What does nitrous oxide, delivered in an Endodontist’s chair in Chatswood, have to do with the interdependent co-arising of form, perception, and reality? The great web of causality - Indra’s Net - presents us with the consequences of our actions, and the actions of those who preceded us - giving us the unasked-for and unwanted gift of karma, the whetstone against which our hearts and our actions might be sharpened. An hour in the chair, drilling down, casts a new light on everything we do, why we do it, what it does to us, what it means to let it go, and what means we have to find release.

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Mark Pesce co-invented the technology for 3D on the Web - laying the foundations for the metaverse - has written eight books, including Augmented Reality: Unboxing Tech’s Next Big Thing, was for seven years a judge on the ABC's The New Inventors, founded postgraduate programs at USC and AFTRS, holds an honorary appointment at Sydney University, is a multiple-award-winning columnist for The Register, pens another column for COSMOS Weekly, and is a professional futurist and public speaker. Pesce hosts both the award-winning 'The Next Billion Seconds' and 'This Week in Startups Australia’ podcasts. Pesce brings his skills as a futurist to diverse sectors of the economy – including the futures of food, money and work - while also mentoring startups working at technology’s bleeding edge.

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