3.7.2 The Future of Communications Part 2

So then, let’s inquire carefully into the origin of all this, because before we explore the future of communication, through symbols, through words, we’ve got to look a little bit at its past. At some point in the development of mankind, and nobody...

3.7.3 The Future of Communications Part 3

So then, it has been said that our modern systems of communication are an extension into the external world of man’s nervous system. Telephones, telegraph, radio, television: all this network of electronic devices is extending our nervous system in the same way as a...

3.7.4 The Future of Communications Part 4

When we communicate what are we really communicating about? What is the content of communication? Because you see, McLuhan’s come up with a very strange idea, that the medium itself is the message or putting it in a punny way to make it clearer, the medium is...

3.7.5 The Future of Communications Part 5

You may remember that this morning I described the situation as follows. I’m talking to you, and you understand what my words mean. Situation A. Situation B is taking the situation A as a whole my talking to you, and you understanding what I mean what does that...

3.7.6 The Future of Communications Part 6

I suppose some of you have read a book of mine called The Joyous Cosmology, in which I referred to once a very curious experience I had with Hindu music. I happen to have acquired from Timothy Leary some of this extraordinary Mexican mushroom. And I was feeling awful....

3.7.7 The Future of Politics Part 1

This then, is the last seminar in the series of seminars on the future. Devoted to the subject of the future of politics. All along, I’ve been emphasizing a particular point. Which is this: that the very idea of the future, has something spurious in it. That to...