“Cities are no more artificial than Bee-hives. The internet is as natural as a spider’s web. We ourselves are technological devices, invented by ancient bacterial communities as means of genetic survival — we are part of an intricate network that comes from the original takeover of the Earth. Our power and intelligence do not belong specifically to us, but to all life.”
— John Gray, Straw Dogs
“The library will endure; it is the universe. As for us, everything has not been written; we are not turning into phantoms. We walk the corridors, searching the shelves and rearranging them, looking for lines of meaning.”
Let's reframe the typical digital experience and avoid dopamine triggers such as scrolling, loading (waiting/anticipation), desktop notifications etc.
Process is more important than outcome. When the outcome drives the process we will only ever go to where we’ve already been. If process drives outcome we may not know where we’re going, but we will know we want to be there.
In the meta I find nothing but explore so much. I discover no end but a journey of subjective value.
Nothing and everything in one space.
A paradox with no resolution.
“A philosopher...is a sort of intellectual yokel who gapes and stares at what sensible people take for granted.” – Alan Watts