Intermission report II

Sunday, June 7, 2009 @ 10:00


End May 2009 we had our second meeting with the group in Belgium. 2 days of mingling and making plans for the future. This article contains some pictures and a brief description of what we discussed. The setting was to set up our tents somewhere in Belgium and live with each other for 48 hours on a quiet place with nature surrounding us. Read the rest of this entry »

The message

Sunday, May 24, 2009 @ 10:00


Not a video this week but an e-book. Read the rest of this entry »

The work of the Alpha team

Friday, April 3, 2009 @ 12:00


In this article we will briefly discuss how the Alpha team (Qué? read our ‘The way out’ post first) will proceed with preparing the firmaments for our new colony on location. Escaping the matrix is not a zero-seconds process. There will be a transition period in which we will have to use matrix stuff to build up the colony camp. To make it easier reading, this transition period is split up in some phases.

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Energy in our new colony

Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 12:00


Since we’re assured that building a nuclear power plant isn’t a good idea in the wake of the 2012 events, we needed to look elsewhere to see how we could have energy in our future colony.

This is the way we looked at things. Our energy system needs to be:

  • sustainable. The fewer mechanical parts the better. Mechanical stuff needs more maintenance and is less efficient than non moving energy systems.
  • clean. Waste is pollution and pollution is waste. Of a 100% resources input, we need to have at least a 100% energy output.
  • compartmented. Centralized energy systems are less efficient because quite a bit of energy gets sucked up by the transportation of it. So the closer the energy generator is to the energy consumer, the better. This also means we shouldn’t stockpile energy, as stockpiling energy means a loss of energy as well.
  • silent. Noise creates stress among the colonists.
  • discrete. High windmills are visible from great distance and make the colony to be easily discoverable by matrix folks – something we try to avoid. Read the rest of this entry »

Democracy and knowledge in the future colony

Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 15:00


Our democracy is quite simple. It follows the same rules we use now for the new candidates that apply by e-mail.

The colony will be based in one of the 4 spots we are evaluating right now. As soon as we met with the candidates, we do a democratic vote (2/3rd majority) with the current members. All members must see you before they vote. If positive you will be a member of this group. From that moment you own a vote. No decisions will be made without your vote. You then also have the right to call in a vote for whatever you want to change in the colony.

A vote is voted when there are more than 2/3rd yes voters. This system will be the final democratic system in the colony too, every decision passes through this system.

We take this as the only rule with us to the colony. Since the circumstances will be totally different from what we know here, it would not be wise to take more rules or laws with us. After the participants got a hang of the new situation, they will have the wisdom and strength to make whatever decisions are necessary for a smooth ‘colony policy’. Read the rest of this entry »

Why we escape (II)

Friday, February 13, 2009 @ 12:00

Admittedly, the first ‘Why escaping?’ post wasn’t that clear. From the loads of e-mails we get from all around the world, we get one question by far the most: ‘Why?’.

Let’s pick an e-mail that pretty much illustrates the question:

I was wondering, what are the reasons you want to escape the matrix. Is it out of fear for 2012 an the natural disasters? Fear of global government? Or is it something else?

Let’s see. We believe one implies the other, though we do not handle out of fear. Fear, like has been told too many times before, is your worst adviser. Let’s not conceal our answer with a nice sum-up of all the stuff of all the things where the matrix fails to fill in our expectations. From the response, we learned most of the readers already know what’s going (wr)on(g) in the matrix.

Why we leave
As the situation in the matrix gets more totalitarian by the day, the chances of survival are becoming less within the matrix than outside of it.
● The year 2012 is a mystery. There are many prophecies Read the rest of this entry »

The way out

Friday, February 6, 2009 @ 12:00

Escaping the matrix sounds cool, and probably is a cool thing to do. One probably doesn’t need to do much think-work about it, but just cut to the case and do it.

But still. As long as we are in the matrix, the rules of the matrix apply. We have defined two possible ways of escaping. The smooth and the tough way out. As the matrix gets more black and white by the day, we believe there will only be these two options. Furthermore, the longer we delay the escape, the less chance on a smooth way out gets, and the larger we face an inevitable tough way out.

The way out only handles the physical move of ourselves from Western Europe to one of the spots. What we refer to as the way in, refers to the mental, emotional and psychological adjustments our colony will have to make once the way out has been successfully accomplished.

The smooth way out
“We leave the matrix, just like we go on holiday. Unfortunately, we get lost in the jungle, and we never return.” This method has some consequences. Read the rest of this entry »