The invention of Marella by Aldo Fabio Casares is one of the most unintentionally prophetic pieces of literature ever written the main plot point in the novel revolves around a machine that captures reality and plays it back described as a new type of photograph an entire island of people in the story were recorded by the device forever looping their.
Actions week-by-week this machine.
Is kept on by kinetic energy created by waves to ensure that these moments in time are occurring ad infinitum despite most of the characters in the novel recorded by this machine being long deceased their essence captured and projected perfectly reflects who they were and what they.
Done at the time even if it was just for a week on a deserted island the main character who is bearing witness.
To all this who was also not captured by the machine is unable to interact directly with the mirages themselves he is only able.
To observe a continual loop of actions constantly seeing the lives of these people over and over again I opened up this video like this as an analogue to show how our actions on the.
Internet may reflect who we are and how intangible but permanent it all is you you are witnessing a part of me conveying something to you on the Internet you are seeing a part of my soul be captured here by this machine let’s go deeper.
You may have several different accounts on social media your interactions and deposits on Facebook Twitter and Instagram leave a footprint of you online now this is obvious and we’re all conscious of it but let’s look at it more existentially and maybe metaphysically.
In some cultures there is a belief that when a picture of someone is captured a piece of their soul is taken in an abstract way.
This is what is literally happening to you that moment in time is being recorded and your essence at that precise moment is being captured today most of us catalog and record our activities on the Internet our being and.
Who we are recorded almost in its entirety by photos videos texts etc the question is how are we aware of our own transparency and how does this.
Reflect when you leave your physical body think about it like this.
Do the omnipresence of the internet the way that you will be remembered as a person will be totally different from how those before web 2.
And social media boom did for those who archive someone’s history cannot account for their individual actions permanently recorded for the world to see those we lionized and celebrated before have had time on their side or kept their personal life unconnected from the internet our perceptions of certain people are completely dictated by how their story is told and.
When those themselves tell their own story in real time it will be a more honest representation when we know almost every single thing.
About one person the way we.
See people is going to fundamentally change maybe for better or for worse the Internet and your relationship to it are at least at face value a virtual experience however it is so integrated in almost everything now that it parallels the material world in terms.
Of interaction most of us watching this are probably born in the web boom and.