Tanah Airku Sesudah Rabu, 9 Mei 2018

Tanah Airku Sesudah Rabu, 9 Mei 2018
Wawasan 2020 menjadi kenyataan. Alhamdulillah. Terima kasih Tun. Tahniah Malaysia.

DUNIA KIAMAT APABILA MANUSIA MENJADI TUHAN?

Ahad, Disember 24, 2017

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Sehingga Jun 2017, buku yang dikarang oleh graduat PhD Universiti Oxford, Profesor Yuval Noah Harari, dalam bahasa Hebrew ini dapat dibaca menerusi 45 bahasa, termasuk bahasa Inggeris.

Berasaskan hipotesis 'sejarah bermula apabila manusia mencipta tuhan, dan sejarah akan berakhir apabila manusia menjadi tuhan', Profesor Harari membentangkan pengetahuan, pengamatan dan  imaginasi beliau dalam Sapiens seperti berikut:


  • Kemanusiaan Homo sapiens dibentuk oleh tiga revolusi besar: revolusi kognitif (70 kurun yang lalu), revolusi pertanian (10 kurun yang lalu) dan revolusi saintifik (semenjak lima abad yang lalu).
  • Ketiga-tiga revolusi tersebut mengupayakan Homo sapiens melakukan sesuatu yang tidak dapat dilakukan oleh makhluk lain: mencipta, menyebar dan mengongsikan idea berkenaan sesuatu yang tidak wujud secara fizikal (misalnya ugama, tatacara ekonomi dan tatacara politik).
  • Perkongsian idea tersebut mengupayakan Homo sapiens menguasai fauna dan flora, mendepani cabaran alam semula jadi serta berusaha mencabar evolusi tabii'.

Pada bab terakhir Sapiens, 'Afterword: The Animal that Became a God', Profesor Harari merumuskan:


"We are more powerful than ever before, but have very little idea what to do with all that power. Worse still, humans seem to be more irresponsible than ever. Self-made gods with only the laws of physics to keep us company, we are accountable to no one.
We are consequently wreaking havoc on our fellow animals and on the surrounding ecosystem, seeking little more than our own comfort and amusement, yet never finding satisfaction."

Profesor Harari mengakhiri Sapiens dengan soalan sinis ini: "Is there anything more dangerous than dissatisfied and irresponsible gods who don't know what they want?"



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WHAT WE CAN BUY WITH 18 SEN? THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS

Rabu, Ogos 09, 2017

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness:  hanya 18 sen semuka surat yang sarat dengan hasil imaginasi, kreativiti dan kerja keras pemenang anugerah Booker Prize 1997, Arundhati Roy.
"The head which today proudly flaunts a crown will tomorrow, right here, in lamentation drown." - Arundhati Roy (2017)

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Ahad, Julai 02, 2017

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ORGAN FOR LIES

Selasa, Jun 20, 2017

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"Women are all born with a special, independent organ that allows them to lie.

It depends on the person, about the kind of lies they tell, what situation they tell them in, and how the lies are told.

But at a certain point in their lives, all women tell lies, and they lie about important things. They lie about unimportant things, too, but they also don't hesitate to lie about the most important things.

And when they do, most women's expressions and voices don't change at all, since it's not them lying, but this independent organ they're equipped with that's acting on its own.

That's why - except in a few special cases - they can still have a clear conscience and never lose sleep over anything they say."

- HARUKI MURAKAMI (2017) dalam 'An Independent Organ' dalam Men Without Women.