Love and Purpose

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Let’s talk about meaning and purpose.
Do we need?
Do we desire?
Do we dream?
Do we experience anything else other than unconditional and unlimited love? You may say I am a dreamer. I can prove that I am just another boring accountant. Love is always unconditional and unlimited. The only condition and limit is us.

Because love is all there is. It is just hidden into million different forms. It is just hidden into billion different faces. It is just hidden into billion different functions. It is just hidden into million different energies. There is only love or  lack of love, nothing more. Like space and solids. Like background and foreground.
So ladies and Gentlemen. Our show has:
Million separate entities,
One suchness,
One Love,
One.

CK

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Man and God dialogue

Beach clouds

Man: Oh my God the light is so bright, so beautiful
God: Did you see how bright you are? I have created a bright playful man.
Man: Don’t be a liar. You haven’t created anything.
God: Ok do not be so harsh on me. I would like to feel useful sometimes. You know much better that I was “the  process” before the big bang. I am still “the process” after the big bang. I do not do anything so everything is accomplished on its own. I just observe.

Man: Why does the flower blooms?
God: The flower blooms to enjoy its colours
Man: Why does the flower have such an amazing aroma?
God: Because flowers love nice fragrances.
Man: Why do we like to run?
God: Because it feels wonderful when the air blows onto your face.
Man: What is purpose of your existence?
God: How am I supposed to know that.  As I said , I can only observe.

The godhead is never an object of its own knowledge. It’s always an endless mystery to itself. And this “I don’t know,” uttered in the infinite interior of the spirit, is the same thing as I love, I let go, I don’t try to force or control; it’s the same thing as humility. If you know that you truly don’t understand, then you understand. And the principle is, anytime you cease to cling to yourself, the energy you waste defending yourself is available and you are one with the divine principle. When you are trying to act as if you were god, you lose the divine energy. So the principle is, the more you give it away, the more it comes back. – Alan Watts

Man: Say something really interesting.
God: Are you telling me that you are bored now on planet earth ?
Man: You are right. I am bored because I am listening a boring professor speaking.
God: You are not bored. You are the source of boredom.
Man: Ok but don’t play the role of the teacher.You said that you are just the observer.
God: I do that. Sometimes though I express my opinion.
Man: Yes There are so many lunatics that pretend that have heard you.
God: They haven’t heard me. They have just heard their inner voice.
Man: Am I hearing the same voice ?
God: Whatever. You can make your own judgment. Do you think that I am talking to you? I am not

Man: What about when players have heard you?
God: The same.
Man: What about when politicians have heard you?
God: The same.
Man: What about when warriors have heard you?
God: The same.
Man: What about when preachers have heard you?
God: The same.
Man: Dude are you telling me that the whole universe is a cosmic masturbation? Everyone is talking to themselves?
God: You are not a poet. I would define this as an endless love. More precisely an eternal dance, an eternal love making, an eternal synthesis.

Man: Ok let somebody else write the poems. What is your dance right now?
God: I am a human couple.
Man: You are every couple. You are everything.
God: Do you want to hear, to dance or to disrupt my melody of senses ?

Feeling the sun,  the sea, feeling peaceful  in an empty beach during summer time. Nobody sees you except from the sun. The sun is warm but not too hot. A man and a woman look at each other. Enjoying a delicious meal and a peaceful sleep on the beach.

Man: ……
God: ……
Man: ……
God: ……

Man: God you seem human to me.
God:  Man you seem divine to me.

 

CK

Software revolution, the new industrial revolution !

Monemvasia - Greece

Monemvasia – Greece

This is one of my talks. The inspiration came from this post .The duration was 5-6 minutes so I had little time only for the basics.

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

Last week a great event took place. Facebook acquired Whatsapp an application for sending text messages from mobiles. The cost was 19 billions. Yes 19 billions not 19 millions but 19 billions. To have a perspective of this amazing deal let’s compare it in a different context.

