Setting the lesson
In the mist of the lesson
The lesson is set once more, but the lesson seems to be in the mist. We do not want anything else, but take apart in the setting of the lesson. To participate: having discussion of the lesson and doing it public. It is a lesson to interpret the lesson, while it is not doubtful, that this lesson is not set, as it was ten or hundred years ago. (Maybe, the lesson is the same for five thousand years, but we are closer now to understand it globally.) We do not think, that no one else, but we know this lesson, and we do not think, that we interpret it properly. One of the prior values is knowledge - as we think. We should appreciate not to make false modesty compulsory, because we don't deny: our knowledge group (Institute for strategic research) is capable to interpret knowledge systematically. Knowledge, of course remembers not only the past. It is impossible to believe, that there is only one utopia or one future system. My vision of the next century means return (or move on) to the traditionalism (the common values of the great cultures), but it does not mean, this is the only rational-irrational program. Denominating the lesson is not simple: this age - not depending on the millennium - is changing rapidly, even if we look only the set or public speech, but this age can not be denominated as information (or information and communication) age. Information and communication technology miracles (new theatre sets - if you like) do not give us direction, and without the results of newest innovations (intellectual, creative) we should sink into the scented moor of the last century. If this moor vapors, and it does, this cannot be blown away. Our periodical wants to help and make this lesson to be readable.
Discussion and system buildup
Firstly, the lesson is a discussion, answering each other, or if there are no connections between and within these talks, this discussion will be self monologues. If there is no system buildup. During discussion, no one is higher then the others. We do not believe, that technologists, sociologists, value theoreticians or psychologists (and other knowledge groups) are predestinated in finding or repeating the lesson. Discussion must be done within and between knowledge groups of common problems and disturbs of discussions. The most important common task , or the basic question of the lesson is how to define (not only in the Euro-Atlantic culture) the community-perception and strategic conception of the old-new human being, isolated from him/herself, god, social, real and spiritual life. Humans always live in virtual worlds. Virtual world is knowledge of god, society, church, spiritual world, science, state, and so on. But the most important recognition is, that people until the end of the middle age lived in virtual world more effectively than in the 19th and 20th century, and now we can realize an adverse tendency, so it can be said, it is likely to live in the virtual world more effectively again, than in the last, most barbarian century. The lesson of this age asks, what the difference is (if there is any difference) between the old and new virtual worlds, because modern sociology says for decades, that individuals can not be interpreted only in the traditional structures of the society, but as members of the world of communication (virtual groups). If different elements connected within humans, in their real and transcendent world, in social and spiritual worlds independent from physical world, then our intellectual task is to describe systems, and the systems between systems. This is what I call system construction. This is a complicated task, like Einstein’s and his colleagues’ at least. As the global discourse, system construction is the most important theme for me.
INCO, as a virtual periodical urges open discourse, and it wants to be a part of the global sharing of ideas. We can say, that INCO is a forum of virtual worlds; this plural refers to the virtual words of today, and tomorrow. The periodical can be identified as a support of the development of the construction of the system. If we suppose the system of the world of the next century to be a knowledge-based, or information age, in this case, this periodical wants to help the description of the global information, communication age, its continuous rethinking, the planning of future, the development of the virtual worlds we can live in. This is a new strategy.
A new strategy, because it wants to address the new lesson, to find solutions based on the open discourse, and to give hypothesizes and their critics at the same time. From the other hand, it is a new strategy because, it does not suppose the history to be terminated, the mental procedure to be finished with postmodernism, but it really supposes, that with no virtual worlds, human beings are unprotected, and vulnerable, and the task is not only creating new virtual worlds, but finding the way back to the old ones. In my view (I use singular here) humans are not only physical bodies, and not fuzzy situation of knowledge, but all individuals are total worlds with the existence of god or spirit on the top. That is why society can not be described by material characteristics, dimensions of classes, because real world is a part of the world of god/spirit, containing almost the same, common values in the cultures of the planet. If next century is knowledge century, this means, objective and subjective knowledge worlds will be promoted. This is the demonstrative expression of the new strategy.
Open spiritual world
INCO does not aspire to make finished issues of this quarterly periodical. After publishing an issue, we continue adding more publications, analyses, information, and we expect comments, proposals from our readers, and as a virtual editor they can offer studies to present. This is how knowledge world born. One issue can be longer then a book, but servers do not limit. We do not believe our readers read all of the publications, we try to offer ideas, inspirations of many interests, identities. But we do not put fundamental lessons between parentheses. And we do not focus on introducing new information, as many perfect newsletters do, but we would like to have conversation, reflecting to each other between new information and new interpretations. It is easily understandable why we take a look at the global and local processes, the changes inside of humans and societies, the religions, like Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, the analysis of technology, economy, and the changes of values’ world in the mist.
We create a virtual world for ourselves too. We hope, we are not alone to live in.