Infinity Plus One

Infinity Plus One
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Page 1 of 77"A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty... We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive." Albert Einstein Page 2 of 77Table of Contents 0. Foreword................................................................................................................................................4 1. One or All?.............................................................................................................................................6 1.1 Right smack in the middle...............................................................................................................9 1.2 Whole in One.................................................................................................................................13 2. My Thesis: Mitosis...............................................................................................................................19 3. Stretching it up....................................................................................................................................24 4. Unique: Different from anything, or just One?....................................................................................29 4.1 Entanglement of the number systems............................................................................................32 4.2 More of the Same..........................................................................................................................33 4.3 the Initial Discovery and its tail....................................................................................................35 4.4 More order.....................................................................................................................................37 5. Language has it too..............................................................................................................................40 6. Music was my First Love.....................................................................................................................44 7. To Sync or not to Sync.........................................................................................................................47 7.1 Back to Life, back to Reality.........................................................................................................53 8. Void? I'm not Void............................................................................................................................58 8.1 Good comes in threes, as does Bad...............................................................................................61 9. God? I'm not God.............................................................................................................................65 9.1 Being God......................................................................................................................................68 9.2 No matter where or what...............................................................................................................69 9.3 I don't believe in Love..................................................................................................................71 Appendix A: Building on the elements....................................................................................................73 Harmony..............................................................................................................................................74 Positive, Negative and Neutral............................................................................................................75 Infinite Complexity and Light.............................................................................................................76 Unfinished Sympathy..........................................................................................................................77 Page 3 of 770. Foreword I just now threw together the cover image, as intuition and creativity go: like Douglas Adams by his own admission picked 42 out of thin air to be the ultimate answer to the question "What is the Meaning of Life?", so did I pick one of my previous creations and embellished it with a few words to fulfill my obligation as its creator: this book should have a cover page, if I intend to write it. It won't quite be science fiction, even though substantial parts of it are too fantastic to ever be believed by the less open-minded person in the street. That is no problem (and not even their loss) for they will flourish splendidly without my ideas, navigating this Cosmos or Reality by whatever subset of it they hold to be real and believable. But back to the cover image for a moment: the massive roundness of the All, which has been given finite boundaries in order to make it fit on this cover, appears to be rolling over and crushing the author, poor little me. Mind you though, that is the pessimistic view I may have felt like that in the past, but nowadays the optimistic path is the route I take, while joyfully floating with the multicolored beauty of the All. What took away the fear? Could it be the realization that “Frightening Emotions Aren't Real"? Or is it the logical consequence of believing that the four laws of creation are the stable base my being needs to stay joyful all day long? Just for the record, freely quoting Bashar, even though Source (for lack of a better word) is of course the ultimate point of Origin: 1. You have always existed, and in some form you always will. Can't change that 2. The All is the One, and the One is the All. No changing that either 3. You experience that which you radiate to your environment. Also not changeable 4. The only Cosmological Constant is Change, except for the above three laws. Pretty deep material, and you'll probably agree with me that Bashar makes it sound so much more fun. Just look him up on Youtube, or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anzZUFEghQ8 This is no attempt at making it big as a writer. Been there, done that, 'failed' miserably Not because I can't write, but because I needed to figure out I'd much rather do it for my own enjoyment, than for the few bucks a sold copy might fetch me. So this book will be written, uploaded to http://www.moorelife.nl, and that's about all I will do to initially promote it. After all, I've seen way too many books mysteriously reach my field of observation in perfect timing, to think that widespread advertizing will actually make it reach more of the people who 'need' this in their lives. That doesn't mean I'll avoid comments, criticisms and discussion though.... And of course my Dutch nature won't allow me to refuse any expression of gratitude for having written this book. Just look at it more from the view of my volunteer endeavors in PC maintenance: I fix your PC, and ask for nothing except the cost of any new parts needed. You decide on what you'll add to that in gratitude, if anything.... Page 4 of 77All is One, and One is All. Does it really matter that the letters sprouted from my keyboard, or that they were fired at me from all around like the ricochet in Deep Purple's Child in Time, to form as many brilliant Sources of Knowing