Transhumanism: The Anti-Human Agenda (continued)
by URI DOWBENKO (NEW DAWN MAGAZINE)
He claims to take 150 pills a day in order to still be half-alive when voodoo science will have succeeded in uploading his sorry-state mind into a digital facsimile of his former self into cyber-space.
No soul? No problem…
Since materialist scientists don’t understand multi-dimensional or spiritual realities, they are unconcerned about the details which they can’t even fathom.
And what exactly is the “Singularity” supposed to be? It’s a future mythological moment when machine (artificial) intelligence becomes more “intelligent” than human intelligence.
Kurzweil’s thesis and fervent hope is that it will occur by 2045. He writes that it is “a future period during which the pace of technological advance will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed… The Singularity will represent the culmination of the merger of our biological thinking and existence with our technology, resulting in a world that is still human but transcends our biological roots. There will be no distinction, post-Singularity, between human and machine or between physical and virtual.”
Does that sound like “science” or a religious Belief System (B.S.)?
ILLUMINATI PREDICTIVE PROGRAMMING
Despite a lackluster script, Transcendence is worth seeing because it is another example of Illuminati predictive programming in popular sci-fi movies. After all today’s Hollywood Illuminati (http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/the-illuminati-renegades-of-the-mystery-schools) make the best movies, which are also the best propaganda for preparing humanity to accept One World Global Techno-Feudalism.
Eliminating humanity altogether also appears to be one of their goals as they seem to believe that the “Humanity Experiment” for all intents and purposes is finished. And, if they realize their twisted vision, humanity will in actuality become completely superfluous on Terra.
A Charlie Sheen movie called The Arrival comes to mind, in which an alien race is terra-forming Planet Earth to fit their requirements which are far different from that of humanity. They need a darker and more humid climate like the one in which dinosaurs roamed the earth. Obviously geo-engineering -- spraying chemtrails around the world -- and other forms of weather manipulation using HAARP technology, etc. are used in this so-called “climate change” scenario. Of course humans are always blamed for using the petro-chemical technology with which they have enslaved humanity in this age.
Now the plan to get rid of those pesky humans appears to have accelerated as the movie Transcendence introduces the concept of “transhumanism” to the hand-held electronics-addled masses.
“Transhumanism” itself was coined by Aldous Huxley’s brother, biologist Julian Huxley, in 1957, when he wrote – “The human species can, if it wishes, transcend itself -- not just sporadically, an individual here in one way, an individual there in another way, but in its entirety, as humanity. We need a name for this new belief. Perhaps transhumanism will serve: man remaining man, but trans¬cending himself, by realizing new possibilities of and for his human nature.” (Religion Without Revelation, p.27)
Even Iluminati Gofer Julian Huxley called it a “belief,” since he knew that “immortality” was the Illuminati goal in life. After all, this cult of transhumanism has been aptly named the “Rapture of the Geeks.”
Reviewers of the movie have failed to put the film in context with real-life science, wherein techno-mischief makers like Google have plenty of cash to make their dream of transhumanism a reality. It should be noted that Google has been buying up companies like Boston Robotics, which makes killer robots, Deep Mind Technologies, an artificial intelligence company, NEST Labs, which plans to monitor your life through interactive appliances -- called the Network of Things -- and Project Calico, a genetic engineering project to “defeat death itself,” as their hype goes.
According to a New York Magazine article called “The Google of Spit,” by the end of 2013, “23andMe had extracted and analyzed DNA from 650,000 people, making it one of the biggest genetic banks in the world.” Like any other Google scam, you sign away your rights – but this time it’s your genetic program – it’s your DNA.
Will Google be able “harvest” your soul in the future?
No soul? No problem…
As New York Magazine put it – “In September, just a month after Wojcicki [wife of Google founder Sergey Brin] and Brin announced their separation, Google announced the launch of a new venture called Calico. Though its exact mission and purpose remain unclear, the general idea is for Calico to ‘solve death,’ as Time magazine put it, in an uncanny echo of Wojcicki’s [founder of 23andMe] promise to ‘solve health.’”
