In Plato’s classic allegory, a group of prisoners has been confined in a cave their entire lives. They have no knowledge of the outside world. They are chained and shackled, facing a wall, unable to turn their heads in any other direction. Behind them, a fire burns, its glow casting a flickering light. People pass in front of the fire, casting shadows on the wall… What happens when one of the prisoners escapes and learns what’s really going on? Continue reading Plato and the Red Pill
Once upon a time there was a king in India. An astrologer told him: “Whoever shall drink the rain which falls seven days from now shall go mad.” So the king covered his well, that none of the water might enter it. All of his subjects, however, drank the water, and went mad, while the king alone remained sane. The king could no longer understand … Continue reading Water, Anyone?