Doctorow's Interpretation Of Consciousness

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Hmm, I have a far-fetched interpretation because I keep thinking about how this was Doctorow’s last book (and he must have known it was going to be.) Actually, it’s not far-fetched, it just circles everything I’ve mentioned. No matter how much research, x-rays, facts you know about the brain, one’s consciousness will remain mystical. Even with the help of psychology, it continues to remain inaccurate. There’s that whole mega-computer idea Andrew has on pages 44-47. I interpret it as a warning. How much _should_ our brains soak in, remember, believe? The brain and the past both share a surreal aspect. When we think about the past, we steer towards the extreme highs and lows. When we think about our own consciousness, well, we think about our

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