Wish logic- paradox

•July 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment

I always enjoy finding new/different paradoxes, and I came up with this wish for a wish granting scenario: “I wish that everyone besides me got their greatest wish granted.”  Now we can easily see that in a pool of two that this would be a paradox.  The other person gets their wish granted and now yours is both granted and not granted due to the wording of your wish.  Now we can expand the scenario and see that if it is possible to grant the “everyone’s greatest wish” portion, as soon as the last wish is granted (it seems like they’d happen immediately and simultaneously, but there may be exceptions to this and time/order of actions comes into play) you would return to that state of flux.  My best guess as to what might happen here is that you basically become a form encompassing both sides- having your wish(es) granted and not granted in varying measures and ways, which would create interesting options, and give you the ability to manipulate the system of wishes naturally.

My friend told me about a short story called The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas (https://www.utilitarianism.com/nu/omelas.pdf) where the cities wealth, advancements, happiness and very existence are based on the misery of one child.  Now, translated into our wish model, this is basically a society where everyone’s greatest wish is granted, but one child’s is not ( very much so).  Presumably the child did not wish to be there, but what if one did?  In that case the result would be a paradox as described above, but the perfection of the society would remain intact for as long as the wisher allowed it to.

As I was writing this down, it seemed like the same logic could apply to mathematics or computer science, replacing wishes and system of wishes with a variable and the systems with entire equations or programs.

Now: A story of the 5D Spaghetti Maker

•July 8, 2017 • Leave a Comment

I was reading this article on a new idea where quantum entanglement might be due to time travel, rather  than acting at a distance (faster than light) in the present.  (http://www.iflscience.com/physics/quantum-idea-where-the-present-influences-the-past-gains-some-theoretical-support/)

For some reason my first reaction was “what if that was the same thing?”  I quickly realized that made no sense, but then I thought “what if we reframed the scenario so that it makes sense?”  Now this idea of reframing using more dimensions came from a study on the brain, and how it uses 3D space to create 11 dimensional patterns (http://www.iflscience.com/brain/researchers-reveal-the-multidimensional-universe-of-the-brain/).  Reasonably, I thought, the logic of chaos becoming patterned in higher dimensions could apply here as well.

Now, in this model, each point in space-time is a stitch in a giant 4D tapestry (it’s easier to picture in 2D though), or as a molecule in a big blob of 4D pasta dough.  Now we’d need a squeezing device that would weave the tapestry as each point passes through, or a spaghetti maker, either of which would be in 5D (I just pictured a 3D one in each case).  This squeezing point would be now, or “the present” and due to the extra dimension of the spaghetti maker, it would be happening always and everywhere from our perspective.  I thought this might be an interesting way of reframing reality, hopefully which could then open doors into framing other related concepts.

Stolen Heart- a story idea

•June 29, 2017 • Leave a Comment

In the future, a rare and illegal drug has become more popular. After ingesting it, the next person the victim sees who was also under the influence of the drug, they’d fall in true love with.   It was considered the most vile of crimes, but invariably the dosed victim would not press charges, and their outlook on the drug would shift or sometimes change entirely after the process, the effects being immediate and permanent.  Fortunately, the frequency of these crimes remains low overall, but on the rise.  It seems most are unwilling to come as close to stealing another person’s soul as has ever been humanly possible, but the seemingly positive outcomes have more and more further from the fringe trying their hand at stealing true love’s kiss.

Not forgotten

•May 8, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The words have died down
The tidal wave subsided
But not forgotten

The dream a whisper
Lonely nights stack up between
But not forgotten

One fated meeting
So many years ago now
I’ve not forgotten

When memory fades
Time builds dust on every page
I’ve not forgotten

Despite each misstep
All appearances aside
Still not forgotten

Your memory shines
Your voice grows ever louder
Still not forgotten

Whenever it comes
Whatever my end might be
Never forgotten

There are no such tools
Nothing to rend asunder
I’ll remember you

Meeting the Muse

•May 3, 2017 • Leave a Comment

You are my lullaby my rally cry and everything in between

Some meet the muse and are obsessed for a night

Some meet the nurse and fall in love, never to forget.

I met her and thought, I have no choice but to make her mine.

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Musing on time and memory

•April 30, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Consider the bio-mechanical construct of memory, it is difficult to fathom.  False memories, forgotten ones, and even the ones we retain accurately we are unsure exactly how it’s done.  Now consider that access a memory is in every case a form of time travel, to one’s personal past, wouldn’t it make sense that it required time travel at its onset to set up the mechanism itself?

Picture an existence where all options exist simultaneously, with each decision ever made existing as one copy of the universe.  This existence would be a chaotic mess, especially as it would be unclear from moment to moment exactly where one had been, is, or will be going.  Now picture an entity that can navigate this mess from an outside perspective, one different from our own.  This entity could see all options, but coaxing us to see them in any meaningful way would require a kind of push start, akin to starting up a dead stick shift car.

Consider the movie The Notebook, but instead of a story about a man trying to jog his wife’s memory one last time, it is a story of jump starting the concept of memory altogether.  The entity enters the multiverse at a point at meets the male lead when he was young, at the point where he first meets the love of his life, knowing that she will develop Alzheimer’s, a disease presently meaningless (in fact, one could claim everyone has this disease at this juncture), but which the entity can identify from its own perspective, and will develop meaning to humans as memory develops.  The entity explains this to the young man, who now has a distinct purpose guiding his actions, to marry the love of his life, setting him on a narrower vector of paths.  The entity then gifts him with time travel, which he promptly uses to visit his own future, sharing the revelation with himself.  Normally this would be a catastrophic breach of time travel protocol, irrevocably changing the past, but consider that in this state, there is no discernible past/present/future to anyone but the entity, and now the young and old man.  All the young man is doing is setting a direction for time to flow in, and choosing a path, albeit a very unlikely one (although each path is equally unlikely from an outside vantage point), for events to unfold in.   He proceeds to provide his older self with the notebook, filled with each event he plans to accomplish, adjusting as necessary as events unfold from his perspective.  Then his older self reads the notebook to the woman, who becomes the conduit for memory to begin, along the path laid out.  As she hears the events, they become more familiar to her as her brain searches to find the patterns within her own brain, essentially tuning her to one version of reality.  The memories don’t exist in the present, but the don’t need to, as they are always a look back to the past along one timeline.  As the old man continues to read, the young man continues to act, until eventually there is enough momentum along the time vector to spark a reaction, causing her to remember, now an entirely new concept.  Because she can now remember, those around her can as well, having a fixed line in space to align with, as they recall caring for her, interacting with those caring for her etc.  In fact, it is not even critical that the man “remember” during this process, as both the young and old man need only to act in the moment, a process that can be continually influenced by the entity in the man’s short term memory throughout the process if necessary, an entirely different storage model (picture Memento here).  As long as the man remains driven to accomplish his goal at any particular short term juncture, either in past or future, the momentum would continue to build, until eventually the system is jump started, resulting in memory for everyone as time aligns much like a magnet does with metal.

What I like most about this theory is that it requires love to work, as another theory of mine is that love is the only force strong enough to be retained independently of memory, allowing one to primarily act on instinct.  Basically the man’s soulmate provides him with a clear goal, and the path begins to lay itself out around that goal.  Perhaps in this way the only push the system needs is for each of our souls to be split from the start, a concept I’ve long subscribed to.  This would provide a “direction” through the multiverse, even without time existing, and time would then become a function of this direction, as the search/pursuit/maintenance of this connections becomes (or begins as) an all encompassing goal.