One of the often overlooked collaboration benefits from forums resides in dissociating participants. Paradoxically this disassociations catalyzes more participants involvement. There are other association dynamics involved which can be altered depending on the interaction medium in use. I like the lower informational bandwidth of the messages when using text because we can view and review as needed the data, both when perceiving and sending it and there is a registry for all to review. With auditory, visual, and kinesthetic informational bandwidths present the process can be much faster and the registry usually disappears unless precautions are taken to record the stuff. Other issues also influence the interactions taking place. Here preconceived ideas are much more difficult to create as we focus on the text and what was said, its veracity etc... In other interactions 'irrelevant' stuff often bias and gets in the way. The appeal to authority (superiority) becomes less of an issue here as we focus on the claims validity based on the claims validity instead of who said the claim. How technologically advanced a race be hardly make them be spiritually superior, and hardly makes them be right. I am sure you have a vague idea as to my gender, age, etc. My demeanor provides certain information still in presence I may be ignorant and incompetent to provide the right stimulus, *** I may unknowingly push the wrong buttons, send contradictory signals. A friendly smile may seem like a menacing growl .
I do like the idea of a faster means to interact online, maybe even concurrently. Still this means has its benefits.
Im GMT-5, m/w evenings and any time weekends are usually good for me. saturday afternoon or evening might be a good time since friday evening into sat afternoon is usually 'off' time for people elsewhere on earth, and might become sunday for others, i might call it a 'neutral' day/time.
we can discuss most current and interesting/important topics on the forum, 'narrowing down' to most important issues. we can also discuss other related topics and relate them back to forum topics, 'and beyond'
hope to see/hear/type you then!
lets name these topics, in addition to others; I will cast my vote for 1. what makes a planet category of specific type [recently new interest here]. 2. how to move away from monetary systems and towards intelligent sharing economies, and 3. meditation [routine, reasons for doing it, experiences, benefits].