"By and large, Kaccayana, this world is supported by a polarity, that of existence and non-existence. But when one sees the origination of the world as it actually is with right discernment, 'non-existence' with reference to the world does not occur to one. When one sees the cessation of the world as it actually is with right discernment,...
I’d like to write you a message
in hundred-foot high flaming letters.
It would tell you
you no longer needed glasses.
A passing spacecraft might mistake
my words for a signal
that the earth was running out of air
and, though we are very sorry,
there is no safe place for them to land.
If the words were bright enough
they may carry to...
Do not say “red”.
Avoid mention of Ares.
In fact, don’t wax classical
Keep it simple.
Don’t drink the water.
There isn’t any.
Say there is.
Exaggerate the prospects
Tell us the weather is nice.
Or, that it will be.
Wish we were there.
Tell us so.
Invent a new word
you were on a
man handled carriage
studded with glimmering gold
shining like a sun
solemn in peace as i become
filled with the rooting vegetation of any
of the men that stare at you, blinding me,
causing the eclipse, you force your eyes to me.
you are a decoration for the populace
like a toy that comes
I remember pacing around my room
interrogating you like a
suited lawyer interrogates a
guilty suspect sitting on that podium.
you converse with the guilty, who are like you -
I remember pontificating on the
stage of my room, on that
no longer am
i afraid of the...
my vision slowly faded into an
at the gates of heaven,
only the weak survive.
and i was never ready to die
God was standing in front of me
he was dressed in army garb
that had very obviously never been
he quickly apologized for everything -
i smiled and he looked relieved.
he said he
I came across this story by the late great Arthur C. Clarke. I'm not going to reproduce it here because it's probably copyrighted to his estate or something like that, but if you're interested in reading a very short story about the fictional fate of a certain species, which just might be applicable to our own, I suggest you do so by clicking the...
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve an equation, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight...
Communication of (human like) experience became WiiWare group’s main guiding light in the attempt to update the Voyager Project. Before it morphed into the WiiWare, that guiding light had to be filtered through criteria of nature of human experience, human’s experience of experience, and the notion of “human suit”. In the end (which is...
THE LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT : RETROSPECTION
THE PROJECT / RESEARCH
The Lighthouse Theory is a temporary name for this Voyager update project. In a nutshell we want to mark our territory. This post is
sort of the social connotations and implications of this effort. Before I get into the specifics of the social contextualization, I...