Would you be surprised to learn that you have been indoctrinated by your teachers, your parents, your news and entertainment media, your best friends, and your culture at large? If so, you have probably not been reading the Al Fin blogs, first established on the Blogspot domain in 2005.
In January of 2013, Google cut off administrative access to all of the then-existing Al Fin blogs. Since then, WordPress has proven a more enlightened online domain, allowing the Al Fin writers as much freedom to think and write in unconventional ways as we have desired.
This blog is not an attempt to replace all of the earlier Al Fin blogs. The hibernating family of Al Fin blogs found on blogspot.com were dedicated largely to the idea of “the next level,” and helping the best of humanity to survive to reach it. Google shut those blogs down for reasons that remain somewhat mysterious.
An updated list of all Al Fin blogs including the now-hibernating blogspot blogs:
- Al Fin
- Abu Al-Fin
- Al Fin Energy
- Al Fin Potpourri
- Al Fin, You Sexy Thing!
- Al Fin Longevity
- Al Fin Affictionado
- Al Fin The Next Level
- Al Fin’s Tomorrow
- Al Fin Next Level (this blog)
- The Dangerous Child
The “About Me” Page from the Original Al Fin Blog
|Introduction||Primary interest is seeing that the best of humanity survives long enough to reach the next level.|
|Interests||Cognitive Science and Human Intelligence, Evolution of Complex Systems and Networks, Life Extension, Creativity and Invention, Irony of Paradox, Future Technologies|
|Favorite Movies||Groundhog Day, Terminator 1, Being John Malkovich, Local Hero, Brade Runna|
|Favorite Music||Baden Powell (Bossa Nova Guitar), Latin Jazz Fusion, Keb Mo, Norah Jones, Corelli (Baroque), Tangerine Dream (Electronic), Tannahill Weavers (Celtic), Los Romeros|
|Favorite Books||Godel Escher Bach, Society of Mind, Brothers Karamazov, Hyperion Cantos,Ender’s Shadow, Rhythms of the Brain, Kite Runner|