May 10, 2015

Predicting the Future

Perhaps exploration in the quantum universe begins with the Cerebral Cortex which already allows us to travel into the past and imagine the future. Modern record keeping technologies are enhancing the way we recall our past by providing indisputable evidence of past events in the form of photographs, videos, and sound recordings. Ground breaking research in the areas of clairvoyance and remote viewing is steadily opening a door enabling people a theoretical means of predicting the future.

Remote viewing by extra sensory perception became well known to the general public in the 1970's when the United States funded a research program after discovering Russia and China were running ESP programs. Government agencies such as the FBI and CIA also utilize ESP type abilities for forensics, profiling, and psychic detectives. The military practices a similar form, although highly based on mathematics, through a brilliant concept called game theory attempts to predict possible outcomes of war tactics in order to develop effective war game strategies.

Government agencies seek solutions to complex dilemmas quickly and efficiently. Spending less time, money, or effort to solve problems leaves excess spending dollars which in turn can be appropriated elsewhere such as intelligence research and development programs. Always being one step ahead helps task forces prevent situations from getting out of hand and harming more innocent civilians. ESP, however, is not a new concept born in the 20th century. Visions from 16th century Nostradamus still captivate and intrigue curiosity of the masses. Historians tell us Nostradamus walked a fine line along the Church's belief system while he dabbled in alchemy, astrology, and often participated in ritualistic practices designed to induce foresight visions.

Michel Nostradamus' prophecies seem to follow a pattern suggested to repeat in history. His quatrains continuously manage to awe and inspire those who believe there's a little more to life than meets the eye while continuously referring to events in the current timescale. It's as though Michel's quatrains are balanced with the perfect amount of obscurity designed to allow imagination to run rampant to find answers.

Passages found throughout the Bible also speak of prophecy, they also fit along a similar pattern in the sense that Biblical prophecies always seem to be on the verge of fulfillment. Scholars believe the interpretation of ancient prophecy requires a delicate touch. Seeking correlations between the present and what might happen in the future can be easily influenced by knowledge of the past. The idea of prophecy has transcended generations for thousands of years and some believe it dates back beyond the creation of written language. Prophecies traditionally link divine beings providing a foreseer with visions of the future, and to some this is a type of extra sensory perception, a sixth sense.

Prophecy does not at all seem out of the ordinary. Evolution and archeology explains that thousands of years ago mankind transitioned from a survival hunter-gatherer stance to an agricultural culture. As man first began to cultivate crops they looked toward the heavens for ways of predicting when to plant, when to harvest, when to pick, and when to migrate. Our ancestors knew seasons were changing, they realized how important it was to learn how to accurately forecast those changes for increased yields and seasonal preparations.

Using star positions along with phases of the moon and sun gave way to a revolutionary new method of predicting the future for survival. At some point, someone back then must have wondered if the same concept applied to people as the seasons of Earth. Could human actions be predicted in preparation for confrontation in the future and how would those predictions remain protected from abuse?

Is Time Travel Possible?

...continued from Quantum Time Travel

In other words, if a time traveler tried to change the past, the past would find a way to correct the change and prevent a paradox. Thus anyone traveling back in time could try to change history but anything they do in the past will not affect the present or future even by the slightest change. Physics is governed by the laws of nature and to this date science has not once found a way in which nature would allow a paradox to exist.

However, many scientists now believe the concept of time travel into the future is theoretically plausible because skipping forward into time will not create paradoxes. Stephen Hawking addressed the issue with respect to research by Albert Einstein and the basic laws of how time works. Einstein demonstrated that mass creates a drag on the space-time continuum. The more mass, the greater it slows relative time. Hawking pointed out scientific evidence of mass affecting time by referring to the global positioning satellite system. Each of the 31 GPS satellites have a very precise atomic clock for measuring their location in space relative to time, and those clocks need to make constant adjustments on a daily basis to stay in sync with clocks on Earth running slightly slower.

Given this evidence, Hawking believes it is possible to travel into the future. He presumes that by sending a spacecraft to orbit the massive black hole in the center of the Milky Way, anyone on board would age at least half as fast as those on Earth during the same time period, due to the black hole's gigantic mass dragging on time. Stephen also suggests a less dangerous approach to travel into the future by simply traveling as close to the speed of light as possible for a set period of time.
Physics laws depend on light traveling at a constant velocity anywhere in the universe and that its speed cannot be surpassed. Theory states at the moment anything becomes close to exceeding the speed of light, time itself will slow it down to maintain the constant law. Meaning that if an object was traveling close to the speed of light with passengers on board, and one of the passengers tries to run forward, time will slow the passenger down to ensure they are not exceeding the constant.

