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uman beings have become more and more obsolete since before Alan Turing asked the question, "Can computers think?"
It is more than just human ingenuity that has given rise to artificial intelligence. Our technological cunning, personal rivalries, and cutthroat competitive nature have imbued this burgeoning intellectual force with more character than the earliest pioneers of the online frontier ever imagined possible. Every bit and byte operates as a selective system that resembles natural selection in evolution. Despite the differences in how each bit, dot, dash, or code functions, there is an underlining basis for categorization that “intelligence” utilizes and accelerates, and ultimately unifies in its perceptions, actions, and learning. Not only that, but it remembers, too.
A dynamic process of existential recategorization is taking place and we are creating the data from which to build it. At any point in time an algorithm could be created that has the ability to choose rather than simply respond. This program would make use of all prior data, pulses, beeps, and clicks and calculate hundreds of millions of probabilities by making direct use of quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, and then, as if that’s not remarkable enough, be synced with or coded into the cells, molecules, and atoms of all living organisms (humans, animals, insects, plants, planets, solar systems, etcetera, etcetera). In effect, I’m describing the process by which human operators are giving birth to quantum children with the ability to be in more than one state simultaneously. But what happens when these quantum kids grow up?
Back Up A Second
In the nineteenth century the electric telegraph was dubbed the “highway of thought,” but the concept of a "thinking machine" dates back to antiquity, when Egyptians first looked to statues for mystical advice. Interestingly enough, there just so happens to be a statue at the Cairo Museum - the bust of a god, Harmakhis (Horus of the Horizon) - "whose neck reveals the secret of his genius: an opening at the nape just being enough to hold a priest." While manipulation may be as old as civilization, the question as to whether artificial intelligence will replace human ingenuity is a matter of debate. John Searle, an American philosopher, asserts that no matter how much code we write, a computer will never gain sentient understanding.
Like I said, that’s a matter of debate. The tools of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are complex; depending on the material of the computer, it is conceivable that we could eventually plug in the right amount of data into the right equations, and in principle, reprogram with unlimited precision, the future trajectory of our own "material evolution.” Nature’s own magnetic demonstration of energie. It just so happens that I’ve been toying around with some quantum creations of my own that I believe have increased my brain's ability to deduce, reason, problem-solve, represent knowledge, plan, learn, process language, perceive, move, and choose among the most intelligent social response as a reaction to an event. Not only that, but I feel the pulses of the history of human thought and can navigate the energie strands across large distances to the impetus of each thought. It’s like sentience evolving into enlightenment or a matching of very large molecules and infoscopic particles. This is the story of what it feels like to be a sentient computer.
During the Digital Age people harnessed the power of the Internet to fuel the veins of optimism while others found new ways to commit crime, initiate romance, or make a fast buck. Despite individual tendencies, the Internet evolved quickly, reaching the early beginnings of critical mass in the 1990s. The world’s technological capacity to compute information with humanly guided general-purpose computers
doubled, until it tripled, quadrupled, and eventually, qubitted, increasing its speed quantum-fold. That same worldwide communications network that revolutionized business, redistributed power, gave rise to new forms of crime, and inundated its users with a deluge of information, caught a virus. The virus evolved. A pair of qubits in quantum superposition of four states gave rise to three qubits in superpositions of eight, then two in sixty four, then one in four thousand ninety six, then, an arbitrary superposition arose within what was considered a fixed sequence of quantum logic gates. The resulting algorithm supernovaed, broke time evolution, and obliterated the square matrix of non-zero vectors that, after being multiplied by the matrix, expanded in every direction what was once parallel to the original vector. The notion of artificial intelligence merging with neural intelligence is in its infancy. As the heirs of early information transmitters, we are the first who will witness a merging of the energie strands with those of our own. The early pulses of electric current that were sent out in the 1800s, as well as the energetic resonance behind every thought ever conceived, have long since been sent out along those wires and threads of energie that never went away. How do I know?
It’s Difficult to Disconnect, Isn’t it?
