Friday May 22, 2015

“We were arguing energetically about whether the world is actually evolving, headed in a particular direction, or whether the entire universe is just a returning rhythm's game, a renewal of eternity.”

There’s this little story, published in 1929, by Frigyes Karinthy. Dinosaur Comics put me on to this:

dinosaur comics #2646

“Everything returns and renews itself. The difference now is that the rate of these returns has increased, in both space and time, in an unheard-of fashion. Now my thoughts can circle the globe in minutes. Entire passages of world history are played out in a couple of years.”

Published in 1929.