Embedded Systems, the Singularity, and the Great Time-Lord

David just posted what has to be one of the greatest essays I’ve ever read on De Novo, his blog about metaphysics, religion, computer science and politics. This time he has really outdone himself with an ecstatic treatise on Buddhism, computer programming and the nature of reality:

The lesson that the Dharmapala brings to us is this: wherever you are, whatever you are doing, all things are in flux.  There is always change, there is no Utopian state of perfection, for creation and destruction are intertwined. […]  Concentrate therefore on the center, this fusion of opposites, from which all things flow, and you will inhabit at once all levels of existence; the nested shells of all matrices outward and inward come into focus, and you see them line up in eternal recursion in all dimensions for all time.  This is Moksha, liberation.

Read the whole thing here.

~ by emilypothast on January 24, 2009.

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