' is a term coined by the brilliant Edie Weiner
in her book 'Futurethink
' to describe people who are too close to a subject to think clearly about it.
Lateral Flux focuses what Edie refers to as 'Alien Eyes' - a perspective driven, not by a single goal, but by the question 'why?'
Why are we so culturally adverse to asking why of everything, every action, every belief?
By embracing the 'Why', we strip away the fog of preconceptions and see from a perspective that brings often startlingly obvious answers.
Worship the problem and see the world through Alien Eyes.
'Alien Eye's' abstract from the book 'Futurethink'
"About 30 years ago an animated film from Canada showed two aliens who had been sent to Earth to observe and report back home. The aliens concluded that Earth was inhabited by 4-wheeled vehicles called 'automobiles', each of which owned a 2-legged slave called a human. Each morning the human would take the automobile to a social club (parking lot) where the auto hung out all day with friends while the human stayed in a building to work and support it."
Perspective is everything.