Member Skype #30 – ‘The Library of Babel’ by Jorge Luis Borges

Is access to an infinite supply of information necessarily a good thing? How many of us can actually remember when we first connected to 'the internet'? Why would any person fear the permanent storage of 'personal data'? And what does any of this have to do with an obscure Argentinian fiction writer who died decades ago?

Joining me to discuss these questions and more was an eclectic panel of interlocutors, who each read Borges' seven-page short story The Library of Babel prior to the call :)

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JLB Member Skype #07 – Matrix & Birth Trauma (11-Feb-2018)

The official etymology of the term 'matrix' suggests that the word has a direct relationship to 'womb' and/or pregnancy.

Neo's expulsion from the 'matrix' into a dark and sterile ship was extremely traumatic. Is the typical hospital birth in the 'real world' today so different?

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