Tesla’s electric motor. Mozart’s symphonies. Pesce’s protocols of virtual reality.
Many of the most transformative inventions and ideas in the history of art and science arrived suddenly fully-formed in the minds of the innovators.
Revelations – apocalypses – can come in a vision or a flash of light, as an engineer recites poetry or a mathematician emerges from sleep. In malarial delirium, psychedelic adventure or hypnogogic trance, when certain norms of mind function are abandoned, pioneering insights arrive unbidden and unexpected.
These new ideas are cumulative, and can be suddenly and collectively disruptive for a community when new scales, new worlds and new freedoms come within reach together. [fb_button]