What does that mean?
(Video edited for brevity original video @ Aspen Institute Youtube channel)
A Gutenberg Revolution…
…TV has made us think we are stupider than we are..
As often is the case I will hear something from someone that may have been said many times, when suddenly it clicks in a new way for me. Perhaps that is a commentary on my intellectual abilities or lack thereof, but I think it has more to do with escaping habitual thinking, if just for a moment. In this case it happened in the first seven and a half minutes of the interview/Q&A at Aspen Ideas.
Perhaps I am a little thick because I have found listening to Jordan Peterson for any extended period a little tedious at times. Not necessarily from what he says but likely the mind stretching and workout necessary on my part to follow him. Probably laziness more than anything, if I were honest.
But in this case, while most of the interview is a rehash with tweaks of what has been said many times, he comments on the fact of the internet and its ability to reach a lot of people, a given you might say, at this point in time, but what is striking is the fact that we are living in one of those periods of history that will be looked back on as a turning point, for a very long time.
It is probably more accurate to call it a convergence, and not all of the elements are compatible with one another. That necessitates decisions about the path we take from here.
We have heard from various sources about a great awakening. If you listen to the people heavily involved in the Trump movement in the U.S. you often hear the expression from the movie Matrix wherein the character Neo is brought out of the Matrix and sees it for what it is, which is now called being “red-pilled” in the lexicon of popular expressions. This is one type of “awakening.” Continue reading