Philip K. Dick on “Consensus Reality” and the Multiverse

Another fascinating glimpse into the whirring gears that drove one of our most beloved literary figures.

Joe Allen

Joe Allen is a writer and fellow primate who wonders why we came down from the trees. A lifelong student of religion and science, he's also kept his hands dirty as a land surveyor, communal farm hand, kitchen servant, and for over a decade, by climbing steel as an entertainment rigger. His work appears in various outlets from left to right because he prefers liberty to security.

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  • honu

    uh wow. Philip K. Dick, while I can’t profess to understand the man, I respect his intellect and believe that what he says he believes. Still, the whole ‘computer program’ idea seems a bit too much for me. The notion of a parallel universe or universes is something I can relate to but a mechanical/electronic fabricated reality that is imposed on us doesn’t seem likely. Fascinating talk.

  • honu

    uh wow. Philip K. Dick, while I can't profess to understand the man, I respect his intellect and believe that what he says he believes. Still, the whole 'computer program' idea seems a bit too much for me. The notion of a parallel universe or universes is something I can relate to but a mechanical/electronic fabricated reality that is imposed on us doesn't seem likely. Fascinating talk.

  • honu

    uh wow. Philip K. Dick, while I can't profess to understand the man, I respect his intellect and believe that what he says he believes. Still, the whole 'computer program' idea seems a bit too much for me. The notion of a parallel universe or universes is something I can relate to but a mechanical/electronic fabricated reality that is imposed on us doesn't seem likely. Fascinating talk.