Monday, November 7, 2011
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
When you look into a mirror (or any smooth reflecting suface) you are given a unique oportunity. You are seeing another world. This world is (not to be redundant) a mirror-image of your own. When you stare into a mirror at yourself (and we all do it) you will find yourself engaged in a strange behavior. As you explore your reflected image, mostlikely, you will not notice that the image in the mirror is also exploring you. As you move about the image traces you effortlessly. Or does it? We all assume that the image in the mirror is simply a reflection, and to some extent it is. But when you begin to understand the stranger aspects of Quantum Mechanics and the MWI,* you are aware that the image also represents another world, a world which appears (for the moment) locked into a dance of symmetry with our own world. Deeper contemplation reveals another odd question. When you make a motion, say a facial expression like a grin, who was it that grinned? The answer depends souly upon your perspective, your limited point of reference. Imagine the mirror image "you" for a moment. What would they think? Would they not assume the same thing we did, that they grinned and we grinned back? Of course they would - and they would be correct, and so would you. What your mirror-image self does after they leave the reflection of the mirror is another interesting matter. The truth is never singular and never quite so clear as we wish it to be.
The biggest obstacle to understanding the world around oneself is not the math, the science or the complexity of the task but rather the things which one KNOWS to be true - but are infact false!
Please refer to earlier blog entries concerning the finer implications of MWI Cosmology and how it related to Lewis Carroll's classic tales Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking-glass and what Alice found there.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Living grows round us like a skin,
to shut away the outer desolation
For if we clearly mark the furthest deep,
we should be dead long years before the grave
But turning around within the homely shell of worry,
discontent and narrow joy,
we grow and flourish and rarely see the outside dark that would confound our eyes
Some break the shell
I think that there are those who push their fingers through the brittle walls and make a hole
And through this cruel slit they stare out across the cinders of the world with naked eyes
They look both out and in
Knowing themselves and too much else besides.
By: Molly Drake (Artist, Poet and Musician, mother of British folk musician Nick Drake)
Thursday, January 7, 2010
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Monday, December 14, 2009
He's playing a game he knows he'll never win,
The end is near,
And yet he does not fear.
He is well aware,
Of all the traps that do ensnare,
He sees the world about him,
As one without a care.
For he knows the spiral down,
From the circle of a crown,
And it keeps him by and by,
No more troubles in his mind.
I know why the Cheshire Cat grins,
Its because he cannot sin,
Its because he's "out" and somehow "in,"
Its because he's not really there,
Not really there at all!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
-In reality, the period of time in which the connecting"dash" takes place does not actually hold any "real" temporal value, or rather, need not hold any real temporal value. As this period is relative and entirely dependent upon the perspective of the participant involved - their "anchor." Ask yourself this question, "How long does a moment last?" It lasts precisely as long as it "needs" to. Any time we find that a quantity exists solely to fulfill the necessary requirements to create or establish a functional reality experience, we are that much closer to peering into the very gear-works of how this life operates.
-As Rob Bryanton always points out, (In his video blog "Imagining The Tenth Dimension," the elements of "chance" and "choice" always play a role in that particular pattern playing out.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
What would Schrodinger's cat experience from his/her perspective? The answer eluded me at first. Would the cat's perspective settle on one of the two outcomes? Would the cat cease to exist if the isotope decayed and the poison gas leaked into the box? Would the cat's consciousness experience both outcomes? That last answer rang like the peel of some great bell into the recesses of my mind. The answer was clear to me now! The cat would experience both outcomes at the same time, and would proceed where it could continue on in the most reasonable manner of existence. His or her limited memory would select to record the outcome which best suited it. It doesn't matter that the cat died to the cat that lived. It doesn't matter that all possible outcomes have been fulfilled in an infinite spectrum of quantum realization, because the illusion is functional, it has been made complete by the cat's mind, by the cat's selective memory. So what does this mean for us humans? The answer is simple, and yet it eludes us all. We are living out one of the outcomes that was made possible by the infinite spectrum of quantum realization. We live, we die, we live a trillion lifetimes all at once, and for all eternity, not as another person, but as ourselves.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
"An atomic clock that uses an aluminum atom to apply the logic of computers to the peculiarities of the quantum world now rivals the world's most accurate clock, based on a single mercury atom. Both clocks are at least 10 times more accurate than the current U.S. time standard." (from article in link below)
[The measurements were made in a yearlong comparison of the two next-generation clocks, both designed and built at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The clocks were compared with record precision, allowing scientists to measure the relative frequencies of the two clocks to 17 digits-the most accurate measurement of this type ever made. The comparison produced the most precise results yet in the worldwide quest to determine whether some of the fundamental constants that describe the universe are changing slightly over time, a hot research question that may alter basic models of the cosmos.