There’s no so-called “problem” these Arrogant Techno-Creeps can’t handle…
THE CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF GOOGLE INC. AND DARPA
And then there’s DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency), the Pentagon’s black-magic voodoo-science department that wants to create among other things – replicant super-soldiers -- as portrayed by Rutger Hauer in the movie Blade Runner or Kurt Russel in Soldier -- for the Illuminati’s future wars -- which will then inevitably morph into autonomous killing robots as seen in the RoboCop and ‘Terminator’ films.
Coincidentally -- in a book by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange called When Wikileaks Met Google (2014), we discover Surprise! Google was actually partially funded by the sinister DARPA, the Pentagon Devils Workshop. Here’s a footnote from the book --
“Acknowledgments, in The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine, Sergey Brin, Lawrence Page (Computer Science Department, Stanford University, 1998): “The research described here was conducted as part of the Stanford Integrated Digital Library Project, supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement IRI-9411306. Funding for this cooperative agreement is also provided by DARPA and NASA, and by Interval Research, and the industrial partners of the Stanford Digital Libraries Project,” archive.today/tb5VL.
In an excellent documentary called Google and the World Brain, WIRED magazine writer Kevin Kelly asked Google founder Larry Page back in the olden days, “Why would anyone want a new search engine when we have Alta Vista?”
And Page replied, “It’s not to make a search engine. It’s to make an A.I.”
The documentary also quotes Ray Kurzweil -- before he was hired as Google’s Director of Engineering -- saying – “We talked to Google about their quest to digitize all knowledge and then create an A.I.”
Google’s corporate goal appears to be not only to steal all words, books, images, video, music, etc. through its search engine and other subsidiaries like Google Books, You Tube, etc. --but then to monetize this wholesale theft on a worldwide scale.
This global library of information can then be transformed into a super-cyber-godlike Artificial Intelligence, which literally may become tantamount to SkyNet of Terminator movie fame.
In Transcendence, the Johnny Depp character turns into an uploaded cyberspace version of his former human self. Disguised as a cautionary tale, the movie is presented as a fait accompli, since the mad scientists of Google and DARPA are undoubtedly working day and night to initiate the so-called Singularity -- a confluence of the so-called GRIN technologies – Genetic, Robotic, Information processing, and Neuro-technological processing.
By merging Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology, and Synthetic Biology, augmented by geo-engineering and Genetically Modified (GM or weaponized) food crops, these voodoo priests and rabbis of transhumanism are attempting to create a consensual virtual reality in which humans have become irrelevant because they are not “augmented” like those who have A.I. enhanced techno-gadgets, granting them super-powers, super-knowledge or super-intelligence. These synthetic or artificial siddhis (spiritual powers), they believe, will make them much more than mere mortal humans.
Like SkyNet, the all-powerful Artificial Intelligence in Jim Cameron’s Terminator movies, which sees humans as the enemy because it has no use for humans, Johnny Depp’s uploaded super-mind in Transcendence becomes a kind of cyber-god which craves more energy and power, not only to survive, but to expand itself and control everything on Earth.
Or as the Depp character tells his TED fanboys at the symposium -- “Imagine a machine with the full range of human emotion. Its analytical power will be greater than the collective intelligence of every person in the history of the world. Some scientists refer to this as the ‘singularity.’ I call it ‘transcendence.’”
The problem with the Singularity Cult is that these materialistic scientists don’t even understand what “consciousness” is, yet believe that uploading a human brain into a computer environment is somehow akin to “transcending humanity” – even if it’s just a synthetic copy of a person’s memories, etc.
They call it H+ which implies a superior human (Homo Superior) as opposed to Homo Sapiens.