to you and me? The more you observe, the more you see that finding Source isn't the problem: it is so ubiquitously surrounding and permeating us, that you only have to "bow your head, and wait for the ricochet", or if you'd rather do that, go with Queen's Innuendo, and plunge 'Headlong' into this marvelous experience, because “There's nothing you can do about it”. Come to think of it, “who can escape what he desires?” Kudos to the being who knows which lyric that last quote came from.... ;-) As we will see during this story, there is nothing to prove or even to teach, unless of course it gives you joy to be taught, or being invited to think and/or feel. No specific skills are needed to read this book, except maybe a mind so open, that your brain fears it'll fall out Heck, life is a big roller coaster any day Listening to Bashar at the moment, I hear how Reality is a mirror which reflects who I am, me being unlimited possibilities. And even while writing this book, I am day by day discovering that I've not yet reached that point, if indeed it is a point..... After all, since the All is infinite, I may very well never reach my full self But I sure as Heaven will keep enjoying doing stuff like this And each and every one of us has that same capacity for Infinite Enjoyment and Creativity. I've looked at lots of things in the past, but any excursions into the regular sciences had me thinking: “Hmm, if the Grand Universal Theory will unite all this, I have a very distinct GUT- feeling that it will simplify the lot, rather than adding another metaphysical layer on top of all this....” Working towards that unification still is one of my deep wishes quite obviously Some of what's to come is like the Bashar video I just selected to link to this book: It's title said it had Dutch subtitles, which personally I don't need, but I figured my fellow countrymen might. Added incentive to select it was a numerical sync to which I'm quite sensitive given my past experiences (playtime 11:44). Another funny tale about it? I didn't need the subtitles myself, so I also didn't see any But I'm well aware of the infinite probabilities of Reality: you may very well have seen subtitles on the same video Am I doing it for my own enjoyment now? Yep, although there also is this strange feeling that I'm supposed to do it. I know there is no urge to finish it before a certain date (time being a man-made illusory division of the Eternal Now), but somehow the theme sticks to my neural net no matter what I do. There is this weird interconnected web of ideas that to me personally points out a destiny which I won't reveal as yet, but which does look a lot like an infinite superposition of many of my preferences. And getting used to that One Vision (thank you Queen) is basically the process of growth we All seem to be going through... Here, Now.... Sander R.B.E. Beals Page 5 of 771. One or All? Thus far, I've usually just let the flow of creativity direct the structure of my writings, and usually this comes out just fine. Yet somehow I feel that I should ponder it for a moment, if only for the fact that One not only is the beginning of that which follows zero, but also the Oneness that eventually is our goal: a world united in its vision, not because a self-appointed few dictate their views to the many, but because all are in total agreement, and without class ∞ differences go about making our Now a bright and prosperous one .... Well, it is said there is no beginning or ending to a circle or a sphere, and I wholeheartedly agree. But a circle or sphere may very well be the beginning, as it is here. As such, it started rd on my second birthday of the second Millennium, February 23 , 2001AD. Not that I particularly remember it being that date, but the creation time stamp of the first image in the set I created back then has that value. And since I've always been one to make sure my PC clock is accurate, I can easily claim it to have started that day. It flowed into a three week addiction of wanting to fill any and all gaps in my daily activities with the utterly relaxed activity of drawing what I called my Yin & Yang mandala's: Yup, the first one was a simple one, basically just to determine the tools I'd be using to create the lot. Drawing only circle selections, and doing a sunburst gradient fill in various colors to give it a bit of life. Thinking about doing it? Not really, it was more a matter of thinking about having done it: Starting at the One of Oneness. Oddly enough though, the shading of the whole immediately suggested a next step, which is commonly known all around the globe.... Feeling Yin & Yang aren't famous just because they look nice, I felt there had to be some deeper meaning to it, above and beyond that of its common meaning, the symbol of duality and balance. Having often been told I am seeing things too black and white, I figured there were more colors to it, but more colors would mean more spheres, and I just could not bring myself to break the beauty of it in some unnatural way. So the impression of rotation needed to remain. With mitosis coming to mind though, the next stage seemed altogether logical... ∞ That is also why this book and its companion spreadsheet are designated public domain information, which may not be sold. It is free for anyone who can decipher it, and anyone who doesn't (yet).... Page 6 of 77True, mitosis usually works in a binary fashion, with one cell becoming two, and two becoming four, etc. But let's for one moment assume that the two cells dividing into four don't do so at exactly the same moment, because they are in fact two changes. Which means after the first division there will be three cells, as shown on the left. No matter how they cling together, they are always in one plane, a 2D-world.. Next step? Simple: the second cell will also divide, increasing the number to four. But strictly speaking, there are three possible positions that fourth cell can come to occupy, as will be seen below. If we consider the three-dimensional appearance of the trinity, a very stable position for the fourth sphere might be on top of the other three, as the image on the left visualizes. Logic shows that the second stable position would be on the opposite side of the plane, behind the other three. Usually, when viewing mitosis from two to four cells under a microscope, we see this kind of formation, somewhat melded together. In fact, this is the first configuration that has a sphere outside the plane of origin. Four therefor seems to be a 'special' number. The last position that might be occupied is simply an expansion of the plane in which the first three spheres found themselves. A fourfold Yin & Yang, this is even more unstable than the threefold one, because of the bigger hole in its center, and the wobbly nature of the ring of four. Sufficient rotation might keep it a ring, but Nature abhors a vacuum, and will fill this hole sooner or later..... On the other hand, why does almost everything in the Cosmos rotate? Well, the Yin & Yang doesn't suggest rotation for nothing Could it be because there is also a perfect balance between the preference for the three possible positions, in such a way that the rotation of the ring of spheres keeps the probability of a new sphere landing on either of the three positions perfectly in balance? To