The research is described in the March 6 issue of Science Express. The aluminum and mercury clocks are both based on natural vibrations in ions (electrically charged atoms) and would neither gain nor lose one second in over 1 billion years-if they could run for such a long time-compared to about 80 million years for NIST-F1, the U.S. time standard based on neutral cesium atoms.
The mercury clock was first demonstrated in 2000 and is now four times better than its last published evaluation in 2006, thanks to ongoing improvements in the clock design and operation. The mercury clock continues its reign as the world's most accurate for now, by a margin of 20 percent over the aluminum clock, but the designers say both experimental clocks could be improved further.
"The aluminum clock is very accurate because it is insensitive to background magnetic and electric fields, and also to temperature," says Till Rosenband, the NIST physicist who built the clock and is the first author of the new paper. "It has the lowest known sensitivity of any atomic clock to temperature, which is one of the most difficult uncertainties to calibrate."
Both the aluminum clock and the mercury clock are based on ions vibrating at optical frequencies, which are 100,000 times higher than microwave frequencies used in NIST-F1 and other similar time standards around the world. Because optical clocks divide time into smaller units, they can be far more precise than microwave standards. NIST scientists have several other optical atomic clocks in development, including one based on thousands of neutral strontium atoms. The strontium clock recently achieved twice the accuracy of NIST-F1, but still trails the mercury and aluminum clocks.
Highly accurate clocks are used to synchronize telecommunications networks and deep-space communications, and for satellite navigation and positioning. Next-generation clocks may also lead to new types of gravity sensors, which have potential applications in exploration for underground natural resources and fundamental studies of the Earth.
Laboratories around the world are developing optical clocks based on a variety of different designs and atoms; it is not yet clear which design will emerge as the best candidate for the next international standard.
The new paper provides the first published evaluation of the operational quantum logic clock, so-named because it is based on the logical reasoning process used in quantum computers (see sidebar for details). The clock is a spin-off of NIST research on quantum computers, which grew out of earlier atomic clock research. Quantum computers, if they can be built, will be capable of solving certain types of complex problems that are impossible or prohibitively costly or time consuming to solve with today's technologies.
The NIST quantum logic clock uses two different kinds of ions, aluminum and beryllium, confined closely together in an electromagnetic trap and slowed by lasers to nearly "absolute zero" temperatures. Aluminum is a stable source of clock ticks, but its properties cannot be detected easily with lasers. The NIST scientists applied quantum computing methods to share information from the aluminum ion with the beryllium ion, a workhorse of their quantum computing research. The scientists can detect the aluminum clock's ticks by observing light signals from the beryllium ion.
NIST's tandem ion approach is unique among the world's atomic clocks and has a key advantage: "You can pick from a bigger selection of atoms," explains NIST physicist Jim Bergquist, who built the mercury clock. "And aluminum has a lot of good qualities-better than mercury's."
An optical clock can be evaluated precisely only by comparison to another clock of similar accuracy serving as a "ruler." NIST scientists used the quantum logic clock to measure the mercury clock, and vice versa. In addition, based on fluctuations in the frequencies of the two clocks relative to each other over time, NIST scientists were able to search for a possible change over time in a fundamental quantity called the fine-structure constant. This quantity measures the strength of electromagnetic interactions in many areas of physics, from studies of atoms and molecules to astronomy. Some evidence from astronomy has suggested the fine-structure constant may be changing very slowly over billions of years. If such changes are real, scientists would have to dramatically change their theories of the fundamental nature of the universe.
