Megaman Provides Path for Man’s Enlightenment
I was cruising around the net looking for some other Transhumansim/Mega Man comparisons since posting my Transhumanism in Video Games article and found this interesting little tid-bit about a guy who plays Mega Man to shut down his engines and recoup.
A commentary about this man’s relaxation and its purpose leads to a description of why we need to break free from the daily onslaught of information. He says that we will begin to drown in information if we succumb to it without taking a break. He felt this way and became aware that his creative abilities were deadened from it. He says that when we’re bombarded with options and choices, it suppresses our ability to become creative and construct our own identity. I’d have to say that I agree with this notion; if you think about how many choices you make every single day through the internet alone, you’d see that you generally get steered to what your browser tells you.
He took a break by surfing Youtube videos and he found a video about the NES game Megaman. He references Ray Kurzweil’s quote- “the purposeful destruction of information is the essence of intelligent work.” This is basically a restatement of what is said at the beginning of this post. The constant thinking and filtering of what is important vs. what isn’t doesn’t give our brain enough down-time to process and revitalize itself.