“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”
– Voltaire (1694-1778)
Everything changes. This much any discerning being knows.
And so it is with this blog. What we were attempting was to provide a space for collaboration and dialogue. Our intent was to help cultivate a post-nihilist/post-dogmatic sensibility for coping and creatively engaging the ruinous dynamics of obsolete worldviews and the corresponding decline of civilization upon which they depended.
To be sure, in the five years this website has existed we have gathered much information and even occasionally offered scant reflections on the state of things. So much more could have been done – and so many missed opportunities for dialogue and praxis creation can be noted. But for what purpose? The tide of change and the ongoing collapse of our human security systems is rendering such superficial meditations spectacularly irrelevant.
Meanwhile, the post-nihilist sentiment persists under the thin skin of our social body and it’s cultural veils, and will continue to evolve. So it is in the interest of making room for change and augmenting our approach that Synthetic Zero will soon cease to be – or, rather, this blog will mutate into something else; something slightly nostalgic, but also more honest in its exploration of the terrains of epistemic and ontic possibility inherent to this vast wilderness of being and becoming. What might come of this we cannot foresee or predict. We just hope you enjoy the process.