Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Seven Billion of My Closest Friends

"Organic on an unprecedented scale (as artifacts go). When I shake the device, it shuffles the tiles and gives me a fresh look.

"The neat thing is that the context is sufficiently constrained to make the complexity reasonably 'manageable'."

Framers are at a certain disadvantage that cannot be overcome in this corner of the universe at this time. Surely, things will change as time passes, and in ways that cannot always be adequately anticipated for the foreseeable future.

We talk of principles of the timeless variety and wonder. How is it that something that 'just happened' would invoke such a universal reaction? Very long periods of time? A dominant cognition architecture? How much are we able to rely on how our perception 'feels' about what we know? The ego-driven practice of a number of intellectual pursuits has left  a lot of room for improvement.

© 2011 Buzz Hill

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