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With electricity we extend our central nervous system globally, instantly interrelating every human experience.
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The use of any kind of medium or extension of man alters the patterns of interdependence among people, as it alters the ratios among our senses.
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The community of the wind is worldwide and works best when it serves those species that are winged, light, and have some natural resistance to low temperatures and high radiation, and perhaps already live in open windy habitats where take-off is easy. But it touches all the rest of us all the time. We all depend to a greater or lesser extent on windblown water, soil, nutrient and seed, and none of us can ignore the constant flow of information.
The air is alive with news. Each breath of wind carries tales of fruit and flower, of moose and moth in search of mates, of old dust, new rain and the constant ebb and flow of busy genes.
Lyall Watson, Heaven’s Breath: A Natural History of the Wind