me, the question is obvious, but my mind refuses to provide me with the mathematical answer: it is simply not math-minded enough to help me with this. So the rotation might well enable rings like these to exist without turning them into cluttered cores before the eventual outcome could be reached..... Now in order to keep things simple, I'll let go of the mitosis analogy, and will simply show you the rest as a mathematical series, which adds one sphere at a time. Page 7 of 77Again, two stable positions in front of and behind the plane of the first four, but the careful observer will see that the center sphere is now a bit more sunken into the plane of its four predecessors: certainly, since they had a larger hole in their middle, that would be obvious... I didn't check, but also wouldn't be in the least bit surprised if the centers of these five spheres have exactly the same relative distances that the corners of the pyramids have. It's something about special numbers, they have a knack for popping up in the weirdest places Number five is even more pronounced, with a still bigger hole, and even stabler next positions. I'm not sure if there is still enough room to have newer spheres occupying both the front and back position, because they tend to sink into the plane so deeply, they might collide with the opposite one. Delivering the mathematical proof for that is something I find way too complex to incorporate into a common language text like this one. Feel free to figure out this exercise, if you feel up to it. This is hardly worth adding a few words to, because the succession of images and the straightforward nature of this evolution of the spheres make it understandable to most people. Therefor, we will immediately skip this and the next one, and head on into the ultimate Yin & Yang derivative, in the next chapter..... And don't for one moment believe I'm the only one having seen this: the crop circle on the right shows the spheres in an Escherian impossible perspective, but the six satellites are clearly distinguishable, and the repeat on different scales is also clearly indicated. Aliens or busy humans, who cares? It's the idea that counts.... Like I said, these weren't the most complex mandalas I made back then. Some of the more complex and art-like ones will be shown in Appendix A as a kind of light dessert...... Page 8 of 771.1 Right smack in the middle... "Vega", many movie maniacs will now shout. Yes, the title of this chapter is a line from the movie Contact, uttered in a typical Aussie accent. One of my favorites this movie is, along with a fair number of other ones. Over time, I must have seen about 4000 movies. Let me introduce the grand finale of this sequence, and at the same time the jumping board of what's to come: the SevenSphere (a.k.a how to give SS a better reputation...) How it got that name is easy: most observers will immediately see our trusted honeycomb pattern, a weave of six-sided shapes, and will associate it with the number six. Although correct from their point of view (and state of mind), this number is not the All of it: to keep this sixfold Yin & Yang stable regardless of rotation, the center sphere (the seventh one) is essential It fits perfectly at the center of its environment, touching all surrounding spheres at exactly one point, and basically keeping the ring from wobbling. And in that configuration, the cluster of spheres again becomes a flat form, or a plane. That, my dear friends, is the meaning of Life You give it meaning, but by your choice in that matter you collapse its infinite probability into a subset which contains only those realities you can observe, and in either a positive or negative way, believe in.... The two given viewpoints on the SevenSphere are probably not the only ones that can be derived from this image. But six times seven equals 42, with or without a conscious association to Douglas Adams' random choice. That in fact his choice wasn't random may be shown here later, for incomplete observations may be called random, if the essence of the choice was not obvious in the first observation. In that case we just 'go with what feels right'... Observation is the next step: just as dead certain as I didn't realize it when I drew these symbols, my intuition colored them back then as I saw fit: the colors of the rainbow for the satellites, and a middle gray for the center sphere. Only just now, a mere ten years later, did I realize that this 'random' action of my intuition was in fact my subconscious filling in the blanks That center, gray because essentially it can choose its color all by itself, is the observer. You or I, or anyone who feels like it, may realize he or she is in this position merely because we observe the way we observe: there is no such thing as an objective observer, simply because our gray little center sphere is a structurally essential part of the whole Also, the SevenSphere is the simple 2D-representation, but more visually oriented people will immediately realize that the series of special numbers isn't complete yet Where four spheres jumped the dimensions from 2 to 3, and seven spheres is significant because it reduced the dimensionality from 3 to 2 again, we can easily see how a SevenSphere has dimples on either side, six of them. In 3D space there is however only room for three additional spheres in front and three additional spheres in the back because three adjacent spheres also cover the three dimples in between, making the total number of spheres add up to 7 + 6 = 13 spheres Note these two trinities can align or not align, making possible two distinct 3D combinations of 13. Its form then is either twisted or straight, no pun intended. Page 9 of 77Is this perhaps why thirteen is considered the unlucky number? Because fourteen will cause the cluster to break into a dimension of an entirely different type: size Yes, any mitosis beyond this point will make sure the cluster no longer fits its original supersphere: It will have to grow, and eventually, to divide. I figure I should say a bit about the rest of the sequence, between seven and thirteen. If we consider that rotation is an essential component of this buildup, then the six colored spheres will also be rotating around the center one, keeping it in the form of a flat spinning disc. In fact, addition of spheres until now was either in the ring itself, or on either side of it, on the axis of rotation itself. So up to seven the rotating form is rotationally stable. But what if we add sphere number eight? It too has possible extension points on either side of the disc, but in adding itself there, the rotation becomes wobbly, like a bicycle wheel that was damaged. But where the wheel is quite rigid, the disc of spheres isn't, and will become a sort of ring of beads that rotates around the center sphere. And of course, if it has mass, it will generate gravity waves Although I can clearly see it happening before my mind's eye, the math for it escapes me. I can only try to convey the image in my mind in language that is somewhat descriptive for 'normal' people, hoping our more math-savvy fellow humans know where to go from there. Besides, the impact of this is far too widespread to be resolved by any one person: the mechanics of this sequence may show themselves during mitosis, but as we will see