…is something I’ve been thinking about lately–the speed of information, the speed of technology, the speed of the imagination when encountering the speed of information and technology. Of course, it’s almost mind-boggling if you think about it, but I’m fond of the analogy one English professor used this term: existence is like a book, we can assume the whole picture, but we must live one page, one paragraph, one sentence, one word, one letter at a time (well, maybe he didn’t say it quite that way–this is the way my brain stored it). Much like Zeno’s paradox (which we were discussing at the time) even though we’ve read through the words, the paragraphs, the pages, and the story, in the end, we’ll still have lived only one life. (Although if we were the arrow in flight, it might be a different story. Or not).
I like the idea behind Wired for Books.
Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
n: I’m glad you liked it. Lots to listen to.