Monday, September 17, 2007

Caravanserai of modern times

Last night my wife and I traveled to a different world, that of Loreena McKennitt unique musical environment. It was literally an immersive experience that psychologists call "a state of flow". All elements were carefully orchestrated to provide the highest degree of emotional impact: a pleasing and rewarding experience that made us travel to a different time, a welcomed escape from our fast paced and crazy life.

Caravanserai

One of the song from the Ancient Muse album is entitled "Caravanserai". A caravanserai was a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day's journey. Caravanserais supported the flow of commerce, information, and people across the network of trade routes. I didn't think about it last night, but this morning I woke up still surrounded by the sound and the mood and it got me thinking about the contrasts of those times and today's age of virtual companies, remote communications, avatars and virtual worlds.
By supporting the flow of commerce, information, and people across the network of trade routes, the Web as become the Caravanserais of modern times.
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