OpinionI think the artificial god idea is a useful way to interpret the world.
      – Baslisks, 2009-02-13 at 16:55:08   (9 comments)

On 2009-02-13 at 16:58:39, Baslisks wrote...
Again a thought process I've been developing trough writing. I've decided to adapt my ideas on a sort of animalistic idea of an artificial god. Basically, I asked people what animal I remind them of. It's usually large lumbering animals, mostly dominant or predatory. Bull, bear, etc... So I am going trough my life and designing on how a large animal would deal with a couch, a house, a user interface, and some other basic ideas. It has actually proved itself to be sort of successful. My writing, sleep habits, and productivity have all improved since this experiment.
On 2009-02-13 at 17:29:17, Thelevellers wrote...
OK, I'm having a brain freeze, could I have a refresh of what an Artificial God is? I have a Douglas Adam's connection, but nothing much more...? :)
On 2009-02-13 at 18:06:04, Baslisks wrote...
WE over think things. The example he used was the Balinese system of rice growing. Their religion was based on rice growing. That meant their calendars and rituals were all rice based. They were able to cultivate rice to great success. When we met them we told them how to do it the modern way. Their rice production grew immensely but in a couple years the predator/prey relationship went out of balance and their ecology died. They went back to the ways they used to do it. He also used feng shui. The practice of designing houses to the way a dragon would live. We project our ideals onto this dragon subconsciously and end up designing a really awesome house to live in vs. the modern way of using architecture and math in it. So we really want space so we say the dragon needs room to move or he'll knock over the lamps. etc etc. We project the thoughts that we want on a being that builds it for us. Though in reality its a conduit to our subconscious needs.
On 2009-02-14 at 00:10:31, Thelevellers wrote...
Yes! I remember now! And agree. I think I may have to start polling my friends... :) One just jokingly suggested worm, but a quick think and I think a worm based room could be awesome! I could fit two half size floors in my room, and lots of soft stuff walls/floor/ceiling... Like building a den as a kid! :-D
On 2009-02-14 at 05:04:10, BorgClown wrote...
Fortunately I was told what animals I looked like many years ago. Most of my friends said I was either the Yeti or a bear (a plain frizzly bear, not the loli chaser). So my house needs to have snow makers or a water stream with salmons.
On 2009-02-14 at 05:04:46, BorgClown wrote...
grizzly bear, sheesh...
On 2009-02-14 at 05:37:09, Baslisks wrote...
@BorgClown: think about it. What type of couch would a grizzly bear sleep on? Would he want a window on the east side of the house or the west? Little things like that.
On 2009-02-14 at 21:29:15, Thelevellers wrote...
No! I want snow blowers! :P Tho I'm not convinced I'm very bear like, it's a nice thought :)
On 2009-02-15 at 00:31:44, BorgClown wrote...
LOL, I think a bear would trash around my house no matter how I design it. But it starts to make sense If I imagine I have the actual body of a bear or Yeti, maybe that's the point.