The NIST measurements indicate that the value of the fine-structure constant is not changing by more than 1.6 quadrillionths of 1 percent per year, with an uncertainty of 2.3 quadrillionths of 1 percent per year (a quadrillionth is a millionth of a billionth). The result is small enough to be "consistent with no change," according to the paper. However, it is still possible that the fine-structure constant is changing at a rate smaller than anyone can yet detect. The new NIST limit is approximately 10 times smaller than the best previous measurement of the possible present-day rate of change in the fine-structure constant. The mercury clock is an especially useful tool for such tests because its frequency fluctuations are magnified by any changes in this constant.]
Posted 7th March 2008
It appears that we are getting closer to a real and true quantum clock (one that utilizes the Planck second as a base unit of temporal measurement) and much needed reform for our outdated calendar and time-keeping system. -ZNP
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
YB = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes or 10(24) bytes. It might be necessary to have one carefully guarded and isolated quantum clock data center, perhaps encompassing an entire barren moon or planet. The master quantum clock could transmit its signal into surrounding universes through quantum computer receivers in each universe. ( I think that somewhere out there, there must be planets that are used for nothing but computer systems and research, climate controlled and secured by a complex array of intelligently powered satellites.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
We hear so little.
We feel so little.
We are so much!
We remember so little.
We say so little.
We share so little.
We know so much!
We think so little.
We write so little.
We do so little.
We dream so much!
Human Visual Spectrum: 380-750nm or Terahertz (THz)
Human Audio Spectrum: 20-20,000Hz
Electromagnetic Spectrum: Gamma Rays (1 GeV, 2.4x10 Hz*) - nanohertz)
2.9×10 Hz sources have been documeted by astronomers
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
It was Aldous Huxley who I first recall having described the brain to be a reducing filter of sorts, in his work entitled, "The Doors of Perception/ Heaven and Hell."
Below follows a brief list of conditions:
Temporal Shift - These are specific conditions characterized by movement (or perception of movement) through the 4th dimension (time) which is incongruous with the normal progression of temporal flow, (moment by moment, past-to-present-to-future.)
Temporal Shift I. - This condition is characterized by a "skipping" forward or backward in time. This event is an isolated occurrence.
Temporal Shift Ir. would designate a repeating pattern of temporal shifts.
Temporal Shift II. - This condition is characterized by perpetual shifting in and out of temporal segments or "streams." A person with this condition is likely to be suffering from a debilitating genetic disorder or to have had a severe head trauma.
Interdimensional-Transuniversal Shift - This condition is normally caused by willful action, (Quantum Travel.) This condition causes the individual to shift from one dimension into another.
Trans-dimensional Interference - Also known as Trans-universal Interference, this condition is often mistaken for psychosis, it is characterized by a pattern of invasive foreign logic* and information interfering with native logic* and related information. This condition can occur during dreaming, but the mind's natural defenses against foreign logic are usually able to convert it into nonsensical data. This condition is brought about by an accidental or willful disabling of this natural function of the mind. Invasive logic or information patterns may be intermittent or constant to varying degrees. Willful TDI can be achieved in altered states of consciousness, modified alpha states, lucid dreaming, meditative trances, times of trauma, coma or death and during "deep state hypnosis."
Foreign logic - is defined as any sensory input which is derived from a universe which does not share the initial conditions of the recipient's native universe. This logic may corrupt the natural or native logic of the recipient, causing disparities between perception and cognition as well as abnormal and dysfunctional behavior. Functionality is based upon coherence with native logic and the generation of like thought patterns and behavior. Native logic is derived from the initial conditions and natural laws of the universe around us, our local universe. Without native logic we are unable to form thought patterns and behavior which will mesh with the universe that we reside in (we would be "dysfunctional.")
Invasive Foreign Logic - is defined as any foriegn logic which is being transmitted either willfully or accidentally by a source outside the recipient's native universe and multiverse. This form of foreign logic often causes the warping of consciousness as it slowly and steadily replaces the native logic of the recipient. Foreign logic which is from another universe within the individual's local multiverse is compatible with that of their native logic. Initial conditions from native logic, native logic dictates all forms of information patterns within that system.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
I will define an error as: any act which produces an effect which is for the purposes intended 'dysfunctional.' It is my belief that if the universe would have any measure of value judgment (a human term and concept) than it would have to center around this idea of functionality. This system is nothing if not functional, with precious few exceptions (except for those instances where we 'humans' misunderstand either the game itself, or the rules under which it is being played out.)
