What are you missing from what is really there? How can exposing that be interesting or useful?
I’m not sure I’m missing anything. I believe my perception has it’s limits, and I’m okay with that design. It’s a great way for us to invent all of these modes of communication in effort to find out what we think we’re missing. It’s the ouroborus metaphor, the snake eating it’s tail. We wouldn’t chase it if it didn’t keep running away. We certainly wouldn’t bite it if we knew it was ours. Right? Anyway, “it’s no fun until someone dies.”
Sorry for jumping around, but these giant issues are a bit difficult to navigate in a blog posting. I’ve consumed so much information about them over the past decade, and, honestly, I’m a little burned out. But if I were to take a moment and scoop out a chunk or two to talk about: I’m interested in different cultural approaches to the notion of time. More specifically, about how different belief systems/illusions/thoughts about time effect social organization and our ideas about what’s valuable to do with bodily existence.
For instance, what are the relevant behavioral differences between people who believe in reincarnation and those who don’t? What are they between people who have a cyclical time system and those with a linear one? Their family structures are different. Modes of communication probably differ, language, all sorts of collective and individual goals, etc. I wonder how the idea of “cause and effect” differs in different systems. Moreover, what do animals think about all this?
And what does all this have to do with computers and senors? I’m not sure yet. In fact, I’m a bit wary of using those objects to expose what we’re calling “illusions.” Using objects born from a philosophy of almost staunch materialism sends a message that there is some sort of
“proving” going on. It would seem like I’m trying to prove that illusions exist. If that happens, do the illusions become real? And what if the computer and sensors are illusory too in some way? Where does that thought process end? I may be less interested in exposing, and more interested in blurring the lines we draw.