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get the time machine sherman


the known Universe – foto by Smith

I read this fascinating on-line blurbble on the malleability of the past, present and future -titled “Does the Past Exist Yet? Evidence Suggests Your Past Isn’t Set in Stone.

It describes a 2002 experiment where scientists observed paired photons in communication with each other.

(Odd thought lot. How do photons pair up – do they meet at the local Light Meter and down a few rays of moonshine? How do they communicate – with flashlights? And what would they discuss — perhaps “do you feel light headed?” . . . “let’s trip the light fantastic” . . . “do you want a lite beer?” . . . “red light, green light, let’s run the yellow light”?)

The scientists played games with the two photons hitting detectors at different times where they would collapse into either a wave or a particle. The sci guys wanted to see if the firstphoton’s decision affected the second photon’s future action. What they found was both photons knew precisely what the other would do before either of them did it — in advance and instantaneously, as if time and space did not exist.

It gets weirder — not only is their future pre-seen, but their past is changeable.

In a 2007 French experiment, the sci-guys shot a photon through two beam splitters – the first splitter split the photon, the second put it back together. But after the photon passed the first splitter, the sci-guys would turn the second splitter on or off – and whichever choice they made could in fact reverse what the split photons had already done. The sci-guy’s action in the future changed the split-photon’s past.

So what we have not yet done could change what’s already happened – our undone can change our done did.

But this is nothing to worry about because you are not you in the first place. It seems your conscious mind which you think of as the-you-who-is-doing-whatever-you-are-doing is a lie. In fact, the brain-body collective does whatever it does and then a half-second later sends your ‘conscious’ you a little made-up story that tells you this is what you are going to decide and do. In essence the you you think is you is always a half second behind whatever the you you don’t know about already did.

But even that doesn’t make any difference because we don’t actually exist in a real world in the first place – experiments indicate our universe is a three-dimensional holographic projection of two-dimensional data.

So I guess what it all comes down to is I don’t have to decide what to do today because I’m a nothing but a half-second old lie existing in a holographic projected universe whose actions today may be altered by tomorrow’s doings and my past doesn’t really exist because my future hasn’t yet happened.

You know, if I weren’t in my twentieth year of not drinking alcohol, I do believe I’d start in again – not that anything I think or plan or do or have done matters to Heisenberg matter in the first place. But at least if I were high or drunk in this malleable permeable non-existent now, my current non-self would be much happier stoned and drunk to match all this highly befuddling not-nowness.

“The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.” – John Haldane

I myself am not sure where or who or when or even if I am, but there’s not much new about that.

of when of where of what am i o god of whom of why
for seeketh then thou me thou see the be that thou belie

– from 21st Century Schizoid Man by Steven B. Smith

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The first above article by Robert Lanza,M.D. can be found at
huffingtonpost.com/robert-lanza/does-the-past-exist-yet-e_b_683103.html

The French experiment titled After a Short Delay, Quantum Mechanics Becomes Even Weirder is at
news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2007/02/16-04.html?etoc&eaf

The half-second consciousness delay data is from Susan Blackmore’s The Meme Machine.

The holographic universe article can be found at
newscientist.com/article/mg20126911.300-our-world-may-be-a-giant-hologram.html?full=true

My previous blog “Ghost in the Hologram” which dips more into the half-second delay and the holgraphic universe is at
walkingthinice.com/2010/02/23/ghost-in-the-hologram/

May you have a nice day, or tomorrow, or yesterday – whatever.


out of order – foto by Smith

2 Responses to “get the time machine sherman”

  1. MadM says:

    “In essence the you you think is you is always a half second behind whatever the you you don’t know about already did.”

    Thank you, this fully explains my conversational anomalies.

  2. chris says:

    I think the outcome of this is I’m now more confused that I was before. And I thought I was thoroughly confused but if the past can change then I wasn’t really confused to begin with it was just an illusion… sigh. So now I’m confused even more… LOL..

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