Fractal exploration into “vegetation discourse“
The Universe with majestic nebulae, galaxies, clusters of constellations, bright red giants is colorful and astonishing! But at the same time, the Universe is telling us a story about alienation. Horror vacui, fear of empty space, a term coined by Aristotle, is useful in depicting this impression of insignificance of the spectator of the night sky.
Unspeakable distance between worlds, vast and dark empty void, is what most of the Universe consists of. And the same story from Earth is narrated by the stars.
Lack of humanity, conformity and so called “vegetation effect“ is being transferred from man to man, as they become more dehumanised and alienated, attached to the media and its shocking news, but highly detached from other people and from their neighbourhoods.
That was an inspiration for many a writer. One of them was Jack Finney who wrote a famous science fiction novel “The Body Snatchers“ about a silent alien invasion. After leaving their deteriorating planet, aliens are slowly taking over the Earth. People are being replaced by alien duplicates that are emotionless, distant and dumbed down.
A duplicate is born from a plantlike alien seed pod, while real people are turned to dust. The replacement is happening while people are sleeping, suggesting a lack of conscience and consciousness in modern society.