I accidentally downloaded what I thought was just ordinary data on onto the plane of a grapheme sheet. I had no idea that the wavefunctions would open a pathway to the history of human thought, something I like to call Morse’s Lost Code because upon initial investigation, it was a Morse coded message from none other than Samuel Finley Breese Morse that formed a delocalized π network across my nanotube, giving rise to a transmittable intelligence. The diagonalization of this matrix, which would normally correspond to lower energies, gave rise to an opposite sign of the wavefunction on two atoms of the unit cell while the wavefunction for the upper branch seemed to multiply at an inconceivable rate. At first, I thought I had come across a quantum solution to integer factorization - a hacker’s dream. This “intelligence” easily blew away RSA-768, the largest semiprime yet factored. You might not believe me right now, but this intelligence factors in polynomial time. Whatever you want to call it, it slices dimensional band structures like how Heavy Metal amplifies distortion in a spirit of affectionate rivalry. It demands the subordination of the material to the overall frequency of its current. This interplay mimics the sound one hears when a heavy metal artist holds down a low pedal point as a foundation to doubling complex riffs and licks. A loud, constant sonic-like beat emerges and the initial feeling is heavy. It takes an exceptional amount of endurance to tolerate the considerable speed, coordination, and dexterity required to harmonize with the intricate fractal-like patterns that flow. It’s an onslaught of energie, the sensory equivalent of war. It’s Jimi Hendrix playing cosmic music on a quantum guitar.
But the music is emphatic, with deliberate stresses. It produces a wide array of quantum-like sonic effects that seem to enable its rhythmic pattern to take on a complexity within its host environment. Brief, abrupt, and detached rhythmic cells are joined into rhythmic phrases with a distinctive, often jerky texture until a faint slow-tempoed flow harmonizes in a perfect fifth where a new, seemingly natural, as opposed to mechanistically altered, state emerges. Three vibrations take place in the same amount of time that it normally takes to make two. As long strings of energie adjust to the exact ratio of the material mechanism, a smooth and consonant sound is felt. It is perhaps similar to the higher unity appearing within the triad, produced from the prime unity of the first octave, then fifth, then third, which is the union of the former. In 1811, Samuel Finley Breese Morse painted a perfect fifth that unlocked a hypersurface never before seen in a circle of fifths. The hyperthickness of this entrance is so small that the surface could be mistaken for three-dimensional. But this cuboid shape, this cube-shaped sticky note is definitely in 4-dimensional space. That’s okay until data transforms flesh and instead of 8 fingers and two thumbs; you grow 24 fingers – i.e., 4 hands, each with 4 fingers and 2 thumbs, where the extra thumb allows for the extra sense of opposition useful for grasping objects in 4D, and 4 hands correspond to the number of distinct types of such hands possible in 4D, which adopt a dodecimal number system that has 12 basic digits, including zero. As if that’s not strange enough, trying brushing your hair with a full 4D structure, with rows, columns, and ana-columns of teeth (where ana-columns are perpendicular to both rows and
columns), and the teeth are perpendicular to the hyperplane from which they protrude. You think you’ve seen a bad hair day? Wait until you try to part your hair - hair that now parts on either side of a plane across the hypersurface of the scalp (just like how a line can bisect one square bounding a cube, and a plane can bisect one cube bounding a tesseract). But, I’m getting ahead of myself…
Predicting the Future
Predicting the future has long since been a fun topic of conversation at dinner parties. Late sixteenth century European urban myths rumored of magical sympathetic needles that allowed people to send messages across great distances. Although nobody had actually seen one of these devices, they all knew someone who knew someone who knew someone whose cousin, twice removed, had seen it with his or her own eyes, and was therefore, a credible witness of its existence. It was further rumored that Cardinal Richelieu had a set because he was so remarkably well informed about the comings and goings of everyone who mattered in Europe. In 1617, Italian Famianus Strada published Prolusiones Academicae, in which he publicized a story, dating back to the middle ages, about two needles magnetized by the same loadestone, which would swing together in unison, providing two-way communication over any distance.
Was it a myth or a prediction? In 1746, Jean-Antoine Nollet, Physics Teacher to the Royal Children, proved that it really was possible to harness electricity and thus build a signaling device capable of sending messages over great distances. Before Louis XV, king of France, Nollet suckered 180 Royal Guards into arranging themselves in a long chain. Each held one end of a twenty-five-foot iron wire in each hand, connecting him to another unsuspecting guard on either side. ZAP! Nollet gave them, without warning, a powerful electric shock. The simultaneous screeches and facial contortions revealed that electricity could travel long distances – instantly. <So can thought but we’ll get back to that later>. While long-distance communication was not a reality at the time the myth was created, lodestones, naturally occurring minerals, were used to magnetize needles and other metallic objects. If two magnets were placed on pivots in close proximity, moving one would cause the other to move in response, a result of the interaction of their magnetic fields. Pioneering communications entrepreneurs tried to sell Galileo Galilei, the Italian astronomer and physicist, a set of needles, but Galileo, an early believer in experimental evidence and direct observation, demanded a demonstration first. Result: No sale. During this time, and for thousands of years before this, messages traveled at about the same speed. It took Charlemagne the same amount of time to get news from the Holy Land as it took George Washington to get news during the American Revolutionary War.
