Approaching Cybernirvana: Oneness with the Web

The Internet is a virtual manifestation of something we each yearn for deep within our hearts and souls: Nirvana, which is the end of suffering and the ability to connect with and be one with all things. It may be challenging to consider realities not based in pain and fear, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try. Deep down we would rather live in a society where we lived in peace, a place where complete strangers could hug each other with the purest of intentions and say, "Hi! How can I help y...
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Design Thinking & the village of Wambuzi

A sailor and a doctor walk into a bar - no, it's not the beginning of a bad joke, it's actually the beginning of something quite beautiful. It was by sheer coincidence that I got to know my Zambian friend, Selemani.  He was looking for a table for his family in a crowded restaurant when I first saw him.  Noticing his struggle, I gestured to him to share our table and thankfully he accepted the offer.  Our personalities immediately clicked and I came to learn that he is a doctor who was raised...
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Why I teach prisoners to code

During the Seattle Interactive Conference (#SIC16) David Almeida inspired the audience with a frank and open discussion about an amazing program his group (Unloop) is spearheading that teaches inmates software coding skills. Unloop has stumbled upon an incredibly valuable yet untapped resource: the knowledge-hungry minds and passionate hearts of the incarcerated. These men and women who lack access to the internet behind prison walls learn to code complex software and robotics by reading jargo...
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In the movie of life, you’re the director

Have you ever wondered why someone might immediately cringe at the very thought of an insect while smile when presented with a gift or bouquet of flowers? If not, you wouldn’t be alone.  Such auto-experiences are so deeply embodied that most people don’t even ponder such questions. The example given is extreme, but an important one none-the-less.  It “makes sense” that people cringe at bugs, after all they may be poisonous or may release a painful sting. And flowers? Their colorful petals and p...
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Free Your Mind

Free Your Mind Proven steps that can liberate you from suffering so you can live the life you deserve. by Darryl D. Diptee When you were a kid you had so many dreams and aspirations.  What happened to those dreams?  In a word: Life.  Like many others before you, chances are you traded those wonderful dreams for a sense of practicality and social acceptance. Unfortunately,  there was a much deeper consequence you didn’t realize when you made that decision.  Not only did you give up your dre...
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The Caterpillar that became Enlightened

Your children will thoroughly enjoy Darryl’s latest book! The Caterpillar that became Enlightened by Darryl D. Diptee Obsessed with escaping a life of unhappiness, Sumi risks it all and gets everything a caterpillar could ever want. But even with every imaginable pleasure at her disposal, she’s still not happy! Will Sumi ever achieve a happiness that never ends? Many children today believe that fame and fortune are the only pathways to happiness. This book shows that even if every desire...
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The trouble is, you think you have time.

After seeing this meme a friend sent this message right before take-off on a flight to Seattle: “Interesting.  I’m not sure what that means.  Not to be difficult but when I read it I know I have time.  Even if it’s 5 minutes. I’m ready for my after life.  How do you read it?” I contemplated my response, then generated the message below once in-flight WiFi was turned on: It’s a wonderful, deep question you have asked which I will attempt to answer best I can given my current ...
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