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"From a couple of miles up, all trace of humanity has vanished."
June 3, 2002 3:49 PM   Subscribe

"From a couple of miles up, all trace of humanity has vanished." "Air travel requires an escape from gravity, an escape from distance, and ultimately an escape from our bodies." Courtesy of loudpaper.
posted by protocool (2 comments total)

it's like bruce mau or something :) thanks!
posted by kliuless at 9:53 PM on June 3, 2002

Jet lag, otherwise known as jet syndrome, desynchronosis or dysrhythmia, results from the clash of incongruous geometries. The displaced body riding on an arced trajectory reacts to forces of acceleration, altitude adjustment, displacement, rotation and deceleration.

I always thought it wuz because it's a different time where I'm at now from where I wuz at when I got on the plane.

This guy's prose is overwrought, but I'll go read some more of his writing. If you want to see some really good writing about machines and technology, I highly recommend Phil Patton's Made in USA and Open Road.
posted by planetkyoto at 11:47 PM on June 3, 2002

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