in this book, the specifics of the structure also reach further into maths, language, and possibly a lot more of the various scientific disciplines. Perhaps it might even change our way of thinking, or at least the way we think about our way of thinking.... Either way, the gray sphere is the center of rotation, and the others will divide themselves around it in such a way that the rotation stays balanced. That however does not mean that the orientation of the rotation stays the same, or that the ring is flat. It is sort of like changing your mind: you observe things (new spheres), know about others already (older spheres), and making up your mind will change your rotation, orientation, and possibly your course. Thus in the other representation, the SevenSphere represents us in our realities. I've held that belief of wanting to be dead center ever since grade six or something. Not that I was such a brilliantly intelligent boy, but more because having escaped the plague of schoolyard rivalry, I had few friends and therefor more time to think about it anyway. But it was obvious from my understanding that the true Uomo Universalis (not words I used back then) needed to know about everything in a truly indiscriminate fashion. It was only recently that I realized that my conviction of wanting to know it All was eventually visualized in the SevenSphere image that initiated this chapter. Big thoughts for such a little guy? Hmm, since I've always existed, my normal human age is hardly relevant...... And neither is yours Of course, if finite boundaries were the extent of the All, then the middle wouldn't be hard to find, and be shown in this simple way. But generally the All is considered to be infinite, so what would one call its middle? Normally it would be the point that is the average of all points on the surface, but being infinite, the All has no surface. So if we do want to say something about the 'center', the only conclusion is that it has infinite points that are infinity away from the point we are observing, and thus any point can be considered the middle. Page 10 of 77And of course Knowing it All seems paradoxically impossible: You'd be studying for what is called an Infinity, in order to reach your target. But still, being an eight year old boy, that was the solemn promise I made myself, after having been left 'for dead' by a few fellow classmates. I don't remember their names now, which is a pity really: I'd love to thank them for causing me to reconsider my point of view on this world, and promising myself I'd: "Figure it All out, so I can show those bullies that their behavior doesn't fit in my world” In hindsight, I can never make that proof stick, simply because the All has room for all, even the bullies.... It was simply that I needed them to help me arrive a that promise, and the eventual quest And the real funny thing? Pretty soon after that promise, I forgot I made it, because the pestering eased up, and I came to find school a relatively comfortable place to spend my childhood. After that, I basically just went through the paces of various exams, starting a job in the IT business, and being quite good at it too, until a bipolar disorder messed things up a bit... It wasn't that I couldn't cope, but wanting more meant the Cosmos (eager to please) simply gave me more than I bargained for, leaving me a world I couldn't yet handle, or thought I couldn't. It was like getting a Harley Davidson for your birthday, without having gotten the appropriate driver's education. And the downs after those ups were taking their toll. Then, through a friend of a colleague of my wife, I met René, a local psychic. He needed just one look at me, and found the essence of my being somewhat lost: "Something happened when you were eight", he said. He wouldn't tell me what, and thus had me wrecking my mind until next week. I thought and thought, but the only thing I could come up with, was that one promise I made myself, which was the loudest whisper above the silence. And even next week, René listened to me telling him about it, but didn't acknowledge or deny my beliefs. The promise however was back in my conscious mind, and I learned that the voice of my intuition wasn't a shout, but a whisper audible only when I quieted my mind, and went inside. If you think that was a position that can only be noticed by yourself, and not by others, think again: many times, when I went to meditate in the lotus position (like Buddha), our poodle Macho would curl up in my lap until I came out of it again. He always was a sucker for peaceful places..... And you know what? The funny thing was, even though I forgot, my path of most significant actions, at least to me, had been a perfect execution of the promise to myself, despite my forgetting. I was perfectly on track to pick it up where I'd left it all those years ago, and continue as though nothing had happened Pretty soon afterward, René took me aside and told me he was stopping the Thursday night sessions, so I couldn't attend anymore. Funny thing to do, if all people in the room would be similarly affected.... Both he and I knew this little white lie wouldn't fly, but I thanked him for all he'd done, and we parted as friends. My guess about his reason to quit? Well, I was on track again, so like a dad letting go of his kids bike, he did too. And I pedaled into the great expanse, better equipped to deal with what was to come. But having told me that would have influenced me in a possibly less optimal way. Better if I figured it out myself. Page 11 of 77And in hindsight, time and time again, some person or event would show up the very moment I'd kinda lost track. Events like a pair of highly clear and at the same time unusual visions, which directly fed my visually cortex and my connected mind with new concepts. I had to listen to the voice of my subconscious again to figure out what they meant: the first one (somewhere around 2003) showed me this awesome construction of infinite soap bubbles, clung together into an endless framework of spheres, kinda like the SevenSpheres repeated in endless transparent beauty. When asked, my subconscious labeled it: “the static Nature of the Cosmos”, which again was the loudest of the whispers when I went inside. And I wasn't the only one seeing them, just listen to Bubble Jungle by System of a Down Their view of it is quite different from mine, but it is all about the bubbles in our realities and our minds The second one came about trying to visualize the formation of a ball lightning, a type of research my friend Dr. Dijkhuis is intimately engaged with. What he'd told me about it was that ball lightnings usually come into existence from a point where a normal lightning is bent. With EM field strengths strong enough, the lightning will kind of wind itself up like they wind up the metal wire on a champagne cork. As it would wind up, it would short circuit itself, thus capturing a certain amount of charge into a circular current. If the amount of charge is big enough, it will become a self-sustaining current, circling around as long as the conditions will allow it to. Superconductivity would then need to be reached before the current was weakened too far to further sustain the ball lightning. When my mind felt like it overloaded trying to tackle that problem, it showed me