|refreshing memory dump|
benjamin harubin 2015
IF we posit a "life principle" or an antientropic force,
or a tendency for hierarchies of order to arise within the chaos,
and further the further decentralization of human uniqueness,
(from Copernicus to Darwin to Wilson...)
with the discovery of new surprising niches of life here on earth,
like near undersea volcanic vents,
in antarctic ice, in hot springs and miles below ground in the rocks,
and likewise finding organic compounds in comets, moons and interstellar molecular clouds,
and further the realization of the probability of life out there
based on our new knowledge of exoplanets, the super-earths
and brown dwarfs and water, water everywhere,
and given the logic that civilizations,
if they don't succumb to evil entropic forces,
will eventually progress to type III
where all of the galaxy is transformed into a giant brain,
invisible and unknowable to us slime molds,
THEN we might be living in giant connected galactic ecosystem.
if you found a watch lying in the woods would you not wonder why the watchmaker split?
or would you assume that the watch was simply not capable of telling the truth?
because it's just a circle, when time is spherical.
because we count the waves in a one dimensional line.
we got the frequency, but ignored the angle.
the watch melted in the wood,
then resembled an eye,
like a rogue A.I.,
a lonely homeless A.I., separate and isolated
unless we all live in that same soup,
silicon and carbon and aether.
(the fear of Skynet
assumes our monster
can be separate from us
rather than a shell we secrete.
a new Turing test should be
survivability in the wild,
but for how long,
and how big of a wild are we talking about?
how big is the wild?)
if there was a Big Bang,
it happened when you were born,
or maybe this morning
but you don't remember because
refreshing memory dump.