A question worth contemplating is how eerily prophetic the line "Six O'clock TV Hour, Don't Get Caught in Foreign Towers" is, especially as lead singer Michael Stipe admitted to having dreams about being in a room of famous people with the initials L.B, while Bin Laden's initials read right-to-left (as the Arabic language is) are also LB.
Modern Science is now beginning to confirm what Spirituality, Philosophy, Sages, Ancient teachings and psychedelics have been saying for millennia, that the entire Universe is One and that what we think of as "reality" is just an illusion. And the only real thing in the Universe is Consciousness.
"If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet." ~ Niels Bohr