On The Monkey Bars

Current mood:  thirsty

Lattice citizens deflect their own identities like a prism onto reality.  it is the origin of hierarchy.  SO WHAT?!
Lattice ethos:
become a god through the use of technology.  “god” is just another bullet on my resume, baby!  make MONEY to buy all that machinery, that empowering machinery.  almost telepathy [hearing voices].  all we DO is hear voices.  all day.  all day.  but as long as i know which electric box they are coming from, i’m not crazy.  heh.
that empowering machinery…clairvoyance, clairaudiance.
a home security video surveillance intercom wired space.  remote control on the doors and widows to a console where you control the cameras and can listen to and address any or all parts of the house.  it’s now.  it’s weird. mini-gods.  but you still can’t take anything with you.  the Lattice world has too much shit in it and you have to get around too quickly to afford attachments.  BUT as modern people we need a lot of STUFF to play with. THAT’S what ELECTRICITY is for!  getting all that stuff wherever and whenever we need it, including our own bodies.  writing, one of the earliest technologies, is the capture of thoughts.  ethereal, ephemeral, complicated, simple, and lightning quick thoughts; that spinning carnival of pictures and memories in your brain [yes, you.]  writing is a feeble harness on that carnival.  if you stop using words, you just spin off into that carnival.  i just stayed out there for a long time.


About Suhail Rafidi

Suhail Rafidi is a novelist and educator whose works explore the destiny of human values in a technological landscape. You can find him on Twitter, too, @shelldive.
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