I was inspired to write this after viewing an excerpt of a lecture by Jay Rosen of NYU on the Ethic of the Link.
Before the beginning The Nameless was.
Infinite. Timeless. Whole.
In the beginning there was The Word.
The Word birthed Humankind.
The Word was Humankind.
And it was good.
For 10,000 years The Word was constrained
Within the mortal vessel of the human brain.
Moving only from mind to mouth,
Mouth to ear,
Ear to mind.
These are the generations of The Word and its vessels in physical form:
Pictographic; Ideographic; Alphabetic.
Brain; Cave Walls; Clay Tablets; Papyrus; Parchment; Paper.
Mouth; Chisel; Brush; Pen; Press.
The Word arisen in digital form speaks thusly:
Yesterday I was freed from limitations of brain and voice
And you were reborn through abstract thought.
Today I am freed from the laws of the atomic world.
Why do you still make your home in poverty?
Those who wish to practice the Perfection of the Network should see things in this way:
Form is empty, emptiness is form.
No avatar. No human.
No property. No piracy.
No identity. No privacy.
No creator. No consumer.
Jesus said to them, “When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter [the kingdom].” The Gospel of Thomas