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Old 23-01-2014, 10:42 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by greenfellow View Post
I would be interested to know what you speculate could happen in the future with present technology synergetic67 ?


perhaps an on going war like in George Orwells 1984. Perhaps war footage has already been staged or 'hollywooded'

People have to learn two things:

1) That they are manipulated mainly through FEAR

2) That IMAGES cannot be trusted to be representations of real events PRIOR to authentication, especially if these images have been transmitted to you by the biggest liars and fraudsters in the history of the world: the mass-media

The big fear is that one day we will no longer be able to tell the difference between reality and a 3-D virtual reality digitally created, between an android, a robot or a human being, a "Blade Runner" kind of world. But by that time humans will have to have evolved enough discernment to become specialists in identifying "replicants," or they will be in sad shape. What I want to see is at least 10% of the world's population having as much discernment of reality and fakery and conspiracy knowledge as a Simon Shack or a Henrik Palmgren or a Sofia Smallstorm. Once we have an army that huge, we will be able to lead the rest in revolutionary ways that we cannot predict in the present. And we, hopefully as consistent practitioners of the win-win dialectic as opposed to the win-lose of the parasites, will be able to develop elaborate defenses and martial arts against parasitism that we do not have the resources to develop today. The double-edged sword of the internet is the only tool right now where, for a few hundred dollars, an average peon can gain access to vast amounts of knowledge but also vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation and get spied on day-&-night in the bargain, but it shouldn't be the only one. Our fates should not be beyond our control or else we'll be no different than the "replicants" in Philip K. Dick's story and Ridley Scott's film.

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. [pause] Time to die."

Tears In Rain is the final monologue of the Replicant Roy Batty in the movie Blade Runner. It is much quoted[1] and has been described as "perhaps the most moving death soliloquy in cinematic history".[2] The final form of the speech was improvised by Rutger Hauer, the actor who delivers it

Tannhauser Gate

Tannhauser Gate, Tannhäuser Gate and Tanhauser Gate are variant spellings of this unexplained placename which is used only once in this monologue. The name probably derives from Richard Wagner's operatic adaption of the legend of the medieval German knight and poet Tannhäuser.[14] Joanne Taylor, in an article discussing film noir and its epistemology, remarks on the relation between Wagner's opera and Batty's reference, and suggests that Batty aligns himself with Wagner's Tannhauser, a character who has fallen from grace with men and with God. Both, she claims, are characters whose fate is is beyond their own control.

" Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power. " ~ Seneca

"Because today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups...So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing." ~ Philip K. Dick

“You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.” ~ Philip K. Dick

"This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance." ~ Philip K. Dick

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