Alright, picking up from yesterday, while dying seems like too strong a word to describe what happens to the previous day’s self at sleep, I think if we are to be clear that dying is mere non-existence then in some ways it’s just appropriate; even though because death is such a loaded concept I would say to my yesterday’s cramming self that the word should have been avoided.
There are many other analogies we could use, Theseus’s famous ship first and foremost comes to mind, but that’s a very old tale and nobody rebuilds anything anymore, because capitalism rewards the production of disposable goods. So maybe sleeping is a git merge and waking up is a pull request? But then what is a fork?
Fork is what Kage-bunshin no Jutsu does and that is why Naruto is such imba. Every time he merges his branches it’s like he has lived so much longer in a condensed time period. This way, using this ability is basically the same as entering the Hyperbolic Time Chamber in Dragon Ball; such a convenient narrative tool to explain away characters getting really good at what they do real fast.
Back to reality, in the documentary Inside Bill’s Brain I remember his secretary making a remark about how sensitive Bill is regarding the allocation of his time and about being punctual, because of all the resources available to him the one thing he cannot have more of is an extra hour a day. Such a downer.
This line of thought was hitting some sweet nostalgic heartstrings so I better stop now, before it continues regressing to below the mean and because it is getting too long, so maybe I’d continue thinking about this tomorrow, unless something else more exciting comes up.
Enough for today.
Some things I noticed 01/07/2020:
- battery factory in China. If we are to extrapolate the trend of automation, we’re heading towards a future where most economic value is socially constructed, if it isn’t already, and the production of tangible stuff will be so common physical things will be taken for granted; this assumes, of course, that there is a future to speak of, considering climate change and the threat of nuclear annihilation
- attempting to play Robin Thicke’s Lost Without You at the guitar is a reminder why music is not for me, getting lost in the moment to follow the beat is such a skill unattainable to those whose minds wander all the time