“Imagine if, for your whole life, you had only been looking through one eye, and then scientists allow you to open up the second eye. All of a sudden you’re not just getting more vision, you’re getting a different dimension, a whole new perspective.” How cool would it be if we could also open up a third or fourth eye, or even a thousand eyes? And that’s exactly what’s happening now. –Rick Smolan
Samuel Morse’s domino effect on cyberspace can be seen as similar to Shakespeare’s effect on English. The invention of the telegraph created a dramatic shift in peoples perceptions on how information could be transported, people began to exist in multiple worldspaces rather than one.
We are in the midst of a deep, long, muddled cultural transition, profoundly related to the incorporation of networked media technologies, wired and wireless, into virtually all aspects of our daily lives. – Felix Stadler ‘information Ecology’
Translation: So long as they were linked by telegraphic wires, humans were liberated from the tyranny of distance; Samuel F. B. Morse had, in the saying of contemporaries, “obliterated time and space.” Sean Trainor
We are re-imagining the world as a brain with millions of interacting connections allowed by the digital age, changing how information is moved and presented, allowing us to ‘teleport’ and exist in multiple spaces without moving matter itself.