You know, I read it in a magazine

You know, I read it in a magazine

I had a dream about reloading paper in a printer. I noticed some dust on the top so I wiped it off. Doing so showed more dirt and dust. I pulled the paper out and saw cobwebs and spider skins and dust. I had to remove several layers of paper from the top and bottom of the stack. I set those aside to discard later. (I don’t like throwing blank paper away… it’s good for sketching.)

It got me thinking…

Science Fiction foretells the future or manifests it. I wonder if we could create the Diamond Age? (I sure loved that book!) If enough people read a book, does it manifest? Are the ideas already cemented in the collective unconscious? If so, then majority rules. What happens with the outliers?

These are the types of things I think about. Crazy, eh?

As you probably already know, I am a big fan of Omni magazine, and am excited it is coming back. It is the inspiration of a project I am moving my focus to: I am working on launching a magazinePopular Paradigms. This is also inspired by Popular Science and Popular Mechanics, two other magazines I love to flip through. If you know all three magazines, you may have an idea of what is going on in my mind.

Placing a magazine online opens up opportunity – and the possibility of confusion. I know there are some fringe ideas which should become mainstream. (I wonder if the dream I had of stopping the apocalypse is connected to this… my dream with the electronic pen. I’ll write about that one later.)

Popular Paradigms should have an annual “Shift Happens” issue.

If this resonates with you, drop me an email: stever@popularparadigms.com

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