October ends on Halloween night. Spooky, cold windy nights relinquished to thoughts of witches, ghosts, and monsters. There’s nothing to fear, or so we are told. Are the ancient incantations of old simply a cloudy evolution on our current computer coding? The programs and configurations that run our modern world misunderstood by many who rely on this magic everyday. The disembodied voices from beyond time and space now traveling the world on multiple high speed networks. Of course we have new monsters to loath superimposed against vague shadows cast by massive assemblies of robots spawned by artificial intelligence run amuck. Oooh Scary stuff!
Presumably very little has truly changed over the years beyond the current presentation. Writing code has morphed into the new wizardry which often baffles all who neglect to fully comprehend the full potential augmenting our perceived world. Anything poorly understood or under appreciated is often looked upon as awe inspiring and mysterious. Programmers assume the role of Alchemists, who pursue processes which convert something of limited value and commonality into gold.
Electricity and ingenuity is the true power behind all this magic. Water, fire, and light, the power behind the electricity. We can trace many of these wonders back to one of the greatest magicians of all time: Tesla. (Alternating current)
Where there is mystery, rumors of good and evil forces take root. On some levels we have too much reliance on things we fail to fully comprehend.
Magic and wonder are all around us if we look deep enough. The lightning that flashes in the sky, and the thunder that shakes the ground….will still make you look up.
It’s the mystery of darkness, not knowing what’s lurking in the night. The creaks and groans from the unseen, the flashes of blue light blinking endlessly in the night.
Then there is the dread that washes over with a shiver as you finally realize all your files were deleted by your latest OS updates…….
……….And they never returned…….ooooooooh haaaa haaaa