The source of golden tickets
A Journey to AR Shift
Let’s go on a journey together, from the first scratches and hand prints on cave walls in Europe and Asia, to the universes that will be created in the future. We will give you a glimpse into the darkness of what is to come, an endless blend of the real and the imaginary. We have found Harry Houdini’s source of golden tickets — and we can’t wait to share them with you.
One of the most important functions of the human brain is imagination. It is the superpower that makes the best part of us. You would not be reading this text if not for hundreds of thousands of years of imagination from all our homo-species ancestors. It is the imagination that allows us to learn, to plan, to create art, to interpret feelings, interact with each other and to see things from different perspectives.
As science tells us, the world is made of atoms, which are mostly empty space (well, there’s no such thing as an empty space, there’s always something there, according to quantum physics). Our brain, as Immanuel Kant puts it, is a thing-in-itself. The whole world around us is simply our perceptual image of what could be there. We can’t prove if we see everything the same way.
Essentially, we live in an augmented reality — we superimpose colors, textures and depth in our own unique way to perceive reality. Yet, the world is actually made of waves of energy chaotically roaming through space and time. Our imagination is like the matrix of evolution.
And it is beautiful!
Homo Sapiens imaginations began evolving around six million years ago — and it was crucial for their survival. It helped perceive risk and avoid danger, plan ahead and better adapt. It allowed us to experiment, create new things — even millions of years later the best minds of our species rely on their imagination. And for all that time our imagination is something that has kept us sane, given us hope, pleasure and joy — The characteristics which differentiate us from other species.
Some researchers claim human’s predecessors could have adopted fire almost two million years ago. And you need a lot of imagination to contemplate that time scale. No other living thing has ever learned how to start a fire… At least, so far as we know.
to be continued…