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Originally posted by shadowland8
This is so confusing . Can anyone have a description of this for dummies? I want to learn about this time wave stuff. Can you also explain what I should be understanding from the graph above?
Timewave zero is a theory that purports to calculate the ebb and flow of novelty in the universe as an inherent quality of time. It is an idea conceived of and discussed at length by Terence McKenna from the early 1970s until his death in the year 2000. Novelty, in this context, can be thought of as newness, density of complexification, and dynamic change as opposed to static habituation. According to McKenna, when "novelty" is graphed over time, a fractal waveform known as timewave zero or simply the timewave results. The graph shows at what times, but never at what locations, novelty is supposedly increasing or decreasing.
One is only micrometers wide. The other is billions of light years across. One shows neurons in a mouse brain. The other is a simulated image of the universe. Together they suggest the surprisingly similar patterns found in vastly different natural phenomena.
...if every experience and every technological advancement has been exhausted so as to bring novelty to zero, nothing new remains...we have reached TimeWave Zero. ~TryThinking
...each bit of film represents a slightly different moment in time. In the picture above, the curtains moved from bottom to top. The race car tilts to the right because the car itself moved quite quickly compared to the curtains. The spectators lean to the right because Lartigue was panning the camera from left to right to follow the race (though he clearly wasn’t panning fast enough to keep the car in the center of the frame throughout the exposure). ~Link
Originally posted by Evasius
*Israel's legislative election takes place.
*The United States Senate approves the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
*The Senate and House of Representatives reach a compromise on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
*Hamas agrees to an 18-month truce in its conflict with Israel.
*The United States Congress approves the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.