When we create a tool, a machine, or a technology, we are reacting to how our current lives actually are. It is an attempt to somehow make life easier and more fulfilling.
But, we can’t create these new devices in isolation, we are inevitably effected by the way Mother Nature works. For example, the Wright Brothers observed the wings of hawks and buzzards and noticed that the movements of the wings could be used to control the wings of a plane which ultimately led to the invention of the airplane.
Is it possible, that the invention of cinema & it’s experience is simply a reflection of the way our eyes & brain perceive and process the world around us?
In real-life, don’t our minds intercut moments and flashes together at certain climaxes in our personal lives. Aren’t there moments that we experience in slow-motion? Don’t we tend to ‘dolly-in’ in the most critical plot points of our lives?
Or is the opposite true: have our minds been encouraged to operate more and more cinematically because of the pervasiveness of the moving image in our lives?