, population, growing economic disparity."
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In a Cyber-Community  (My imagined future) We re-densify  We live in 5-10K gatherings Car free Sustained on site By the generation of  energy serving all The collection and reuse of water By building modular in matrices Conducting all things needed In and out of spaces We have all attributes of urban living in a mile We no longer zone things out We bring everything in We enhance common space A square every 200 feet Grass roots democracies Mass produced components replacing the car as the generator of new economies


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