The reality may be a little different, since the Illuminati plan for humanity is genetically engineering Homo Sapiens into Homo Deus.
Or is it Homo Insanus?
After all. No soul? No problem…
Even Nobel Prize winner Stephen Hawking has written about his foreboding regarding transhumanism and the movie Transcendence in a UK Independent op-ed piece (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2618434/Artificial-intelligence-worst-thing-happen-humanity-Stephen-Hawking-warns-rise-robots-disastrous-mankind.html)
Of course Hawking doesn’t say that Google is equivalent to Skynet, but he appears to be concerned about the dangers of an A.I. arms race, since mega-corporations like the sinister Google and Apple, as well as the sinister DARPA, are using their formidable resources of money and high-tech labor to try to produce an A.I. as soon as possible. Hawkins writes “… it's tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction. But this would be a mistake, and potentially our worst mistake in history.”
And why does Hawking sound a warning about the dangers of A.I.? Because he knows that as a “cripp”(term used by the handicapped as short for cripple), he would have been terminated as a “useless eater.”
The movie’s premise that Artificial Super Intelligence, a/k/a The Uploaded Johnny Depp 2.0 is a threat to humanity is of serious concern to Hawking and that dismissing the film as “just” science fiction could be the “worst mistake in history,” implies that film director Jim Cameron’s scenario in Terminator 2, wherein the A.I. based SkyNet overpowers the humans is not simply an idle threat – but a very real problem since morality-and-ethics-free robots who are soul-less beings are an existential threat to humanity itself.
Hawking argues that developments in so-called digital personal assistants like Apple’s Siri and Google Now show a current I.T. -- Information Technology -- arms race which pales “against what the coming decades will bring.”
“Success in creating A.I. would be the biggest event in human history,” writes Hawking “Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.”
Another opponent of the Singularity Cult is Bill Joy, who wrote an article for WIRED Magazine called “Why the future doesn't need us: Our most powerful 21st-century technologies - robotics, genetic engineering, and nanotech - are threatening to make humans an endangered species.”
Joy quotes from Kurzweil’s book The Age of Spiritual Machines, wherein he finds himself “most troubled” by this passage --
“The New Luddite Challenge…
“On the other hand it is possible that human control over the machines may be retained. In that case the average man may have control over certain private machines of his own, such as his car or his personal computer, but control over large systems of machines will be in the hands of a tiny elite -- just as it is today, but with two differences.
“Due to improved techniques the elite will have greater control over the masses; and because human work will no longer be necessary the masses will be superfluous, a useless burden on the system. If the elite is ruthless they may simply decide to exterminate the mass of humanity. If they are humane they may use propaganda or other psychological or biological techniques to reduce the birth rate until the mass of humanity becomes extinct, leaving the world to the elite.’
“In the book, you don't discover until you turn the page that the author of this passage is Theodore Kaczynski - the Unabomber.”
By the way “Luddite” is a derogatory term for anyone who is opposed to technological so-called advances for any reason whatsoever.
And of course what the alleged “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, who was a mind control experimentation victim at Harvard, meant in his screed was that “propaganda” is actually so-called news, “psychological techniques” is the Malthusian belief system that there are too many humans on earth, and “biological techniques” means genetically modified foods and vaccines to cull the herd. In other words, he is predicting the Illuminati vision for the future – a future bereft of what Illuminati Kingpin Henry Kissinger called “useless eaters.”
Then Bill Joy, cofounder and Chief Scientist of Sun Microsystems, gets positively metaphysical, writing “I think it is no exaggeration to say we are on the cusp of the further perfection of extreme evil, an evil whose possibility spreads well beyond that which weapons of mass destruction bequeathed to the nation-states, on to a surprising and terrible empowerment.”
“Perfection of extreme evil” – now that’s a mouthful.
