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Tim O’Reilly: Birth of the Global Mind

Tim O’Reilly: Birth of the Global Mind from The Long Now Foundation on FORA.tv …I ended up in my own thinking tying that into the poetry of Wallace Stevens who had this notion that truth is actually a fiction that we persuade each other of and it’s ultimately aesthetics that is the future of human cognition, its not this engineering mindset we find in “object truth”, its actually this notion that that “reality is an exercise of the most august imagination”. …people would say “why does Plato describe this with this fantastic mystical imagery, he must have been influence by the pythagoreans” and I say “nonsense!” I know exactly why Plato describes things like justice with this incredible flowery language, because when he was first thinking about it thats exactly what it was, it was a new idea! it was powerful! it was numinous! it was full of juice! of course you describe it that way… it was like wow! the experience was WOW! and now we rehearse it and we go “yea I got …