Synchronicity

You’re right. My world got small. I was afraid for others and myself. A combination of understimulation and huge stress, trivial things like going to a shop or making a meal all of a sudden tantamount to life or death, confused, misinformed, exhausted... prone to seeing synchronicities
 

luka

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you know i get very agitated whenever i see anyone trying to pour water on the magical universe shiels. i can't stand to see balloons popped and cold water poured.
 
That’s not what I’m doing here. I also try to work against the deflationary, the waiving dismissal, the patronising explanation “it’s just” all that stuff you hate... the interesting question from poetix is why the palpable increase in synchronicity. Life is more scripted now is one answer. We’re afraid and hypervigilant and more suggestible is another. You could say that proximity to death leads to an excess of meaning. There’s loads of interesting ways to interpret it. Magic too. Let’s go luka
 

luka

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That’s not what I’m doing here. I also try to work against the deflationary, the waiving dismissal, the patronising explanation “it’s just” all that stuff you hate... the interesting question from poetix is why the palpable increase in synchronicity. Life is more scripted now is one answer. We’re afraid and hypervigilant and more suggestible is another. You could say that proximity to death leads to an excess of meaning. There’s loads of interesting ways to interpret it. Magic too. Let’s go luka
There's times when i think that not only is Life more scripted but that it's all generated by the algorithim. music is made by algorithim. politics is generasted by the algorithim. the day's talking points etc. the internet, and Twitter in particular, is alarmingly good at generating synchronicity to the point that i'm sure it's tipped many into psychosis. just by thr juicy and delicious tempting juxtapoisitoins and segues it provides.
 

Mr. Tea

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There's times when i think that not only is Life more scripted but that it's all generated by the algorithim. music is made by algorithim. politics is generasted by the algorithim. the day's talking points etc. the internet, and Twitter in particular, is alarmingly good at generating synchronicity to the point that i'm sure it's tipped many into psychosis. just by thr juicy and delicious tempting juxtapoisitoins and segues it provides.
Anyone who owns a smartphone with Facebook on it will, at some point, have found it showing them ads for certain specific things not just immediately after they've mentioned that thing (or something related to it) on Facebook, but even having simply spoken the word aloud.
 

luka

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time and time again. theres no doubt the microphone is used to target you. bit wait till you notice it's picking stuff up on your camera to advertise to you.
 

Mr. Tea

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Yeah, there's no magic about it - it's an internet-capable device with a microphone in it. It'd almost be more weird if it wasn't being used to spy on you by default, when you consider how Facebook makes its money while providing a service that is "free" to the user.
 

suspendedreason

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funny, I was just reading Sexual Personae's "cancelled preface" and came across:

I subscribe to a Renaissance cosmology, a divine network of correspondences, where everything is in analogy to everything else. I see a world cluttered with portents, what Jung calls synchronicity. Emerson remarks, "Some people are made up of rhyme, coincidence, omen, periodicity, and presage." To the despair of sensible friends, I am forever crying out things like, "Good God! That license plate is not only the street number of our restaurant but the birth date of that poet we heard read exactly ten years ago today!"
 

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Walters: What always attracted me when I first heard about that—I suppose, a lot of students at the time—it seemed to introduce a random effect, a found work, do you know what I mean? I wonder if it was so random as all that.

Burroughs: Well, how random is random? Uh…

Walters: Well, let’s put it like this. I was in a pub in Charlotte Street, of all places, in Soho, and a mate of mine had read Nova Express—this was ‘64, ‘65—was talking about this, “You must buy this book,” and started to try and explain to me his interpretation of cut-up and fold-in techniques, which he probably got wrong. And I couldn’t remember the name of the book when I got outside, and then an Express Dairy van from the Express Dairies came by, and I thought, “Express, Nova Express!” And I thought, “That’s what he’s trying to tell us. Random events can have a hidden meaning. We can get messages.” But I don’t think that’s what you see in it, is it?

Burroughs: Oh, exactly. Exactly what I see in it. These juxtapositions between what you’re thinking, if you’re walking down the street, and what you see, that was exactly what I was introducing. You see, life is a cut-up. Every time you walk down the street or look out the window, your consciousness is cut by random factors, and then you begin to realize that they’re not so random, that this is saying something to you.
 

luka

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and then you begin to realize that they’re not so random, that this is saying something to you.
and to some extent this is a function of attention isn't it? not in a willed way, but just how much you can expend at any given time.
 
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