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Jun 16, 2007

For Show 47 Lando and I are taking a look at some of the things that we take as automatic components in our modern lives. Concepts like schooling, driving, and even religion get put under the spotlight as we try to figure out what human beings have adopted as "part of life" and whether any or all of those concepts are truly necessary.

Opening Music: "Fire In The Sky" by Dave London
Closing Music: "ET" by Peplab


Illusive Mind
almost twelve years ago

This subject is a favourite of mind, the hidden systems and structures of cognition that delimit and determine our behvaviour and perception of reality.

Think of something as fundamental of the subject/object distinction... Or take a look at situational ethics as demonstrated in the Stanley Milgram experiment our fundamental notions of self-identity could be wrong.

Don\\\'t loose heart on the incomprehensibility of the brain, take a look at this video: TED Talks - Cognitive Science is about to fundamentally change

Dave Parkes
almost twelve years ago

I believe there is no way to live off the grid these days. The only way to simulate living off the grid, is to be average. Buy the car that is most common, not new, used, and in the most common colour. Where the same clothes, listen to the same music, watch the same movies and TV shows. Do nothing to attract attention to yourself and you are invisible, you might as well be off the grid.

By the way, what type of cars do you guys drive? You can tell a lot about someone by the car they drive.

almost twelve years ago

I agree with Dave. The gray man is hard to spot. The challenge will be sifting through the deluge of average information. I drive a Diesel VWBora TDI 4-door Blue Sedan. My license plate number is MDA 4457 ES.

almost twelve years ago

Why did the Agents in Matrix look like everyday men in black suits? Its funny because you\\\'re right. The gray man, the everyday man, average in all ways is the one that\\\'s invisible. But another idea that just occurred to me, to take this a little further. The big horrible monsters are easy to see and pick out, like the obvious heroes. But what about the monsters that blend in with everyone else? Wouldnt it be funny if the worst monsters and the greatest heroes were living side by side trying to stay off he radar, both trying to seems totally unremarkable. Just a thought your comments spurned.

And lastly, Joe and I drive the same type of car. Mull that one over. LoL