Technology is not the measure of a great civilization. – The Man in the High Castle
In one of the most brilliant papers in the English language Hume made it clear that what we speak of as "causality" is nothing more than the phenomenon of repetition.
He was by himself always. Remote, detached, aloof. Seeing past everyone and everything — that is, until all at once something clicked and he momentarily rephased, reentered their world briefly.
Cris didn't want to play. He never played. He was off in a world of his own, a world into which none of them could come.
Blade Runner (1982) All those ... moments will be lost in time, like tears...in rain.