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Originally posted by RazorX
First off, congrats to you Evasius.
Originally posted by trueforger
Also,there is the issue of Synchronicities which,to me indicate cleaving close to truth.
Terence also said that the number of synchronicities would increase as we get closer to the end. In the past few months i've noticed more and more synchronicities than possibly in my entire life combined...
"Order is not sufficient. What is required, is something much more complex. It is order entering upon novelty; so that the massiveness of order does not degenerate into mere repetition; and so that the novelty is always reflected upon a background of system.'' -Alfred North Whitehead
"As a net is made up of a series of ties, so everything in this world is connected by a series of ties. If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken. It is called a net because it is made up of a series of interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility in relation to other meshes.'' -Buddha
Originally posted by riddle6
reply to post by Evasius
Despite everything I have said above, time seems to be passing faster and faster, more than it ever has before. I would go to clean something or do something around the house, and even though it felt like it took a max of 30 minutes, it turned out to be three hours. It's like I've completely lost track of time. Normally I wouldn't have to rely on clocks for most things, I was able to tell when it was time to go to school, time to bath, time to go to bed, etc. Now, I will find myself looking at the clock all the time, and yet I am still late for just about everything. I have even had the hardest time sleeping at night. It's like my body is saying "No, you still have another hour or two before you need to go to bed," even though it will be 3am and I have to be awake at 7am.
Originally posted by Evasius
The perceived acceleration of time still has me perplexed - it's either physically happening, or it's an artefact of busy lives in an ever-changing world. Like I said in a previous post, supposing that time depends on our consciousness to exist, if our perceptions of it change, then perhaps the physics of it might also follow suit. I think as time flows towards this upcoming 'singularity' we'll begin to notice more and more the connection between our thoughts and time itself. If we think quickly, time flows quickly. If we expect increasing change in our day to day lives, we'll experience it as expected. One plays upon the other and vice versa.
Originally posted by PhotonEffect
One thing is for certain, there's a lot more packed into our daily lives now then ever before. This can only contribute to our psychological notion that time is speeding up.
Diagram 1: Changing views of spacetime along the world line of a rapidly accelerating observer. In this animation, the vertical direction indicates time and the horizontal direction indicates distance, the dashed line is the spacetime trajectory ("world line") of the observer. The lower quarter of the diagram shows the events that are visible to the observer, and the upper quarter shows the light cone- those that will be able to see the observer. The small dots are arbitrary events in spacetime. The slope of the world line (deviation from being vertical) gives the relative velocity to the observer. Note how the view of spacetime changes when the observer accelerates.
Evasius- are you familiar with Ian Lungolds presentation of Carl Johan Callemans theory of the Mayan Calendar?
A few interesting and possibly relevant facts about 13:
*The Mayan calendar is made of 13 Baktuns.
*The Long Count calendar began in 3113BC and tracks 5125 solar years.
*The smallest period of the calendar is the trecena which tracks cycles 13 days in duration. (In Mesoamerican divination, 13 is the number of important cycles of fortune/misfortune).
*13 circles comprise Metatron's Cube, aka 'The Fruit of Life.'
*According to the Torah, God has 13 Attributes of Mercy.
*In the Great Seal of the United States there are 13 olive leaves (with 13 olives), 13 arrows, and 13 stars. These form a triangle over the eagle with the number 13 on each point. On the reverse the pyramid has 13 levels.
There is no intergalactic community
There are no Space Federations, Galactic Republics, nor Rebel Alliances. These ideas are not only fictions - they fail to accurately describe the true nature of intelligence in our universe. As a result, I hate to say it, but Dr. Michio Kaku’s theory on Civilization Types 1-3 is fundamentally wrong. Likewise SETI will fail to find highly advanced civilizations thriving anywhere in this universe.
Dr. Michio Kaku: 3 types of Extraterrestrial Civilizations
Before you judge my conclusion as heresy, please hear me out. There are indeed countless highly advanced communities existing ‘out there,’ however the nature of their existence is far different than we assume.
The transition from a Type-Zero civilization to a Type-1 civilization will be the result of the inevitable culmination of infinite technological progress referred to as a 'Singularity.’ Once the Singularity happens, infinite growth is reached. Within a very short amount of time (as a result of this exponential growth), the entire physical universe will be saturated with this new super-intelligence.
Intelligence will be more powerful than these impersonal forces (physics and cosmology). Once a planet yields a technology creating species and that species creates computation (as has happened here on Earth), it is only a matter of a few centuries before its intelligence saturates the matter and energy in its vicinity, and it begins to expand outward at the speed of light or greater. It will then overcome gravity (through exquisite and vast technology) and other cosmological forces (or, to be fully accurate, will maneuver and control these forces) and create the Universe it wants. This is the goal of the Singularity. –Ray Kurzweil
The Singularity scenario is so utterly explosive and powerful that the expansion of the growing intelligence will not only reach the speed of light, but will overstep this boundary by inducing quantum mechanics and relying on entanglement to almost instantaneously convert all ‘dead’ matter to conscious material.
Given the above scenario, one of two things await all successful species that reach this threshold of advancement.
The first is that this has already happened and the universe was long ago saturated with a previous post-singularity consciousness, and once we reach a certain level of advancement we will be absorbed (or will force our way) into the collective universal mind. This would explain the connection we feel with the universe – it is conscious, and it eagerly awaits our merger with it.
The second possibility is that all societies reaching Singularity gain the ability to actually leave the 3-Dimensional universe. This would explain why the visible universe is not already teeming with life. They've gone to higher (or simply other) states of being.
Assuming we can actually guess what a super-intelligent race would do, it's likely post-singularity societies opt to leave this 'intelligence breeding ground' (called the Cosmos) rather than taking on the mammoth task of colonizing it. It's possibly much simpler (and would require less energy) to slide into a parallel reality.
It's my opinion that life's purpose is to evolve towards (or revert) to a god-like state, not to stagnate in a cooling cosmos where entropy reigns supreme. Intelligence fights entropy by building upon itself and creating new states of connectedness, which is actually opposite to what the rest of the physical universe has been doing for billions of years (expanding, cooling…dissolving).
Perhaps this is why we're all stuck here wondering where everybody is - they're all far, far away (or possibly only inches away - in another reality), but they're there. We're actually in a cosmic womb right now, waiting to be born. This perspective inevitably leads one to believe that there is no intergalactic community, only scattered eggs of intelligence hatching throughout the universe, awaiting transcendence towards new states of being.
M-Theory allows many levels of existence. Quantum Theory allows many possible realities/timelines to coexist. Imagine if there was indeed any level of truth in either theory - then imagine merely choosing to remain within one's dimension of origin. Our assumption that all advanced intelligences choose to reside in (or cannot escape from) 3-dimensional space is flawed. A truly intelligent race would move on, as we will also more than likely do sometime this century.
So I say, forget about Type-2 and Type-3 Civilizations. The jump from Type-Zero to Type-1 will supersede all subsequent transition phases leading to the exploration (and possible creation) of countless other realms. I agree, it’s quite entertaining to think that a Star Trek future is really where we’re all headed, but wouldn’t you agree that this hypothesis is no less magnificent?