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Written by NHA   
Wednesday, 20 August 2008 20:23
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HOMEWORLD

The only requirement for belonging is wanting to interact.

 

Our community and culture affect our health fundamentally. Ordinary society is not dedicated to your health and wellbeing, or designed to foster them. Homeworld space is. We research and practise lifestyles that are aligned with biology and that promote health and development.

Homeworld is a networking organisation for people who practice Intelligence Augmentation or "neurohacking", and who like to meet in various countries in real life to collaborate on projects, have fun and learn things. You may join the Homeworld group only if you're actually committed to practising interaction in real life (a lack of understanding or current ability to do so doesn't exclude you, as long as you're willing to learn). If you want to interact, you have to know what it means and how to do it, right?

 

Intelligence Augmentation is about Human Health and Human Needs

Intelligence Augmentation (IA) means developing and improving your intelligence, which practice also improves and protects your mental and physical health. IA is based on hard science, proven facts about the mind and brain, and the latest discoveries in Biological Psychology about human health and our needs. (See Appendix 1 for more details).

"Interaction" is a method for IA. It is used for resolving and preventing conflict and promoting individual and group improvement in many fields. It is so far highly successful (the guy who designed the 'core conditions' for interaction was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize). Looked at from this point of view, Homeworld is experimental. We want to see if interaction theory can live up to its (so far hot) reputation because it has never been tried before in small social communities. It could provide a healthy answer to many of society's problems.

But academia is not the spirit of Homeworld! You may find interaction is much more like a fun game than a science experiment.

The core conditions for interaction are explained in the article in our files called Interaction & Core Conditions: The Basics and we ask that you read this article before deciding to join or remain in the group.

 

Use it or Lose it - Intelligence Is not IQ

We subscribe to the current scientific paradigm on the mind and brain; Network theory. You don't need to know network theory to join HW, but you DO need to understand that science no longer treats IQ as "intelligence". We now know that a key series of factors make up intelligence, among them memory systems, attention & orientation, sensorimotor skills, spatial, creative and intellectual processes, perception, empathy and imagination.

It's also known that if we don't use our intelligence as it is designed to be used, we limit our minds, our brains and our health, and this limits the quality of our lives. We become, sooner or later, a part of "the many" (i.e., we lead fairly ordinary lives, go to school, get depressed, go to work, get bored, go senile and then die). Whatever one believes about what happens after this life, we'd like to have a bit more adventure than that during it.

The way we now know human minds work makes it clear that we can't remain in good mental & physical health without such a space and such interactions as Homeworld seeks to provide, and we certainly can't achieve our optimal potential without them.

 

Intelligence Is the Ability to Interact

Based on the latest knowledge science is currently able to achieve about people's health and needs, the main requirement for the emergence and development of intelligence on any platform is interaction. Interaction is an empowering method of thinking, talking and behaving based on core conditions that provide the moves and behavior necessary for our success, the quality of our lives, and simply, happiness.

We value interaction very highly, so first of all if you're going to join, make sure you're willing to communicate and have a good sense of humor. Join the forum and tell us how you found us. The idea of friendship is to make friends! Secondly you'll need to understand exactly what is meant by "interaction" and for that you should read the article called Interaction & Core Conditions: The Basics which should bring you up to speed. This is the only information you should need to start.

After reading this if you feel you don't understand these ideas or you're not sure how to apply them (that's the place many of us start in as newbies!) you can still join, as long as you are willing to learn. Some of us have been practicing interaction for many years and can help you with any questions.

 


 

Projects

  • We aim to open a permanent main base. We are still in the long and complicated process of deciding where on earth [literally] to put it! If you think you know what is the most sensible country in the world for hassle-free living, talk to us about it. Have a look at your own home country and think about the advantages and the drawbacks. We aim to avoid - as much as possible - the common fate of school and salary jobs and dependence (that means the country should allow home schooling, for example, etc...), because we don't believe those things lead to a good quality of life. If you own spare land and would like to sell it to us, get in contact. This project can go ahead as soon as a suitable site is found.
  • We aim to continue and develop the Embassies (see below)

 

 

Homeworld Embassies

A Place to Meet Intelligent Allies

Homeworld embassies are a place where food, shelter and services are given in return for goods, services or assistance -in return for your help on research, maintenance and general duties you receive food, accommodation and the opportunity to learn. HW visitors do not pay money to stay at embassies and HW embassies do not pay visitors for their help.

If you do not want to work, you can pay for your visit in goods or services and/or provide your own food –arrange this with the ambassador concerned before the visit. HW does not accept money of any kind.

Homeworld aims to have Embassies and Ambassadors in many world countries. We already have two Embassies in the USA and others in the UK, France and Colombia.

Embassy Aims
  • To get first hand experience of living outside "the system"
  • To give practical assistance to scientific research on human health
  • To get low-cost experience of other countries/areas
  • To make contact with other people leading alternative lifestyles
  • To form links and foster understanding between people from different backgrounds
  • To facilitate inter-cultural understanding between people of different nationalities
  • We hope that you will enjoy belonging to an international network of people who care about their minds, humanity and the world and are doing something for the future.
  • Some embassies have resources available including musical instruments, computers/software, medical and bio/neurotech which are available for you to use, with guidance if required. We aim to provide film-making and music-making tech and facilities as soon as space permits. Professionals in various fields hang out at [and often run] Homeworld Embassies.

