We all have magic in us, but some people are just magical through and through. Whether they are born with it or whether they picked it up somewhere along the way, some people just have a certain quality about them. This quality causes amazing things to happen wherever they go. They seem charmed, superhuman, as… Continue reading Magical People, What Is Their Secret?
Sometime in the late twentieth century, about the time the Berlin Wall fell, it seemed like everything was in flux. With the Cold War at an end, the internet just emerging, and a political pendulum beginning its swing toward a more leftist/progressive world-view, the future appeared to be unwritten. The direction of our civilization was… Continue reading Was William S. Burroughs the Grandfather of Memetic Warfare?
In my last post I explained the way our reality is populated through and through with conscious beings, continually rendering the information substrate into the reality with which each creature is familiar. But, to the question of the tree falling in the forest. If somehow there could be a forest without conscious creatures in it,… Continue reading Our Bodies, Our Interface: Considering Information As The Hypostasis Of All Reality, part three
In the last post, I asked you to picture a shirt hanging in a dark closet, unobserved by any conscious creature. The implication of this thought experiment is that it may well be that, unobserved, the shirt resolves to nothing more than pure information. As do all unobserved things, because it is information that makes… Continue reading The Tree Hears Itself Screaming: Considering Information As The Hypostasis Of All Reality, part two
Imagine that you are looking at an image on a screen, a face, a photographic portrait of someone you know. You look at the picture for a moment, and then minimize the window, or swipe it to the background. The picture is still there, though, isn't it? It still exists, somewhere, in some sort of… Continue reading Of Jpegs And Dress Shirts: Considering Information As The Hypostasis of All Reality, part one