“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I Can Breathe!

No, I can't. What I have is a machine that can breathe for me. And now it's plugged into the correct power supply. There is a sensor in there that must have reacted to when I stopped breathing with too much sensitivity. Some slight over- or under-supply of electricity to the electronics from the makeshift power supply. I wonder if quantum scale happenings were involved?!

It was a deeply disturbing experience, mostly because it was clear that my breathing on my own has, if anything, gotten worse not better. In other words, if I didn't have that machine, maybe I'd be dead by now.


Sally said...

Be well, Tim! "Live long and prosper."

Bill Benzon said...

Perhaps you should start a local chapter of Cyborgs 'R Us. I mean, how many people are walking around with 'artificial' parts? Do glasses count? Fillings in your teeth? But certainly artificial joints, pace-makers, prosthetic limbs, hearing aids . . . What else?

Do we count our 'attachment' to the internet?