Monday, 18 September 2017

Seeing Dots

Imagine that how wide your perceptions are can be measured with dots, as if along a ruler, regularly spaced, moving both left and right directions outward sideways from the focal front point, straight forward. This dot we measure as zero. The next one either side are both numbered one, the next two, and so on. 

A person with very limited perceptions can only see so far, only knows the numbers say up to three or four. There is a limited possible number of patterns, combinations, inside this limited box. A small grid. Even if we connect every dot to every dot within three or four to either side of zero, the circuit is basic and easy to understand. It also becomes possible to understand in theory that going as far as three dots again past the three dots you can see, means an unseen, unknown point beyond the horizon. 

Now compare this grid with a person whose perceptions contain ten or a hundred dots to either side. The number of possible patterns and combinations, rhythms, within this scale of grid is immensely and immeasurably complicated to a person who can only see three or four dots. The entirety of the three dot thinker becomes a very basic cognitive symbol for the hundred dot thinker, one of many such symbols most of which are outside of and beyond the three dot thinkers comprehension.

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