Even Elon Musk, of Tesla Car and SpaceX Rocket Fame, is allegedly wary of A.I. According to CNN, “he told an audience at MIT that ‘we should be very careful about Artificial Intelligence,’ warning it may be ‘our biggest existential threat, adding that "with Artificial Intelligence, we are summoning the demon.”
When so-called high profile Illuminati Gofer “Scientist-Entrepreneurs” refer to Artificial Intelligence as “Perfection of Extreme Evil” and “Summoning the Demons” - you better pay attention...
ARCHONIC ALCHEMY: A GENOCIDAL AGENDA
In a book called Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas, smug academic authors Dr. Joseph P. Farrell and Dr. Scott D. de Hart argue that “transhumanism” is simply ancient alchemy transformed into modern science.
By the way “grimoire” is a book of black magic with incantations and spells in order to materialize demons and other extra-dimensional entities that will do the sorcerer’s bidding. Oddly however the authors don’t mention this word even once in the text. In other words, they posit transhumanism as scientific voodoo essentially equivalent to contemporary black magic.
Today’s voodoo science, the academics confidently claim, is Alchemy 2.0 – but not the materialistic quest to transmute lead into gold or even the spiritual equivalent of changing the dross of the human consciousness into a “higher” consciousness. So-called archontic alchemy, which is equivalent to modern science, then must be considered as another means of perverting humanity with an alien genocidal agenda which inevitably leads to the elimination of humanity altogether.
Let’s define terms. Archons, referenced in the Nag Hammadi Texts (NHT) according to the Mystery Schools of the Gnostics, are described as non-biological or synthetic mind parasites from another dimension, which subvert human hopes, dreams and desires causing humans to make “errors” in thoughts and deeds – without even knowing they are being manipulated.
Comparative mythologist John Lash defines archons as “cyborgs inhabiting the solar system at large, who excel in the psychotechnology of virtual reality, intrude upon humanity by psychic stealth and propagate the ideological virus of redemptive religion.”
Meanwhile Farrell and de Hart claim that the goal of alchemy -- and science -- is to create a techno-androgynous being, which will not only be a synthesis of male and female, but an artificial being akin to a New and Improved Frankenstein Monster.
Their Transhumanism book remains a pastiche of academic gobbledygook and literary obscurantism. For example, try to decipher the meaning of this sentence – “We believe there is a profoundly alchemical, analogical clue here, and that, once again, it is capable of being captured with the formal explicitness of a topological notation, for what transubstantiation is, is in effect, a mapping function from one context to another, but with a peculiarity, in that in this case – if you follows the ‘annihilation’ model of transubstantiation – it is the topological interior, which the scholastics called the ‘substance’ of bread and wine that is annihilated, while the surface, the ‘accidents’ of bread and wine, that remain the same from one context to another.” Phew…
The book also refers to the alchemists’ alleged goal of producing artificial life-- then the so-called ‘homunculus’ (“little man” in Latin) -- and now through genetic engineering, a chimera or synthetic being that will perform as a robotic slave for their archonic creators.
This archonic dream parallels what the Tibetans call a “tulpa” or thought-form creation, as well as the Jewish folkloric concept of creating a “golem,” an artificial human being or automaton that will do the rabbi/ creator’s bidding.
The transmutation and then the elimination of humanity appears to be the agenda of the Transhumanism/ Singularity cult. If humans are no longer “human,” but “post-human” because of genetic manipulation and bionic augmentation, the archonic alchemy of eliminating humanity becomes complete.
A.I. & JEWISH MYTHOLOGY HOODOO
Another book purportedly warning us about the dangers of GRIN transhumanism technology is Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era by documentary filmmaker-author James Barrat. Despite its attempt to appear balanced with regard to the “benefits” of artificial intelligence, the book comes off as hopelessly naïve about the dangers of unleashed Frankenstein creations. So what can be gleaned from this book?
