Tuesday, 24 October 2023

With electroencephalograms and magnetic resonance imaging, the day when a doctor may trace the flickering light of a thought through the most obscure corridors of the mind seems inevitable. The capability of restoring, or eliminating, the sensitive areas of a malfunctioning mind would not trail far behind. Like all notions of a utopian character, this one is fraught with horrible implications. The end of poetry, as Plato might have predicted, is not the least.