Road Trip & Collective Consciousness

  • After reading from Vernor Vinge's Fire Upon The Deep, I went to sleep and dreamt that I was on a road trip with Allen and Mario. I mention the sci-fi book because in the dream our bodies are like one of the aliens from the story: rather than individual consciousness residing in an individual body, each one of us perceives our Self as composed of several bodies linked under one space-spanning mind. Thus each of us have three bodies (making nine people total) as we walk into a hotel and get on the elevator. I control six hands separately and see out of six eyes. It is a most amusing and efficient state of being. We go on to travel the open highway, visiting friends along the way.