Friday, January 19, 2018

Philosophy Wire: Sounds in MP3. Silent forest.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2018-01-19]: Gentle sound stimulation - such as the rush of a waterfall - synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and tripled their ability to recall words, reports a new study. The goal is to make the new technology available for home use. [1] We have abandoned nature. And we have suffered the consequences. But now we do not want to go back. We just want to create our own artificial one. We do not want to go to the river and listen to it flow. We just want the sound in MP3. But it is not the same. Yes, the river changes all the time but still is the same. The MP3 is the same all the time. The forest was once ever changing and alive. Now we have it in video in MP4 format. We have brought eternity into the cosmos. And we have killed it.

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