Mayan and Gemini priests
There is a short discussion with #Gemini hashtag on Mastodon where a barrier term came up. It's about accessing Geminispace, where reading and writing is limited to people who has knowledge how to do this. It's true that there is a technical barrier. People must learn to do things in a special way to overcome that. I appreciate that it is so. Probably many of us appreciate that. So we are a new caste of Gemini priests?
Like a Mayan priests (and several other historical examples) who had a power to rule (in a direct or indirect way) the whole society. Mayan priests had a knowledge of astronomy, astrology and calendar/time. Gemini priests have a knowledge to do a real network communication. There are no any abilities to control a whole society, but this is a key to enter or not enter that better world. So you can be an ordinary account in the world of big social network, or an awaken man. Is it some cyberpunk theme there?
So maybe Gemini violates certain boundaries of equality? Because it is dividing people? In opposition stands an argument that theoretically everyone can learn and that knowledge isn't limited in any way. Practically it's obvious that not everyone can join that part of the net. And probably there are a group of people who isn't welcomed here.
It's interesting way of thinking about Gemini. Because there were many positive way of do so. And accidentally we came up to thing that it's a special closed club. So we remember net from the several decades ago, where the net was driven by university graduates and widely understood people of science. So people then were taught how to use a net. The rest was outside a net.
It's worth to say that the situation in the big net isn't better today. Because people are put on the net, but they can't use it. In the most cases university role is hijacked by a commerce. So we are selling you this and that, and you can use it in that way. But as the result of commerce movement a net became common. And the caste is dissatisfied. However it sounds, it could be true.
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