sexta-feira, 30 de junho de 2017

Liquid uncertainty in current history…


The liquid modernity concept of Bauman is present in the after-postmodern times.
Modernity for Bauman can truly be after-postmodernity for us, because its liquid condition expresses more of something that is going through every political economic social cultural globalized localized event in the world, than the occurrences before de postmodern era of the second half of the 20th century.
Liquid are comes and goes of the agreement among governments, comes and goes among several lefts and rights…
There is a liquid transition era with the paradox of scientific achievements still progressing…
Maybe human condition is leaking immersed in the leaking liquid of present days…

   

domingo, 11 de junho de 2017

Pendulum of History in After-postmodern


If we take a look to the history of after-postmodern times, we look inside our own current history, our evolving history surrounding us…
It is not easy to have eyes to see the present in a big picture, at same time with some contextualized details.
The pendulum of history inside After-postmodern is moving quickly from side to side and it is difficult to know the near future.
The near future is less predictable than before, because we are in a Macro Shift.
Today the world is going to some kind of division; tomorrow this division will be no more and we will see a new kind of junction or coalition.
The only stable thing is the pendulum of history coming and going…

domingo, 28 de maio de 2017

Post-globalization and after-postmodern part 2


   Post-globalization does not mean "no-globalization". Post-globalization means the current kind of "globalization" that we can see in the world. It is not exactly the "salvation" of the world by the free market that was thought in the end of the 20th century. 
     Even the political globalization, aimed in the postmodern era, is not present anymore. The new political globalization is a kind of aggregation of “micro-globalizations” walking side by side with a arising quilt of new economic globalization…
The real and inevitable globalization of the after-postmodern times is the human communication under the technology of information. 
   

segunda-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2017

After-postmodern intermezzo


The world is in a special transitional condition where everything is in a kind of a corner among several roads and people try to choose one of those ways, but they are stagnant, numb… 
That corner is a big corner, with many things that make difficult any decision. 
These things make a kind of maze.
The postmodern decided, pragmatic times are gone. It does not mean that it was better or worst. 
Maybe the “corner maze” is necessary for the after-postmodern…    

domingo, 18 de dezembro de 2016

Is there an exit from the “exits”?


     Nowadays the so fashioned globalization of de postmodern acme in the end of the 20th century is under the strength of the unavoidable pendulum of history. Potentially there are several “exits” from the pattern of that kind of globalization, although it is not sure that all of them are going to happen. But, anyway it is a sign that big changes are coming. 
     Several factors are causing this situation. One is that people are, in some way, losing their roots, the binding to their collective archetypes. If the politicians do not understand it, they will find harder times to deal with important issues. So, it is a question of “meaning”. After the World Wars there was meaning for sacrifice. What are the “new meanings”? 
     Another condition is the answer to the question that the communities ask? “Who and what” we are? That “globalization” brought business and technology to the human communities, but what about their deep values and the “subjective belongings”? 
     Another problem is “subjectivity” itself, and together with it, the “intersubjectivity”. Where are gone the cultural “intersubjectivity” of people. Could the “objectivity” of postmodernity supply the absence of subjectivity?
     Until the politicians understand those issues, the desires for “exits” can come again and again. At same time people have the feeling that they need to find an exit from the “exits”, in a kind of a “third way” under new paradigms.  
     

sábado, 12 de novembro de 2016

Post-globalization and after-postmodern


The incensed globalization of the end of the 20th century does not work anymore. And it is not by the movements against it, but by its own exhaustion…
The history has strange strengths and ways that surprises even scholars…
In the after-postmodern period the bridges are not the same, the fences are not the same, and the walls are not the same, even if they apparently are. In true, nobody can tell what is coming. We try to understand the present and future by the past, but this is not always possible. The pendulum of history can bring new paradigms different of the old ones.
It does not mean new wars, but maybe new ways to make peace.

sábado, 29 de outubro de 2016

Techno-optimism, techno-pessimism and after-postmodern times



     We can read at “The Economist” about optimism and pessimism surrounding the Technology of Information. The article cites more pessimists as Robert Gordon, for whom the strong industrial revolution was “the second”, with electricity, cars and planes, or Fredrick Erixon and Bjorn Weigel, authors of “The Inovation of Illusion”, that say about the capitalism growing old. All those arguments are reinforced by the weak productivity.
     The optimists say that the statistics are wrong and not getting the real numbers of internet business; they also say that the new revolution is just beginning.
     That controversy is another demonstration of the after-postmodern times: the pragmatism and certainty of post-modern era are not anymore present. New paradigms are coming, but we are not sure about what are them.
     Anyway, the cybernetic innovation brought a new level for democracy never seen before. We can see all around the world people of almost all economic condition getting information about anything.
   Maybe the new challenge is to end starvation together with giving information to everyone in the world.