It was just a turn of phrase. A Donald Trump construct. Never mind the context. It’s a powerfully evocative notion. Aren’t we all listening – with all our senses (not just ears) to the Internet?
We’re steered and shaped and activated by the non-physical reality that has become, for so many of us, the ultimate link and connector.
Will the next evolutionary step for humans be some kind of hybrid between the world wide web (remember that?) and our individual molecular selves? Will we become like “Tron,” living inside the infinite byways? And will we know it? Are we already there? Is our experience of being in the world and having three dimensions just an embedded shared fantasy?
What if we stop and listen really carefully? Will we hear the sound of nothing? Of one hand clapping? Or of gears turning?
Does it matter?
Okay, don’t succumb to the ennui and disconnection. Fight for your right to party. In this chancy and frivolous world where nothing can ever be certain or reliable, you must create your own shape. And to do that requires virtually (pun intended) continuous effort. Sleep is seductive. Passivity is easy (or so we think).
Do the hard thing. Engage your brain and your awareness. Live.
FYI: my new science fiction novel, RAYMÒN AND SUNSHINE, is available on amazon.com. It’s about the relationship between an autistic man and a female android three hundred years in the future. Here’s the link:
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