If you haven’t read A.E. Van Vogt’s “The World of the Null-A”? You should if you haven’t. It is a science fiction novel based on Korzybski’s central idea that “The map is not the territory” written in 1944 in which Venus has been terraformed to accommodate the most evolved individuals who cannot live on earth anymore.
Where the greenhouse effect of Venus created by the thick layer of clouds contributed to creating a giantess world in which humans live as insects…in trees, which are as tall as the Empire State building and in which they carved there living quarters. Where they communicate among themselves on highways build in the roots of these trees to stay away from a world where raindrops the size of cars can badly hurt a person.
This is only the background for an “intellectual” galactic war happening in the minds of people: A fascinating book that has redirected my life at 30. For me, this novel should be, if understood well, as significant now that George Orwell’s “1984” has been for the XXth Century.