April 11 2008 / by Accel Rose
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Here’s a trippy yet provocative YouTube piece by Terrence McKenna, creator of Novelty theory (which predicts the ebb and flow of novelty in the universe as an inherent quality of time), that explores the the notion of culture as an operating system that sits atop the natural human brain, conditioning our experiences (it certainly could do without the spooky music). If more or less accurate, this concept means that we’ll have the ability to transform mindset, or to “download a new operating system”, as we develop the requisite technologies. According to McKenna, that requires “clearing the necessary disk space”. Take a look for yourself, if you dare:
What operating system are you running?