DENSEST?

Multi-screen video display arrays are the key to solving the problem of information overload. Actually, conceiving the problem as one of too much of one thing is a bass-ackwards approach. Problems should be conceived in terms of too little of the other thing. There is not too much info, there is too little cognitive ability to handle it. The synthetic capabilities of the visual cortex (mass-free mental imaging, through pictures) coupled to the synthetic potential of our matter-composed universe (molecular lego kit) provides us with a very very large number of problem solving avenues. We are over-engineered. Meeting the necessities of biological survival is a piece of cake; an amoeba can do it. But systems propelled by discomfort are limited in that they focus backwards upon point-casual determinants. These systems are automatic, not autonomous. Systems attracted by pleasure are less focused. They exercise forward acting (future oriented) area-casual apperception over a range of possibilities. The implication of choice requires a modeling system which allows the consideration of options which is an autonomous function. Problem solving is very simple given enough information. The facts usually sort themselves out into necessity fields and mental effort is potentially freed up to pursue more and more pleasure, mainly mental pleasure. This is creativity, this is art. In order to become artists we are going to have to learn how to operate within an incredibly dense information matrix. The densest info matrix is the visual one. The human retina is capable of differentiating about two million color hues and intensities and probably a larger number of shapes, spatial attitudes, distances and motions. We mainly use only a small portion of the visual field at any one time, a pencil thin cone of maximum attention, and we see as we read, in a scanning manner. This leaves the peripheral visual field almost unused, merely a cue-up function. Like hearing, an attention director. Expansion of peripheral apperception is desirable because it allows for the simultaneous comparative gauging of visual info which will, in turn, amplify the potential within the memory and projective areas of the mind. In short, we can make parallel processing abilities accessible to consciousness. One can get a taste of this ability by setting two TV sets side by side, tuning in two different stations with the audio upon both and concentrating on getting the gist of both programs at the same time. Within ten minutes you should be catching on.

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