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Over de Magie van de Anti-Kwetsbaarheid (in Dutch)

Deze blog is het gevolg van een  presentatie over Anti-Fragility die ik op 7-9-2016 heb gegeven voor de sofware-architecten van de KNVI (Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging van Informatieprofessionals). De presentatie in 2016 begon met een verhaal over mijn Smart City-project in Den Haag (“Smart Urban Space”). Dit stuk van de presentatie is hier weggelaten op de conclusie na over de Anti-Fragiele Stad. Die conclusie staat in Hfdst. 15. Het verhaal over de Zelfontplooiende Stad staat hier. 0. Over Anti-Kwetsbaarheid Nassim Taleb beweert dat er geen woord in het Engels bestaat voor het omgekeerde van Fragility (kwetsbaarheid). Daarom heeft hij het zelf gemaakt … Continue reading Over de Magie van de Anti-Kwetsbaarheid (in Dutch)

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About Magic and the Memory Palace

In the 5th century AD, Martianus Capella defined the Seven Liberal Arts: Grammar, Dialectic, Rhetoric, Geometry, Arithmetic, Astronomy, and (Musical) Harmony. The System of Capella became the model of the Medieval University. The term liberal means “appropriate for free men“.  The Liberal Arts represented the kinds of skills and general knowledge needed by the Elite. The Servile Arts represented Specialized Tradesman Skills and knowledge needed by persons who were employed or owned by the Elite. The Number Seven was not taken by Accident. This number represented the Seven Days of the Week, the Seven Spheres, the  Seven Planets, the Seven Notes and the … Continue reading About Magic and the Memory Palace

Why the Old Magic is Still Possible: About Franz Bardon and Quantum Superposition

Until recently many people believed in Occult Powers. These powers are acting for the good (Angels) or for the bad (Devils). White and Black Magician used these powers to influence the course of causal time. Magic and Magicians have left the stage of History. The stage is taken over by fake magicians (like Uri Geller) who use tricks to deceit their public. I believe the Old Magic is still possible. Magic is still to be found in Books, Games and Movies. The new magicians use advanced technology to create special and impressive effects. The old fashioned magicians used much more … Continue reading Why the Old Magic is Still Possible: About Franz Bardon and Quantum Superposition