Travel

Wieder

Ich bin wieder da

A return to my country of origin, Germany. A profound experience to be here again. Where I once lived and worked, where my parents come from. The home of my heart, perhaps my brain is partly Australian, but mostly German I think.

One of the most important things in life is heritage. I think it’s the biggest difference between artificial and human intelligence, ancestry. Ancestry comes with feeling. In modernity we often don’t pay a lot of attention to heritage, in some countries they do, Japan comes to mind. I suspect this will become the differentiator between us and computers, living organisms and machines.

Reminds me of a line from one of our songs, ‘Three’ under the menu item belief, it’s on Narcissus … “whence my father walked, on tired, as his father too, there you are. It’s all that, ever mattered here, and now, this fades away”.

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