Read Joe Rogan’s blog. Here’s an excerpt from a particularly interesting post, We’re Getting Closer to Forever:
The idea I’ve been bouncing around in my head over the last couple years is that life, the planet we live on, the universe it resides in and everything that takes place in the entire dimension is really just a gigantic, impossibly complicated mathematical program moving towards a predetermined outcome. That everything; from subatomic particles, to hyenas, to the blow jobs, to solar flares – everything that exists in the entire universe is really just a part of an infinitely complex program totally beyond our comprehension that is moving towards a very certain goal.
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If you were an alien, objectively looking at life on this planet you might very well look at technology as a type of life form. In nature we see many patterns of parasites infecting a host and causing the host to destroy itself so that the parasite may be born. There’s a aquatic worm that grows inside of a grasshopper, and once it’s developed sufficiently to live outside the host it programs the grasshopper’s brain to head towards water, jump in and drown while the worm burrows out of it’s body and hatches into the water. The superior organism has lead the inferior one willingly to it’s own destruction so that it can reach the next stage in it’s development.
I think that very well may be what’s happening to us.
Rogan’s a pretty cool dude. I met him outside my local pub – Stout - after he did a comedy routine at the House of Blues. Rogan graciously allowed me the courtesy of rambling on about how cool it’d be if he [Rogan] and Bas Rutten were the UFC’s announcers. He explained that it’d be senseless to have two color commentators, no matter how awesome Bas Rutten is, and, after all, someone [Mike Goldberg] has to plug the sponsors. Nevertheless, I’d still be cool with Bas Rutten and Rogan. Maybe the UFC can have a separate pay per view broadcast with Rogan and Rutten on the mic. You heard it here first.