Terminator, The Matrix, I Robot and many other movies deal with an exciting topic of what happens when humans gain the powers promised by a certain technology. Will the robots rebel? Could internet turn into SkyNet? Will advanced nano technology allow building bombs that make nuclear weapons seem like sticks and stones? What about merging ourselves with technology?
In so many ways further technological development seems akin to playing with fire and powers once only prescribed to gods. Are we up to the challenge? Are we ready? And if not, how can we become ready? Technology could give us the power to destroy, but it could also give us the power to create a world of unimaginable prosperity and freedom. It could be used to enslave, but also to liberate the potential of each individual.
We need to identify the *good* uses of technology and we need to evolve our social and cultural mentality to the point where destruction and enslavement wont even be a temptation anymore. If that ideal is an utopia, if it cannot be reached then perhaps we are already doomed.
I'd like to keep you updated about what i am doing on this site so you be sure it's getting closer to it's final launch (at least version 1, version 2 would be yours to mold I designed a logo for this site, you might want to check it' 'story'.. Just click to read more..After a little research on appropirate freedom symbols and the way i can incorporate it into the logo of this site for it to visualy symbolize the meaning of the word libervis ('most free' or 'vision of liberty') and therefore the main principle of the site (freedom) i finaly designed the what is to be the official logo of this community portal. So let's describe it a bit (it's on top of the page). The logo generaly represents the eye that envisiones freedom to the whole world which is symbolized with the freedom logo in the middle and the shade of blue planet earth from the left. The freedom symbol in the middle is designed by Katherine Phelps and has been taken from here with the permission that is given on the site. She explains the symbol: 'I have created a symbol that I trust people will find useful and pass on. The image is of the sun rising out of a box. The idea is that we are better able to shine, to grow to our full potential, when we are able to live freely.'
This is the first 'official' news i am publishing regarding the development of libervis.com open source/free software community portal. This text is also meant for testing as well as for informing any of you, our first visitors of my activities as this site's webmaster.I am almost sure that the 7dana design would be used on this site, but modified to suite the intended libervis.com image. Therefore, what you may see now is not exactly what it would finaly look like. As well as for the structure of the site (blocks), some slighter changes may still be made. Also, we have to add some basic starting category's (with future in mind) to articles and weblogs sections as well as to the forum.
All in all, this site is still pretty far from finished, but the general idea is presented and will be devloped more through the next days.
You are of course welcome to register as our first members.
The introduction on the mainpage is basicaly describing what would libervis.com be about, but the introduction may be edited to better present our site to first time users, and thourough sections on it and open source in general will be added to the faq section. So, you'll be able to learn everything you need to know about libervis.com and it's place in the open source/free software universe.