Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Retrocausality

Here are two new videos for you on the subject of Retrocausality. Does anybody have a solution for embedding videos nowadays into the automatic distribution to email subscribers of this blog? Using the embed code provided by YouTube worked well back in the day, but nowadays in the email version you just get a big ugly black box where the video should be. Suggestions?

 Retrocausality and Genes:

 A direct link to the above video is at https://youtu.be/ud-sMaHvVbU

Retrocausality and Poltergeists:

A direct link to the above video is at https://youtu.be/dF84281QFkg

Here's the thing about Retrocausality: if the distinction between past present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion, then causality and retrocausality are the same thing viewed from different perspectives, as are matter and antimatter. How about that!

Enjoy the journey,

Rob Bryanton

Saturday, July 13, 2019

A Meme Vortex



A direct link to this video can be found at https://youtu.be/GsuWOnTUYZU

Right now a new generation of hopeful youth have been confronted with a generation in power, many who appear to be thinking only of themselves, not caring about future costs. How do those currently entering their twenties see a way out of that disaster?

The new ways of thinking about the future favored by a generation who have had the internet in their lives since birth now exist within an information space that allows them to use their extra-dimensional gravity effects to move the world towards a more desired path. Is this just New Age mumbo jumbo?

As Nobel laureate Kip Thorne has showed us in The Science of Interstellar, extra-dimensional gravity can be used to make changes happen within our observed spacetime. Understanding that ideas have gravity, have weight, have momentum, gives us an appreciation for their physicality. That physicality means ideas can be redirected to new trajectories when new ideas enter the space. This is the meme-space Richard Dawkins was imagining, in a way that is very similar to Brian Greene's description of space and time as really being out there, as really existing. Things can be pushed around in space-time, and they can be pushed around within our fifth-dimensional probability space just as readily. You see evidence of this each and every day. It's why the world is the way it is.

Richard Dawkins described the timeless whole of evolution as a River Out of Eden. Genes, memes, space, time, and probability... physics lets us see how all these things are really out there, really existing. But then Quantum Mechanics teaches us that the only thing that's provably real is Now, and everything else before and after is just clouds of probabilistic wave functions: local realism has been experimentally proven to not be a feature of our universe. And I would say Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle shows us the future couldn't possibly be written in stone, so free will is not an illusion.

Everett's Theory of the Universal Wavefunction shows how we can hold these seemingly opposing ideas in our minds at the same time. Everett's Many Worlds are really out there, really existing, and Everett insisted that there is no wavefunction collapse, there is only observation, and those other outcomes are just as real for the observers within those other versions of the universe. Everett said those other outcomes are orthogonal to the version of space-time we find ourselves to be observing. What's orthogonal to space-time? The fifth spatial dimension.

So what happens when a new way of thinking about time, space, and fifth-dimensional probability has been ingrained into a generation? Imagine this: what if every person of voting age were forced to vote? We would have true consensus. But what if only those of a certain age or demographic were to wield the power of a mandatory vote? I'm excited to see what happens if persons eighteen to twenty-five start a Meme Vortex that makes a forward-thinking change in the world.

One Meme Vortex that is starting to pick up energy right now is the guaranteed basic living wage. A flat 2% tax on all income, big or small, would allow the wealthiest to share their good fortune with the world while making too little a dent in their income to worry about for all but the most greedy. As a market and job creation stimulus this plan is without parallel, and a capitalist's dream. Suddenly the world is your customer! Suddenly every human has a bit of money in their pocket, which means they will pay each other to make things and to do things, helping them all to have a happy life. This is the AI Utopia, the Singularity, the Ascension, the Illumination: the change that is coming has many names. This is the point where everybody wakes up to see themselves in the fifth dimension, where Einstein agreed a century ago that Maxwell's infinitely scalable field equations for our reality are resolved.

Like the quantum physicists say, information equals reality. A Meme Vortex happens within information space, so it can be worldwide. In the physical world, a meme vortex spreads through human contact and social media sharing, so the way a group are connected together can create spiderwebs of physical connections: those are the engines that spin up our tropical meme storm into a hurricane. And if we are thinking of North America, then the Vortex that is spinning around this part of the world has its geographic center at Winnipeg.

Winnipeg happens to be where my son Mark is doing leading edge Machine Learning research connected to his work as a Doctor of Nuclear Medicine. Mark has constructed artificial intelligence algorithms capable of making medical predictions with astonishing accuracy, you'll be hearing more about him in the months to come I'm sure.

Imagine a world where menial tasks are only done by those who enjoy them, otherwise robotics do all the hard stuff, and the mind-numbing repetitive stuff. Imagine a future where AI takes care of our wants and needs, and everyone can pursue whatever passion they might have to learn and have new experiences. Can you imagine a time when when people might even be able to upload their consciousness, and experience other versions of their own lives within Everett's Many World? Simulation Theory has been supported by many respected scientists.

