Threefold Society

This group is dedicated to discussing the ideas in Rudolf Steiner's Threefold Commonwealth.  The current elib version is The Renewal of the Social Organism.  A quote from the forward by Joseph Weizenbaum  Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984 shows it's still relevant today:
source: ... There is a sort of irony involved, a chilling irony. A fear is often expressed about computers, namely that we will create a machine that is very nearly like a human being. The irony is that we are making human beings, men and women, become more and more like machines. For it is human to find the motive for work, consciously and with conscience and compassion, in the concrete historical and social context in which one lives. When this is not possible human beings are robbed of essential humanity.
 
... Inquiry for this group must go beyond mere RWG & the many lectures of RS to uncovering the real nature of the Human Being & all the relationships between us in a well balanced world. 
A smaller header will be provided later.  Currently the group is left open but I reserve the right to moderate contents by deleting those off-topic or those belonging to the common [group politics].

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Mark de LA says
I'm not sure that this is the same Joseph Weizenbaum that worked on ELIZA or not.  Here is another of his interviews that has some of the very same ideas in the forward mentioned above.

Mark de LA says
M 2008-02-26 12:26:12 9385
The task of this epoch is to achieve fraternity on the physical plane, liberty on the psychic plane, and equality on the spiritual plane.

Seth says
M 2008-02-28 09:41:04 9385
PLEASE NOTE:  Due to technical difficulties beyond my control, this group is NOT technically an open group (password & group name must be the same).  I can't enter the whole group name in the password field.  I have therefore changed the password to threefold which password must be entered to fully participate in the group discussions.
The "technical difficulty" is prolly that a space is not allowed in the password ... or it may be the length of the field ... i'm not sure.   One thing to consider, though, when making up group names is that using a compound term for the group name  will make the URL for that group unstable and it will not parse well in some applications because  http://fastblogit.com/threefold society gets converted to http://fastblogit.com/threefold%20society/.  Compound group names just barley do work here ... but my personal preference to not to use them for the reasons given here.

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