Hi Nicholas, thanks for your response. The idea of boredom that comes from the assumption that we already know everything is not mine, but Flusser’s. I used it as a suggestion, although I still don’t agree with it completely — and that’s why I wrote that maybe we’re not really bored in this context, just anxious for being in between eras. So yeah, I believe there are still countless things to be explored, discovered and appreciated. I don’t even believe we can reach the complete grasp of everything and this is what inspires me anyway.
I personally don’t feel bored for living in this stage of humanity. To be honest, I’m simply anxious about what happens next, because I feel we’re close to make new discoveries in the fields of biotechnology and virtual reality, for instance.
Also, Flusser has said in another essay that we are so far from knowing everything on Earth that we shouldn’t even start searching for life in other planets, because we barely know what is living in the depths of our oceans. Again, I don’t agree with this completely either, because we could certainly research both the oceans and the universe at the same time, right? But these are just teasing ideas. He was very known for being controversial.

RE death being a reason to stay in bed: that’s what Flusser said about accepting it. If you’re enthrilled by science, art, philosophy etc, it’s because you’re denying the concept of death. You know it’s there, but you still deny and defy it by keep living and thinking. And that’s why death is a creative force.

Again, thanks for reading and sharing your opinion!

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