Archetype Shift

Aspects of Reality

Aspects of Reality (Photo credit: woodsman_dave)

Click on over to The Reality Show by Mike Jay for an essay that neatly sums up thoughts and reflections of mine over the last few years. Please check it out…

In the 21st century, the influencing machine has escaped from the shuttered wards of the mental hospital to become a distinctive myth for our times. It is compelling not because we all have schizophrenia, but because reality has become a grey scale between the external world and our imaginations. The world is now mediated in part by technologies that fabricate it and partly by our own minds, whose pattern-recognition routines work ceaselessly to stitch digital illusions into the private cinema of our consciousness. The classical myths of metamorphosis explored the boundaries between humanity and nature and our relationship to the animals and the gods. Likewise, the fantastical technologies that were once the hallmarks of insanity enable us to articulate the possibilities, threats and limits of the tools that are extending our minds into unfamiliar dimensions, both seductive and terrifying.   – Mike Jay

An excellent read, discovered  via Mindhacks blog.

 

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