IMPORTANT issue re: the ZERO STATE name

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IMPORTANT issue re: the ZERO STATE name

The following message was received via the ZS security channel: These guys are using our name. https://zerostate.io/#overview I think this is not a good thing for us. Can we get a C&D? I have thoughts, that I would like to offer to the group for discussion before we take action (decisively, and soon). Each key point in my thinking is numbered, below: (1) In the past I have ignored other entities using (variants of) the name “Zero State” or the ZS symbol, for various reasons; That the endless proliferations of TLDs means we can’t squat all possible domains, that some

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eXistenZ & the ZS-ARG

Nearly twenty years later, here are a few quotes from David Cronenberg‘s classic 1999 Body-Horror movie eXistenZ, which more or less sum up the intended mood of the ZS–ARG, going forward: ★ Allegra: You have to PLAY the game, to find out WHY you’re playing the game. ★ Ted: We’re both stumbling around together in this unformed world, whose rules and objectives are largely unknown, seemingly indecipherable or even possibly nonexistent, always on the verge of being killed by forces that we don’t understand. Allegra: That sounds like my game, all right. Ted: That sounds like a game that’s not

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The five ZS Channels

The following ZS outlines the core organizational structure of ZS with explanations of the logic behind its various parts: https://sites.google.com/view/zero-state/3-0-myriad/3-3-events/12018/3-3-0021-feb12018/799-dialectic-synthesis-unity-sections-5-7 Perhaps the most important thing to note on that page is a set of five email addresses which constitute the sum of all “proper channels” by which I might be reached re: ZS matters. If you need to have a conversation with me in a timely manner about some issue clearly relevant to a particular core function within ZS, then this is the way to get in touch. You may well be able to contact me in other ways, but

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On Democracy: Value and Limits

The following post is related to Social Futurism (SF) and the Zero State (ZS), but only reflects the views of the author (Ámon Ásentír, AKA Dr. M. Amon Twyman). Within the SF/ZS sphere of influence, the basic logic is that anyone can say or do anything they want as long as they are acting in accord with the Principles of Social Futurism. ON DEMOCRACY Value and Limits What is Democracy? Everybody thinks they know what Democracy is. Most of them are wrong. “Democracy” is not actually any single form of governance, but is instead a word covering a wide range

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ZS Directive 3: Unity & Diversity in Communication

The logic of ZS Directives is explained clearly and at length both on the Fractal Law webpage and the Directive 1 blog post (where you can also find a list of all Resolutions and Directives to date). Please do not attempt to post any comments here if you have not read and understood those explanations. ZS DIRECTIVE 3: Unity & Diversity in Communication The leaders of Meta-House ZODIAC have requested a ruling on ZS’ position regarding press releases and other public announcements. The two key issues raised are: (1) Clarification of procedure for issuing press releases. (2) Appropriate aims and

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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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ZS Directive 1: Civil and Respectful Co-Existence

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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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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