Heart of the Original

By Steve Aylett

Originality is hated and pretended, but the real thing is beautiful

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Short term memory

As knowledge retention is reduced, historical repetition threatens to catch up. If repetition intervals ever become shorter than mass memory, facts will be learnt through being too constantly in-your-face to deny. It’s been questioned whether such a catch-up can ever happen to humanity, either because memory shrinkage is propelled by fear, or because after acknowledging the obvious we will no longer align with the definition of human beings.

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Count Otto Black
 Count Otto Black says:

Through an electron microscope, atoms look like snooker balls despite being almost entirely composed of empty space because electrons move so fast through such a small area that for all practical purposes they're everywhere at once. Logically, if the Historical Repetition Coefficient drops below a critical value, the same thing will happen to history. Everything which has every happened will become permanent. Scientific opinion is divided as to whether or not this would cause the future to implode, but either way, you might as well cancel the papers and milk. Especially the milk.

posted 20th February 2014

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