Sunday, May 18, 2003

This was a reasonably productive weekend. Live music, good weather. I finished reading a novel and got some minor work done on my Mars book. This week I'll be interviewed for "AlienViews II," a radio show. Thankfully it's not live, so the sound technicians can delete my digressive murmuring.

I have a strong hunch that humans evolved, in part, on Mars, although it's nothing I can put my finger on or hope to prove. It's quite probable that reality is a hundred times stranger than suggested by "The Matrix." We may need new brains to understand it. Our neural "system architecture" is static and far too brittle to cope with the inevitable tides of paradigm shift. As Bruce Sterling reminds us in his Viridian newsletters, "embrace decay."

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