i was watching a movie last night with my girlfriend. the x-files movie for those interested. we were being bored for a few moments with an interview with the actors and the director and my girlfriend said, "why don`t you skip ahead to the film...." and i said that it was one of those old-fashioned newtonian mechanical devices on tape and that it conformed to physical limits of time and space, unlike a cd or dvd which transcends them.
we live in a reality that we experience as if it is on a strip of iron oxide coated tape running in one direction.
from birth to death.
for the majority of us we will see, in the not too distant future, more devices and processes that will allow us to shift from this newtonian local view of reality, toward a non-local quantum mechanical view of things so that things like size and time and location won`t be as critical to our thinking as it is now.
for some this is a frightening concept that means losing a grip on things that "matter" literally and figuratively. areas such as computing and nano-technology are now entering into the realm of non-local functioning and will soon become indisticnct from magic for the lay observer.
the simple fact that people could actually invent the cd in the first place is an early indication that this process is underway....and that in the more than twenty years since we first got cds imagine what else has been developed, waiting to emerged.
the newtonian physical view of reality brought us wonders of clockwork machinery and thinking, the next shift of perception will be......non-material.
and maybe some things that have been a mystery to society will become apparent.....finally.