This election year saw a heated debate regarding the question of whether or not corporations are entitled to the same rights as people to express themselves and to influence the political process. Crucial evidence that bears on this question can be gleaned by considering the cognitive dynamics of a corporate mind alongside that of a human.
Consciousness inheres in the dynamics of neural activity and its interaction with the environment. This simple insight has startling implications for those of us who hope to survive the death of our bodies by being "downloaded" into electronic hardware.
Veterans return to homelessness from a bloody war instigated by political puppets of war-profiteering corporations? Looks like the shining city upon the hill could use some cognitive behavioral therapy.
You but arrive at the city to which you were destin’d — you hardly
settle yourself to satisfaction, before you are call’d by an
irresistible call to depart. [
Leaves of Grass: Song of the Open Road (82:11)
— WALT WHITMAN]