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TOM page 122/150

A mini Burning Man / Afrikaburn-type psychedelic trance party is a glorious visual & audio spectacle!
And besides adding that value, it’s also a perfectly apt setting – not just because Cape Town is the Cradle of Human Consciousness (where we believe humans first ‘woke’ to create art about 100,000 years ago) , but because this film strives to show how, sitting alongside our primal human need to express consciousness, is AI – our next evolutionary step!

TOM pg 116

Funny to think when I first wrote The Oracle Machine, 10+ years ago, cannabis was illegal. Yet now it’s practically legal in South Africa, & many other places. Things can change fast!

And yes, Cape Town really is what I call ‘The Cradle of Consciousness’, where scientific evidence suggests humanity survived as a small group (20,000 people) & then enjoyed a leap in consciousness over 100,000 years ago, before spreading out worldwide.
(Think #2001 A Space Odyssey, but with cave people tossing bones to the sky)

Our incredible region is now finally being recognised by local authorities, and marketed as humankind’s ‘Cradle of Culture’. (But I think ‘Cradle of Consciousness’ is much more accurate & cooler!)

This is why it’s The Perfect Setting for an original movie about humanity’s next evolutionary leap in consciousness and IQ.
(Or should it be AI-Q?)