our world is just vibrations

What is light? It brings us information but is itself insubstantial. Sound is has no mass, or weight. Light and sound aren't objects or material in themselves, only energy... motion... but they seem to be most of what our human experience is made of. Someone or something that knew how to manipulate light and sound …

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Which world is the dream world…

What does your mind do while you're away? Could your dream world be more important and enriching than waking life? Our days so often seem like meaningless survival, as if our consciousness is just a way to keep us eating and procreating, the same way a section of our brain keeps our hearts beating and …

I miss Thinking

In my late teens I used to go sit in all night cafe's by myself and think for hours on end. I imagined ways in which the world could work, other universes, strange consciousness, other creatures, alien landscapes--all without a smartphone or even a book. Just free refills of coffee and my imagination. I miss …

Notice things

I find that I often am oblivious to things right next to me. I spend way to much time in my head, thinking about anything other than what I'm doing and where I am in the moment. Lately I've been making a conscious effort to notice the things around me. What objects are near me? …

The City and the City, by China Mieville

I finished reading The City & The City and was impressed, intrigued and am interested in reading some of his other books. A murder investigation in a foreign city which is actually two cities who spend their days ignoring each other... what could go wrong? I found this crime novel to be very creative, and …

Split brain

I've been listening to Peace on Earth, by Stanislaw Lem and the character has had his right and left brain split. It's quite interesting so far, and deals with a lot of philosophical questions like 'is it me inside my head, if i don't know what it's thinking?' So far the plot seems to be …

Alternate Worlds: in which sleeping you is the real you

When you are asleep, your mind is at its true potential, in full conscious awareness, contemplating higher thoughts and imagining the truth of the universe. While you are 'awake' you stumble through life hardly aware of anything but your immediate surroundings, and your 'sleeping' self has no time for this you, only even thinking about …