To survive the disorder accompanying scientific-rational awareness, something new and unique in the history of humanity was wrought: the ego. But this ego has become extremely insensitive to the effects, much less the necessity and usefulness, of its created disorder.
It was just another Saturday on Ken Kesey’s farm, but it felt like Shangri-La. The Cuckoo strode around his own eight acres, miles away, in a striped referee’s shirt, signing autographs and posing reticently for the cameras–an icon who, in the words of Hunter Thompson, “has found out a way to live out there where the real winds blow.
Mechanically consuming a
text to project a new text is aesthetically anthropophagic, suggesting a type
of shifting, combined realization. External material is consumed, digested, and
restated as a new entity. Historically, this process of absorbing what is of
interest in foreign matter has been a technique used to combat and transcend
Let me offer a
few possibilities about the days lie ahead — changes that may occur within
the next twenty or so years, roughly a single human generation, possibilities
that are taken seriously by some of today's best minds, potential
transformations of life on Earth and, perhaps, even what it means to be
Inception is James Bond meets Orpheus in the underworld meets Billy Pilgrim. Now, die Gedanken sind nicht frei; on the contrary, even your unconscious is a commercial for the corporation.