Friday, December 30, 2011
I am sure that we humans, researchers and truth-seekers, are beyond the "age of facts" as we are way over the "age of reason" of the 1800's. 'Get the facts', dad used to say. He was a man of the 20's and 30's, an age when there were facts to get. I was raised in the age of information and read Alvin Tofflers "Third Wave" and realized its all just 411 (information). How we process it, cognitively, philosophically, morally or perceptually, depends on the theory of relativity and/or Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, certainly more Fact than Einstein, believing that "god does not play dice with the universe". Actually, when i enrolled in my first COBOL/FORTRAN punch card IBM course, we called it 'data'. Star Trek had it right: DATA was a correct name for a cyborg. We are all just cyborgs, eating data for our daily bread dose of what others have defined as real facts for us. Reality TV is just fantasy and fantasy is more real as we learn that ideas are visions into a future not yet hardened by hard inventions. The world as we were taught to see it is as universe; one place; in quantum physics, it is in fact (and I use the term loosely), a meta-verse with possibly 10 dimensions of space and maybe even two of time (see Greens Elegant universe). What we dream, what we think (which means remember in Greek), is not so important. It is what we live in the now moment and our creations of imagination are what help assemble new ways of progress, technology and human life of the future. The only true source is us: "to thine own self be true" & "know thyself" are the only lessons we need to learn to embark on a consciousness of the future of 'no facts'.