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Originally posted by rocksolidbrain
Btw, today the first solid state quantum microprocessor was announced, and I suggest you map that on your timewave (we are counting down right? )
Here is more info:
This is how it looks like:
This is the birth of an entirely new paradigm, much like discovery of electricity and telegraph. (which are foundations of computer science). Most people won't even understand the implications of Q-computing.
And, yes, it resonates with the discovery of electricity, telegraph and birth of Charles Babbage. (father of computing)
1774 The first telegraph is built.
1780 American Benjamin Franklin discovers electricity.
1791 Charles Babbage is born.
We are nowadays repeating the period of 1780-1790 AD, if I'm not wrong.
[edit on 29/6/2009 by rocksolidbrain]
This Q-chip also is not exactly a nano/Q-chip; it's quantum dots are millions of atoms per; someday, we'll be able to put together integrated circuits of billions of these Q-chips are really knock your socks off! And, that billion element chip can be one of millions! And that personal computer sized supercomputer can be one of billions!
Talk about tip of the iceberg! Talk about the calm before the storm! This is like astronomically beyond the comprehension of the standard human being; or even some mathematical genius!
Yep, it would be really cool to have atom-sized computing elements! Eventually we might even use subatomic particles. And some say that even the fundamental particles are just the tips of an underlying spacetime "froth", sort of like whitecaps appearing on a lake. They say that the 99.9999999% of "empty space" between particles is composed of this froth. Can you imagine if we were able to craft that froth directly into some sort of computing array, without even involving anything that physicists of today would call a "particle"? It would be like hijacking whatever "machine" runs the universe itself, and making it run our own computations! Harnessing the raw computing power of the universe itself. The possibilities boggle the mind.
Originally posted by BlasteR
I just had kind of an interesting thought. The Zero point might just be the point at which we make contact with extraterrestrials. Maybe the mathematics involved in projecting novelty up to the zero point date are incapable and ineffective at gauging where the novelty of the universe would be AFTER we were to make contact with some kind of alien civilization. When you think about it, that would make sense. Everything would be so amazingly different than it is today.
Maybe "Novelty" as it is represented in McKenna's equation is only capable of being applied to human beings.. Thus, after the date of alien contact, maybe the equation is just unable to predict what would happen to novelty with relation to humans now involved in alien affairs and vice versa.
According to McKenna:
-A bound system has a lower potential energy than its constituent parts; that is why the universe is evolving toward infinite interconnectedness or nonlocality.
-Universal interconnectedness undergoes an exponential growth until it reaches a macroscopic nonlocality by 21 December 2012.
-The main signs of macroscopic nonlocality are psychokinesis, teleportation, and time travel.
Originally posted by Evasius
Here are a few more thoughts on the culmination, or convergence, we'll inevitably face.
Some may refuse to play the games anymore called 'society' and 'culture,' and they may revert (or re-evolve) back to simpler living. And some may look within themselves, see that what's wrong with society has also been what's wrong with them, and opt to change, thus helping create an entirely new society...and entirely new future.
They say that the 99.9999999% of "empty space" between particles is composed of this froth. Can you imagine if we were able to craft that froth directly into some sort of computing array, without even involving anything that physicists of today would call a "particle"? It would be like hijacking whatever "machine" runs the universe itself, and making it run our own computations! Harnessing the raw computing power of the universe itself. The possibilities boggle the mind.