What are the philosophical or social or even spiritual implications of electricity?
I like to think about the things we all take for granted and try and consider them afresh, I saw an episode of The Incredible Hulk once in which Thor featured and Thor imagined he was staying in the residence of a "great wizard" because he could produce hot and cold rain from thin air, in reality it was a shower.
Sometimes I think about how important something is by what life would be like without it, this brings me to electricity again, in Fight Club the protagonists alter ego Tylar Durdan wants to unleash a kind of primitivist revolution by bombing all the power stations believing that within three days if it where sustained then a power cut would result in atavistic behaviour and society going to seed.
I also watched a science programme from the BBC recently in which a scientist described being in Tokyo during a power cut, how people in high rise flats which where something like fifty floors had to take the stairs and amount of effort involved in just a day without power, he suggested that without electricity we all live in a pre-industrial, pre-machine world.
Do you think that's an over statement and what do you think about it?