KEN’S CORNER: Pixels Caught In Eternity
Commentary by TLB Contributing Writer: Ken LaRive
It is a frozen moment … On a silver crystalline base it forms a fully developed memory that might otherwise be lost. With light and time its colors fade, but not nearly so quickly as our imperfect and blurry recall. Memory fades a lot quicker… .
Nothing ever invented has cemented our experiences so perfectly as the photograph, and without it the world would have remained in isolated and dark seclusion. It’s birth, sparked by the French Inventor Louis Daguerre, spread around the world on copper and glass plates, and that first blinding flash of gunpowder opened a medium of creative expression previously unknown. Suddenly, the world opened up to the beauty of nature, the love of a parent, and the realism and horrors of war.
Photography has become available and affordable to the average person. Nearly all of our 6 billion souls have been photographed, and its technology is advancing at a phenomenal speed. Images carrying creative and innovative ideas travel via satellite and the Internet around the world in a flicker. Cameras can now focus themselves automatically, calculating exposure at the speed of light. It is a long way from the box camera created by George Eastman in 1888, and the photo is now moving digitally into binary bits of information. Pixels of increasing color and resolution bring our world into vividly clear focus.
We can now save our photos electronically on CDs, flash drives and floppy disks, safely recorded in archival quality for an indefinite time. We can dub our voice over these photographs to accurately describe the moment, and the triumphs of our humanity become clear, like a baby’s first steps, or grandmother’s summer visit. It will remain recorded for our future generations to see and study.
Independent advancements and information previously lost, is now topically categorized as never before in our human history. We can see the similarities of peoples, for in knowing the face of a supposed enemy, we recognize our own. Photography brings us closer, and in the process we see how finite our world actually is, and as technology advances, so too does our world shrink expeditiously.
The light of the new Renaissance replaced the dark ages, where realistic paintings captured not only notable nobility, but the every day life of the common man as well. So too will there be a new age of audio and visual expression that can hardly be dreamed of today. It will take on many forms.
Three-dimensional holographic projections will hover in space above your coffee table, showing your daughter’s dance recital.
Infrared recordings of robot watchdogs patrolling the boundaries of your property will alert you of an intrusion.
Photography will be used in the medical diagnostic of disease, and electron photograph on a sub cellular level will be commonplace.
We will see beyond the boundaries of visible light and interstellar dust, and gaze wide-eyed into the vastness of space. Hopefully, our creative spirit will utilize these new mediums for the good of humanity. Weather we do or don’t, one thing is overwhelmingly certain: we can never go back to those dark ages. There is a candle burning, and it lights up the world
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From the Author, Ken La Rive – We in the Liberty movement have been fighting to take back this country for less than a decade, peacefully and with the love of God and country in our hearts. Our banner has been trampled on and displaced by a multitude of distractions, further eroding our nation and the cause for Liberty. And so, as we are pulled by forces we cannot fathom, powerful entities with unlimited resources stolen from our future, unaccountable trillions printed out of thin air and put on our backs as debt, we must formulate the most pitiful of all questions any patriot might ask in the final hour: Are we going to fight for our master’s tyranny, or are we going to demand the return of our civil liberties and Constitution? Are we going to choose The Banner of Liberty, or the shackles of voluntary servitude? Will it be a war for corporate profit, or a war to regain our ability to self govern, as the blood and toil of our forefathers presented to us, their children, as a gift? I fear that decision is emanate. I fear that any decision will be a hard one, but my greatest fear of all is that the decision has already been made for us.
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