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The Lost PowerPoint Slides (Phildickian Edition)

Cover art from Valis (1981)Plot points to explore (slide 1)

  1. eroding sense of reality
  2. protagonist discovers that someone close to him is secretly:
    • robot
    • alien
    • supernatural being
    • brainwashed spy
    • hallucination
    • dead
    • from another time.

Plot points to explore (slide 2)

  • a combination of these?

How To Build A Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later (slide 3)

    we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by:

  • the media
  • governments
  • big corporations
  • religious groups
  • political groups…

How To Build A Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later (slide 4)

  • what is real?
  • we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms:
  • do not distrust their motives
  • distrust their power

Science (slide 1)

  • helps us
  • even with the H-bomb lurking about
  • science has given us more lives than it has taken.

February 20th, 1974 (slide 1)

  • 1 wisdom tooth removal, plus
  • 1 sodium pentothal anesthetic, plus
  • 1 vesica pisces amulet
  • equals multi-verse revealed.

VALIS (slide one)

  • Vast Active Living Intelligence System
  • (gnostic kind of God)

VALIS (slide two)

    Reality:

  • is that which, when you stop believing in it, it doesn’t go away.

VALIS (final slide)

  • Side benefit of this novel — it will totally freak out Mark A. Rayner.

Inspired by:
Hundreds of novels and stories written by Philip K. Dick, born Dec. 16, 1928.

One Comment

  1. ” is that which, when you stop believing in it, it doesn’t go away”

    like the dishes in my sink, give this man the pulitzer right now dammit!

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