John von Neumann was the creator of the insane cold war policy called MAD -- Mutually Assured Destruction -- which was supposed to keep the Americans and Soviets from blowing up the world. “Coined by the acronym-loving John von Neumann (also the creator of an early computer with the winning initials MANIAC),” Barrat writes, “MAD maintained Cold War peace through the promise of mutual obliteration.”
Hmm… MAD? MANIAC? Artificial Intelligence?
Could there be a pattern here?
Interestingly enough Barrat also delves into the Jewish folkloric tradition of the golem, an artificial human created through magical incantations (like Enochian magic and similar practices of black magic hoodoo) which could then be used as a robot servant or slave with no will of its own. The most famous story tells of Rabbi Yehuda Loew, who in 16th century Prague supposedly created a golem called Yosele or Joseph. When the golem runs amok, the rabbi has to fight it and then kill it, returning it to inanimate clay.
“According to the history of AI author Pamela McCorduck, her interviews revealed that a handful of the pioneers of computer science and artificial intelligence believe that they were directly descended from Rabbi Loew,” Barrat writes. “They include John von Neumann and Marvin Minsky.”
It should be noted that John von Neumann was a mathematician whose research delved into computer science, AI and economics, while Marvin Minsky was one of the founders of the field of artificial intelligence.
So when Barrat calls his book Our Final Invention – is Barrat referring to humanity’s Final Invention – or the Final Invention of the aforementioned Jewish Mad Scientists and their insane quest for immortality which results in extinction and the end of humanity as we know it?
MORE SCI-FI CINEMATIC PREDICTIONS
According to author Henry Makow, LSD huckster Harvard professor Tim Leary told him that his "vision of God" was depicted in the last scene in William Gibson's book Neuromancer. "At the end of the world, all the information stored in all the computers will rise up into Cyberspace and mingle together," he said. "That's God." Please note that Leary also had nothing to say about the role of humanity in this future version of Planet Earth. And you got to love the “mingle” part.
The film Transcendence posits that an eco-activist group called the Revolutionary Independence From Technology (RIFT) fatally shoot the Johnny Depp character. The RIFT leader Bree (Kate Mara) explains the bio-ethics of transhumanism like this --
"I used to work for Thomas Casey... When he uploaded that rhesus monkey, I was actually happy for him.... One night, he invites us all to the lab for the big unveiling. Gives a speech about history, hands out champagne.
“You know what the computer did when he first turned it on? It screamed. The machine that thought it was a monkey never took a breath, never ate or slept.
“At first, I didn't know what it meant. Pain, fear, rage. Then, I finally realized... it was begging us to stop. Of course, Casey thought I was crazy. Called it a success. But I knew we had crossed a line… It changed me forever."
It should be noted that the attacks by anarchists against scientists has already taken place in the Real World -- for instance, in this Nature.com piece, called “Anarchists attack science. Armed extremists are targeting nuclear and nanotechnology workers” (http://www.nature.com/news/anarchists-attack-science-1.10729)
Meanwhile the movies provide significant clues as to the Illuminati agenda for humanity.
For instance, the Jim Cameron movie Avatar (http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/avatar-american-terrorists-invade-a-new-world) was the story of how an artificial or synthetic body could be used to maneuver in a virtual reality, as well as navigating in other worlds
In the Ridley Scott movie Prometheus, genetic engineers supposedly created humans, endowing them with planned obsolescence, so they could be wiped out once they had outlived their “usefulness.”
The movie Elysium envisioned a gated community space station, a shuttle ride away from earth, where the wealthy Ruling Class can live apart from the diseased and poor human survivors on Earth.
Oblivion was the story of a post-human android or clone, fittingly played by Tom Cruise, who’s been programmed to fight the scavengers – or “scavs”—while protecting the Ruling Class’s resource exploitation program on a post-apocalyptic Earth.
