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Plato’s cave allegory is almost eerily awesome. For one thing, this Plato guy and his big-ass brain had to imagine a movie theater a few thousand years before there were any. I suppose they had puppet shows back in his day, and that people made shadow hand-monsters on flamelit walls, but to turn all that into a cinema for the purposes of illustrating the concept of mistaken-reality is pretty cool, like using dams and gates to turn a stream into a computer thousands of years before the light bulb. Even now, the new and improved cave allegory, The Matrix, is the most valuable map we have for the purpose of finding our way to awakening.
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