Softland or Hardland ?
Imagine someone someday tells you something that shakes your whole world, but by email.
What do you do ? Go see the Software Therapist ? If only. (If only I existed).
Today was a really weird day. I had to face someone who told me incredible things that I never thought could be by email, but when face to face, I just couldn’t speak about it, I couldn’t respond. What is wrong with me ? It was like my mind was blocked by a super magnetic field that wouldn’t let it trans-code email into reality. Like I was in another dimension. Crazy. It was really impossible to bring the subject up. I realized how empty reality – hardland – can be sometimes in comparison with what’s going on in softland – the digital world. Usually it’s the contrary. So very strangely, we both went through our day, as if nothing ever happened, saying hi and ordinary stuff. What happens in the machine, stays in the machine. Yet, the data is really there ! I can read it over and over – it’s real. For the first time, the virtual world felt more real than reality itself. How crazy is that ? Am I not ready for singularity or what ?
The digital world brings so many unsuspected things out of people, I always find that astonishing, it’s so rich. Something that you would never say in reality, you suddenly feel completely free to share through light and bytes, what’s up with that ? Yes, mind barriers can be so goddamn powerful, thankfully technology exists to break them. Well I always wanted to know how another dimension could be like, now I know.
So what now ? I still need to respond. In which dimension, softland or hardland ?