The GDP of Greece is 250 billions Euros.
This is the market capitalization of some other well-known companies
American Airlines – $12.3B
Campbell Soup – $13.6
Expedia -$10.2B
Harley-Davidson – $14.1B
Hertz – $11.5B
Marriott International – $15.4B
Ryanair – $15.5B
Starwood Hotels & Resorts – $14.9B
Tiffany & Co. – $11.4B
Whole Foods Market – $19.3B
Xerox – $13.2B

Even microsoft paid only 6 billions to buy Nokia. Nokia was a company with 101,982 people across 120 countries.I produced out of these numbers an amazing number. Each and every employee in whatsapp produced 172 millions dollars each year he worked in this company. This means around 100.000 dollars each hour an employee worked in this company.However I am not here to talk about Whatsapp. I am here to talk about Software and how Software is eating the world. Let’s see how some industries got disrupted by software during the last decade.

Hotels industry – Booking.com , Expedia, etc
Communication industry – Skype is the largest communication provider company in the world
Apple and Google – 2 software companies have the majority of market in smartphones.
Books – kindle from amazon. Ibook from Apple
TV, Movies, Shows- Youtube,torrents,Netflix
and many many other examples

There is not an aspect of our lives that hasn’t changed because of technology. There is not a single sector that hasn’t been affected by the rise of software industry. We are dealing with a new industrial revolution. The means of this revolution is again the machinery under a different form. Instead of machines we have now software. Software can automate nearly all the information flow in every industry. And also takes a big chunk of the revenues.

This is very very good. We all share every day the advantages of technology.For example we can all upload a video from Youtube or watch something for free. We can all find a cheap hotel or a cheap flight. We can all communicate through skype with people all over the world.We can all buy any book from amazon or any item from ebay.
We all know very well the progress and the benefits of technology. However we must also understand what that progress means to employment. There are millions of jobs that are automated because of the rise of software. There are millions of jobs that are lost every year. What was actually a job for 10000 people it is now a job for a team of 3-4 people. Kodak had hundred of thousands of employees around the world. Instagram has only 20-40 of them. There were thousands of people working in small travel agencies around athens, now there are only 3-4 online travel agencies.

We are seeing the same shift everywhere.We are seeing a tremendous shift in the productivity of people.

“We are not the only people that see now as something similar to the Industrial Revolution with regard to job and social disruption, secular unemployment and rapid adoption of new technologies. What is new this time is that it is happening in every country, every imaginable political regime, every place at the same time. The Industrial Revolution burned through countries slowly: Great Britain first, then Europe, then the US, etc. Here it is all playing out everywhere at the same time. If software is eating the world, it is eating it at the pace of a World War Z Zombie! […] I don’t know what’s going to happen. Nobody does. We need to just keep innovating for a better outcome.
Source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/15/vcs-on-inequality-unemployment-and-our-uncertain-future/

What will happen when there is a true artificial intelligence. For example when software can do any job. A Software to be a Journalist ,a marketer,a politician,a software developer,a salesperson,a carpenter ?

I can think one solution. The purpose of the machine is to free us so that we do something more meaningful. To have a better life – work balance , to make drudgery unnecessary. We must allow the software to achieve it’s purpose. Help our society live in a better world. Otherwise we will live in a state of self-frustration.
The state of self-frustration is that we have allowed technology from a servant to our society to become a master and we have become servants to the technology.

I believe that the producers must share the benefits of this technology with the rest of the society.They must share the profits with the rest of the society. This is also beneficial for the producers because without people’s money software companies will not have any future of making profits. Nothing can be done without a middle class capable to purchase the products and services these companies offer. Companies wouldn’t only have profits they would not even have revenues. I am not arguing for communism here. I don’t believe in ideologies . I am just saying the simple truth. Machines and software exist to assist the purpose of society. We are not here in this life to maximize the efficiency of machines but the happiness of the whole society.

This is the best alternative if we want a more advanced society. A more equal society. It is good for the people , it is good for the rich people, it is good for the middle class, it is good for the poor and it is good for the software producers.

The alternative is again a new industrial revolution and then a new social revolution that will change the way modern capitalism works. I am sure that either way we are going to see a dramatic shift in labour market around the world. We are technologically in 21st century but psychologically in 17th century. We can change that and live in harmony within this new industrial revolution.