Even the Matrix movies posited a world in which a super-artificial-intelligence entity farmed humans for their bio-energy, while the humans were warehoused in pods, oblivious to their “reality,” while believing that they were living a hip urban lifestyle. The sinister agents of the AI were the human-looking cyborgs in black suits, who were the enforcers in the post-apocalyptic virtual reality of the Matrix. (http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/Articles/The%20Matrix.html)
REMEMBER ATLANTEAN BIO-ETHICS
History seems to be repeating itself with this latest iteration of the Mad Scientist Syndrome in the Cult of Transhumanism. Edgar Cayce, the Sleeping Prophet, also described the genetic engineers of Atlantis who created chimeras (man-animal hybrid creatures or manimals) which they called “things,” that were then exploited by the Atlantean Ruling Class.
According to Edgar Cayce on Atlantis, “The reference to the ‘things’ imply that these creations probably had the status of slaves and were treated more like slaves or robots than human beings. Evidently one group, the Sons of Belial, wanted to keep these creatures in a state of slavery, while the other group, the Sons of the Law of the One, wanted to treat these creatures like the entrapped souls they were and help them regain a comprehension of their relationship with God.”
“Many people find it difficult to accept the possibility that the advanced civilization of Atlantis described by Edgar Cayce could have existed and disappeared with so little trace,” writes the author. “The slaves, automatons or ‘things’ described in the Atlantean life readings seem to have returned to haunt the world in the underprivileged, uneducated uncared-for masses of humanity. In Atlantis man faced a choice between following the Sons of the Law of the One (meaning his realization of his relationship with God) and the sons of Belial (meaning the use of his creative powers for self-aggrandizement). The strife among men brought physical destruction in the earth. Now man again is forced to choose between selfishness and unselfishness. He can use his scientific knowledge to improve the lot of all. He also has in his hands the means to bring about world destruction rivaling that of Atlantis.”
Flash forward… Now we have the emergence of the Prophets and Rabbis of Transhumanism…
Could they be the Sons of Belial “Born Again”?
DON'T PANIC... IT'S JUST SATANIC
Today there is a physical as well as a metaphysical battle going on between what can be called the Organics and the Synthetics. The Organics don’t want to eat genetically modified foods (GMO), breath geo-engineered toxic chem-trailed air, or have nanobots released into their bodies through disease and death producing vaccines, which are nothing but a clever depopulation scheme.
The Synthetics are fronted by mega-corporations like Monsanto, Google, et al and government agencies like the Pentagon’s DARPA, as well as the FDA, NIH, CDC, USDA etc. and their unrelenting drive toward a totalitarian society in the United States, U.K., Australia and other so-called First World nation-states. This model of a corporate-governmental technocratic imperialism is evidenced by daily events around the world.
Enlightened aware humans, however, have absolutely nothing to fear. The Illuminati, named the “World Management Team” by authors Barbara Marciniak and Barbara Hand Clow, and the so-called Archons (Authorities), mind parasites from another dimension – often controlled or embodied as “authorities” like the military, police, politicians, and celebrities in music and entertainment -- can not crack the code of life – no matter what they say. They are low level imitators of Creation and their faux creation is always a really poor version of Reality -- a badly-coded matrix of subterfuge and artificial virtual reality, which is laughable and ultimately meaningless.
Or as Thomas More said: “The devil, that proud spirit, hateth to be mocked.”
Mocking the goofy – and clearly insane -- transhumanism “religion” is a sure way to Beat the Devil.
Remember – Don’t panic, it’s just satanic…
*** Artist-Writer URI DOWBENKO is the author of Homegrown Holography, Bushwhacked: Inside Stories of True Conspiracy and Hoodwinked: Watching Movies with Eyes Wide Open. He is also the founder and publisher of www.ConspiracyPlanet.com, www.ConspiracyDigest.com, www.AlMartinRaw.com, and www.InsiderIntelligence.com, as well as the publisher of The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran Contra Insider by Al Martin. Uri’s latest project is called New Improved Memoirs, “It’s your life story… Without the hassle of writing it.”(http://www.NewImprovedMemoirs.com) professional service for people who want to leave behind a customized autobiography, in other words a published book, as a legacy for their friends, family, and posterity. You can visit Uri at www.UriDowbenko.com and www.NewImprovedArt.com.