If one wishes to opt out of such changes - it is far, far too late. The very act of living - existing, acts toward changing this system. The question is, how does one wish to change this system? What changes would be beneficial? (I am well aware that this metaphysical question borders on ridiculous, but it bares asking.) What point is there in living a life that is not examined? Only the greatest Zen master or Taoist sage could reach such a state of bare existence - and only after a lifetime of mental training, which needs examination to render it so.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
In my previous post "The Trinity Of Consciousness" we explored the concepts of the three aspects of the human mind. (It is important to remember 1. that the concept and term "mind" refers not to a physical system 'such as the human brain,' but a mental, psychic, spiritual or metaphysical system of integrated "I consciousness." 2. This system is manifest into our material universe* by way of our physical body. 3. This physical body's cells all contain a portion of that consciousness, so that the Personal Mind arises from the cell-consciousness of the entire body.) It is logical to believe that the human brain, particularly its cerebrum acts as a kind of central processing unit, the common mistake is to view this processing center as the whole of the operation. Modern psychology as well as neurology and the medical community view the human brain and its central nervous system to be the root cause for human consciousness. This mind-body problem is the cause of great frustration of the whole in psychology and philosophy. In the field of psychology, promoters of Gestalt Theory admit that "the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts" as it relates to consciousness and cognitive processing. The work of Psychologists such as Jean Piaget and Carl Jung come closest to embracing this brave new paradigm. There are a few other psychologists who's work I appreciate, namely Erik Erikson and Viktor Frankl. The works of Erik Erikson are critical to understanding the cognitive development of a growing child. Frankl's logotherapy as described in his best selling "Man's Search For Meaning" is quite possibly the single greatest work ever written on the subject of self worth. As I have said before, excluding the precious few examples of enlightenment, modern medicine and psychology, as a lot, are not yet willing to admit that their current paradigm lacks the ability to explain consciousness. It cannot actually fulfill its expressed purpose - to explain and predict human behavior in a meaningful and cohesive manner. The principle reason that modern psychology struggles to realize itself as a quantifiable science, is that it refuses to realize the true nature of the human being. All the sciences lack this foundation of wisdom, and so we continue to see study after study where any new evidence is made to fit the older established paradigm.
* I have noted on previous occasions that our universe is expressed or manifest in physical terms by conscious will or "mind." I am not merely asserting that all is "mind" This concept is known as "idealism," but that the root cause for all manifestations (including this physical universe) is an intelligent pattern of sacred geometry, woven into multidimensional space and time. For more information about the mind - body problem and philosophy of mind read this article on Wikipedia "Philosophy of mind."
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
The Looking-glass world is one filled to the brim with strange concepts and odd creatures. There is perhaps none more eerie than The Red King. The whole of this "dreamscape" world is reportedly "dreamt into being" by this old snoring man. (Perhaps he has sleep apnea.) As it is explained to Alice by Tweedledum and Tweedledee, I shall let them do the explaining to you as well.
