“Judge a [hu]man by [their] questions rather than by [their] answers.”
– Voltaire (1694-1778)
Everything changes. This much any discerning being knows.
And so it is with this blog. What we were attempting was to provide a space for collaboration and dialogue. Our intent was to help cultivate a post-nihilist/post-dogmatic sensibility for coping and creatively engaging the ruinous dynamics of obsolete worldviews and the corresponding decline of civilization upon which they depended.
To be sure, in the five years this website has existed we have gathered much information and even occasionally offered scant reflections on the state of things. So much more could have been done – and so many missed opportunities for dialogue and praxis creation can be noted. But for what purpose? The tide of change and the ongoing collapse of our human security systems is rendering such superficial meditations spectacularly irrelevant.
Meanwhile, the post-nihilist sentiment persists under the thin skin of normalcy and compliance and will continue to take new forms and evolve. So it is in the interest of making room for novelty and adapting our approach that Synthetic Zero will be making some changes. We believe the vast wilderness of being and becoming remains open. We plan on expanding our themes while also continuing to mutate and refine our strategies and tactics in exploring the many terrains of epistemic and ontic possibility. What might come of this we cannot foresee or predict. We just hope you enjoy the process and results.