I am not dead; stay tuned for 2009.

Dear readers of Think Artificial—my apologies for not having posted sooner. As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, there are some things weighing on my shoulders. This is, among school and other things, a burning desire to help rebuild on Iceland’s ashes of economic collapse.

Only yesterday the police employed gas to disperse a crowd for the first time since 1949 when Iceland joined NATO. The people are protesting the government’s poor management in the months since the collapse.

I’ve been brooding on ideas of how to introduce innovation as a key component in the new society. This is not an easy thing to do—Iceland is drenched in history-based economic models to make decisions. When that model goes too far, as it has royally, it does not favor innovation, startup companies and extensive research; businesses tend to put their money where its safe, not into the abyss of new ideas that may- or may not revolutionize the world.

This compels me to do something; try to help steer this country into something less extreme, more innovative. I’ve been doing presentations about how special, unique and rebellious ideas can bring about great things if done right. There’s much more planned for 2009, and also: I’m learning about politics—can you believe that?

There’s a lot on my mind—but Think Artificial is not dead. Or if it is, then it’s only because there’s the new Think Artificial of 2009 waiting to take its place. I hope to see you and your comments around. I humbly thank you for reading in 2008 and for sticking around!

Best regards,
-Hrafn

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  1. Dante

    I’m sure I’m not alone on this, but we understand the situation. Do whatever you must Hrafn. Even if you must learn politics!

    Anyway, take care.

    -Dante

  2. Hey Hrafn,

    I wish you all the best on your situation. I think it’s odd how little coverage Iceland’s situation is getting in the US news. I’d say it’s close to zero. And I fear it’s close to zero because what is happening there may be headed our way.

    But do what you need to do. Maybe the political world could use someone like you. Sometime situations call people to do extra-ordinary things.

    Take as long as you need… We’ve all got your feed and will come back whenever you post…

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