Is Reality Fake?

luka

Well-known member
bumps on the head are part of my personal mythology i think they reset reality in the way black out drinking or dmt does
 

entertainment

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bumps on the head are part of my personal mythology i think they reset reality in the way black out drinking or dmt does
the narrator in the Tom McCarthy book Remainder (@version put me on to him) gets hit by some falling stuff and wakes up out of a coma to a reset reality. He describes his memories as having taken off like a flock of pigeons I think, returning one by one but in a new formation, some, which ought to be, or once were, important and close, now distant and lacking in resolution, and others, which ought to be trivial, now in perfect clarity and with an air of intimate significance.
 

luka

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bumps on the head are part of my personal mythology i think they reset reality in the way black out drinking or dmt does
"if the appropriate cerebrum circuits are actuated or turned off through electrical incitement", happening through an interaction he marks as the "3 R's" - Rewiring, Recruitment, and Release (Treffert, 2014, P.54).


He proceeds to clarify how head injury overhauls the people mind hardware, therefore assisting them with enlisting and "set up recently shaped associations between locales that were not recently connected" making, basically, new types of cognizance. This is then trailed by an abrupt arrival of a "torpid limit" - the hereditary memory - "because of expanded admittance to the recently associated mind regions" (Treffert, 2014, P.56).
 

woops

is not like other people
the narrator in the Tom McCarthy book Remainder (@version put me on to him) gets hit by some falling stuff and wakes up out of a coma to a reset reality. He describes his memories as having taken off like a flock of pigeons I think, returning one by one but in a new formation, some, which ought to be, or once were, important and close, now distant and lacking in resolution, and others, which ought to be trivial, now in perfect clarity and with an air of intimate significance.
this sounds alright. i think i read a good interview with him
 

luka

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Corpsey

call me big papa
This has probably been covered on this thread before but

Just thinking about that video I posted of the lawyer with the cat filter on.

Even though I've read some articles about how it happened etc. now I still can't quite trust that it really happened or that it isn't somehow intended to be a viral clip.

And that makes me think about how you can't trust ANYTHING online. And how most of us in the west anyway now live a large part of our lives online. Many days now where I live more conscious hours online than offline.
 

luka

Well-known member
This has probably been covered on this thread before but

Just thinking about that video I posted of the lawyer with the cat filter on.

Even though I've read some articles about how it happened etc. now I still can't quite trust that it really happened or that it isn't somehow intended to be a viral clip.

And that makes me think about how you can't trust ANYTHING online. And how most of us in the west anyway now live a large part of our lives online. Many days now where I live more conscious hours online than offline.

at that level of usage it is no exaggeration to say that SCREEN IS NOW PRIMARY ENVIRONMENT
 

sufi

lala
This has probably been covered on this thread before but

Just thinking about that video I posted of the lawyer with the cat filter on.

Even though I've read some articles about how it happened etc. now I still can't quite trust that it really happened or that it isn't somehow intended to be a viral clip.

And that makes me think about how you can't trust ANYTHING online. And how most of us in the west anyway now live a large part of our lives online. Many days now where I live more conscious hours online than offline.
tiktok interiors are fascinating
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
And when you're constantly online, you can't even trust your own actions.

Maybe you never can, but you're more conscious of it now. You're being pushed and pulled in every direction by online mechanisms. And you're being watched - on social media, on forums like this. So you're playacting all the time.
 

wild greens

Well-known member
A weird thing about this sea change described is that I'd say this is something only being experienced by certain members of the country isn't it.

The idea of the screen being your passage to the world is certainly something that's very real and tangible but I think the working from home lads are far worse off mentally and physically than the people I know who are still out working- I am out and about a lot, thank fuck

But this online world total immersion is really fucked up. I don't know how you'd begin to escape it. Everything is work and everything is the internet. Fuck that
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
the narrator in the Tom McCarthy book Remainder (@version put me on to him) gets hit by some falling stuff and wakes up out of a coma to a reset reality. He describes his memories as having taken off like a flock of pigeons I think, returning one by one but in a new formation, some, which ought to be, or once were, important and close, now distant and lacking in resolution, and others, which ought to be trivial, now in perfect clarity and with an air of intimate significance.
How are you finding this book @entertainment? When I read it I really thought it was the most original thing I'd read in years.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
And when you're constantly online, you can't even trust your own actions.

Maybe you never can, but you're more conscious of it now. You're being pushed and pulled in every direction by online mechanisms. And you're being watched - on social media, on forums like this. So you're playacting all the time.
Saw a programme (Slutever I think it's called - there is this girl who used to do a blog about all the people she shagged when she moved to London (my flatmate was on of the first I believe) and she parlayed that into a Vice column and then a tv show) about making virtual porn stars. So they had these guys and girls go in and get filmed from every angle so they could make a virtual version of them (but why not improve it?) and they were interviewing the guy and he was going "yeah this can go out there and earn money for me without me doing anything" - but - and this is why it follows from the bit about trusting your own actions - what if you rent out the virtual you and someone programs it to bum a virtual three year old, while wearing a nazi uinform or whatever?
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Sounds like a good starting point for a black mirror episode if they've not already done that one
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Sounds like a good starting point for a black mirror episode if they've not already done that one
Yeah it sounds like something that happened years ago... maybe it did, maybe the programme was a repeat.
They made a model of the girl who presents it and asked if there was anything she would be uncomfortable with but - she has to be this kinda ultra-sex positive - she's like "nah" and then they have some guy bending her likeness over a table and going at it hammer and tongs and she's going "Yeah - I'm getting railed".
 
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