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If what we are drawn to at the highest level is peace,
and peace is an analog of the pull you feel toward distant
views, (probably because when the pixels get small
enough you have to use a different compression
algorithm to process them, and through lots of monkeys
having lots of years of
distant views without predators,
the compresseyer process would acquire an endorphin-
release routine, so that it feels good to view long
distances, and a byproduct is that the code-ier algorithm
both seeds higher
level processing, and - when the process feeds back on
itself - allows for occlusion and "guessing" in the same
as the impressionists squinted to paint and their brains
read between the lines and came up with half-heard
genius), and if hearing is the most recent and most
sense - bringing us the most fully and measurably into
time dimension, and blindness is sort of a
lens that allows for more opportunity for memory and
processing rather than direct input, and
that the rate of change in the progression of
communications formats is exponential, then blind
will be in a pretty good position in the not too distant
future to adapt more quickly to exponential change by
"squinting with their ears" and letting their big picture
pattern recognizing capability extrapolate and predict
where the increasingly chaotic change will be going, and
not get diverted by the bad habbits that sighted people
pick up from the art-illusion - that time can be
in space, and so blind people should probably be in
||Interesting. I know a woman who has been entirely blind her entire life. She does indeed have an unusual kind of clarity and intelligence (although she would have absolutely no idea what 'clarity' is). She's also somewhat involved in politics.
||Former British PM Gordon Brown was blind
in one eye.
||Not exactly an outstanding success.
||David Blunkett, former Home Secretary, was
blind. All in all it would have been better to
give the job to the guide dog.
||Then again, given the opportunity of poking
out Gordon's good eye, there would be a long
queue of folk each with their own blunt
pencil. So maybe it's not that bad an idea
||Maybe leaders need to have (an) extra sense instead.
||This is H G Wells in reverse.
||Nah, I'd be more in favor of bestowing upon them that which is common to the rest of us.