This sounds like a world at peace to me. Imagine. Would we finally be dreaming the dream of the Beatles? Love is all you need. Can you use your love for the world to help create a Meme Vortex?

Let's make things better.

Enjoy the journey!

Rob Bryanton


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Big Bong Theory

Here's another live streaming video about our Spooky Clock, this time showing how broken it is and yet it still keeps starting.



In this video I make a proposal. Like retiring a player’s number, I think a certain TV show that has just ended its 12-year record-breaking run now clearly has fair claim to the Big Bang label in the public consciousness. So to avoid confusion, from here on in I suggest we use a new name for the event that locked in our particular universe at its beginning in spacetime. Some physicists have said the initial impetus that creates our universe is like a giant cosmic bell being struck. So to avoid possible confusion, from now on let’s call it the “Big Bong Theory” instead.

Enjoy the journey!

Rob Bryanton

Sunday, March 4, 2018

How's your Korean?

I've talked in this blog before about the Korean channel that posted a stolen copy of my video with my copyright notice removed and without giving me credit, and they have gotten over 2 million views. Here's a video that already has over a half million views posted by a different Korean channel which actually shows me the courtesy of posting a link to my popular "Imagining Ten Dimensions in Two Minutes" video in their video's description. This is an animation they created which shows my approach to visualizing the dimensions. I have no idea what the subtitles they've added say, but I do appreciate their willingness to at least acknowledge my work on this subject.

Any Korean speakers interested in posting a translation in the comments? Google Translate says the video is entitled "Secret Level of 11 Fits the Incoming Shot", which does bring up the fact that they continue the process to an 11th dimension in their video. With my project, I have often suggested that the 11th dimension could be the moving point that moves from position to position within the other dimensions, and this would align with the idea that "time" is a way of describing change from state to state, which I would say is the same thing: 10 spatial dimensions plus one temporal dimension could give you the 11 dimensions some cosmological systems support.

A direct link to the above video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qykmAb65i_U

Enjoy the journey!

Rob

Monday, January 8, 2018

Tenth Dimension on TopTenz


Here's a new video featuring Simon Whistler of the popular YouTube channel TopTenz describing my approach to visualizing ten dimensions. Thanks for your support, Simon!

With over 850,000 subscribers to TopTenz, I suspect there are a number of people reading this blog entry who are not previously familiar with my Imagining the Tenth Dimension project. The videos I'm posting below are useful as a step by step introduction to how I am using the logic of the point-line-plane postulate (the accepted methodology for visualizing any number of spatial dimensions) to creatively explore what these dimensions could mean all the way up to ten. As I've noted from the beginning, I'm not a physicist and I'm not pretending to be one, but the interesting connections between this approach and string theory, cosmology, spirituality, ancient mysticism and much more are what have continued to make this project the subject of much discussion since I first launched it in 2006. Online sites for Discovery and Scientific American have, over the years, written articles praising this project, and author and research scientist David Jay Brown, who has written extensively about modern psychedelics research, called the book this project is based upon "one of the most brilliantly-conceived and mind-stretching books I have ever encountered".

As a boy back in 1963, I was first introduced to the idea of spacetime as a structure that could be bent and folded through Madeleine L'Engle's marvelous novel A Wrinkle in Time, which I'm excited to see is soon to be a major film release from Disney. Within the last decade we've seen a number of films and TV shows that explore the ideas behind extra dimensions: I've particularly enjoyed seeing the rise of Rick and Morty, created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, which plays with many of the same concepts I've explored, most importantly Everett's Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, a key to my approach.

Interstellar, the amazing Christopher Nolan movie, has a unique pedigree in the world of science fiction: Kip Thorne, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, acted as an executive producer and scientific advisor on that film. I've written in this blog about the connections between that film and my portrayal of the fifth dimension as being our Probability Space: it's great to see one of the world's most respected physicists advancing ideas I've been pushing for over a decade!

http://imaginingthetenthdimension.blogspot.com/2014/11/interstellar-fifth-dimension.html
http://imaginingthetenthdimension.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-science-of-interstellar.html
http://imaginingthetenthdimension.blogspot.com/2015/01/interstellar-and-pendulum-clocks.html
http://imaginingthetenthdimension.blogspot.com/2015/01/interstellar-and-ignoring-dimensions.html
http://imaginingthetenthdimension.blogspot.com/2015/01/interstellar-whats-beyond-fifth.html

