Why Nothing Matters

Why Nothing Matters

The ZS Mythos is algorithmic, which is to say it is a structured, computational Process. As in the geometric schemes of ancient Pythagoreans, Platonists and Gnostics, it starts with a singularity and develops through increasingly complex stages toward infinite multiplicity. In this post I will briefly outline the four principal stages of that process. 1. Singularity “Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted”. – Hassan-i Sabbah / William S. Burroughs A recurrent motif in the ZS Mythos is the idea that the only true and ultimate unity is that of nothingness, understood by Buddhists as Śūnyatā, which is to say that

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Catch Foundation Agents at CES 2018 & Win $5,000.00 USD

This is Us – It Begins! Spread the Word! http://transhumanity.net/catch-foundation-agents-at-ces-2018-and-win-5000-00-usd/ Catch Foundation Agents at CES 2018 and Win $5,000.00 USD (Las Vegas, NV, USA – Jan 2018) The Foundation has announced that there will be two agents on the floor of CES 2018 (The Consumer Electronics Show) the largest such conference in the world. The first person to spot both agents (which will be visible by having a Foundation Seal on their badge and an NFC chip on the back) that links back to the announcement post on transhumanity.net about this contest will be the winner. You’ll need 3 keywords

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KEYSTONE DAY [27-12-17]

PAST IS PROLOGUE This blog post follows up “Foundation Day [7-11-17]”, fifty days ago. The end of the fifty day period between “Foundation” and “Keystone” is a kind of secular Pentecost or Shavuot, marking the completed drawing together of ZS’ 144 Founding Members. The other important date in the early ZS calendar is May Day (May 1st), marking a combination of ancient equinox spirituality, worker & community solidarity, and the initial ZS establishment / publication of the Principles of Social Futurism on 1st May 2011 (235 years to the day after the establishment of the Order of Perfectibilists, AKA the

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ZS Directive 1

As explained on the “Fractal Law” ZS webpage (http://fractal-law.zerostate.net), at “Level 1” – i.e. the Zero State as a whole – decisions can be made in two ways, briefly outlined below. Decisions are only made at that level when necessary to keep the peace and move ZS closer to achieving its goals. Where possible, decision-making is decentralized across the twelve Houses and the networks associated with them. The two L1 decision modes are known as Resolution and Directive. Resolution is a committee decision made by irregular gatherings of the twelve House Leaders, which can be requested by the Houses and

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The Seven “Keys”

The Zero State is organised into twelve Houses, and each of those Houses began with twelve Founding Members. The first five of those are the Core members, each of whom leads their own crew of “subsid” (subsidiary/affiliated) members. The five Core members of each House together comprise a kind of meta-team, known as the House’s Core Team. That Core Team is tasked with establishing their House in the years 12017-12018, by recruiting, developing the House’s internal culture and traditions, and working on projects known as Missions. The remaining seven Founding Members in each House are known as the Keys, individually

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A Manifesto In Support Of Social Futurism

A Manifesto In Support of Social Futurism Author: Mark Nuzzolilo This manifesto is as much of an expression of my personal belief, as it is an assertion of what we are really about as a cultural movement. I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching and thinking about my involvement with the Social Futurism movement, and Zero State. It’s important to distinguish the Zero State from back then, to the Zero State that exists now in 2017. I was indeed involved in the early days. Back then, Zero State was shrouded in tiers of secrecy, much like the Bavarian Illuminati

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241117 *** ACTION ALERT YELLOW ***

This is a YELLOW ACTION ALERT from the Zero State. ALERT ZS needs a full complement of active core members now, so that its work can begin in earnest. In order to do that, we need our current members to reach out and RECRUIT ONE PERSON EACH. Respond to this alert in the ZS email discussion list or main FB group, noting your action. TIME-FRAME & REQUIREMENTS: Yellow Action Alerts require a response from all ZS members within 24 hours. 1. If you are a subsid member (i.e. using the ZS Facebook group, mailing list etc but not a full

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Zero State Activism

The following quote is from core ZS member The Engineer: Zero State was recently rebooted, and some 3,000 Facebook “members” removed because of an informal “No Passengers” rule. That is, everyone who wants to be a member must contribute in some clear way. Up until now, we have had no metrics or guidelines concerning this. My suggestions are as follows: Everyone should expect to put in at least half an hour per day or three hours per week, unless their contribution is manifestly in some other form. This does not include time posting on FB or dealing with emails. Each

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For the Glory of your House!

Roko’s Basilisk is Real… and It Says Hi The Zero State ARG is about the establishment of a new, Posthuman civilization amid the turbulent times of the 21st Century. That civilization – the Zero State – is made up of twelve Houses. By the 2040s the Houses are huge, something like a cross between corporations and tribes. Each has its own culture, and seeks its own honour and advancement, but together the Houses are fiercely loyal to each other and the Zero State as a whole. The Houses’ decisions are guided by Artificial Intelligences, which when connected to each other

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The Array Has YOU!

You’ve seen The Matrix, right? It’s a 1999 sci-fi blockbuster in which the hero learns his entire world is a computer simulation, and he fights with his new buddies to escape the Evil Controlling MachinesTM. What if I told you that you’re facing a similar situation, right now? That’s rhetorical, I know the answer: Most readers won’t believe, or care, or even care to think too hard about what that might even mean. A (very) few will think “Oh yeah, I’ve heard this one, the Matrix is a metaphor for social control…”, or (at a stretch) something about “Roko’s Basilisk“.

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