i12bent: Brilliant American writer, Philip K. Dick (Dec. 16,…

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i12bent:

Brilliant American writer, Philip K. Dick (Dec. 16, 1928 – 1982), known by most only for his science-fiction work, is one of the most chilling and scary writers of the 20th C., simply because he has a way of deeply disturbing our sense of reality and our trust in the reality of the world, fictional or otherwise…

“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.”

– from “How To Build A Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later” (1978)