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helixcouncil: The social psychology nerd in me is having a braingasm because this social experiment. Faux-religions. Political movement. The rise and fall of legal authority. This is truly the ebb and flow of human life in the microcosm of an effort to win a single game. If you believe in creationism, we have your evidence. If you believe in evolution, we have your evidence. If you believe in God, we have your evidence. If you believe in atheism, we have your evidence. If you believe in government control, we have your evidence. If you believe in Vox Populi, we have your evidence. If you believe in social control, we have your evidence. If you believe in social reform, we have your evidence. And all of this is found in the world, progressing just the same as it does in just six days of this social experiment. It is my personal belief, in the name of purity of this social experiment, that we choose the system of anarchy because it doesnât limit the potential of its people. I have faith that even left alone, this swirling mass of people will finish this game. Not tomorrow, not this week, but left alone, they will finish this game above all seemingly impossible odds. It amazes me that the Admin of this experiment actually thought about limiting the system after these long hours in the hideout. Has he forgot so soon that despite the mathematically substantial odds, the mass of Humanity passed the darkness of the Rock Tunnel, the narrow passages of Route 9, and the precision of the cut to the Celeron tree? These obstacles took hours. And hours. But they were overcome. We can not think of this project in the scale of seconds or minutes, but in the scale of hours, days, and even weeks. The very nature of this experiment mirrors the progress of humanity, and whether you believe in the age of the world being a few thousand or several millions of years, this age of instant gratification we live in did not come to pass over night, but the long stretch of centuries and millennia. I would urge the person or people behind TPP to simple stay hands off, only acting in times when they are needed, I.e., technical problems with the stream or input system. Your job is to oversee the universe. However, you should allow the people to decide for themselves how they will act. We have seen the evidence for progress in our own human history, no matter your belief. Written by Chris Wolfe (chriswolfewriting.tumblr.com / facebook.com/chriswolfewriting) But isn’t voting to change the system the people deciding for themselves?
The social psychology nerd in me is having a braingasm because this social experiment. Faux-religions. Political movement. The rise and fall of legal authority.
This is truly the ebb and flow of human life in the microcosm of an effort to win a single game.
If you believe in…
I know where you are coming from. I do think the vote for the Anarchy or the Democracy system is the only way to fix it right now. But I also feel like with the Anarchy system in place, the swirling mass of humanity can still make these kinds of decisions on their own. I feel like it’s not out of the scope of possibility that you could see a system in place similar to the Democracy system, but outside of the Anarchy system of the chat. We are already seeing this with the organization of game maps and plans via sources like the Google Docs, etc. The way I see this experiment is like this:
The Game - Universal level
The Chat - Planetary level
The Google Docs/Organizations - Social level
The admin has chosen the rules and laws of the Pokemon game as the system to work in. It is the universe. The laws of the universe are set and stable, I.e., the parameters to ultimately win, the pokemon mathmatical formulas by which the battles take place.
The chat is the Earth. We are given an open sandbox to play in with any potential of our inputs to affect the world and the universe around us. It is where we interact with each other. Each persons actions affecting the next. Good and bad decisions affect at a global level. No one person is directly choosing for any other person. It is as a whole that our decisions begin to take shape. Just as the population grew exponentially on the Earth, so too does the chat grow and shrink and grow bigger over time.
The documents and organization are our equivalent to governments and laws. We choose to abide by the plan or not. That is the democracy or anarchy of the system. Do you choose to go with the known plan to help succeed or do you choose to go against it in favor of either failure of the system or of the plan?
There’s also the masses of people that don’t even know there is a plan, or where to find it, but I see your point.
While this post exchange happened the universe changed itself, but I think it’s for the better this time. It’s quite interesting in that there has to be a conscious effort to maintain the impreating system (democracy, as of right now).
I. Fucking. Hate Time Travel.
A loaf of bread made in the first century AD, which was discovered at Pompeii, preserved for centuries in the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius. The markings visible on the top are made from a Roman bread stamp, which bakeries were required to use in order to mark the source of the loaves, and to prevent fraud. (via Ridiculously Interesting)
(sigh) I’ve seen these before, but this one’s particularly beautiful.
I feel like I’m supposed to be marveling over the fact that this is a loaf of bread that’s been preserved for thousands of years, and don’t get me wrong, that’s hella cool. But honestly, I’m mostly struck by the unexpected news that “bread fraud” was apparently once a serious concern.
Bread Fraud was a huge thing, Bread was provided to the Roman people by the government - bakers were given grain to make the free bread, but some of them stole the government grain to use in other baked goods and would add various substitutes, like sawdust or even worse things, to the bread instead. So if people complained that their free bread was not proper bread, the stamp told them exactly whose bakery they ought to burn down.
Bread stamps continued to be used at least until the Medieval period in Europe. Any commercially sold bread had to be stamped with an official seal to identify the baker to show that it complied with all rules and regulations about size, price, and quality. This way, rotten or undersized loaves could be traced back to the baker. Bakers could be pilloried, sent down the streets in a hurdle cart with the offending loaf tied around their neck, fined, or forbidden to engage in baking commercially ever again in that city. There are records of a baker in London being sent on a hurdle cart because he used an iron rod to increase the weight of his loaves, and another who wrapped rotten dough with fresh who was pilloried. Any baker hurdled three times had to move to a new city if they wanted to continue baking.
If you have made bread, you are probably familiar with a molding board. It’s a flat board used to shape the bread. Clever fraudsters came up with a molding board that had a little hole drilled into it that wasn’t easily noticed. A customer would buy his dough by weight, and then the baker would force some of that dough through the hole, so they could sell and underweight loaf and use the stolen dough to bake new loafs to sell. Molding boards ended up being banned in London after nine different bakers were caught doing this. There were also instances of grain sellers withholding grain to create an artificial scarcity drive up the price of that, and things like bread.
Bread, being one of the main things that literally everyone ate in many parts of the world, ended up with a plethora of rules and regulations. Bakers were probably no more likely to commit fraud than anyone else, but there were so many of them, that we ended up with lots and lots of rules and records of people being shifty.
Check out Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony by Madeleine Pelner Cosman for a whole chapter on food laws as they existed in about 1400. Plus the color plates are fantastic.
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