Hawking's theory of traveling into the future may have a vital flaw though. Just as he describes travel to the past to be impossible due to the creation of paradoxes, traveling to the future may create paradoxes of their own too. The basis of this theory is called the future-self paradox. Suppose a time traveler seeking to alter the past, by preventing his grandfather from meeting his grandmother, instead traveled to the future to prevent his own death. The paradox shifts from eliminating himself from existence to a continuation of existence by repeating this action – Both sides must be looked at in the same light.

Traveling to the future using a large mass such as a black hole to drag on time is only affecting anyone close to the large mass and those further away continue to age at a time relative to their location. Hence, those in the craft are not seeing the future as originally cogitated by science fiction enthusiasts.

In essence the purpose of Sci-Fi time travel is to provide humanity with a means of altering the past and changing the future, or using information from the future to change the present. To prevent disasters before they happen and to positively change lives. Unfortunately if traveling to either the past or the future became possible, then the world would become an entirely different place.
Presume the big bang wasn't really a big bang at all, but instead imagine our universe was created from a very different origin not yet thoroughly explored by science – A black hole. What science does know about black holes is very limited and in fact it's probably really close to the same amount of knowledge about the origin of the universe. It's quite possible the big bang wasn't such a chaotic event spewing particles randomly in all directions, maybe our universe was pushed through a black hole 13.7 billion years ago, the very same way funnel clouds and water spouts work on Earth. We don't really know what goes on inside one although we're aware of certain observed properties.

Black holes bend light which makes it seem to disappear, they're assumed to deconstruct matter, and maintain a very dense mass quite possibly related to the sum of material swallowed by the vortex. According to the Law of Conservation of Energy, energy cannot be created or destroyed, which means a black hole to abiding by this law can only shift energy from one form into another, and not destroy it. What if black holes are space-cyclone access points to alternate realms in a Matryoshka universe.

Moving particles through the black hole to another attached layer works just like a wormhole is believed to be a shortcut in time.

Currently, there is a way for anyone to travel in time in the virtual sense, by accessing the human mind to recall past events. Depending entirely upon the individual, recalled events may be remembered in bits and pieces or become skewed while lacking sufficient detail. Since our brains use retained memories in order to access past information, the data is susceptible to influence of imagination.

Unfortunately fine details of events are sometimes easily forgotten although such controversial practices like hypnosis have been able to successfully recover vital information. Since we are capable of all or part of actual events in our past by using the mind's eye, perhaps there is way to access the past using technology developed to read retained memories. Maybe thoughts exist in their true reality through another dimension or perhaps as an accessible universe. Quantum mechanics suggests the existence of multiple universes and how mankind may be able to access these realms in the not too distant future. Usually these scenarios are played out with great advances in technology, super computers, and complex machines.

March 21, 2015

Living Underground

continued from Hollow Earth ..

It's theoretically possible, though unlikely by modern science, given the porous nature of the Earth's crust that an unknown or alien civilization could inhabit the safe zone or below with specialized high tech equipment. There are a substantial number of known access points by cavern systems and likely a greater number of undiscovered caves which could permit hollowed underground areas for living. Exploring these areas has only become feasible due to recent advances in technology and due to that fact it might be too early to tell until further evidence is uncovered.

We have legends and structural evidence suggesting people may have lived underground at one point in Earth's history. Consider the huge underground ancient city of Derinkuyu in Turkey with enough room to safely accommodate 2,000 to 3,000 people along with food stores and livestock. Even though archaeologists believe the city dates to around the 8th century BCE, it features advanced engineering techniques including ventilation shafts reaching to the Earth's surface (55 meters) for fresh air. It has been suggested the city was build in such a way to prevent attacks from both the ground and air above.

Suppose Derinkuyu is much older, only once adopted by the Phrygians, and truly acted as an effective means to prevent airborne attacks on our great ancient ancestors living in an earlier period when very large birds roamed the skies above. Now, Paleontology distinctly says dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago before the evolution of man took place from mammals of the period based on fossil findings, so perhaps pterodactyls aren't the culprit. Teratornis Woodburnensis? Teratorns had wingspans average up to 12.5 foot across, and date to the late Pleistocene, between 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, and evidence suggests they were predators, which is more reason to live underground if these giants roamed above looking for easy meals.

Living underground as a practical means for survival does make sense in a time when aerial threats were commonplace, and if this consideration was explored further, it may help archaeologists locate additional ancient sites preserved in the depths of Earth's underground by means of cavern systems. Hopi Indians, for example, believe their ancient ancestors (the Ant People) came up from the ground rather than descending from the heavens, which is similar to beliefs of the Atsabe, Chickasaw Indians, and several other native groups. Aboriginals of Australia believe in totemic ancestors rising from the ground to walk and fly the Earth such as the Walbiri's brother spirits, Mamandabari, who rose from the ground to roam the Walbiri territory. Native tribes and aboriginals pride a close relationship with the planet, nature, and maintaining balance between the environment and their lives. The Earth is as alive as any human or animal living on its surface and requires the same respect given to ancestors.