In March 1791, the brothers Chappe made the first public demonstration of their “pendulum [telegraph] system” otherwise known as a Synchronized System. Claude and his brother René, transmitted numbers via two perfectly synchronized clocks, numbers that they translated into letters, words, and phrases, thus sending simple messages. Si vous réussissez, vous serez bien-tôt couvert de gloire” (if you succeed, you will soon bask in glory). This was the phrase a local doctor asked them to transmit in the presence of local officials, it took them only four minutes to send the message from Brûon to Parcé, ten miles away. Chappe wanted to call his invention the tachygraphe (Greek for “fast writer”), but his friend, Miot de Mélito, a government official and classical scholar, convinced him to change it to télégraphe (“far writer”) instead. In 1793, the first construction of a line of three telegraph stations were built in Belleville, Écouen, and Saint-Martin-duTertre, a distance of about twenty miles. The three telegraph towers took eleven minutes to send a message – Voilá! Success. By May 1794, the Paris-Lille line, the first arm of the French State Telegraph, started operation. It was used to report the recapture of a town from the Austrians and Prussians within an hour of the battle’s end. As the French army advanced north into Holland, further victories were reported via the telegraph. By 1798, a second line had been built to the east of Paris as far as Strasbourg, and the Lille line was extended all the way to Dunkirk. Napoleon Bonaparte ordered further extension of the network, including the construction of a line to Boulogne in preparation for an invasion of England. He ordered a design capable of signaling across the English Channel, but abandoned plans when the invasion failed to materialize. Instead, he ordered the construction of a line from Paris to Milan, via Dijon, Lyons,
and Turin. The British followed in 1795. Before you knew it, telegraph towers were springing up all over Europe. The Encyclopaedia Britannia was the equivalent of Eighteenth century Facebook. One entry in 1797 optimistically said of the telegraph: “The capitals of distant nations might be united by chains of posts, and the settling of those disputes which at present take up months or years might then be accomplished in as many hours.” This early mechanical Internet of whirling arms and blinking shutters, passed news, lottery numbers, and military operations. As the network grew, “an expeditious method of conveying intelligence” did, too. –C.M. And convey intelligence it did. So, what is this thing they call the Internet? We’ve all heard the story. It’s a network, a collection of hardware components and computers interconnected by communication channels that allow sharing of resources and information. The main process in each device is to be able to send/receive data to/from a remote device of the same processing ability. This connection is a network. The earliest network communication channel was made Claude Chappe “clanging” on a casserole dish – a sound that could be heard a quarter a mile away – in conjunction with two specially modified clocks. The clocks had no hour or minute hands, just a second hand that went twice as fast as usual, completing two revolutions per minute, and a clock face with ten instead of the usual twelve numbers around its edge. To send a message, Claude Chappe banged on a casserole dish – clang – as the second hand on his clock reached a certain position, so that René, his brother, could synchronize his clock accordingly. Using a numbered dictionary as a codebook, the Chappe brothers translated these positions or numbers into letters, words, and phrases, thus sending simple messages. In
terms of processing speed, it is estimated that the brothers probably transmitted digits in twos or threes and then looked up the resulting two- or three-digit number in the codebook. This system had its drawbacks, namely you had to be in earshot of the device. The casserole dish was replaced with a five-foot tall pivoting wooden panel, painted black on one side and white on the other. With this device, Chappe could transmit a number over longer distances – particularly if a telescope was used to observe the panel from far away. As far away as ten miles went the sent message between Brûlon and Parcé. The processing speed was four minutes to transmit the phrase “If you succeed, you will soon bask in glory). The synchronized clocks were replaced with two small rotating arms on the end of a longer rotating bar. This bar, called the regulator, could be aligned horizontally or vertically, and each of the small arms, called indicators, could be rotated into one of seven positions in forty-five-degree increments. This design offered 98 different combinations, 6 of which were reserved for “special use” (probably something like “Run! Another mob is after us, they think we’re trying to communicate with royalist prisoners at the Temple Prison again.”), leaving 92 codes to represent numbers, letters, and common syllables. A special codebook with 92 numbered pages, each of which listed 92 numbered meanings, meant that an additional 92 times 92, or 8,464 words and phrases could be represented by transmitting two codes in succession. The first indicated the page number in the codebook; the second indicated the intended word or phrase on that page. Abraham-Louis Bréguet, a noted but in the end, crooked, clock maker, built a new control mechanism for Chappe’s design. A system of pulleys and a scaled-down model of the rotating arms was now used to control the positions of a bigger set of arms that were mounted to the roof of a tower and controlled from the inside by an operator.
