Robin Ouzman Hislop

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Average rating: 4.82 · 11 ratings · 9 reviews · 3 distinct works
All the Babble of the Souk

4.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Cartoon Molecules

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Key of Mist

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2003
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Next Arrivals

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“So the peak of human knowledge or philosophy is to recognize its own uselessness—if man were still the same as he was in the beginning—and to undo the damage that it has done, and return man to the condition in which he would always have been if it had never existed.”
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“from the idea of nature as a “fixed” and harmonious order that can be subjected to classification and mathematical description to an idea of nature that is run through with continual transformations, something that is living and historicized even while it works according to recognizable laws and is animated by recognizable forces.”
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“but clearly the hypothesis, put forth in another note, of a future split into “two kinds of poetry and literature, one for the knowledgeable, the other for ordinary people” (Z 4388) seems now, two centuries later, to be prophetic.”
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" NEXT ARRIVALS (an artificialy invented poem)




we invent them to serve us - controlling our existence
to create virtual worlds with hells and heavens
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Our Mathematical Universe by Max Tegmark
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The Politics of Poetic Form by Charles Bernstein
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Robin Ouzman Hislop, born UK, graduate in philosophy & religions, has travelled extensively throughout his lifetime but now lives in semi- retirement as a TEFL teacher and translator.

Robin was editor of the 12 year running on-line monthly poetry
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David Eagleman
“wanted to hear the legendary songs, but he didn’t want to kill himself and his crew. So he hatched a plan. He knew that when he heard the music, he would be unable to resist steering toward the island’s rocks. The problem wasn’t the present rational Ulysses, but instead the future, illogical Ulysses – the person he’d become when the Sirens came within earshot. So Ulysses ordered his men to lash him securely to the mast of the ship. They filled their ears with beeswax so as not to hear the Sirens, and they rowed under strict orders to ignore any of his pleas and cries and writhing. Ulysses knew that his future self would be in no position to make good decisions. So”
David Eagleman, The Brain: The Story of You

John N. Gray
“But we should recognize that, if we redesign nature to fit human wishes, we risk making it a mirror of our own pathologies. A world that has been rebuilt into a factory producing the things humans need or want will be a world without wilderness and from which many of the species with which we share the planet will disappear.”
John N. Gray, Heresies: Against Progress And Other Illusions

John N. Gray
“There is no power in the world that can ensure that technology is used only for benign purposes. Partly this is because we cannot agree on what such purposes are. Partly it is because even when enough people are agreed there is no power that can enforce the consensus. The institution on which we would have to rely for such enforcement – the modern state – is not up to the job.”
John N. Gray, Heresies: Against Progress And Other Illusions

John N. Gray
“parts of the world, governments are no longer in charge. Once a new technology is out in the world anyone can use it. At that point it becomes a weapon in human conflicts and an embodiment of human dreams. We are not masters of the tools we have invented. They affect our lives in ways we cannot control – and often cannot understand. The world today is a vast, unsupervised laboratory, in which a multitude of experiments are simultaneously under way.”
John N. Gray, Heresies: Against Progress And Other Illusions

Yuval Noah Harari
“Corporations, money and nations exist only in our imagination. We invented them to serve us; why do we find ourselves sacrificing our lives in their service?”
Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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