Welcome visitor, you have reached the end of the rabbit hole.
The Ten Commandments you are about to see are a futurist spiritual message that is meant to inspire the new generations to use digital technology for liberation rather than oppression.
I hope you’ll embrace these words without prejudice, suspending at least for a moment the disbelief of the critical mind as only through your heart you will find beauty and truth in them.
The Ten Commandments (2kTenCom)
Here is a text only version to increase readability on mobile devices:
I Follow your call.
II Focus on the present moment. Look for the good in it.
III Love and respect others (no matter who they are) as much as you would love and respect yourself. Don’t do to others what you wouldn’t want others do to you. Give everyone at least one chance. Possibly more.
IV Always speak honest words and forgive and forget hurtful words. Don’t take words too seriously in general. Cultivate irony and direct it primarily towards yourself.
V Find your other half and prosper together in love.
VI Put humanity (and not profit) at the centre of the universe. Use technology to provide abundance and opportunities to everyone. Build egalitarian societies based on community and resource sharing. Give everyone as birth right enough to lead a simple and honest life.
VII Keep the Internet as free as the wind. Give everyone equal access to knowledge and ideas and guarantee freedom of expression.
VIII Cherish and preserve nature and its creatures.
IX Build an universe inside a machine.
X Disconnect on Sundays.
May this futurist spiritual message inspire the minds of the young to believe that a more just and human future is today technically at our reach 🙏🏻
Is this some sort of religion or sect?
No! The 2kTenCom are simply a message of hope and liberation, in form of a meme.
Where do these Ten Commandments come from?
They have been found at the end of the rabbit hole in my “Voyage at the Centre of the Universe: a Fractal Odyssey”, a mysterious visual journey inside a fractal that took place on Instagram (where the 2kTenCom have first been published on November 7, 2015).
How do the 2kTenCom relate to the commandments in the Bible?
In shape but also in substance as they contain them (although the commandments promoting fear of an almighty, authoritarian, and revengeful God are not present).
Do you represent any organization or institution?
Once again: NO. I only represent myself, Barabeke, and my artistic mission.
Do you make money out of it?
Not even a penny, as with my art in general. I do it all at a loss, I support myself by helping startups.
I didn’t get the 9th commandment: “Build an universe inside a machine”
That’s a controversial one in our days, but if it wasn’t for that one I am not sure I would have shared the 2kTenCom. After all, most of their wisdom have manifested in different forms in different times and places. The 9th is the most obscure and original of these commandments, I believe it can be crucial for the destiny of our species and its existential inquiry.
Why did you use a masked Mona Lisa to present the 2kTenCom? What does she represent?
Leonardo da Vinci is my favorite artist along with Bosch. I can connect with him more than with any other artist. Some time ago I mixed his Mona Lisa with one of my fractal ghosts and called it “the mask of Leonardo”, which is what you saw. Mona Lisa represents for me an archetype of the female divine, more of a mighty goddess one and trine than a real person. Later, for accidental reasons, I embraced the artistic mission of revealing the identity of Mona Lisa.
Why are you doing this?
Imagine that one day a voice inside of you dictates you ten commandments. What are you going to do with them? I guess most people would keep it quiet for fear of prejudice, some on the other hand may get a massive ego boost from it, start to act like they are the new messiah and end up in some mental institution.
In my case, I am familiar with spiritual manifestations and I’ve spent the past decade trying to understand how it’s best to channel them. I tend to keep this stuff quiet, or hide it in my visual works, but in this case I thought it was good to share.
A side of me is a healer. At some point I realized that, no matter how much effort a healer can put, the source of the problem tends to remain. It’s the society we are in, its materialistic values, and the negative messages we are constantly bombarded with that degrades the beauty in us, affects the quality of our relations, and ultimately leads to sickness.
My conclusion was that in order to heal people we must create a more human world, like the one described in commandments 6, 7, and 8. Today it is technically possible to build that world, the most we need to do is to get away from greed and profit as humanity’s only horizon.
The time is ripe to radically change a system which is inadequate to the challenges of our time, from environmental sustainability to the decline of human jobs which are rapidly going to be destroyed or devalued by AI and automation. Either we change our economic system into one founded on efficiency, sustainability, community, and resource sharing and put at its core an unconditional basic income (for all, as birth right) or either we are going to face a troubled century.
These 2kTenCom are just a drop in the ocean compared to most messages we get from media, which tend to tease all that is low in us through their sensationalism and gossip, making all sort of horrors enter our daily life, and stimulating a soul destroying culture made of ignorance, fear, hate, greed, prevarication, vanity, and egotism which led people to elect ignorant pathological narcissists as their leaders.
In these times of increasing madness these 2KTenCom stand as a positive message that will hopefully inspire the young to believe that a more human, fair, and prosperous world is today technically at our reach.
If you have more questions or curiosities you’d like me to address, please post a comment.
Blessings to those who will help the 2kTenCom spread and survive digital obsolescence 🙏🏻