PARALELL WOLDS BEYOND GOOD AN EVIL: Thoughts inspired by Ogawa´s The Memory Police
Sure, but now technology has changed those circumstances as well. As technology reduces risks and consequences, people now seek out surrogates for things that previously engaged, frightened and upset us. Everything that Edmund Burke in the middle of the eighteenth century called the subtle, that is, something that is the opposite of intimacy and security, something that calms our nerves. The subtle, on the other hand, tenses the nerves, frightens and excites us, but in return makes life more unpredictable and exciting.