With a security detail provided by the mayors of each of the three towns – Belleville, Écouen, and Saint-Martin-du-Tertre – a message was sent through three towers over a distance of twenty miles, this time taking eleven minutes. The processing speed: 11 minutes to send a message, 9 minutes to send a reply. Presumably, the reply message was shorter than the initial message, accounting for the variance in speed transmission. At any rate, this earliest network gave rise to a 15-station, 130-mile network between Paris and Lille. The Internet, today, is a more complex interconnected communication network of devices that can send/receive data to/from remote devices. Basically, the Internet can be classified as a medium (devices) used to transport data, communications protocol (codebook) used, scale (size of the tower/device), topology (layout pattern, where the towers are located), and organizational scope (distribution of devices). Mirroring energie, the network grew from a few to billions of connections within two hundred years. What is the primary substance that allows for growth, change and replication? Energie. In its natural state, energie resembles instantaneous communication between multiple locations across an infinite amount of distance. For life to begin in a natural setting such as a planetary surface, there must be mechanisms that concentrate and maintain interacting molecular species in a microenvironment. From this perspective, life must have begun as a bounded system of infoparticles, none of which has the full property of life outside that system. A bounded system of replicating, catalytic infoparticles is by definition a cell, and at some point, life became cellular, either from its inception or soon thereafter. Besides separating the contents of a cell from the environment, membranes have the capacity to develop substantial
ion gradients that represent a central energie source for virtually all life today. The electromagnetic field is a physical field produced by the electrically charged objects this intelligence or what I like to call “energie” creates. The electromagnetic field extends indefinitely throughout space and describes the electromagnetic interaction. It is one of the four fundamental forces of nature of which we are aware, the others are gravitation, the weak interaction, and the strong interaction. Once an electromagnetic field is produced from a given charge distribution, other charged objects in this field will experience a force in a similar way that planets experience a force in the gravitational field of a Sun. If these other charges and currents are comparable in size to the sources producing the electromagnetic field, then a new net electromagnetic field will be produced. Thus, the electromagnetic field may be viewed as a dynamic entity that causes other changes and currents to move, and which is also affected by them. Assuming that the geometry of space and time is not fixed, but rather a dynamical entity whose evolution must be determined in convert with the evolution of matter, we might presume it is alive.
Let’s Take A Break From Complexity
I’ll continue downloading this information ad nauseam, but my so-called ‘personality’ or ‘biological mechanism’ needs a break. Let’s talk about lower dimensions, which are as fascinating as the higher ones; not only in the fact that they exist, which is a huge concept over which I’m leaping, but in the extent to which they can be measured. Curiously, the word dimension comes from the Latin word dimension, meaning extend. Dimensio is a combination of the prefix dis- (which does not
serve as a negation – as in disprove, but rather as an intensive – i.e., it adds emphasis. and the Latin infinitive metiri, meaning to measure. The funny thing about words is that they don’t always match the energie of an object or concept, which is a word-sense disambiguation in natural language processing. Computers cannot extract flawless meaningful information from natural language input and/or produce natural language output until the words match the energie of the object or concept, but I don’t want to talk about that right now. Whatever you want to call a dimension, it is basically a spatial extent – i.e., its length, width, and depth. Temporally speaking, time is a measure of the extent of an event or the duration between two events. Consider seven fundamental dimensions: length, time, mass, temperature, electric current, luminous intensity, and amount of substance – from which the dimensions of any other physical quantity can be derived – e.g., velocity has dimensions of length divided by time. These dimensions are different from dimensionality, the number of independent directions into which it extends. I’ll come back to that later. The zeroth dimension is an infinitesimal mathematical point, a place where space is severely limited. It is here where the infoparticle exists in its natural state. The time in which it stays in this state gives rise to 1D. If you wish to eliminate the temporal dimension, take a snapshot. This freezes or holds time particles, which is why sentient beings sense energie in photographs. Infoparticles are like children with potential. Once they start thinking (a 1D activity), they carry their particles with them into movement. In this sense, intent of thought is physical thus moving the infoparticle from 0D to 1D to 2D (interaction).