instead a highly dynamic interwoven multidimensional knot of electricity and magnetism which in fact wasn't a knot. It merely looked like one. Despite it's intricate appearance everything was flowing freely, wherever it was needed It looked a lot like the wavy colored lines that appear on the surface of soap bubbles, but their locations were all in the same place and time: Right Here and Now Having learned from the first vision, I immediately went inside, and got the label for that immeasurable beauty: “the Dynamic Nature of the Cosmos”. Am I privileged for having received this information? Nope It is my solemn belief that any and all of us are likewise helped by our self to reach our own personal goals. And yes, since mind over matter is actually a reality if you can only believe it, we do sometimes indeed help ourselves by manifesting other people to help us along. Some people simply call it coincidence, and think nothing more of it. But if you start noticing how some people tend to make much more sense even though you've only met them once or twice, you'll be sure to pay attention next time Improbable and unprovable stories may reach you, but they are like Morpheus handing you the two pills: either you believe and stay in Wonderland, or you take the blue pill and return to the blues..... it is just that whatever you truly believe, you get The one reason why it is hard to see that you are getting it, is that the All is 'doing all the dishes', to get you everything you ever wanted and then some Can you remember all your wishes from your life until now, and make an estimated guess as to what the total package might look like? I don't think so, except maybe for a few highlights that really take the cake. I was just lucky because for some reason I have always known what I wanted, but I never figured somebody would gift-wrap it with the beau of Divine Beauty...... Page 12 of 771.2 Whole in One... Ever seen a real live hologram? I was fortunate to be able to visit an exhibition of them around '84, '85, in Vlissingen, Holland. For hours I roamed the halls, looking at perfect three- dimensional images protruding from featureless photographic plates, simply because a light was shining on them. Top of the exhibit was a live size slide trombone, suspended above a table in the middle of the room, and extending out of the plate on both sides But back then, I had no inkling of what this concept would eventually come to mean for me. I just thought it would be nice to have one hanging in my living room someday. That hasn't happened yet, but that's merely because I haven't chosen to materialize it yet. What is essential though, and what the exhibit as I remember it never pointed out, was that holograms are significantly different from normal photographs: When you cut a normal negative in half, and give one half to your friend, you'll both be stuck with only half an image. And apart from retaining the negative as the source and handing out positive prints based on it, there's no way of both having the entire image. No such deterioration with a hologram however: if you take a holographic photograph, and cut it in half, you can have your cake and eat it too: if you light up your half, you'll see that the total three-dimensional image is still there, same as it is with the half your friend took with him. The images produced are even the exact same size as the image produced from the whole plate, without any deterioration whatsoever In many more ways than one, Reality is just like a holographic plate: In order to know how water behaves, you don't have to have one-on-one experience with all the water in the Cosmos, or even on the planet. I'd go as far as to say, that most of you can see the difference between a live-filmed tsunami and its Computer-generated movie counterpart. Mind you though, as the experiences with generating them grow, CGI Tsunamis are becoming more and more like the real live ones. And that is another way in which Reality is holographic: the more information becomes knowledge about certain things, and the more this knowledge is used to study, simulate and even generate, the more there is an infinitely redundant aspect about Reality and its design, which obviously exist in one and the same space. Don't ever believe that what I just told you is a rare event, that is only a marginal influence. There were those days when the construction of for instance the statue of Liberty was only known to a select few, as far as it surpassed the obviously visible form of it. Television has changed all that, when it went on to visualize more and more aspects of everyday life: nowadays, anyone can know what holds up the world's largest suspension bridge, or even what made another bridge fail in a spectacular manner simply by watching the right Discovery Channel program. Thus, knowledge has a way of spreading like wildfire And if that was a revolution in itself, the advances in computers made Earth an exciting center of our Cosmos: where I used to spend many hours in the library to find the facts needed for that essay, my two daughters are wiz-kids of the Web just like all their classmates: within minutes they find the relevant info, images, and anything imaginable, to do their work. Where I used to find maybe three sources for my material, they rake in the lot, neatly organized by search engines, wiki's, and anyone with a keen interest in a certain area. Page 13 of 77Sure, I evolved on an even footing with the 'dreaded calculators', but perception is only a tip of the big wave: when my grandfather gave all his grandchildren a nice crispy 1000 guilder bill, I had to use the full strength of my persuasive powers to convince my dad I should use it to buy my first real computer: a Commodore 64. Before that, a programmable calculator had been the apogee of my processing power. But this event changed all that. Weird thing though, as I rose to the challenge of computing, I never could detect such interest in my dad. Even now he doesn't own a computer, and doesn't even work with one. Instead he utilizes his connections to others to do the dreaded stuff for him. On the other hand though, he does use a route planner, as long as it's not connected to a PC. In that last case, I am allowed to step in. And that is not because I'm better than him, just otherwise inclined: my talents are there to help him, and anyone in need of them. And it is not that he wouldn't want to work with computers: it's just that his first experiences with them have completely convinced him he could never do that, and he simply can't get past that realization I didn't want my kids to be without, and so I provided them with proper processing power when they needed it, without forcing them to use it. As a result, they do far less things outdoors with local friends, yet at the same time have many more friends than I did at their age: Social ties to guys and gals all around the planet, sometimes years older, as they play and learn that the origin of any human is Earth, and not Asia, America, Holland or wherever. Where we grew up with the suspicion of foreigners, these kids know better And if you go looking for something, you're bound to find it whether in my youth or theirs. Knowledge is no static thing, but a highly dynamic fabric on which all relies, powered by an ever-increasing flow of