Artwork by Naoto Hattori
“We're trapped in a computer program, and our consciousness has been successfully hijacked.”
クモの網 (The Spiderweb), pg. 1, chapter 1: Simulacra & Simulacrum
You better believe it: there is something going on here.
Objective nº1: Explain why and how anxiety manifests.
Objective nº2: Develop a whole new model that seamlessly explains the illusory of the material world.
Objective nº3: Expose the parasitic activity of the mind.
Due to established methods of mind control, hacking, and programming, it was far too tempting not to instigate on several factors that played an organized role in trapping the human psyche into a never ending loop.
We ourselves are fractals of the same source. We have been living multiplied and harvested realities beyond belief. Yet, we do not remember the angst this timeless insanity has caused through our many generations.
"クモの網 (The Spiderweb)" arises from the need to expose how the anxious mind works through computation. To this end, it introduces the idea that human experience is contained within a virtual program written through computer language. One of the most neglected areas of research in the field of psychology and neurophysiology is that of trying to understand the mental as being expressed through a simulation, or simulacra, as the book proceeds to display.
This idea is introduced from the very beginning, so that the other ideas that follow fall into place. As the mind works within the lower levels of the simulacra, it weaves certain patterns: a self-reliant system that rarely finds a way out of its own web—the psyche is therefore contained. The ones that are trapped within such system are referred to as “I/O (Input/Output) Automata”, also called non-interactive programs.
The first chapter is a forewarning of what the reader is about to go through before Lewis Carroll’s White Rabbit makes his iconic appearance; a déjà vu and a reminder that we’re also very late. Naturally, the reader must eventually hop in after him. Throughout this first chapter, the idea that humanity is going through a vortex is developed, an endless loop of the same functionings until consciousness is lowered enough for the mind to become a simple transmitter.
It references Phillip K. Dick’s speech and Plato’s Republic to confirm that the mind has simply not been transcended and so we, instead of evolving, revolve around the same systems we’ve built. It also encompasses the idea of strings of information, as seen within computer programming, and how the idea of a thread is present in modern physics and in ancient Scandinavian soothsayers.
The second chapter, “The Loom”, expands and scrutinizes on how our own inbuilt systems emulate a farming structure, similar to the ones we create to exploit animals for profit, and how we unawarely live and die in the same way. It also goes to say that most of our illnesses are a byproduct of living within our own slaughterhouse. It takes the example of PTSD that is increasingly present within human beings. Such diseases of the mind do not merely arise from what we see and experience, but from how those experiences are expressed through what we eat on a daily basis.
The third chapter focuses on the programming structure that the automata of our third-dimensional plane go through on a daily basis, and how such process is initiated and run until it reaches a completely automated functioning—Dreamland.
The second part, “Butterfly In The Net”, refers to the foundational text Book of Changes and how our reality is weaved by binary codes, a technique that was available for both ancient Peruvian tribes and Chinese philosophers until numbers got mixed with words, and then words with the dream world that the I/O Automata constantly empower.
The remaining chapters, “White Noise (I–II)”, are the skinny book’s heart. They introduce “The Allowance Grid”, a matrix that simulates exactly what the anxious mind experiences, the operations behind it, and why it occurs. It criticizes most methods that were used to heal anxiety, for none understood the mathematical nature of the mind, and how this one weaves an unlimited amount of layered operations that revolve around the same axis. It also explains how nature is, by default, obsessive-compulsive. By exposing the looping patterns of the mind, one is taught to transcend it (White Noise ll: Breakthrough).
The last chapter, “Echoes”, simply extrapolates such computational model to society as a whole, and how we are all within the same fractal dimension. A dimension that zooms in, on and on, and on…