I've come across two very interesting "lectures" these last few days. One discusses the possible birth of a new type of religion, called Atheism 2.0. With great respect for the power of religion, Atheism 2.0 suggests that the secular world make use of the invaluable mechanisms used by all of the world's religions to apply them for greater community growth and social reorganization.
The second, of course connected to the first is a discussion of SOPA and PIPA: where do they come from and what should we expect in the future. Sharing information and building community networks are essential mechanisms discussed in the previous video, thus the internet is an invaluable mechanism critical do our continued exposure to and valuation of philosophy, art and the many unique voices needed to connect with the many different personalities of this great planet. This of course is perhaps with the hopes of combating the growing disparity between technological connection yet spiritual/peer-to-peer disconnection.
Take ART for example. Instead of degrading ART as a medium that serves only its own needs, best to utilize it with the mechanisms that many religions have, by shaping it into a medium that serves to provide consistent visual reminders of what we as a society hold dear... appreciation of passion, pursuit of excellence, humbleness in the face of other's great success and humility in the wake of our own defeat.
I think there is something here for everyone. Enjoy!