JJ Abrams has created some great mysterious TV shows and movies such as Lost and Cloverfield and in this talk/presentation he made at TED a couple of years ago he explains the importance of mystery and the fact it can be found in things without being that overly obvious (eg. Star Wars).
I think this talk says a lot about him as a person and the importance to create mystery in life and the fact that sometimes it is more important to maintain that mystery rather than have a little bit of knowledge which you’d ultimately be the poorer for.
Take a look at this video of his talk and perhaps re-discover the importance of mystery in your life?
JJ Abrams has now recently just finished guest-editing the Wired magazine for one issue and it would seem that the Mystery-theme is being maintained in the work he did for that too – now where can I pick up a copy of that, I’m sure it’ll be worth several reads!
Sometimes it’s better just to keep ‘The Mystery Box’ closed because the mystery is better than the short moment of enlightenment you get from using the technology at our fingertips in the age of immediacy that we live!