Global Algorithm 1.2: Out There Having Fun in the Warm California Sun
California is the dissipating structure of analytic logic replaced by
magick as mediated by engineering. Three feet off the ground and rising, the
rest of the world rests its weary chin on our shores, gazing upwards.
Critiquing. Swooning. Wishing it could come here to surf the silicon waves, fuck
the silicone babes, or be swallowed up in some Mansonoid blood-red neon desert.
Reporters come and go. They find an adolescent 75-year-old philosopher
king preparing to have his head cut off and preserved on ice. But before going,
he would like you to know that "when the nervous system can be used at
Einsteinian relativistic speeds, the passive limitations of the nervous system
itself become apparent."
California is on the edge of a tremendous nervous breakthrough. Some
of you are jealous.
European and eastern bohemians could never really embrace the
psychedelic experience. It's not history that haunts them so much as the toilet
training of classical education - the structures of credibility. California -
INcredible home of Disneyland, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and LSD culture hasn't
merely UNmade history, it's flattened time. From our vantage point, we look
forward as easily as we look backwards.
This doesn't necessarily make us nice or happy. It does tend to make
us permissive, but it can be the permissiveness of a cowboy lynch mob that is
mutating via some mix of tabloid vulgarity and mediated sophistication towards
replicating the international outlaw occult recklessness personified by the
weirdo freaks who surrounded Hitler in Germany.
But it doesn't have to be. From my time zone it's obvious that we are
constructing the digital equivalent of the DMT experience. Soon, all of the
information in the universe will be mainlined directly into your nervous system.
Trust me on this. You have a choice. You can either become an information
processing machine, or you can become an orgasm. In other words,
Wired versus Mondo 2000 - for all eternity.
The future, my cultured friends, is the direct interaction between the
nervous system and the information system. The formerly interior terrain of
thought and memory will be exteriorized. It will begin at our fingertips. Our
experiences - far from being disembodied - will be one of direct bodily
reception. The spinal chord/brain as antenna.
Don't be left behind. Here in California, there are many flavors of
atavism to choose from. Look for the one that promises a breakthrough in the
grey room. Nothing up our sleeves. No strings attached. This is what you've been
STEP RIGHT UP. YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS THIS!
R.U. Sirius is one of the founding editors of Mondo
2000 and the co-author of How
to Mutate and Take Over the World.
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