Saturday, December 17, 2005

Somewhere in time?

This is either going to convince you that I have finally lost touch, or it will blow your mind, but there will be no grey areas.

Time Travel.

I would not have entertained the thought of writing about this, given the plethora of hoaxes, thefts, lying and vanity that encompasses much of the wonder of the web. But coincidentally I have recently read two books written about time theory.

One by Richard Gott, a noted professor of astrophysics at Princeton, and Jenny Randles, who specializes in physics and geology at the university in North Wales.
They both have very interesting ideas of the logistics and beginnings of time, light and the origin of the universe. Which brings us directly to religion, or a total lack of it, depending on which side you're on.It's funny how religion seems to be tied into science, physics, math, economics, history, and even government.

There are two major ideas that describe time.
The first is a basic 'linear' line from infinity to infinity.
The movie made in 1980 bearing this title's name, Richard Gott, and Ms. Randles, speak of this theory, albeit with very technical addendums.
Their idea, is that time flows outward. If you were able to go back in time, and were able to effect something, that effect would be evident in a 'footprint' in your present time. This would give rise to the paradox that you might not be able to prohibit a major event from occurring (such as killing your mother, stopping a world war, etc.) , because time would be "locked in", and only 'minor effects ' would be 'permitted'.
There is a lot of material, and I am only paying it superficial service.

The other theory is that there are multiple courses of time, shooting from and to infinity; Multiple Universe theory.
Have you ever wondered what you would have become if you had accepted that job back in 79 at Microsoft?
Dated that cute redhead that you were thinking you might marry? Bought that lottery ticket with your numbers that actually came up that week?
In this theory, somewhere you did, and your life-or worldline-in that world has been effected accordingly.

This, I admit is mind boggling.
The idea is that there are billions to infinity of 'wordlines', encompassing each and every possible scenario, past , present and future, moving through time toward the end of time.
There are worldines that 'you '(in that actual worldline) might be killing or robbing someone for your next meal/drug fix on the street, instead of sitting comfortably in your room near your computer.
And worldlines that have you enjoying dinner with presidents, vacationing in the Carribean, and flying your own jet.
Is this the 'reality' of time? Could there really be more than one of 'you' out there?
Is this so hard to imagine?

Just think of life only one thousand years ago, in the middle ages, where no one dared question if the earth was flat, if the earth moves, the biology of blood, life, atoms, weapons...
Would that person be able to comprehend what we know of our universe today-that billions of stars are in our milky way galaxy alone, that the earth is not special, that our blood and organs have millions of bacteria, in them, some good, some bad?That a few people have capacity to destroy millions of lives by just flipping a few buttons?

As far as a religious perspective on a 'judgment'-it fits in a mysterious logical way. If there are many 'yous' out there, in every conceivable way, the 'you' you picked was because of choices you made, bad or good.
What would you dare say to the Creator? The Creator would not have to say anything- but "show you", the reality-and impact-of your choices, and the outcomes of choices had you done it another way-provable by-your very own worldlines.

If you are still with me, let's discuss another puzzle that came upon the internet in late 2000CE. You might have heard of him: John Titor.

You may think he was a joker, or real, but you CANNOT say he wasn't smart. He knew his stuff.
He got people's attention. He came and went. Private, aloof, and did not ask for a thing.

A rational person, giving the available information about such a theory-today- would have to conclude that he might have been real.

And as I said earlier, I would not be writing about this if not for reading the books, in which Ms. Randels states:

" Today, physicists are conducting remarkable experiments that involve slowing the passages of information, freezing light, and breaking the speed of light-and thus the time barrier. In the 1960's we had a 'space race."
Today, there is a 'time race' involving an underground community of working scientists who are increasingly convinced that a time machine of some sort is finally possible...and some Russian scientists already claim to have achieved it in a lab..."

It may be easy to dismiss all this as science fiction, most people who read his posts agree that there is something very haunting about John Titor and what he said. In addition, and open to more debate, he also made a series of predictions and comments that eerily seem to be coming true.

Although there is debate over the exact date it started, on November 02, 2000, a person calling themselves Timetravel_0, and later John Titor, started posting on a public forum that he was a time traveler from the year 2036. On March 21, 2001, John Titor told us he would be leaving our and returning to 2036. After that, he was never heard from again.
You can read more about John Titor here and here.
Many of the references concerning JT were accessed from these fine sites.

John was very conversant in time travel theory and application, and spoke at length about it, including computer code, government and ethics. If he was a hoax, he was a good one. His knowledge of time theory, and atomic singularities was exactly what I read in both books and researched. He also posted a few pics of his machine on the web. One of them is at the top of this post. There are others at the links listed above.

