Thursday, January 8, 2009

Total Perspective Vortex

The following is not the Total Perspective Vortex, but is rather "the power of 10" an extremely insightful video helping to shapes one's visual understanding of the universe. I just couldn't help but draw the connection between this video and the Total Perspective Vortex of Douglas Adam's remarkable Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

"When you are put into the Vortex you are given just one momentary glimpse of the entire unimaginable infinity of creation, and somewhere in it a tiny little mark, a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot, which says, "You are here."" - Douglas Adams

...It is said that the only person to have survived the Vortex was Zaphod Beeblebrox as he correctly interpreted the "you are here" as showing him that he is, in fact, the most important being in the universe...

Anyways, read the book, its a pretty brilliant, yet hilarious and satirical look at the world, and its systems. This video is pretty good too.