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Now here's where it gets tricky. At the exact moment the first time machine is enabled, there will most likely be millions of other time machines appearing all over the world, our future selves going back to visit the period when time travel first became possible. This creates a paradox. Every possible millisecond of history from now until the end of time can be visited by every being who has ever lived, which would only logically lead you to believe that every possible angle of each moment in time would occur, and it would all occur in one instant, seeing as how all time has been made available.
Darius and photography
Gentle, invisible fingers. Embossing themselves on the face, old age is sensed, extinction of nerves. Fingers bring him closer, he confronts plastic blade. It will not hurt, blazes light from the apse. Those are two semicircular blades, scissors like. The last man on Earth will abandon body forever. Memory will be erased; he will become a spirit, safe from tectonic horrors. There is no beauty in being left behind. His fingers tremble. Moisture is in the air. Trees are gone too, all is extinct. Automates will turn off. Sol will swell.
Moon is ripped; out of it gush radon and potassium. It will come down soon and free Earth’s iron core, which will then float away into its new orbit. It will be like a meteor. Comets will fall on it; yellow veil of sulfur will surround it.
Spirit chooses a name: Darius. Now he is being completed. Machines will execute what has been arranged. His last wish is to visit Venus.
Darius is like a sea salp, a glimmering being. He travels the Network with his sight turned off. It is like roaming through the night, he’ll be better asleep. Through pure expanse, no jolts.
Darius is a photographer.
Photography intervenes on the face of reality. That is a known fact. It is so arbitrary that it doesn’t match the seen at all. If you follow one face on photographs, soon you will realize that there is not much likeness between different versions. Photography creates. Photography spoils.
Darius’ collection consists of several thousands shots.
Photographs are gravitational keys of a bizarre instrument.
On the shots last taken is the destroyed Earth. The Fall of the Moon and it’s merging with Earth’s tidbits will be photographed by automats. Photographs are an important part of cultural heritage. Placed in a sequence, they will ennoble you as you attentively observe them.
Do not write dates on them. Thus you will not have to sort them.
Darius-flame burns in ambiguity. Motion had stopped, he himself is his own light. Outside of him nothing sheds luminosity. He still doesn’t know that, but this is how gods come to being.
And when he had created his own minions, will he be prepared to grant them freedom?
Or ostracize them?
There is such an idea: to be like God – in a world without freedom.
One Fearsome God.
However, when you are just a spirit, you have no libido. Darius is a creative spirit, and he is lonely.
The translating machine broke. Bunged. Darius-flame is now aware that around there is nothing. He did not get the promised form of comprehensive illusion. Neither is there the world of spirits into which he could comfortably fit. There are no outer sensations. Maybe there are no senses? He can’t feel organs. He feels nothing, as a matter of fact.
What is when there is nothing?
He is stuck within a carbon network, between two invisible nodes.
There are no movable parts.
Darius-flame is in a small bowl with water. Brush dips into it. Darius darts and splashes over the paper. He multiplies into pigments and spills in certain directions. He looks towards painter’s face, it is surrounded by dark. The eyes blink. Darius can now consider directions. Each direction is a world. Worlds are countless. In one of them, Darius is The Emperor.
Originally posted by Bspiracy
didn't realize I was using a different formula
Is what I used not valid?.. or do different formulas apply to different realities? I'll redo the dates tonight under the different formula.
oh.. was on page 6 before I started thinking and wanted to immediately test my theory.. on some link I clicked an applet popped up and I just went to researching sunspot dates and started plugging in...
Originally posted by italkyoulisten
As you can see, all it is, is a series of interpretations by one man. There is no science involved. The idea that history repeats itself is cool, but this theory is completely bunk. I don't see how so many on ATS believe in this nonsense.
Might this announcement lead to the Christian Revolution?
When we can no longer subsidize modern agriculture with massive fossil energy inputs (oil-based pesticides and fertilizers, machine fuel, packaging, distribution, etc.), yields will drop to below what they were before the Green Revolution!  Moreover, billions of people could die this coming century when the U.S. is no longer able to export food  and mass starvation sweeps the Earth. 
Collectively, we Americans eat almost as much fossil fuels as we burn in our automobiles. American agriculture directly accounts for 17 percent of our energy use, or the equivalent of 400 gallons of oil consumed by every man, woman and child per year according to 1994 statistics.
How did this come about? We have seen a major leap in farm productivity in the last 50 years with food production doubling and even tripling in the case of cereal grains. This amazing leap did not come from new farms or farmlands since we have lost more than half our small farms in that same period. Farmlands are also in decline and being gobbled up by urban sprawl.
These massive gains in food production are due to the use of synthetic fertilizer and to a smaller extent, better plant hybrids. "Two out of every five humans on this earth would not be alive today" without the widespread use of chemical fertilizer, says Vaclav Smil, Canadian professor, author and energy expert.
The unpalatable truth about our oil-based food system is that "it takes 10 calories of fossil fuels to make 1 calorie of food energy" according to a study by David Pimentel, and Mario Giampietro published by the Carrying Capacity Institute. This scary statistic only takes into account the production of the food itself. If you factor in the processing, packaging, transportation, refrigeration and all of the other petroleum-intensive processes that statistic can inflate to 87 calories of fuel per calorie of food. Why so much? Most of our food travels an average of 1,500 "food miles" to get from the farm to our plate. Once these "fossil foods" get to our house we spend even more energy on refrigerating and cooking until each bite we eat is marinated in fossil fuels.