[username] Jeffrey, Imagine Abstract, via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Imagine Infinite Conversations as a social network with many and diverse people on it. The purpose of the network, explicitly, is to foster deep, intelligent, creative thinking and collaboration. Conversations are multiplexed: allowing for text, audio, video, and VR, with experiments in subtle and 'magical' modalities underway, transmitting a wide spectrum of ideas. On this network, you are not neurologically bombarded, but are given time and space to explore the topics you are most interested in, and if you wish, to initiate your own creative projects (or join in others) or get involved in shaping the network itself.
The whole platform—and most importantly, the culture that sustains it—is designed to help you manifest. The Mindful AI helps curate the topics you most want to follow or participate in, and finds and suggests relevant threads you may not have been aware of. It does this, and is programmed, purely to help you meet your intellectual and spiritual goals—not to buy and sell you or exploit your data. It also helps manage the pace and flow of information, allowing for different levels of intensity, which you can dial up or down as desired.
Need time to think and meditate, chill or go on retreat? Just turn down the volume....
Feeling inspired to really engage and stir shit up? Turn it to eleven! The system adapts around you and conveys your state to others automatically.
Wherever you are on the web, whatever object you're engaging, you can start a conversation about, or inspired by, it, or discover a connected instance of discourse that's already active. A personal dashboard maps the constellation of your curiosities and conscious commitments, and a Warp Drive system helps you stay focused, know your context, and navigate where you need to go (or where you're needed).
All content and data are studied, not to target individuals for maximum profit, but for organismic relevance, prophetic potential, and aesthetic style—seeking to catalyze novelty through serendipities and synchronicities that can only be gleaned from a meta-perspective. This serves a function of curation, as well as synthesis.
But the heart of Infinite Conversations is the people who animate it. From the inside out, the network seeks to attract and filter for intelligences dedicated to realization—in one way or another, in one language or another, through one metaphor or another. People who are—or can be—their own metaphors, in loving relationship (or antagonistic cooperation) with others, in the play of and toward ultimate complexity & utter simplicity.
In other words, this is a post-post-formal space, whose premise mocks the negation of the nondual at the heart of modern spiritual nihilism. The joy of nihilism is not lost on this one, either. But I see Infinite Conversations functioning as an antidote to the suicidal asymptote of our civilization. I envision a future of ecstatic dialogue with practical results. May it be so!
I am grateful to everyone who’s been part of this adventure so far—and as far as it goes. What do you see as the visionary possibilities of this space? What can we realize together? Then, how can it be so?