 

Not all work is 'scientific' – general maintenance is just as useful!

Stays of varied length are possible. HW provides excellent opportunities for learning, changing to a healthier life with greater freedom, cultural exchange and being part of a happy family.

You must inform the ambassador regarding what is to be exchanged before the visit –this means you agree together what you are going to provide in exchange for your stay before booking one. [This is on order to stop people from using embassies like a free hotel].

If you're already a member and you want to become a Homeworld ambassador contact us for more details. If you have spare room in your property it could be a good way of meeting cool people and getting a helping hand.

There is no 'official' lifestyle in Homeworld; the rule is 'do what you like as long as you don't deliberately push it on others'. You are 100% responsible for yourself. You're not in any way responsible for anybody else, and they are not responsible for you. If you're smart you'll already understand this without it being explained. Being aware of politeness and acting accordingly is politeness, just like being diplomatic is diplomacy.

We respect animals, including other humans, as having a right to lead free natural independent lives, so we don't allow 'pets'. We do allow smoking (but not bursting into flames).

We support home birth and education.

Your choice of diet is up to you, as is your choice whether to sleep or not (as long as you're not practising accordion, banjo or bagpipes while other ones are sleeping ).

If you want to book a visit at an Embassy, contact us for details (see below) or by calling out the ambassador of the country you would like to visit on the forum...

 

Community Values

There is no hierarchy in HW and founder members have no more say in what happens than any other member. The core group is simply a group of friends who hold some values in common.

  • We value autonomy, intelligence and sanity above all else. Autonomy (the freedom and ability to do what you want when you want and how you want without causing any harm or getting any hassle) is what gives a high quality of life. That means taking responsibility for ourselves, our own minds and our behavior, including educating ourselves and acquiring our own resources.
  • We value interaction. The ability to interact stands out as an astonishingly all-inclusive tool for achieving all things. It is a key driving force in evolution, in biology, in culture, in emergence, in scientific progress, in creativity, in communication, in personal and group success. On every level an organism's ability to interact determines its survival and the ongoing quality / success of its life.
  • We value home birth and home education as the most beneficial means to optimal intelligence and heath.
  • We share our knowledge and skills here for mutual benefit, but a part of freedom is freedom from coercion, and our one golden rule is, 'A person should never have to do anything or have anything done to them without their informed consent'. We tolerate no prejudice in this regarding age, sex or anything else irrelevant to real life.
  • We value technology used for beneficial purposes, and we see communications technology, IA tech, music, literature, art and film media as important means of potential inspiration and learning for all persons.
  • We value intelligence very highly, but we don't define "intelligence" as IQ. Many of us study and/or practise intelligence augmentation. We see intelligence [including creativity, empathy, emotional stability and imagination], as our greatest asset for personal and group success in all areas. There is a resource centre for intelligence augmentation here: Neurohacking Library
  • We value competence in varied skills and abilities. Many of us come from creative and scientific backgrounds. We share skills and information on and offline in an open source manner, because we all have skills that can assist each other. We find 'ordinary' school/work/life in society to be stifling to creativity, devoid of inspiration, fun and adventure, and to be honest rather excruciatingly boring. But we're realists; we can't afford a private island yet and we have to look at ways to work with current society in order to achieve what we want. We also teach freely anything that we know; we hope you will too.
  • We value AVOIDING any political or religious system. Your own beliefs are up to you. We have nothing against people being religious or political in the same way that we have nothing against people choosing their own recreational pursuits, whether they be drugs, dancing or jumping out of helicopters [whatever blows your hair back, man!]: It's your own business what you're into, as long as you don't push it on anybody else.

 

 

How can you become a Citizen of Homeworld?

Put your hand on the computer and say "I do".

Seriously, if you want to be involved in Homeworld on any level, just submit a post in this forum's thread The Bay - General Questions or send a private message to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and just tell us you'd like to.

 


 

Appendix 1 - On Human Health and Human Needs

Clear factors emerge worldwide in correlation with longevity, physical and mental health, and life satisfaction.

For humans they are:

  • A diet giving maximum nutrition and minimum toxins
  • Sufficient air & water free of toxins
  • Enough exercise to maintain muscle tone, circulation, flexibility and skeletal strength
  • Enough sleep to maintain the nervous system, memory, and physical growth & repair
  • Adequate protection from extremes of climate & catastrophe
  • Interesting and varied input and experiences
  • Self-esteem, recognition and respect from others
  • Interaction, with each other, the planet, and all beneficial things

 

This list gives all the requirements for our platform, power and input, in other words for a matrix. Without any of the first four, the human body depreciates fast. But the body cannot live without the mind, and the last three factors are vital for a healthy mind. Without them, the brain depreciates even faster than the body and we end up dysfunctional and finally senile, at which point we can no longer take care of the body.

We don't list these factors as any kind of 'rights'; we list them here as things we must achieve, and to achieve them, we need only two things as an intelligence: The ability to interact, and free informed choice [where 'free' = freedom from anxiety, coercion, harassment, prejudice, censorship and propaganda; and 'informed' = given access to clear, verifiable, up to date facts, procedures, discoveries and information.

Given these two conditions, intelligent people can work out all the rest by themselves, including what questions to ask.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 December 2010 00:20