"I’m trying to produce nothing less than the underlying myth, the core legend, of the next stage of human evolution. I’m performing the philosophic function that Dante did for Feudalism and that Melville, Tolstoy, Mann and Lawrence did for the industrial age. The dying process, which for millennia has been blanketed by taboo and primitive superstition has suddenly become accessible to human intelligence. We need not “got quietly” and passively into that good night… We realize that the concept of involuntary, irreversible, metabolic coma known as “death” is a lethal, feudal superstition, a cruel marketing tactic of industrial society. Recognition is always the beginning of the possibility for change. Once we comprehend that “death” can be defined as a problem of knowledge-information memory processing, solutions to this age-long problem can emerge. We realize that the intelligent thing to do is to try to keep one’s knowledge-processing capacities around as long as possible. In bodily form. In neural form. In DNA form. In the silicon circuitry of computers. In molecular form, through the atom-stacking of nanotechnology."

—  Timothy Leary

In the information age, you don’t teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he’d have a talk show.
 - Timothy Leary

In the information age, you don’t teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he’d have a talk show.

 - Timothy Leary