Daniel Pinchbeck blogs

A collection of blogs from US writer Daniel Pinchbeck
Created on 15 Dec 2018

"To realie the latent potential of our digital communications networks, we would build decentralized, peer-to-peer systems designed to be perpetually evolving, supporting social coordination, making easy and hyper-efficient to share skills and resources. Politically, we would establish something like a functional anarchy, based on nonviolent Satyagraha principles, to supersede the current system of military and corporate control. New social technologies would train people to make effective decisions together, based on consensus methods as well as ongoing referendums." 

As a journalist, I have written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, etcetera. I am currently the editorial director of the Evolver Project (www.evolver.net). 



Sat, 12/15/2018
"Neo-spiritual" culture is better than the mainstream culture, but I sense that too much of this stuff actually becomes something that really isn't "spiritual" at all. A kind of narcissism? A sophisticated form of entertainment? The current movement to force governments to orchestrate a mass climate mobilization provides a great opportunity to discover if one's spirituality is truly authentic or just a kind of phoney badge of membership in an elite club. Are you truly at peace?
16 Nov. 2018 by
I would be willing to live like an ascetic monk in the city - give up air travel, all personal excesses, anything that adds to the Earth’s burden - if I was part of a unified movement that was doing the same. The basis of this movement would have to be love, unity, and commitment to a sane, shared future. I believe I would relish participating in such a change, if the greater human community stood with me.
2 Jan. 2019 by
I personally feel this is our last chance as a species - the hour is much later than most people realize. If we act now, we can potentially create a unifying global movement that will lead to a far more equitable, just, and participatory society as we redesign our civilization for a future that, I suspect, could be amazing beyond any of our dreams or current imaginings.
3 Oct. 2018 by
I hate capitalism. Capitalism makes people incredibly stupid. Karl Marx understood that. He noted we end up confusing “the sense of having” with something real, like our other senses or our authentic relationships. People are now so stupid that they continue to pursue short-term goals oriented around money-making while the entire planet is burning...
11 Nov. 2018 by
The choice is not between collectively undertaking a profound transformation of society or continuing business as usual. The choice is between undertaking a profound transformation of society or our extinction as a species - the end of all our dreams as well as our children’s hopes. 
30 Dec. 2018 by
In this post, I am going to attack the idea - more or less sacrosanct across my entire network - that there is anything beneficial or valuable about most travel, particularly tourism (whether intentional, “spiritual,” or not), but also most forms of business travel.these forms of travel have become, for the most part, self-serving indulgences that the Earth can no longer support. 
24 Oct. 2018 by
I wonder how this growing capacity for social behavior control orchestrated via surveillance and ratings systems will mesh with the ecological emergency?  What is humanity's eventual destiny? To unite as a "harmonised collective," a noosphere or to be subsumed by technocratic totalitarianism?