But was he able to tell us our future? Yes and No.
The idea of 'divergence' is akin to moving in ways close to your own worldline or time reality, so that no two 'worldlines' would be exactly the same, but have similar theme trends. Therefore he could say to some degree what trends were occurring. The energy and confidence to travel a small amount back through time is called divergence. John said it was roughly 1-2% accuracy from his worldline.
This is a small excerpt from his dialog concerning this:

"There is a civil war in the United States that starts in 2005. That conflict flares up and down for 10 years. In 2015, Russia launches a nuclear strike against the major cities in the United States (which is the "other side" of the civil war from my perspective), China and Europe. The United States counter attacks. The US cities are destroyed along with the AFE (American Federal Empire)...thus we (in the country) won. The European Union and China were also destroyed. Russia is now our largest trading partner and the Capitol of the US was moved to Omaha Nebraska.
On my worldline, life is not easy. We live in a world recovering from years of war, poison, destruction and hate. All of it, courtesy of the thinking and actions of people that live right now in the same world you do, worrying about which stocks to buy or whether or not a stranger is lying to them on the Internet.
I believe that hardship and challenge develop character and community.
How can you possibly criticize me for any conflict that comes to you? I watch every day what you are doing as a society. While you sit by and watch your Constitution being torn away from you, you willfully eat poisoned food, buy manufactured products no one needs and turn an uncaring eye away from millions of people suffering and dying all around you. Is this the "Universal Law" you subscribe to?
Perhaps I should let you all in on a little secret. No one likes you in the future. This time period is looked at as being full of lazy, self-centered, civically ignorant sheep. Perhaps you should be less concerned about me and more concerned about that.
I don't believe that knowing a possible future makes it happen. You are capable of changing your worldline for the better right now. None of the things I have said will be a surprise. They were set in motion ten, twenty, even thirty years ago. Are you really surprised to find out that Iraq has nukes now or is that just BS to whip everyone up into accepting the next war?

* In your opinion, what is the smallest mass that can form a singularity? Even Hawking suggested primordial singularities were created at the Big Bang.

* I would use the word 'elections' a bit cautiously. Perhaps it's easier now to see a civil war in your future?
*Real disruptions in world events begin with the destabilization of the West as a result of degrading US foreign policy and consistency. This becomes apparent around 2004 as civil unrest develops near the next presidential election."

"Does Iraq have nukes or is that just BS."..?
Keep in mind this was said in late 2000, when we were still wondering if George Bush was going to be a good guy and help the economy. I personally did not have anything to worry about except stock losses and a crappy economy. I was glad Clinton was gone, being mad that he would lie about having an affair
( as if that was something to get upset about..).
We were all relieved that Y2k didn't destroy life as we know it, and America was going to lead the world to a new lasting peace, since WE were the lone (and moral) superpower.
And he was talking about IRAQ?
Where did that come from? Though his idea of a civil war happening on his worldline in 2005 does not seem to be occurring (on this worldline) , it does not mean it won't, because of the divergence of worldlines.

John Titor also mentions the future epidemic of "Mad Cow" Disease. Perhaps you have heard talk that Mad cow is just another name for Alzheimers disease? There is scientific evidence today to suggest it.

John Titor also talks about 'weapons of mass destruction', a term I did not hear until post 911.,.. about the Middle East conflict getting larger, ..Problems in the US,the rioting, and slowly building to civil war, that looks like a Waco, but would happen more and more.

To say the least John Titor was prescient.
What a coincidence only a few years ago, who would have believed the United States would be in the Middle East, fighting a war, and that the possibility of it escalating into something much worse, for whatever reason you might believe it to be- is becoming more evident each day:

All stories from DECEMBER 2005:

(TBR News)
Defense sources in Israel believe the end of March to be the “point of no return” after which Iran will have the technical expertise to enrich uranium in sufficient quantities to build a nuclear warhead in two to four years.
“ Israel — and not only Israel — cannot accept a nuclear Iran,” Sharon warned recently. “We have the ability to deal with this and we’re making all the necessary preparations to be ready for such a situation.”
The order to prepare for a possible attack went through the Israeli defense ministry to the chief of staff. Sources inside special forces command confirmed that “G” readiness — the highest stage — for an operation was announced last week.

AP Worldwide
Often appearing angry in an eight-minute address, the president made clear he has no intention of halting his authorizations of the monitoring activities and said public disclosure of the program by the news media had endangered Americans.
Bush's willingness to publicly acknowledge a highly classified spying program was a stunning development for a president known to dislike disclosure of even the most mundane inner workings of his White House. Just a day earlier he had refused to talk about it.Bush said. "And the activities conducted under this authorization have helped detect and prevent possible terrorist attacks in the United States and abroad."AP

(Capitol Hills Blues)
“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”
“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”
“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”
I’ve talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution “a goddamned piece of paper.”

