on full pay i might add. you haven't even had to sign on!
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
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.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.
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!"