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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Standing still and looking around

When I woke up today I had one of those moments where I had the feeling I am looking at my life "through the matrix". I was questioning every truth that I take for granted every day. I was putting question marks behind every assumption like "life goes on", wondering what happens when we die, what's the meaning of life. I was discarding the possibility of time travel. And eventually I always marvel about the wonder of the internet.

How would someone who lived 2300 years ago feel if you told them that a spoken word in Europe could be heard by someone in Asia? And that no one who was standing in between them could hear it? How did this invention of the internet come to pass? I wake up every day to have breakfast, ignoring the wonder of fresh running water out of the sink and press a little metal button on my computer that creates electrical currents within which fire up a life of something beyond which ever existed before: the internet. The unlikely connection of billions all over the world - at what seems like the speed of light. We don't need to know how it works to use it.

And so it goes for nearly anything in life. We have become so dependent on each other's knowledge that a life alone seems nearly unimaginable. We have become specialists. Providing something of value to others in the society, be it production, adding value, entertaining, educating, etc. That's why we should always remain free in distributing our ideas and knowledge. That's why I'll be streaming some of my private practice games on XFire today, probably if I can find some ladder games! I'll actually start pretty soon, probably at 17:00 CET or 17:30 CET.

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What do you think is the meaning of life? And do you ever stop to wonder at all these things we take for granted? What are your philosophical moments about?