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Sandbox: An Open Conspiracy for Good?

on Monday, Mar. 18th

Friend of the blog Sparrow Hall found this and I just had to share.

This is Sandbox, a group that is a people incubator. No, they are not growing clones (I don’t think), they are growing relationships between a multi-national group of people under 30 who they believe are going to have a major impact on the world.

The video pitch feels a little bit Esalen (look it up, kids) and a little bit Illuminati. (What, I can’t like gonzo conspiracy theory for entertainment purposes?)

On their site the group asks:

Who is going to lead the world in 20 years? What would have happened if established global leaders met not only when they were in their 50s, but already when they were in their 20s?

Now I know the “Illuminati” line and the “conspiracy” headline is a bit charged, but it made you look, right? I had another motive for using those terms. This whole thing reminds me of a Robert Anton Wilson (author of “The Illuminatus! Trilogy”) quote that I saw bounded about today: “You should view the world as a conspiracy run by a very closely-knit group of nearly omnipotent people, and you should think of those people as yourself and your friends.”

If nothing else, the line in the video about how everything changes but human relationships rings so true.

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