I just have say, I love this forum and probably Blender too. Not because you both just saved me four thousand dollars so as not to buy Cinema 4D. But because Blender, this forum and all the support are pivotal milestones marking a new economy. Representing an evolved world-order based not on money but an emergence of progress for progress’ sake. I have this theory that all our actions are directed by the inexorable arrow of evolution. I define evolution as information building on information. That’s what’s really going on here.
Based on my definition most work is trivial & redundant, yielding a higher likelihood for a meaningless human experience for many, but not all. Those who are fulfilling the basic tenants of evolution are pursuing the leading edge of information and making new applications with novel perspectives while at the same time extending the possibility for others to pursue the same leading edge of information building on information. Factoring in figures on overpopulation, over-consumption and existing advancements the bar is now set very high for most people.
For example, If I was a geneticist working on the space station and dating Björk I would be fulfilling the criteria. If I’m pursuing the leading edge of information through research and education I can stick around. So perhaps since I have developed this explanation and am broadcasting it I have saved myself from being evolutionarily meaningless. Perhaps because you are participating in a community like this, you get it, and know what it feels like to being on the leading edge of information building on information.