This nOde last updated May 7th, 2003 and is permanently morphing…
(11 K’an (Corn) / 12 Uo – 24/260 – 184.108.40.206.4)
Born on Halloween, 1959 in Fort Meade, Maryland–home of the National Security Agency–Neal Town Stephenson comes from a long line of what he calls “propeller heads.” His father is a professor of electrical engineering whose father was a physics professor while his mother worked in a biochemistry lab and her father was a biochemistry professor. He has written for _Wired_ and is one of three authors ever to write a fiction piece for _Time_ magazine.
Stephenson is one of six visiting fellows at Ernst & Young’s Center for Business Innovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts he has an almost prophetic vision of the future and a cult following among high-tech thinkers. MIT Media lab Professor Michael Hawley says, “what Arthur C. Clarke was to a previous generation, Neal Stephenson is to ours. Neal is the kind of genius who puts one jarring idea on every page.” Growing up in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and Ames, Iowa, Stephenson decided he never wanted to work in an occupation that forced him to wear hard shoes. In this vein, he began college as physics major at Boston University Stephenson was lured to study geography because that department had better computers. A capable programmer and acclaimed writer, he finds it hard to work unless he’s listening to music on headphones. Since 1984, he has lived mostly in the Pacific Northwest and has made a living out of writing novels and the occasional magazine article. Currently he makes his home in the Seattle area with his family.
- _The Big U_ – (1984)
coined the term “metaverse”
INSECTIVOROUS ECTOMORPHISM OF THE MICRO MACRO TRANCE TWEAK AGE.
ETHNOBOTANICAL BEATS CYBORGANIC CICADIAN RHYTHMS INTERGALACTIC GAIAN GROOVES. A PROMETHEAN QUEST TO LIBERATE MEANING FROM THE IMPRISONMENT OF IGNORANCE. THE FUTURE IS THE PRESENT LIBERATED FROM THE PAST.
ONTOLOGICAL ORGANARCHY OF EARTH MIND CREATIONISTS. UNITED SPACE COLLECTIVES WHICH SPIRITUALISE COMMUNAL SHARED cONSCIOUSNESS. PSYCHONAVIGATIONAL NEWSICAL NUANCES OF AN AQUARIAN AGE EQUITEK.
MENTASMIC MULTIDIMENSIONALPORTALS OF NUMINOUS NEWSIC TRANSMOGRIFIED THRU THE DREAM STATE LOGIC OF CHIROS, TEMENOS, CHAKRIC CYBERDELICA. TWEAKERS OF WHOLISTIC HALLUCINOGENIC BEATFREAKERY USING THE RHYTHMYSTEC HIP-GNOSIS OF THE DIGITAL OCCULT. EAR-RATIONAL ANTIPODEAN TEKNOSIS NEUROTRANSMITTING PYROTECHNICAL PSYCHISM FOR RITUAL CATHARSIS. POT HEAD FLIPPING PIXIES IN TEA POT TAXIS, SONIC SHANKARS, MYSTICAL MANIACS, TRIBEDELIC NOMADS, HALE BOPPERS, ASTRAL–ALIENS, TRANSNEPTUNIAN ESCAPOLOGISTS, LUNAR CRITTER QUARK FARKERS, ANARCHITEQNOFERALS AND TECHNOSAUREANS OF THE TOTEMIC, MELD INTO THE ANIMA MUNDI OF THE UNIVERSAL MIND. AN EXOTIC AYURVEDIC ELIXIR OF GROOVOLOGY CHANNELLED BY A SYNERGISTIC CONGREGATION OF CREATIVE, TRANSPERSONAL, ALCHEMISTS. CYBER SHAMANIC, PSYCHOTROPIC SORCERY CATALYSING THE CAULDRON OF SEXAGESIMAL SILICON SURF INTO HOMEOPATHIC HARMONICS FOR THE T H C TRANS-ZEN–DANCE HEATHEN CULT. META-MUTATING GLOBAL INFORMATIONAL BEINGS MORPHING AN ANCIENT FUTURISM, REFLECTING THE EVOLUTION OF DIGITAL, DOOFADELIC, DANCE DHARMA. AYANAMSA SHUNYATA SATORI. A PHANTASMAGORIA WHIRLY GIG SAMADHI PROPELLED THRU PORTALS OF TIME AND SPACE, METABOLISING BODY-GROOVE-GESTALT.
A DIGIDELIC AQUARIANA WHERE THE YANTRIC FUSES WITH AN EVOLVING ECOLOGY OF INTUITIVE CIRCUITRY CREATING AN AURAL ORACLE ABSTRACTASIA OF SACRED SONIC GEOMETRY.
EXISTENTIAL, EXPERIENTIAL, ELECKTRICKERY AWAKENING THE KUNDALINI RAINBOW SERPENT. RECONNECTION WITH A LOST EDENIC UNITY. COSMIC ORGASMIC BLISS STATES OF THE EJACULATORY PANGALACTICSPERMIA. CLITORIAL CLAIRSENTIENCE OF THE HEINOUS GROOVE GLAND GROUP MIND. ASTRAL ASCENSION GLIDING ON GALACTIC GATED WAVELENGTHS. PARADISIACAL MYTHOS COSMOLOGIES. A RETURN TO PRIMORDIAL INSTINCTUALITY THRU EXALTED STATE FREQUENCY FRENZIES ON AEONIC SOMNIFIC FLUX.
WITH LOVE & ELECTRONS…
- Insectoid personnel: Ray Castle
- _Tribedelic Nomads (The Jet Set Hippie mix)_
- _The Web_
- _New Vistas_ MP3
- sample: “I feel… that I am merely an agent… giving you some keys which have been given to me… to pass onto you… these keys are to unlock doors, out of your present prison… doors opening to new vistas… doors beyond where you are now…”
- _Angel Herded Hipsters in Gossamer_
_Tribedelic Nomads (Animistic mix)_
AVATAR– From a modern, Internet perspective, the term avatar was first adopted from Neal Stephenson to refer to the psychological persona people take on when they anonymously enter cyberspace. However, it is increasingly being used more literally as a term for the icons representing a user in a certain programs on the Internet. [First used from an Internet perspective in 1992 in _Snow Crash_, by Neal Stephenson, in one of those self-fulfilling SF prophecies. Stephenson got the name from the Hindu concept of avatars, which are the personification of various deities or entities.
appeared on the cover of _Wired_ magazine. wrote a lengthy report on his first hand experience at laying down transatlantic cables (some real wiring).
“The difference between ignorant and educated people is that the latter know more facts. But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent. The difference between stupid and intelligent people–and this is true whether or not they are educated — is that intelligent people can handle subtlety. They are not baffled by ambiguous or even contradictory situations–in fact, they expect them and are apt to be suspicious when things seem overly straightforward.”
“‘Which path do you intend to take, Nell?’ said the Constable, sounding very interested. ‘Conformity or rebellion?’
‘Neither one. Both ways are simple-minded. They are only for people who cannot cope with contradiction and ambiguity.'”
— Neal Stephenson, _The Diamond Age_ (1995)
“Is it a virus, a drug, or a religion?”
“What’s the difference?”
– Neal Stephenson