information. Where people used to be afraid of the ever increasing coupling of information, nowadays we worry about it much less. True, this book might very well scare the living daylights out of you, if you stumbled into it from that narrow view of suspicion and fear. Call it a cold turkey approach, but it is my solemn conviction that no one encounters information he or she wasn't actually ready for. Your conscious mind may reject it, but sub-consciously you have been expecting it's arrival in a timely fashion. Coincidence just isn't what it is propped up to be. Not like co-incidence: "Happening at the same time but otherwise unrelated", but instead much more what we call synchronicity: If you observe it, and see meaning in it, then that's what it is for you If you'd like an example of this, then dig this: Somewhere at the start of 2010 I'd imagined getting myself a nice new state-of-the-art computer, with an eight-core CPU. Didn't happen back then, because the onset of yet another manic episode had me associating like wildfire. It took me only a few seconds to name it OctoPussy because of the eight cores, and then come up with a revealing acronym to explain why I'd want to call it that: just look at the image on the right. Being manic to me is not being ill, but being in those dimensions of consciousness that seem to fit me best. Yes, it is a choice, that red pill. Problem is those who took blue pills will tell you you're ill... Page 14 of 77So yes, I decided to take the numerous white pills, pretending to have taken the blue pill, and got back to 'health', a 40 hour work week, and plenty of time to write. I had all I needed, or at least I thought so.... Then my eldest daughter came in with an opportunity one day: having totally disassembled and obliterated my PC during that last manic spell, I didn't plan to spend too much on my replacement system. But her boyfriend Tim is an avid gamer, who had customized his Intel i7 with a monster of a video card, which should have made it the ultimate gaming machine. Unfortunately, the system developed a nasty new feature: every inopportune moment, it would blacken the screen, forcing him to reboot it, thus trashing the current gaming session. By the time I'd looked at it, and couldn't find an obvious fix, he'd bought a new one and offered me his old system for a reasonable price. I had spent nowhere near the amount of Euros needed to land myself eight cores, but here it is sitting on my desk, of course lovingly called OctoPussy Now what were the odds of me getting it, even as I'd accepted I never would? And the computer's blackouts? Mostly gone, but if one does pop up, I take it as a signal from Source to stop typing and do something else..... Funny afterthought: last week I suddenly realized that the OctoPussy acronym fits me just as well as my computer: I'm always open to interact with others, and prefer to be 'used' by youngsters, because their way of thinking resonates more with me Back to the story however: We may be reading less complete stories, and more fragments of information on the Web, but even that aids in the entanglement of our knowledge: by alternating sources and subjects at will, our mind forms way more lateral connections, that we didn't even realize before. In fact, I'd go as far as to say our brains and minds are becoming more massively parallel in their structure. Also, it isn't only the amount of information we store that is growing, but that growth into more connectedness turns more of that info into even more knowledge. But even that is a process of discovery rather than invention: the knowledge is already there, regardless of who discovers and uses it In a way, that being there of the knowledge is something that can clearly be felt: where I wrote my first novel as a bunch of episodes on a web log, I still had the feeling I was 'thinking up' a story, and writing it down. The second novel however, and even more this third one is way more like taking dictation: I can literally sit down with no idea what to write, and then as I reread some of what I wrote, all of a sudden new sentences come popping up without me actually having thought about them It is related to that which I call Knowing with a capital K: you know it is correct, even though you have no idea about how to prove it simply because it is unprovable from the limited set of conscious knowledge (duh, it came from the greater set of the subconscious). As you observe your mind pulling off that stunt time after time, you learn to trust not so much on what you know, but more on the indication in your mind about the certainty with which you do know it And it's not just our conscious mind that we use to this end: when my youngest daughter tried to learn how to ride a bike, she couldn't get it down properly. As an experiment, I gave her back the scooter she'd been riding until then. Four weeks she raced around like nothing Page 15 of 77mattered. Then one Saturday I handed her the bicycle, with the training wheels still attached just to be sure. She got on, and rode around the parking lot with both her training wheels never touching the ground Miracle? Nope. In fact, something similar happened to me as a kid: my parents got me Frisian skates (on the right) to get me onto the ice. I just kept falling off, because of the primitive way my shoes were fastened to the wooden contraptions. After a few days of blundering and complaining my mom brought me white secondhand figure skates. A bit annoyed about the girlish color I tried them on, but that annoyance quickly faded when I noticed it no longer was difficult to skate: with the tighter connection to my feet, I could keep my balance, and skate around the entire pond in one go, whereas the old skates would have dropped me on my butt about a dozen times But that is just the normal learning process for humans: subconscious learns the difficult routines first, and the conscious mind builds on that. Some knowledge, like for instance the equilibrium while skating or cycling never actually migrates from subconscious to conscious: it is enough for the conscious mind to know it is there Many a scientist may claim to have sat on giants' shoulders, often without recognizing that their perch is not just the collection of predecessors they can consciously quote and make into references, but also the massive amount of subconscious knowledge they have gathered over a lifetime, or even many more lifetimes. My daughter and I simply had not gotten enough unconscious experience of the new mode of transport to be able to transfer that sense of equilibrium to the new situation. The better feedback in my case and the additional four weeks of scooting for her fixed that.... Another growth indicator is this: today's youth often multitask their information input. Where we grownups maybe combined music with our homework, the kids of today combine TV and music with homework, and the various games on their PC, Wii, PSP or phone. Incoming calls used to be picked up by parents in our days, but these kids have their own communications equipment, with phone, mail, MSN, Skype, and what not And if you compare that to the time of their grandparents, the amount of information and knowledge increase is staggering I could even give you a great example by including a poem of my grandfather, who applauded the