Either John Titor was one hell of a joker, or more conceivable- an altruistic government insider trying to warn the world about what he/she knew to be true but could not go public with , but this is just a bit more than coincidental.
What is happening today is real and not anywhere near a joke. It is very mysterious that all of it has happened so suddenly-only 5 short years since John Titor's last post..and what a scary ride it's been. THE JESUS CAMP MOVIE!! OUT IN NOV 2006 A MUST SEE!


Blogger John P. said...

Hello AJ,
Wow, I must say I was lost at some parts but am very intrigued with this post. Amazing what Titor had to say about IRAQ and WMD's (I agree, I haven't heard that term pre-9/11). Very interesting post, thanks AJ!

11:18 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Thanks JP, I thought the story about John Titor was too coincidental to ignor.
As crazy as it sounds, it just might be true.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Error 404 said...

Well, Dessert Storm never really ended. The bombs didn't stop falling, they just slowed down. As I understand it, there was not a day without a raid "between" the wars.

WMD has been around for a long time, just not as a widely used term.

Titor could, if he/she ran in the right circles, have predicted quite a few things. The Iraq war has been in the PNAC playbook for a while, and it is no surprize that it is a wildly destabilizing move. None of this stuff is brand new, it all proceeds from arcs that have been around for a long time.

But Titor was either a time traveller, or both smart and lucky.

From my perspective, I'd go with smart and lucky, mostly smart. And the luck is easily explained: we've forgotten a good many Internet kooks who's predictions were wildly off. It takes a near infinite number of monkeys to type out Shakespear, but that's because letters are tiny chunks of information with incredibly large numbers of possible combinations. If your monkeys are using keyboards that have whole lines of Shakespearean dialog instead of letters, and all you need is a result that is convincing rather than exact, the number of monkeys required becomes much smaller.

But Titor certainly read the trends well, I'll give him/her that.

1:22 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Absolutely E404, I agree he/she was smart.
The one thing I find disconcerting is that he hit so many things on the head, when such subjects as 'war', and civil unrest,- was rather (unmainstream) rediculous to discuss.

5:38 PM  
Blogger rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said...

i will come back and read this when i am not on a modem. wow.

6:54 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Billy, so I've read!
Hope you have a warm and Happy Christmas up there in Walden!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

Space time, worm holes, time travel... why not? Time will show us much of what can and can't be done. Sometimes I wish I could live forever just to see what we'll discover.

2:37 PM  
Blogger jc said...

Hi AJ,

Thx for the encouragement. Neat post. This might seem of topic but back in the day when I was really into physics (which you prob'ly can tell from the name of my site and where I live) I had trouble with the Bohr-Einstein disagreement re QM. After looking into it I thought that maybe Einstein misunderstood Bohr, and not the other way round. Actually, I'm convinced. What I discovered was that (1) relativity is in the eye of the beholder; whcih basically is what Bohr is saying about QM: this is what we see, more than that we can't say, (2) relativity is either itself an absolute (speed of light, and all that) or it is self referential and therefore relative, (3) according to the Aspect experiments simultaneity at speeds above c are fact, (4) if Einstein is correct: at the speed of light distances collapse in the direction of movement and times stops in the direction of source, then, light does not move. Space-time is a construct. We see it that way, light doesn't. And I remeber shaking when I called prof. Dr. Peter Zinkernagel (formerly of the Uof Copenhagen) and told him. I was afraid of what he'd say. He was silent for a moment, then said, "O my God! O my God! Who taught you to think? I've been saying this for 26 years."
He was, as far as I can tell, the only physics theorist in Denmark who was not allowed to teach but was not fired for 28 yrs. They just didn't like what he had to say.
Something else that ou might consider. According the calssical Islamic scholars time flows from the future toward us and into the past.
It all makes sense to me but then again. No one listens to my yadda.
Whatever. Take care. Peace.

7:01 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Hey Kathleen, JC!
Thanks for being brave and visiting, welcome to the US again JC.

"According the calssical Islamic scholars time flows from the future toward us and into the past.."

Exactly!-a light beam produces what they call an 'echo wave' shooting back at the source beam simultaneously, right? This is proven!
But how can it be?

11:37 PM  
Blogger jc said...

right, but only when you add space-time to it. see (4) if that's true then light does NOT move: distance collapses, times stops= no time, no space= no movement. we add the *echo wave* bit in order to explain it to ourselves, stuck as we are with the space-time cunstruct. there is no space, nor time as far as light is concerned. it's all there at once.

i remember wisecracking in highschool about travel at the speed of light which einstein said was impossible. i said: sure it's possible, all you have to do is be completely still. and you're there.

11:46 PM  
Blogger jc said...

Hey AJ,

thx for dropping by. Didn't know you were awake.
yeh, it's cold here. i answered yr q about DK on my blog.

as you know, fear runs the show.

God bless you and your fam in these troubled times.
Happy New year.

peace, jc

3:13 PM  

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