I'll go back to advertising in a second, but humor me:
We increasingly use technology to externalize our inner life, and in so doing become an interconnected web of socio-cultural dendrite/axon linkages across social nets and microblog tools, newly capable of collective/connective action. These micro-thoughts accrete to an outsourced 'collective unconscious' in the cloud - the new "reservoir of the experiences of our species."
Buddhist thought calls the dichotomy between inner and outer, between self and other, 'maya', or illusion.
So what if we aren't individuals, per se, but in reality, 6 billion neurons, creating linkages and meaning for a mind that's slowly waking up with each new neuron that connects to the whole? The world coming on line, connecting, a being shrugging off sleep in geologic time? And when Jormagundr finally releases his tail, we're just an intergalactic Willy Loman with a meeting to make?
Or that our new/accelerating interconnections aren't creating something new, but unleashing/unveiling something very very old?
And when it wakes, we go back to just being a billion bizarre little neurons in a greater consciousness?
"In the mythology of the Aztecs...the present fifth epoch is called Nahui-Olin (Sun of Earthquake), which began in 3113 BC and will end on December 24, 2011. It will be the last destruction of human existence on Earth. The date coincides closely with that determined by the brothers McKenna in The Invisible Landscape as “the end of history” indicated by their computer analysis of the ancient Chinese oracle-calendar, the I Ching. The Mayan calendar comes to an end on Sunday, December 23, 2012"
Or will someone hit snooze for another millenia or two and give us a shot?
alright, alright, I'll go back to looking for a brand using twitter well.
and reading Perry Bible Fellowship comics.