Exploring the Social Imagination

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mobius Looping in the Social Imagination!

What is a mobius loop or strip? It is a continuous one-sided surface that can be formed from a rectangular strip by rotating one end 180° and attaching it to the other end.
Is man locked into one? One could speculate that he is or that he may be heading that way as man goes deeper into social media platforms and virtual reality all of which is controlled by the ruling elite's political and economic one-sided agenda meant to keep them in power and everyone else in  ... well - a mobius loop. 
Let's stick with the probability that man is headed that way.  How, why? We see more and more a cultural upswing that seeks out technology as people are in love with newer and newer micro technologies. For those in the higher ranks of society that's great as housing and entertaining people will largely require very little activity in real time and little space as well. 
We are finding people less likely to get outside and play... less likely to experience the real world if we can even call it that. Regardless, what we can observe is that our consciousness of 'our' place in time and space is shrinking toward a singularity which is a point at which the derivative of a given function of a complex variable does not exist but every neighborhood of which contains points for which the derivative does exist. 
What does that mean? It means that an original given function of a complex entity does not exist but that a community of which contains points for the original does exist. Like a long code number that represents all. Which means that the diversity among us and in our social imagination will be lost to a great extent - greater unity of sameness.

With such loss, sameness will conquer us and we will become morph into an ameba like existence. We need complexity, and diversity, we need things to be different and stirred up and even conflicting from time to time but not to the point of alienation. Social media introduced us to each other, our diversity, and then it got eaten by the political correctness monster. Now, instead of culture shaping social media, it shapes us into the sameness of a mobius loop. Instead of us moving it, its moving us.

If that is true, then perhaps we are caught up in a mobius loop that pretends to be and is causing a greater unity...that should be disturbing.  Because, if it is not disturbing, then we have already arrived at a point in which the real world is just that... a mobius loop and its not moving, it never was.

Sameness was always there we just did not see it. Like an M.C. Escher drawing it appears to be moving but it is not. Its seems to be the same but it is not. In one of my favorite books "The Eternal Golden Braid"... Douglas Hofstadter writes on page 29 a dialogue between friends who are arguing if a flag is moving or the wind is moving. But it is neither. Motion is inherently impossible. For motion unexists. Thus, we have been a mobius loop of a singularity all along.

Is there one kind of loop? Which mobius loop is the correct or corrupted one is perhaps the greater question at hand. It is the one with diversity among members as each from their vantage on the loop/strip is somehow different due to function yet an indistinguishable as a point in the field on the same mobius loop.

"Just as each of us has one body with many members, and not all members have the same function" ~ Romans 12:4. "All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills" ~ 1 COR 12:11.

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