Thursday, July 05, 2012

Worlds apart

Imagine only being able to see in two dimensions, to move in two dimensions, to measure your world in two dimensions?

Imagine I told you there was a third? That not only was it possible to move left and right, but also up and down.

Imagine you are a hunter in two-dimension world, that what you do depends on movement. You had no idea that up and down stuff existed, let alone was possible for you. And then I tell you there are loads of hunters just like you out there right now moving up and down as well as left and right.

And they are doing better than you.

They don't just fish where the fish are in two dimensions, but in three.

The scale of their world is infinitely more vast. The opportunities infinitely richer.

All you have to do to join in is look up. Or wait to get swallowed whole by something you couldn't even conceive of.

The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?