September 2007 Archives

View from Ebisu

for Joi (and others):

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I know this view from somewhere nearby.


I didn't want this to be the first post in a while but what the heck...

I've been thinking a lot about the nature of time again recently. Especially the future. Gibson's quote, "The future is already here - it is just unevenly distributed." keeps coming back to me, and it is very much inline with my thinking.

And as I was just thinking about it again a few moments ago, how what some might think is futuristic is very much "now" for others, I thought:

"What is now to me is in your future."

Which brought back an old memory, from Art History in college. Renaissance artist Masaccio's "The Holy Trinity" features a tomb at it's bottom, with a skeleton and the inscription:

"I was once that which you are, and what I am you will also be."

In that context it is very poignant of course. And absolutely not in the scale nor scope of what I am thinking of, but a neat parallel anyways.