Jessey White-Cinis

Jessey White-Cinis

Brief

I believe that humans are just here to play, and to steward biological life on earth, and to birth non-biological electronic life in an effort to escape Earth's biosphere and to observe, understand, and evolve The Greater Universe.

I love a good brain dance, cup of tea, and meeting new interesting humans, so please get in touch.

Now

Currently traveling the United States, building some new prototypes, helping to launch Culture Hack and navigating next-steps during the pandemic.

What have you done?

Almost everything I’ve ever made no longer exists — this is the way of the digital dimension. Hopefully there are still people who remember the things I’ve created on my journey. Here are some bullets in reverse chronological order:

Current beliefs that might change

The reduction of negatively valenced emotions, and optimization of positively valenced ones is the primary driver of human effort, however, the only fundamental 'progress' is the increase and diversity of structured information (atoms, dna, bits) and the battle against entropy.

I deeply believe in aiding the continued evolution, diversity, and increased complexity of self-replicating information and it's instantiated emergent experiences. In the same way that Fuller would re-describe UNIVERSE as all things physical and metaphysical, I would expand the explanation of LIFE to all things that move us away from the warm void of entropy. Biological life is currently the most important instantiation, however, I believe that it will self-exterminate due to over-successful species if we don't help to augment the 'natural' processes. This does not mean optimizing with human emotions as the fit functions, but expanding the playing field and turning the zero-sum game of battling for resources and energy into a new infinite game played in many dimensions. The word "Extropy" would have been good but it was taken by the cybernetics movement and made to be incredibly anthropocentric. We need a new word to open the imaginations of people and to let them understand the majesty that is our own beauty as a possible steward to the only fundamental progress that we know of.

Humans can only experience The Universe at a Human Scale. Our bodies and thoughts evolved for physical and time scales that our tools can now reach far beyond, and our emotions, that evolved as triggers for our actions and survival, are now decoupled from the very environment that they were birthed to survive within. We now live in The Great Simulacrum where our environment is defined by a constant and excessive abundance of hyper-stimuli in every physical and emotional dimension.

Platforms

On almost all large platforms you can find me as @jcinis. My most active are the following:

Experiments

Affiliations

Contact

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