Month: April 2007

The dark legacy of Carlos Castaneda

There’s an interesting article on Castaneda today at Salon.com that’s worth reading see: http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2007/04/12/castaneda/index.html It makes me think of Joseph Campbell’s point that people confuse story with reality. But then what is real? I’ve found Castaneda’s work beautifully poetic. Many people are happy to live in the fiction they’ve made up for themselves of their …

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The Future – more Bladerunner than Neuromancer

Yesterdays Guardian newspaper here in the UK has an article about the Ministry of Defences “future strategic context” or their pessimistic ideas for what is going to happen in the next 30 years: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,,2053020,00.html the part that interested me was the “by 2035 an implantable information chip could be directly wired into the brain”. Clearly …

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