Tweet, Thursday, November 30, 2017
Jaron Lanier: A good idea is an integrated view of the universe from the Planck Length/Planck Time to the Observable Universe/Age of the Universe right now. Time becomes derivative. Space, too. Use base-2 and you’ll have 202 notations.
From Wikipedia: “Jaron Zepel Lanier is an American computer philosophy writer, computer scientist, visual artist, and composer of classical music. A pioneer in the field of virtual reality, Lanier and T. G. Zimmerman left Atari in 1985 to found VPL Research, Inc., the first company to sell VR goggles and gloves…Also see, the co-founder of VPL Research: Jean-Jacques Grimaud
Email, Thursday, November 30, 2017
A mathematically-integrated universe view is way more cool than any worldview.
As early as 1957, Kees Boeke, a high school teacher, did a base-10 map of the known universe in 40 jumps. His book, Cosmic View, has become a cult classic and tours of the universe based on it have proliferated on the web and IMAX theaters. Yet, it is a bit peculiar that it took 54 years before anybody thought to do a base-2 map. A bit more natural and granular, it is still a look at the totality of our universe.
In December 2011, we backed into that base-2 matrix from our high school geometry classes: https://81018.com/home The result is over 1000 simple calculations in just 202 notations: https://81018.com/chart
The implications are mind-boggling. First, the academics made some rather large mistakes.
Sir Isaac got us going on absolute space and time and we haven’t deviated since 1686. But, he was wrong. Then another Lucasian Professor from the original Cambridge, Stephen Hawking, got us going on a big bang theory; and though deviants are now everywhere, it may take a few more years before a natural inflation ( https://81018.com/ni ) is fully recognized. Notably Hawking’s one-time boss, mentor, colleague, co-author and collaborator, Neil Turok (Perimeter Institute, Ontario) tells us, Hawking is wrong: https://81018.com/lefschetz
Here’s the key and where you come into this picture. An integrated view of the universe in 202 notations gives us about 60 notations that can only be explored by mathematics and virtual reality (VR). If we unlock that pathway…
I would enjoy talking with you about it.
“Behind it all is an idea so simple, so beautiful, that when we grasp it — in a decade, a century, or a millennium –
we will all say to each other, how could it have been otherwise?” -John Wheeler, physicist, 1986, Princeton