This is late night mind (10PM is practically 4AM these days @patanswer) at work here…bear with me!
At the 33 minute mark, @Geoffrey_Edwards mentions the convergence of parallel lines as ‘the monstrous’ that becomes the reality…the destruction/engulfment of the previous perspective (Euclidian) into the new perspective (Projective Space). At 1:03:40, @johnnydavis54 mentions that he, personally, is searching for what is next…looking ahead to see the possible rebirth out of our most recent ‘global’ mess. Here’s my 2 cents:
This convergence of parallel lines is quite similar to my mental image of how fractal images or projections in time work. To the naked eye, the fractal will seem to converge into a point…if we creep along further down the fractal ‘line,’ we see that there is both a non-convergence and a further point of convergence in the distance. Maybe Sloterdijk is wanting us to see the timelessness of this process, the ability to be at any given point (space) on this forever converging and not converging line, able to go forward or backward without a concern for what was before or after in time…it is all around us, already there, we only need to navigate the space. John and most all of us feel this urgency to find out what is around the corner, to discover the solution to our ailments (or at least die trying). Maybe the rebirth is found precisely in this lack of urgency.
Urgency is a bubble that easily encircles us…we are trapped within this bubble. Sloterdijk (another maybe!) wants us to end time. For “purely analytical purposes” … maybe. There are many versions of time. I do not even know where to begin with the various forms…but it seems important for Sloterdijk to help us to remove a certain version of psychological time. Is this the global answer, to slow down the rotation of Earth, of our spinning minds, etc. to reach a new understanding of time?
Had a few questions and more comments on the conversation #1…busy weekend has me answering at another time.