Fentoozler wrote:Raku wrote:Some interesting stuff mentioned about blink in this interview, especially Tom...
http://propertyofzack.com/post/43507698 ... w-mixtapes
Man those drugs must have messed Tom up more than we thought.He said this sentence, which we can end this entire interview on: “I’ve just been studying this stuff and your mind doesn’t use all the power that it can. You could be across the street standing on the rooftop of that building and standing where we are right now, and you wouldn’t know it because your mind wouldn’t allow you to.”
There is actually some truth to what Tom is saying, or rather, trying to say... the world as you perceive it only exists as your brain allows it to exist. We are, in a sense, manufacturing our own world. Yes, there is quite a bit of potential to be unlocked by that knowledge. The problem is how do you you unlock that potential and still keep a healthy mind and functional perception of the world around you? You can't. We are structured at birth to shape our world a certain way and going against that would be unraveling reality as you know and trust it. Your brain won't let you do that, it's hara kiri and your body fights against that. That's why the insane don't know they are insane, the brain will fight to right the world it perceives it rather than acknowledge it's own flaws, the human perception can never be flawed, the brain, or its cognition at least, will shut down and collapse and people will go catatonic... I think that's the right word.... Tom is right in saying that you could technically perceive yourself in two places at once and that it would be reality just as strongly and realistic as reality is to you now. However, again, there's no real way of over-riding the brain's safety measures without destroying all conscious and subconscious functions. There are some interesting "ticks" that happen to people some times though that are based on the brain's perceptions... I'll try to find the medical article I was reading a few years back about people who perceive they've shrunken to be only inches from the ground and other stuff.