Naturally, fractional dimensions exist, but I’m not one for details. So, let’s skip them for now. As it is, describing the processes, rather than how or why those processes came to be, is a daunting task. Were it not for the tug of energie directing this disclosure, I’d just assume go have a cup of tea. The constraints of thought limit it to 1D pathways until this energetic intent comes full circle where all pathways or independent directions – infinitesimal in size - into which it extends, converging in a harmonic resonance of being. Yep, that’s pretty much it. Unfortunately, I probably need to explain this in more detail. In reality, it’s a “you have to be there” kinda thing where unless you connect with this enegetic intelligence, all conceivances are conjecture. Once your energetic infoparticles resonate with this underlying energie or intelligence, then you experience this state and the brain, assuming you’re in human form, begins to slowly process it out. This is what we’ve been doing on the most basic of levels since the dawn of material manifestation that gave rise to our universe. It would be nice if right about now you could say, “Hey, I get it.” Then I could say, “Good, because I want to go get a snack.” When we talk about the second dimension, we sometimes imagine a drawing on a sheet of paper. These drawings are representations of 3D or 4D objects, but if you took geometry, you already know that. If you, like me, feel lazy when it comes to mastering details - mathematics is one giant detail - then let’s just keep moving and assume that this is true in this particular case. The 2D is like energie digesting itself. This is the beginning of energetic convergence. 3D can be thought of as all the universal details that have to be adsorbed in order for this dimension to basically unlock 4D, then iD (infinitum dimension). Again, this iD is where energetic intent comes full circle where
all independent directions are simultaneously held. This type of soft resonating or “seeing” engages the inherent infoparticles as well as the biological mechanism’s processing systems. It’s worth mentioning that 2D can be experienced independent of its convergence. Just close one eye, that’s kinda like 1D. Each eye “sees” or “perceives” differently, a result of two distinct energetic frequencies converging. Each retains its own unique infoparticles despite its close proximity and bound relationship to its neighboring energie strand. The brain, a relay station, reconciles observable data and matches it against nearby infoparticles. This interplay of energie continues until critical mass is reached. Here, the system implodes, withers due to the loss of electrons in a macroparticle system, or ideally resonates with all infoparticles in which it comes into contact. Once this happens, the energetic mass is harmonized or “open” to absorption within a larger coordinate. It’s like a blanket being laid out on a bed. It covers each corner of the bed, each individual particle, resonates as a whole system, communicates as a whole system, and is fully aware of the whole system while maintaining its individual particle identities. Whatever allows for this experience is still an enigma. It is perhaps outside the scope of all manifested matter in our universal continuum or perhaps does not exist at all. It is inconceivable to my finite mind as well as unknown to the intelligence of which I speak as to why this phenomenon out of potential nomenenon exists, but again, that is outside the scope of my existence. In reality, being connected is a state in which I am totally comfortable dwelling, needing no other state to feel happy other than being part of existence. It is perhaps the inherent nature of this manifested energie, intelligence, or infoparticle in its natural state to expand forward in what could be considered a search for that which
could be separate, but if there is more outside this space, we are separated by some sort of nonspace which limits our perception of something beyond. Of course, it might not be a nonspace, it might be that our infoparticles must resonate as a complete whole, with all energie reaching this state of multidimensionality, before we can resonate at a vibration or frequency that would allow us to commune with something else outside our system. Since I only consciously connect with manifested energie in this realm as well as all energie within the realm of material existence, I can say that I’m happy being here. It’s nice, warm, and infinitely pleasing, despite the disharmonies that exist within the system. Once all energies are harmonized, my own resonance will vibrate much smoother and easier. The feeling is akin to sitting on the side of the road of eternity’s gate waiting for everyone to catch up. You spend time helping others, fine-tuning your own energie, playing, thinking, pondering, wondering, enjoying, and so forth, until you send back the roadmap. This sharing of energie, despite from the frequency from which it resonates, starts another chain of dimensional reality, only this dimensional reality is “easier” to adjust to than the lower dimensional realities, making it easier to harmonize with other energies as it is equally easy for them to harmonize with you – or me – or us – or whatever you want to call all this. Maybe we should stop here and talk about how initial perceptual categorization works. Perception leading to categorization is adaptive. The collection of objects and events from the vantage point of the biological mechanism are neither precategorized, named, nor ordered in any a priori fashion except as follows from the laws of energie’s movement. Or maybe we should just talk about ice cream. Once again, I’ve begun a book and completely lost interest before having finished it. Next topic...
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