installation of the tap water network in his village. And that was only eighty years ago Change is awesome, whether it was back then or right now Does that feel to you like the kids of today have too few social contacts? Think again Their circle of friends is far more diverse and extensive than ours, and way more geographically spread out. Where we got our knowledge about other peoples from books, they get it first- hand. Where we learned our social skills from our parents and the kids in the neighborhood, they have international connections to teach them firsthand. And if that is not enough, numerous multi-user role playing games feature fighting, negotiating, trading and the like for them to hone their social skills. Page 16 of 77"Yes, but the proliferation of violence in those games isn't doing them any good" I hear the narrow minds complain. In their view, they have a point. But is it any worse than in the past? Is it not true that in order to avoid certain behavior, kids have to know about it, and its negative consequences? And what is a better way than to experience it firsthand, when the ultimate result is only confined to your avatar in the game, rather than your own physical body? And if the games aren't there to play, kids just invent their own: you probably remember sawing off about a meter of PVC pipe, in order to shoot your friends out on the streets with berries, or even more effective: paper darts Basically it is the mayhem that pulls kids towards the art of war, but in the end the other less spectacular aspects of it will help them hone their people skills instead of their swords. A neat illustration to this is the job interview of Will Smith in Men in Black: all his co-candidates were blasting away at the aliens on the shooting range, and Will just looked around real calm, pulled out his gun and put a cap right between little Tiffany's eyes Hilarious, especially if you follow his reasoning..... "Little white girl, black neighborhood, carrying a bunch of quantum physics books? She means trouble" Having just reread all that, I feel I must conclude this chapter with a wish: I'd love to see how this evolves in the years to come. That's bound to be a certainty, for among the things I know absolutely certain, is the fact that I will live to be at least 94. I don't know which transition will then end my current form of existence, but it might well be like one of the key characters in my first novel, called Driveby Cosmos: he got transferred into a machine which enabled his brain and mind to survive an otherwise fatal fall off a roof. A nightmare to most of you no doubt, but given we have almost fifty years or so to get used to it, I deem it very possible Is that because I am afraid of death? Far from it Since the foreword introduced all of us as beings that have always existed, and in one way or another will always exist, there can be no fear for a transition that by all intents and purposes is no more than a being born into yet another level, with way more playing ground than the womb we are currently in. And if you're still not convinced, attend a lecture of Nassim Haramein. He'll tell you about Crossing the Event Horizon in a way only he can Even his theory that there is a black hole in everything makes perfect sense, as we will see later on: the way I look at real values in arithmetic in a further chapter shows that those ending in a repeating sequence of zeroes have a nice Infinity in them, and the others have a nasty Infinity in them, as Nassim calls them jokingly. Nice ones can be forgotten, but forgetting the nasty ones bites you in the butt "Transferring to a machine? Is he crazy?", most of you will ask. But consider this: back in 1961, apart from the year being a rotationally symmetrical one, where were we? Well, that was right about the time that the development of the Internet came to start. Computers back then where things like the PDP-11, with a 16-bit CPU and magnetic core memory of about 16KB, which had just come out the year before. General Motors introduced the first industrial robot in one of their plants. It was a 4000 pound giant called Unimate. The next year, Steve Russell created "Spacewar", which was considered the first game intended for computers. The fact that people in general actually gained regular Internet access around 1991, turning it into the binding factor that unites man, shows that in general the edge of technology is about thirty or forty years away from what is commercially available. Page 17 of 77Nowadays, manufacturers are just about playing with introducing cars that have intelligent behavior of their own. But if you want to see what is possible now, look up a Youtube video about Big Dog: resembling more a mule than a dog, this system walks on all fours, can lift about three times its own weight, and keeps its balance even when forcefully kicked in order to bring it down. In the outdoors it's quite loud because of the generator, but tethered to external power you hardly hear it. And that's just a system with technology at its core Have you ever considered that both humans and their tools consist of exactly the same materials? In essence, it is all just molecules, but where robotics still employs machined parts, other areas of expertise engineer self-controlling mechanisms the size of somewhat chubby microbes, which are built from the atom upwards Science fiction? Nah, remember the thirty to forty year lag? It is much like a pond freezing over: the solidification process starts around the edges, and the pond seems uncrossable for one not used to swimming. But before you know it a few more nights of unclouded and dark sky (current social turmoil?) will not only have connected all the technological advances, but will have formed them into a proper foundation for the walkers among us. Being a Pisces, I've been across the pond a few times, for my own enjoyment. Don't ask me how I know, for I can only point to my connection with my subconscious, which gathers far more information than my conscious self. Am I just accessing my subconscious or does the "One is All, and All is One" mantra imply that by going into my subconscious, I am actually tapping into All our subconscious knowledge, like we would then all do? Anyway, based on that, it is my feeling that around 2057, the year I turn 94, technology will have advanced to a point where the boundary between human and machine will have been polished down to a barely observable speed bump where intelligence is recognized on either side of it, and crossing that boundary will be no more difficult then, as carrying one terabyte of information in your jeans pocket is today Would anyone in 1961 have thought that was ever possible? It wasn't Bill Gates who claimed in 1974: "640 K ought to be enough for anybody" Nope, the one guy who did hold this possible was Gordon Moore: he claimed in 1965 that the amount of transistors per square inch would double every year. Back in 1999, not being able to get my hands on the transistor numbers, I checked it for several other aspects of computing: CPU speed, memory size, disk size and network speed had all just about doubled every 22 months, over the period 1960 to 1999 Maybe Moore was wrong in his cycle size, but the results were astounding And it wasn't as if it was all going to be more expensive: back in 