The map is not the territory [Article, video]

Elizabeth Bear shares a link to a very rare recording of a nuclear bomb going off – watch & listen to it here – to remind us that the map is not the territory 

..the media we consume produces our map of the world. We process our understanding of reality through those filters: the human brain deals with a world of unrelenting complexity by finding patterns and filtering out input deemed to be irrelevant. 

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