SUBJECT: So I'm interested in the kinds of ideas
that dissolve boundaries, that remind us of what is possible,
that encourage us to think differently,
to probe at the adjacent possible.
There's great line that says, once a mind is stretched
by a new idea, it will never return
to its original position.
The kind of things that make us question everything.
And Tom Robbins has a great description.
He says a cyclone of unorthodox ideas
that will raise every every, any mind out of its cognitive
In other words, we are like Dorothy,
and we crave the kind of whirlwind
of ideas that will transport us, transfigurate us, and land us
in Oz, a place where there is room for mystery, a place where
there's room for juxtaposition and surrealism,
a reenchanted world, again, where everything is possible.
That's what powerful ideas do.
They are inceptions.
They are planted in there and transform us from within.
And now all of us are broadcasters, right?
We don't just passively take in.
We produce and publish.
And so it's up to us to get the kind of ideas
out of into the world that will spread mimetically
and that will collectively upgrade mankind.
It's our responsibility, as the co-authors of the memespace,
to tell great stories, to enliven the imagination,
to stretch our brains beyond the cognitive Kansas.