Podcast 702 – Hacking Reality

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Guest speaker: Terence McKenna

PROGRAM NOTES:

In this talk, which was given in October of 1995, Terence McKenna talks about his concept of thinking about various cultures in the same vein as computer operating systems, complete with viruses. He says, “Your operating system determines what world you are living in.” -McKenna

He then goes on to equate a clash of cultures to a clash of operating systems. It sounds elementary, but it does seem to give me a better way to think about world affairs. Of course, I’m more of a geek than a historian. This metaphor may work for you as well.

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Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Culture, Future, Psychedelics, Science & Technology, Terence McKenna (mp3).

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