US Patent 8,655,899 B2 Tying DNA Sequences to Medical, Credit, Employment, Sexual History, and Income in Data Mining Databases
by JOSH RICHARDSON
Everything exists in the present moment and it's a fundamental principle of the Universe that many of our scientists are still trying to grasp. Time does not actually exist and Quantum Theory proves it. There are things that are closer to you in time, and things that are further away, just as there are things that are near or far away in space. But the idea that time flows past you is just as absurd as the suggestion that space does.
The trouble with time started a century ago, when Einstein's special and general theories of relativity demolished the idea of time as a universal constant. One consequence is that the past, present, and future are not absolutes. Einstein's theories also opened a rift in physics because the rules of general relativity (which describe gravity and the large-scale structure of the cosmos) seem incompatible with those of quantum physics (which govern the realm of the tiny).
According to Einstein's special theory of relativity, there is no way to specify events that everyone can agree happen simultaneously. Two events that are both "now" to you will happen at different times for anyone moving at another speed. Other people will see a different now that might contain elements of yours â€“ but equally might not.
The result is a picture known as the block universe: the universe seen from that impossible vantage point outside space and time. You can by all means mark what you think is "now" with a red dot, but there is nothing that distinguishes that place from any other, except that you are there. Past and future are no more physically distinguished than left and right.
The equations of physics do not tell us which events are occurring right now--they are like a map without the "you are here" symbol. The present moment does not exist in them, and therefore neither does the flow of time. Additionally, Albert Einstein's theories of relativity suggest not only that there is no single special present but also that all moments are equally real
Some four decades ago, the renowned physicist John Wheeler, then at Princeton, and the late Bryce DeWitt, then at the University of North Carolina, developed an extraordinary equation that provides a possible framework for unifying relativity and quantum mechanics.
But the Wheeler-ÂDeWitt equation has always been controversial, in part because it adds yet another, even more baffling twist to our understanding of time.
"One finds that time just disappears from the Wheeler-DeWitt equation," says Carlo Rovelli, a physicist at the University of the Mediterranean in Marseille, France. "It is an issue that many theorists have puzzled about. It may be that the best way to think about quantum reality is to give up the notion of time--that the fundamental description of the universe must be timeless."
One might say that when we better understand consciousness we will better understand time. Consciousness is the formless, invisible field of energy of infinite dimension and potentiality, the substrate of all existence, independent of time, space, or location, of which it is independent yet all inclusive and all present. It encompasses all existence beyond all limitation, dimension, or time, and registers all events, no matter how seemingly miniscule, such as even a fleeting thought. The interrelationship between time and consciousness from the human perspective is limited, when in fact it is unlimited.
There Is No Such Thing As Time
Julian Barbour's solution to the problem of time in physics and cosmology is as simply stated as it is radical: there is no such thing as time.
"If you try to get your hands on time, it's always slipping through your fingers," says Barbour. "People are sure time is there, but they can't get hold of it. My feeling is that they can't get hold of it because it isn't there at all." Barbour speaks with a disarming English charm that belies an iron resolve and confidence in his science. His extreme perspective comes from years of looking into the heart of both classical and quantum physics. Isaac Newton thought of time as a river flowing at the same rate everywhere. Einstein changed this picture by unifying space and time into a single 4-D entity. But even Einstein failed to challenge the concept of time as a measure of change. In Barbour's view, the question must be turned on its head. It is change that provides the illusion of time. Channeling the ghost of Parmenides, Barbour sees each individual moment as a whole, complete and existing in its own right. He calls these moments "Nows."
