"We think this is reality. But in philosophy, that’s called naive realism: "What I perceive is reality." And philosophers have refuted naive realism every century for the last 2,500 years, starting with Buddha and Plato, and yet most people still act on the basis of naive realism.
Now the argument is, “Well, maybe my perceptions are inaccurate, but somewhere there is accuracy, scientists have it with their instruments. That’s how we can find out what’s really real.” But relativity, quantum mechanics, have demonstrated clearly that what you find out with instruments is true relative only to the instrument you’re using, and where that instrument is located in space-time. So there is no vantage point from which real reality can be seen.
We’re all looking from the point of view of our own reality tunnels. And when we begin to realize that we’re all looking from the point of view of our own reality tunnels, we find that it is much easier to understand where other people are coming from.
All the ones who don’t have the same reality tunnel as us do not seem ignorant, or deliberately perverse, or lying, or hypnotized by some mad ideology, they just have a different reality tunnel. And every reality tunnel might tell us something interesting about our world if we’re willing to listen.
The idea every perception is a gamble, seems to me so obviously true that I continually am astonished that I could forget it so many times during the course of 24 hours. But to the extent that I remember it, I just can’t stay angry at anybody, so it’s a thing worth keeping in mind.”
set of nostalgia drawings by gabriel picolo. i don’t think i have enough space on my tumblr for all his works that i’d like to post.
Holy shit, this guy is on some interstellar levels…
Advertising from Tesla: Origins
You’ve got to hand it to Tesla, they do things differently.
Director : David Holm
DP : David Holm
Editor : Ben Jordan
Sound Design : Joe Mount
Executive Producer : Tim Case
Now, that’s a car commercial.
Perfectly devoid of cheesy VO, proprietary buzzwords, and brand jingles. Well played.
Benito Mussolini’s Fascist Party headquarters, Rome, 1934.
Brutalist Retro Futurist Sci-Fi Façade.
Do the same thing. From Married To The Sea.
American politics in a nutshell.
Never has a society entered an epochal transition with such unpreparedness.
Never has a society appeared so childishly decadent.
I didn’t want to go anyway.
You need to borrow a job, with yo broke ass.