Not Now Nor Then

On March 8, 2014 it was announced that Malaysian Flight MH 370 had crashed. Later that night it was declared missing and it would be weeks before it was declared downed once again. But in that window of time, the plane lived in a place of endless speculation and infinite possibilities. The thought that there was a place that was wholly unknown, a place without metadata or cookies in an age of ultra-connectivity seemed inconceivable to many. Not since the phenomena of the Bermuda Triangle and of mothers lifting buses to save their babies was the public imagination this boundless. If our perceptions of total connectivity are wrong and the world is not in fact flat, then I ask you, what is on the other side?