Work Plan for “The Permanence Review”

To combat the knowledge-corrupt postmodernist-authoritarianism of modern day, it’s best to work through a medium of critique derived from The Pressure of Light, which itself is built off the platform of scientific philosophy as it existed between 1739 and 1921. It’s best if this medium is a scientific journal that stands outside academia, and features as many or more contributions from non-academics. If this medium is to truly disassemble everything wrong in the postmodernist world, it’s best if it can entertain articles on any subject imaginable. I aim to release the first edition of The Permanence Review along with the initial release of books from Pressure of Light Publishing. This journal, broadly speaking, will investigate the fact that while permanence exists for individuals in their internal space, it does not exist in the external world where conscious minds nevertheless frequently confirm for each other the existence of permanence: scientific and civil laws, religion and atheism, war and hunger, compassion and torture, gender and race, all are concepts that can exist in complete truth for an individual, but immediately lose that absolute validity when externalized for the group. What is the value of sustaining the delusion of permanence-external, what is the threat of this sustainment to the individual? What is the value of empowering permanence on the individual level, and what suffering is caused when that capacity is infiltrated in the name of delusory permanence-external? Contributors to the journal will explore these questions through any and every subject.

So broad are the subject possibilities that for my own first contribution I will simply continue work, which I began even before I wrote The Pressure of Light, on an essay about my parents and their life in technology. The focus of the essay is the 80s, a time following an age of networked computer technology, largely maintained within the work spaces of IBM (where my father worked), and before the late 80s and early 90s when the internet re-networked computers (and during which my mom advanced through Canada’s busiest continuing education department at Seneca College, without any educational background in the field, to chair the Computer Studies department and initiate many technological programs, including a small aircraft piloting program). Between these two networked-eras was a golden age when computers were distributed to individuals and small businesses in the form of the personal computer. At first these computers had only minimal and inconvenient means of connecting with each other, so computers were in fact a personal tool used without any form of interference or monitoring from outside the individual machine. These were the computers I spent my early childhood learning, drawing, coding and gaming on. Without interconnection or prescriptive rules for users handed down from external forces, they were a tool in the most natural way a tool is defined. My mother and father ran a consulting company during this time called Crystal Consulting, and they facilitated small businesses in learning how to use these tools, earning themselves a remarkable perspective on how computers could exist for people and small businesses in the same way as any hammer or wrench exists in a tool shed. I’m not even sure exactly what lessons about permanence I will derive from this subject, but as the author of The Pressure of Light, I’m certain that lens will naturally shine through the final piece.

This video provides a summary explanation about how The Pressure of Light defines permanence.

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