The Destruction of Time and Space
This was one of the most damaging results of the technological innovations in the middle of the 19th Century – the invention of Electricity and of the Telegraph. As soon as Telegraph lines were built across America, and then across the Atlantic Ocean, which didn’t take long, our world was changed forever. News, which included photographs, could now sent instantly – instead of taking months.
This was seen as a tremendous advantage – and no thought was given to its disadvantages – which are simple enough for us now – after Einstein and his Relativity showed that Time and Space were really part of the same thing. This was the world our species had evolved in, and the only one we could understand and function comfortably in.
The result drove us crazy. Beginning in America with its Civil War – and in the rest of the World, with WWI. We knew something was wrong, but didn’t know quite what. So, naturally enough, we assumed some evil forces were out to get us – and went to war in an attempt to destroy them. Which did nothing but destroy the Modern World we had worked so hard to build.
You will, no doubt, object that this is a superficial analysis – which it is. What happened was a complex situation – where many interacting forces were at work. But it is useful to look at some of the biggest forces in this complex. Such as the one I am writing about here – a theory not my own at all. But one that has not been taken seriously enough.
This was such a shocking change (to our unconscious minds – our bodies, that is) that we could not cope with it – and could only deny its damage.
Philosophy such as this online course, overlooks this entirely.
And so does everyone else.