Terence Mckenna – Culture is your operating system

Terence McKenna (16 November 1946 – 3 April 2000) was a writer, philosopher, and ethnobotanist. He is noted for his many speculations on the use of psychedelic, plant-based hallucinogens, and subjects ranging from shamanism, the development of human consciousness, and novelty theory.

This is an important concept to understand because one perspective would be that Africa’s poverty or problems is simply a operating system we have chosen to run on mass. And if we can begin to change the operating system or rather upgrade to a newer version that supports a wider array of the modern challenges we are facing like globalisation and the erosion of freedom as we move from country-specific laws to international law.

If you like this video clip I also highly, highly recommend the Living Dialogues podcast interviews with Joseph Chilton Pearce about Culture.