2013-11-07

The Vision of God


Many cultures have regarded the sun as a god. As the source of light par excellence, it was considered as the focus of divine vision, a sort of transcendent eye watching everything that men did, a symbol of domination of the spirit over the matter. Now that everything we do in the immaterial domain of the Internet is seen and recorded by the eyes of the system, we can say that the eye of God has become integrated with the world, that the Internet is also an immanent and omniscient God.  

Image after Claude Nicolas Ledoux's Oeil reflétant l'intérieur du Théâtre de Besançon (Eye reflecting the interieur of the Theater at Besancon, 1784) [pd-fu/fd].