In the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the penultimate moment that sets the entire trajectory of framework for the books’ completely insane ‘Alice in Wonderland in space’ concept of storytelling is when the super computer, fondly known as Deep Thought, finally deciphers the answer after several millennia of calculation. The answer to the question of what is the meaning of life, the universe and everything, turns out to be the number 42, which stupefies its audience to no end, as the number 42 is completely meaningless to every sane sentient being present, being a simple numerical value consisting of no substance capable of answering such a profound question.
Without a doubt this episode is nothing more than a simple, yet hilarious and ironic, piece of storytelling. I personally tend to wrap my head around things inadvertently, and having spent a little time with my mind wrapped around this particular question, there is only one conclusion I feel comfortable sharing; the fruit of my quiet pondering. Perhaps the reason Deep Thought decided the answer is 42 was simply in order to demonstrate a higher lesson in that the very fact that human beings had created a calculation matrix based computer to decipher the true meaning of everything, when in truth and reality the only way to truly understand such a higher level question is to completely immerse oneself in the “Ether” (as Nikola Tesla puts it with some clarity) and to have a sensory experience through the self, as observer and inter-actor.
This is not a question that can be calculated by any third-party machine, neither is it an experience that can be explained or experienced vicariously; the individual has to be directly involved in the core of what “Everything” is in order to fully grasp the extent of its conceptual grace, beauty and authenticity. Therefore, perhaps it is rather a question that one asks oneself and must be answered for oneself. But this can only occur once a certain ‘soul checkpoint’ has been reached and one is in tune and has achieved complete synchronicity with ones own universe. Perhaps this is why although I marvel at scientific progress, a part of me wonders incessantly if all this technological and digital development will not leave us lesser human beings in a couple of hundred years. Time will tell I suppose.
[To Be Continued…]
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