“There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know.
There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know.
But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don't know.”--United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld
"Because today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups... so I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing."
Which brings me somewhat to my point. I came across the quote on some random site offering the best quotes from science fiction authors that has now once again dissipated back into the electronic ether from whence it came. What I was really doing was distracting myself from starting a novel. In the end I only wrote three paltry sentences, which I fiddled with needlessly, but Dick's quote inspired me. I realized you can either be the Divine Architect of a world of your own choosing or be the subject of someone else's pseudo reality. Now don't get me wrong their are some amazing pseudo realities out there to explore (right now I've been living in the reality of Orphan Black) but as the old adage goes: they're nice places to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. Now to live in a reality conceived from your own creative imagination, that's definitely a place I'd like to call home.