The structure of "The Garden of Forking Paths" was difficult to follow â€“ however significant in connecting theories that regard the universe and new media. While it is apparent that Borges uses several references to time and reality, it is also significant to recognize the connections offered in regards to present day technology. Lines such as: "Absorbed in these illusory images, I forgot my destiny of one pursued/. I felt myself to be, for an unknown period of time, an abstract perceiver of the world" and "I leave to the various futures (not to all) my garden of forking paths," immediately brought images of web links to mind.
It seems that perhaps the "garden of forking paths" may represent the variety of web pages and links that exist currently, and the absorption in illusory images for an unknown period of time may stand for the countless hours that people spend surfing the web. This may be my completely going out on a limb, however these are the thoughts that ran through my mind while reading the text, and they were further drawn out today in class when somebody made a connection between the text and the Wiki.