Friday, May 29, 2009

Thought: Energy, gini and freedom.

Take Leslie White's concept of energy harnessing and control as one of the primary functions of culture. More energy available per capita in a society means less environmental and biological constraint on an individual, thus more options. Cross-refer e.g. Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs and self-actualization. More energy = more chance of self-actualization. Question: well-being vs. energy input probably has an optimum point, thus theoretically there can be a statistical maximum efficiency of well-being. Energy added beyond a certain point adds less well-being. Enter gini coefficient - egalitarian distribution at certain (moderately high?) energy values can give highest potential social well-being. Thus theoretical reason for high egalitarian distribution to allow most total sum individual freedom.

Didn't feel like writing the idea in a longer format. Will do so at some point, but had to jot it down.

Sheep: Communism

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hello, world.

Print again "Hello, world."

It's a sunny Thursday, perfect weather, cool and soothing - not the hammer-sun of last weekend. It's a perfect day to re-boot and re-center my blogs. Both of them, In Human News and Prekomorec, are now being merged. The reasons are legion:
  1. I don't feel like having two blogs, one is nearly more than I can handly anway.
  2. I don't feel like having a separate picture blog.
  3. I don't like the name Inhumannews anymore.
  4. I don't need my own server-space or my own URLs - makes everything short anyway.
  5. I can make up any reason I want.
  6. I forgot reason number six.
  7. I just felt like blugging a bit again.
So, what can you expect here at the new-old-new prekomorec? Much of the same old - humans, art, happiness, thinkings on this and that, a haiku or two. See you round.