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META CULTURE19/03/21

A snapshot of advance developments may indicate where some humans are heading to the future. This emphasises successful exploration of space and their discoveries of the planets. In particular, these explorations are undertaken by unmanned vehicles.

At the same time on earth, Apps are busy collecting information on humans and at some stage, algorithms analyse data and put in place further programs for continuum. And may I add that technological advancement is mainly to exploit human for profit. Well, it could be said that profit is key to creativity, but the material value counters success.

Should the algorithm accumulate enough data to recreate itself and become independent of human input to kick start a robotic evolution is somewhat amazing!

Maybe, but this development is limited to the software, or the brain power of the robot. Shall we give it the name meta-culture?

Meta Culture could describe a genre of a major discipline such as in the arts; music and literature. It describes how individual genres evolve in time. But the language is computed in codes either mathematical or artistic to categorise its type.

However, an evolution of human thought is stored in ideas and how these ideas are improved in time. To understand human cultures therefore is to decode and translate the idea.

And this is where it matters. Meta Culture is an abstract view of cultures stored in codes, arts, music and literature. When scripts are decoded they remain abstracts. Such that ideas of culture become independent from humans themselves. These ideas remain in the archive and deviate from real life.

A little while ago, the product took on new meaning and alienate human. This time, will culture transform itself an entity to take over human?

Human culture as we understand it refers to a way of life of a people. This is demonstrated by their behaviour, habits, customs, attitudes, and religious beliefs.

While this knowledge is written and recorded on paper, ideas and depictions of human culture is recorded in art work displayed in housewares, in caves and utensils. I think the ancient human is trying to tell us that culture is a living being.

Ideas for Polynesian culture is embedded in stories, in music and arts and passed down the generations by word of mouth. And so we understand that Polynesian culture is practised through everyday life.

This is different from other cultures where ideas are stored in the thought process. Ok, we could think of ideas before we act on them, but we also have learned in hindsight that instinctual desires can easily overwhelm the thought process.

So the Polynesian cultural everyday practice becomes an instinctual way of life. It's a living culture. At the same time, the coded ideas of Meta Culture is too complex to decode becomes a bridge too far.

In this perspective, Language can fall into categories of Meta Culture and Practice. The former is a record of ideas coded in a time becomes independent of practice. Thus Language is a mere tool in the attempt to understand ideas of a culture in time. But coded ideas become a bridge too far to be relevant in time.

Shall we say the English language is associated with the idea of freedom of the individual to do whatever he/she wish. Now, the celebration of a religious day is marked by university students getting drunk and taking up hospital beds over patients with genuine concerns.

Freedom is a value, religious beliefs are celebrated and time suggests the young generations at a place of higher learning. Shall we say ideas in culture are a bridge too far in time or has culture become irrelevant in the English language of modern times?

The Polynesian young who grew up in the English language may prove the above to be the norm among the young, but only if one is not from a religious or traditional family.

Tradition is influenced by religious values of respects for parents and each other as well as compassion. Polynesian young practise these values everyday until it becomes second nature to them.

Cultural observers can implicate someone's cultural nous by the way they dress, the way they speak and behave. And this is where it matters.

The South Auckland schools have identified the benefits of Polynesian cultural practice in the classroom.

It follows that the common culture depicting freedom is where students show hostile behaviour towards teachers and other students. But the Polynesian cultural practice is where students behave towards teachers and respect each other.

This would surely empower teacher to teach but I'm not sure whether students are enabled to learn. I know in my time, students are not only inspired by their teachers to learn, but are also motivated by their family circumstances and background.

I understand the creative teacher has encouraged students to learn the values and speak the language of their culture. Periods are then taught in that language for maximum impact on both teachers and students.

It is the preferred style over the English Language deployment where students exercise their freedom to do whatever they wish including beating up the teacher!


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