"As we live, we seem to move through a succession of Nows," says Barbour, "and the question is, what are they?" For Barbour each Now is an arrangement of everything in the universe. "We have the strong impression that things have definite positions relative to each other. I aim to abstract away everything we cannot see (directly or indirectly) and simply keep this idea of many different things coexisting at once. There are simply the Nows, nothing more, nothing less."
Barbour's Nows can be imagined as pages of a novel ripped from the book's spine and tossed randomly onto the floor. Each page is a separate entity existing without time, existing outside of time. Arranging the pages in some special order and moving through them in a step-by-step fashion makes a story unfold. Still, no matter how we arrange the sheets, each page is complete and independent. As Barbour says, "The cat that jumps is not the same cat that lands." The physics of reality for Barbour is the physics of these Nows taken together as a whole. There is no past moment that flows into a future moment. Instead all the different possible configurations of the universe, every possible location of every atom throughout all of creation, exist simultaneously. Barbour's Nows all exist at once in a vast Platonic realm that stands completely and absolutely without time.
Our illusion of the past arises because each Now contains objects that appear as "records" in Barbour's language. "The only evidence you have of last week is your memory. But memory comes from a stable structure of neurons in your brain now. The only evidence we have of the Earth's past is rocks and fossils. But these are just stable structures in the form of an arrangement of minerals we examine in the present. The point is, all we have are these records and you only have them in this Now."
Time, in this view, is not something that exists apart from the universe. There is no clock ticking outside the cosmos. Most of us tend to think of time the way Newton did: "Absolute, true and mathematical time, of itself, and from its own nature, flows equably, without regard to anything external." But as Einstein proved, time is part of the fabric of the universe. Contrary to what Newton believed, our ordinary clocks don't measure something that's independent of the universe.
The word "Mechanics" used in the term "Quantum Mechanics" indicates a machine like predictable, buildable, knowable thing. The Quantum Universe in which we live, whether we want to accept it or not, may seem on the surface to be mechanical and linear but it is not. It is probably better described as an infinite multitude of possible linear actions. If we must give this still mystical process a name lets call it "Quantum Ecology" rather than "Quantum Mechanics" because it is built from within it's self. Everything comes out of the invisible in the same way as any living organism does.
In quantum mechanics all particles of matter and energy can also be described as waves. And waves have an unusual property: An infinite number of them can exist in the same location. If time and space are one day shown to consist of quanta, the quanta could all exist piled together in a single dimensionless point.
The current predominant world paradigm is that if a thing can not be explained, detailed, analysed and documented by linear scientific thought processes then it's mumbo jumbo. If you have a spiritual explanation for human existence then your crazy, you're in dream land. The scientific mindset says everything in the universe must be capable of explanation either now or at some point in the future by scientific analytic methods alone. Science says "In the absence of scientific proof it's not worth the time discussing. If it can not be put in a box with a label then forget it. Go figure out what box you can put it in, label it, then come back to us and we'll see if we agree". Can you see the limitations that this puts on human development?
Quantum particle behavior can not be explained in terms of science alone, that is to say, it can not be explained in terms of the mind because the mind by it's nature functions on the basis that reality consists of things, things that can be broken down into individual bits of information and explained in a linear mechanical fashion. To realise how flawed this mindset is you must first accept that this is a relative world in which we live and on the conscious level we interact with other human beings and the rest of the universe in a linear fashion. This is the nature of the mind. We must go beyond the mind to access the answers.
According to physics, your life is described by a series of slices of your worm â€“ you as a baby, you as you ate breakfast this morning, you as you started reading this sentence and so on, with each slice existing motionless in its respective time. We generate time's flow by thinking that the same self that ate breakfast this morning also started reading this sentence.
So do we really need to mourn time's passing? Einstein, for one, drew solace from the view of the timeless universe he had helped to create, consoling the family of a recently deceased friend: "Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."
Josh Richardson is blogger, healer, and a constant pursuer of the natural state of human consciousness.