" 'Isn't he a LOVELY sight?' said Tweedledum Alice couldn't say honestly that he was. He had a tall red night-cap on, with a tassel, and he was lying crumpled up into a sort of untidy heap, and snoring loud—'fit to snore his head off!' as Tweedledum remarked. 'I'm afraid he'll catch cold with lying on the damp grass,' said Alice, who was a very thoughtful little girl. 'He's dreaming now,' said Tweedledee: 'and what do you think he's dreaming about?' Alice said 'Nobody can guess that.' 'Why, about YOU!' Tweedledee exclaimed, clapping his hands triumphantly. 'And if he left off dreaming about you, where do you suppose you'd be?' 'Where I am now, of course,' said Alice. 'Not you!' Tweedledee retorted contemptuously. 'You'd be nowhere. Why, you're only a sort of thing in his dream!' 'If that there King was to wake,' added Tweedledum, 'you'd go out—bang!—just like a candle!' 'I shouldn't!' Alice exclaimed indignantly. 'Besides, if I'M only a sort of thing in his dream, what are YOU, I should like to know?' 'Ditto' said Tweedledum. 'Ditto, ditto' cried Tweedledee. He shouted this so loud that Alice couldn't help saying, 'Hush! You'll be waking him, I'm afraid, if you make so much noise.' 'Well, it no use YOUR talking about waking him,' said Tweedledum, 'when you're only one of the things in his dream. You know very well you're not real.' 'I AM real!' said Alice and began to cry. 'You won't make yourself a bit realler by crying,' Tweedledee remarked: 'there's nothing to cry about.' 'If I wasn't real,' Alice said—half-laughing through her tears, it all seemed so ridiculous—'I shouldn't be able to cry.' 'I hope you don't suppose those are real tears?' Tweedledum interrupted in a tone of great contempt. 'I know they're talking nonsense,' Alice thought to herself: 'and it's foolish to cry about it.' So she brushed away her tears, and went on as cheerfully as she could. 'At any rate I'd better be getting out of the wood, for really it's coming on very dark. Do you think it's going to rain?' "
This concept of the hidden powers of dreaming is also echoed in numerous myths, one of which involves the Biblical Jacob ascending into heaven while he lays dreaming in a field"Jacob's Ladder." It is a fascinating idea, that dreaming can have alternate effects. Tweedledum and Tweedledee question the very nature of Alice's existence as a valid and "real" living being. It is interesting that Alice choses not to question the reality of the world she is in, but rather that of the two Tweedle twins. She is understandably upset when they insist that she is nothing more than a figment of the Red King's dream. It seems to be the defining hallmark of all sentient beings, to insist upon their own concept of reality and their own view of themselves as a "real" and valid entity within that reality. Alice doesn't relish the idea of the Red King waking, she would rather avoid calling the twins' bluff on that account. Carroll may be alluding to the notion of our own reality being less than solid, less than "real." He introduces us to Alice (as a young girl entranced in a strange dream) but this section questions, "Who is the dreamer?", and "Who is the dreamed?" Both the Wonderland and Looking-Glass worlds contain far too many concepts that point to Quantum Mechanics related Cosmology as well as science well in excess of that which was available to him in that day and age. Carroll stands out to us now, like few others, he seems out of place. I will discuss this more in later blogs, as Carroll figures heavily in my own cosmological upbringing.
I encourage you all, read both works, and read them to your children, by Carroll, they will open an entire world of questions to you.
Here is a link to a free version of both works provided by Project Gutenberg:
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
Through The Looking-Glass: And What Alice Found There
Arthur C. Clarke defined magic as "Any sufficiently advanced technology." The technologies of the Quantum Age are without a doubt magical, for they far surpass any known technology to a degree that causes considerable confusion. It is easy to incorporate technology which has been based upon existing means. The 21st century has seen many such advancements, from steam engines to bullet trains. We see existing technologies give rise to novel engineering techniques and new inventions, this is the pattern we have been following since the early stages of the industrial revolution. Humanity has ventured into the realm of the unknown on occasion, atomic power and weaponry are two such examples. We have also experimented with anti-gravity, scalar wave technology, infrasonic technology, zero-point or free-energy devices, as well as technology gleaned from the works of Nikola Tesla and his associates. These new areas of research will one day form the backbone of the post-modern world, known as the Quantum Age. I do not expect the changes to come over-night, Rome was not built in a day. I do however expect to see certain advancements revolutoinize our world to astounding degrees within a much shorter time frame than would be reasonable to expect (when compared to our history of technological advancement.) This new world, this new way of life will bring with it strange logic and even stranger experiences. If the technological change is even a tenth of the magnitude predicted (see Ray Kurzweil's "The Singularity is Near") than we can expect to see a tenfold difference within a period of a decade. The furthest end of the spectrum indicates a thousand fold difference within a single decade - basically "cavemen to spacemen." Any variation of this increase will cause tremendous friction and stress, as two worlds collide and attitudes shift at dizzying paces, desperate to catch up to the new world.
Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) was an amazing writer and a brilliant scientist, he will forever be missed.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
* The term "time-parallel" refers to the relationship that exists between two twin-worldlines which contain the same temporal value for a specific world (ie. planet Earth, 00:00:01, April 5th, 1945, Belfast, Ireland.)