Talking quickly, Cobb made a stab at getting it down in words. “I’m still there. That’s a higher I of course; the cosmos is layered forever up and down, with I’s on every level-the I’s are lenslike little flaws in the windows of the world-I’m in these chips and I’m in heaven.
Talking quickly, Cobb made a stab at getting it down in words. “I’m still there. That’s a higher I of course; the cosmos is layered forever up and down, with I’s on every level—the I’s are lenslike little flaws in the windows of the world—I’m in these chips and I’m in heaven. The heavenly I is all the I’s at once, the infinite I. We’re hung up on each other, I and I, finite I and infinite I—have you robots learned about infinite I yet? There’s more to a meatperson or a chipperson than ten trillion zeroes and ones: matter is infinitely divisible. The idealized pattern in the S-cube is a discrete model, it’s a digital construct. But once it’s running on a real body, the pixels have fuzz and error and here come I and I. You caught my soul. It works because this real body is real matter, sweet matter, and God is everywhere, Berenice and Loki, God is in the details. We’re not just form, is the point, we’re content, too, we’re actual, endlessly complex matter, all of us, chips and meat. I’m still in heaven, and I always will be, whether or not I’m down here or there, chugging along, facing the same old tests, hopelessly hung up inside your grade-B SF action adventure.
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Cool beat: https://soundcloud.com/mhd-underground/mehdispoz-the-return-of-man-lost-inside-the-acid-house
Some kind of scene like this has played out because of war at least 1,329,644 times in American history.
Today I’m hearing a lot of casual talk, I’d actually call it casual warmongering, about how the country again needs to dramatically increase the spending of soldier’s lives, and about an implied need to be way less concerned about the incidental killing of civilians.
Maybe our lives depend on doing that. It probably doesn’t. It needs to be questioned hard.
Soldiers aren’t the only ones killed in war. Many journalists, practicing the only profession specifically protected by the Constitution, give their lives so that the people know what the military was ordered to do. Their work documents history.
The film begins with Tim Hetherington trying to describe why he risks his life to tell stories from some of the world’s most dangerous regions. Eventually, he finds the right words: “I want to connect with real people, to document them in real circumstances, where there aren’t any neat solutions.”
The following is a listing of US casualties in the various conflicts that have been a part of the country’s history. The following numbers reflect only reported war deaths and exclude those wounded and/or missing. The Civil War maintains the highest American casualty total of any conflict.