Welcome to the Library

Strange as it may sound, the universe is aware of itself—through each and every one of us. Consciousness has been a core mystery of the human experience ever since our rise into sapience, and The Library’s virtual aisles are filling up with a variety of perspectives on this wondrous phenomenon.

However, it’s best to take it all with a grain of salt. The moment you get too serious about all this, you’ll miss the point. Play with it! Have fun with it! But don’t for a moment think that this is anything other than entertainment. So go rummage around, sync up your mind with some far-out nuggets of intellectual artistry, and admire mental sculptures of cosmic proportions!

User Interface Guide
  • Time Stamps are provided alongside each paragraph for most audio and video transcriptions. Clicking on the time stamp will automatically begin playing the media file from that point on.
  • Quotes are noteworthy passages in documents that have been selected by the Curator of the Library for their insightful content. In case the neon-yellow color is too aggressive for you, you can hover your cursor over the text selection to make it go away.
  • The symbol in front of a quote indicates that you can click on the quote to directly jump to that part in the media file.
  • Wikipedia hyperlinks in the text can be previewed by hovering your cursor over them.
  • Media playback speed is adjustable with CTRL +  and CTRL +  keyboard commands. [This is still an experimental feature. On some browsers this may interfere with already existing key commands.]
  • Audio files are encoded using the open-source .ogg file format. Please ensure your operating system has an .ogg codec installed and that your web browser can handle this format (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are compatible).
Statistics on The Library's Collection
Authors 99
Documents 283
Total word count 2,851,907
Total audio and video time 8 days, 16:56:23
Total unique views 341,301
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