1989, my colleagues and I were rejoicing that the price of hard disks fell below 1 guilder (about 45 Euro cents) per Megabyte. Nowadays, a 2 TB disk will set you back 80 Euros, which is about 0.000000002 Euro cents per Megabyte And even more surprising, we assimilate those Terabytes just as casually as we did the megabytes a few decades ago And where a top of the line system used to set you back about 3000 euros, it can now be had for three figure amounts... Page 18 of 772. My Thesis: Mitosis.... Ever since I was taught on the subject of mitosis, that weird intersection of two spheres held me in its mystifying grasp. The division of cells, contrary to mathematical division produces more, rather than making the same amount the subject of further separation. It was only later that I also found out that mathematical division held a few mysteries of its own, but more on that later. The subject here is mitosis, and a little mind-blowing variation on it. My intuition tells me that the holographic nature of the Cosmos can be found in the infinite repetitions of successful mechanisms and/or organisms, much like Darwin first postulated the Origin of Species. Despite the fact he himself admitted there was a flaw in his work, the Collective of Common Consensus (the powers that be) thought it enlightened enough to make sure it was taught to our children, from the moment their grasp of the world around them would allow them to understand. But how does one decide what successful means? Darwin called it survival of the fittest, and people were more than eager to understand that as 'Survival of the Strongest', thus giving them the idea that exerting power over others was the way to 'survive'. But those that didn't stop to think for themselves when coming across new information soon found that 'Survival of the Best Adapters' was a more accurate condition.... And if you didn't stumble on this last phrase, stop to think, and read it again. Have you ever heard the claim that: “the meek shall inherit the Earth”? This basically 'weakens' the survival of the fittest in the meaning of 'strongest', in favor of the one about the best adapters: those that are more skilled in letting others go about their business, and fitting their joy of living within that seeming prison that Einstein described in the lead-in to this book, will find that there is something more going on, something infinitely more We will 1 find ourselves to be Genies in a Klein bottle: on the inside one moment, outside the next But I am jumping the gun, as they say, we were on Darwin..... And for quite a long time, Darwin's theory found its way into the thought patterns of man, both male and female. Until one day a bright young man named Richard Dawkins came to the realization that Darwin's mechanism would hold up perfectly well in the imaginary world of the ideas. He called them memes, and his book 'the Selfish Gene' turned many heads inside out from the novelty of the idea. Dawkins claimed that ideas, or memes as he called them, live in an environment that allows the most successful memes to flourish, while less powerful ideas were weeded out quickly in the ever ongoing transitions from one mind to the other. Dawkins even went so far as to suggest, that the Nazi-meme was successful for quite some time, because the minds of the German people turned out to be fertile soil for the ideas of one idealistic painter. Later, when other minds became involved in the mix, the idea eventually turned sour, and withered away. In another book, Dawkins likened God to a 'Blind Watchmaker', thus emphasizing the absolute brilliance of the Grand Design surrounding us. Open up your eyes, or better yet: your mind 1 Synchronistically, Klein's last name also means 'small' in Dutch... So I guess we are genies in small bottles. ;-) Page 19 of 77But Dawkins ideas didn't wither away. His books presented a very plausible mechanism to model the ebb and flow of ideas, that people could match to their own experience of their thoughts and the way they come and go, or stay..... The survival of the better adapter actually also pertains to the world of technology: Where everybody was convinced V2000 and Betamax were the better video systems with their jitter- free still image and better video quality, VHS beat both to market because of popularity. And don't forget another obvious industry: cars Where cars used to have a distinct 'look and feel' that was brand-related, we find more and more that design now goes across the market, with many different brands of cars having similar types of headlights and taillights, because some manufacturer is favored by many car manufacturers. Same goes for the design of the cars themselves, which clearly seem to have been the output of the same design tool. Where my Dad (working in a garage) remarked that the distributor of a Volkswagen Rabbit was the exact same as the one for a Porsche 911, except for the logo on the box and the far steeper price, we now find Volkswagen parts in pretty much any Skoda, and many other brands And those are just the examples I know from memory, that doesn't mean there aren't similar links between other brands. The successful stuff stays, and the less adapting technology dies out. But what would be essential in making the best adapters survive? What are Darwin and Dawkins describing? Surely, in order to make the best prevail, there would have to be some feedback that detected the 'best' and fed it back into the whole mechanism or organism to make sure the inhabitants have some indication of where to go. Actually, the incredible machine that is the Cosmos or the All doesn't even decide what is 'best': it merely feeds us back any and all information we might need to determine what is best for us personally, and then depends on All of us to make it happen, because All is One and One is All It is all a huge super-set of (perhaps even infinite) feedback loops, that favors those beings, ideas and designs that adapt best to their environment. Perhaps that is why it is now easy to see that using your environment instead of supporting it is the difference between failure and success And that feedback? The more infinite the better: working as a DJ during my school years, I totally admired the Quad 405 amplifier that drove our sound stage: it was smaller than a shoe box, put out hundreds of watts of totally undistorted sound, but it ran so hot during the show you could fry an egg on its coolers It's advantage above other amplifiers? Total feedback right from the speakers themselves into the first stage input amplifier. Where th other amplifiers could only be driven to about 1/10 of their full power if they were to retain distortion-free sound through their smaller feedback loops, the Quad had them beat In similar fashion, we are all helped along by feedbacks of all sizes, which give us back what we put out. But quite often, the widest feedbacks are hardest to detect, yet have the most subtle impacts. Their results are by far the most potent, just because the feedback loop is larger And what about the infinite aspect of our feedbacks? If bigger feedbacks work better, and we have an Infinite space to use them, would it not be logical that there are in fact Infinite feedback loops active right here and now? Page 20 of 77

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