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Web of Life: An Internet of Beings

World Wide Web paradigm

The grammar of this web (ontologies, logic, universals) is based on:

1. Nouns XML tags like dentist, phone number
Information and objects are at the same level because they can all be represented by nouns.

2. SAE languages (and hence worldview)
reality as objects in space; subject dominates objects; colonial mindset

3. protocol based on open access, or lockdown (copyleft vs. intellectual property ); property or tragedy of commons

Web of Life paradigm

The grammar of this web is based on:

1. Verbs not nouns. Process, and relations, not things.

2. Hopi & Mi'kmaq languages
Kinship with, rather than domination of, nature.

3. Protocol based on kinship and belonging,
Not just with humans, but all beings; Longhouse or Forest Charter Commons 1215

Ceremony used to create and reveals the Internet of Beings. (eg Peyote Ceremony)




Only a people serving an apprenticeship to nature can be trusted with machines...
only such people will so contrive and control those machines that their products
are an enhancement of biological needs, and not a denial of them.

--Herbert Read, British philosopher and critic










RDF: When looking at a possible formulation of a universal Web of semantic assertions, the principle of minimalist design requires that it be based on a common model of great generality. Only when the common model is general can any prospective application be mapped onto the model. The general model is the Resource Description Framework. -wikipedia

Universal Grammars vs Cultural/Linguistic Difference
Sapir–Whorf hypothesis

"Standard Average European" (SAE)—i.e., Western languages in general—tends to analyse reality as objects in space: the present and future are thought of as "places", and time is a path linking them. A phrase like "three days" is grammatically equivalent to "three apples", or "three kilometres". Other languages, including many Native American languages, are oriented towards process. To monolingual speakers of such languages, the concrete/spatial metaphors of SAE grammar may make little sense. Whorf himself claimed that his work on the SWH was inspired by his insight that a Hopi speaker would find relativistic physics fundamentally easier to grasp than an SAE speaker would.