There was also in 2017 the news that the brain itself may be using extra dimensional topological mapping to encode memories and process information. To quote Aberdeen University's Ran Levi, one of the mathematicians who contributed to these findings:
It is as if the brain reacts to a stimulus by building then razing a tower of multi-dimensional blocks, starting with rods (1D), then planks (2D), then cubes (3D), and then more complex geometries with 4D, 5D, etc. The progression of activity through the brain resembles a multi-dimensional sandcastle that materializes out of the sand and then disintegrates.
Is our observed reality constructed from extra dimensional patterns? And is Elon Musk correct when he says there's a billion to one chance that we are all not in a computer simulation right now? I don't pretend to have all the answers, but I've been having a wonderful time exploring ideas such as these, and am particularly grateful for the continuing support of my youtube channel (currently approaching 18 million views!), where I have daily conversations with people in the comments sections to the over 400 videos I've posted there. If you are new to this project I hope you appreciate the passion and sense of wonder I feel for my little hobby project dedicated to the ten spatial dimensions from which the amazing universe we find ourselves within is derived. Enjoy the journey!

Rob Bryanton
January 2018

Monday, October 17, 2016

Rob on Jeff Richards - Part 3

You can view Part 3 on YouTube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbeHXspHAqA

Part One is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aMg9jndaL4
And Part Two is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRjuqo2NVyI

Here's a transcript of our conversation from part 3:

Jeff: Welcome back to the program, my name is Jeff Richards and this is Paranormal. We've been having a "spirited" discussion, I'll say with Rob Bryanton. He has just barely scratched the surface of his brilliant book Imagining the Tenth Dimension - a New Way of Thinking About Time and Space, which is available at tenthdimension.com and also available directly for sale by you, yes Rob?

Rob: Yes, you can go to tenthdimension.com and buy the book, but a lot of people buy it on Amazon as well. The only difference is if you order it from my website you get a free DVD of all the songs. Because we must remember I started all this as a composer who had written 26 songs about the nature of reality.

Jeff: And they're brilliantly hidden, I don't want to say they're hidden, but they're at the back of the book.

Rob: They're at the back of the book but they are connected with little index numbers so the songs are about different ideas found in the book. So that was the second impetus for the creation of this book, which was I went to Australia and on the way back developed blood clots in my legs which went up into my lungs, and I ended up in the Cardiac Surveillance Ward when my poor oxygen-deprived heart went into arrhythmia. I spent two weeks in the Cardiac Surveillance Ward thinking I was about to kick the bucket, and so I wrote this book in those two weeks.

Jeff: So that instance, that sort of near-death moment for you, really led, and pushed you to put pen to paper...

Rob: Well, it was because I had always intended to do it. I mean, the 26 songs were already written, right? I knew what the book was going to be, so it was just finally taking the time to put it down.

Jeff: Now Rob, before the break I called you an "architect of reality", because you're bringing some very interesting technologies, and many people have seen them already I'm sure in play right here in Saskatchewan. A lot of the technology that your studio, Talking Dog Studios,  has put into place can be seen at various places - for instance, here in the city of Regina, the RCMP Heritage Centre museum has a brilliant installation that your group was part of putting together, where you're on the Musical Ride but you're in reality, you're in this virtual reality environment which is just spectacular.

Rob: Exactly, yeah, and the fun thing about the virtual reality then, is it can be "recorded reality" like that, or it can be a completely synthetic reality as well, and that's where you can get into doing some really crazy stuff. So at Talking Dog Studios right now, we're actually building a virtual reality arcade (officially opened October 14th 2016, The Grid VR Arcade), which is going to be fun for people to come in and have these kinds of virtual reality experiences that I can't believe are already in existence.

Jeff: And I'll say I've seen it, I've been there. I saw a little video of this thing called Tilt Brush on Facebook, and I thought "wow, that looks amazing". So I was in Talking Dog Studios doing the voiceover work for The Other Side, third season, and Rob says "hey, you're gotta check this out". He puts this VR headset on me and I'm using that program, I'm at an arcade. At one point I'm playing this zombie game, and there's zombies coming at me from every angle, and then I go from that to being a worker in a convenience store (laughs). For me it was ridiculously cool to be able to move into all those different realities while still within this reality. It's almost like we're moving into all these different dimensions by putting this little plastic piece of technology on our heads and going there. And your company, Talking Dog Studios, is really pushing that, pushing the boundaries of that on a provincial level, which is so spectacular.

Rob: Yeah, and the idea of even, you know, with the RCMP there's national connections there already. We have done stuff in the past for the Mayo Clinic, and for Legendary Pictures... a lot of people know a thing we created for the launch of the Godzilla movie that came out a couple of years ago. A few years before that at ComicCon there was an Augmented Reality thing we created where you had the artist's conception of what the new Godzilla was going to look like on your chest (*on free t-shirts being handed out at the Legendary booth, I should have mentioned), and you walked up (*to the big screen TV at their booth) and the smoke and flame shot out of his mouth... of course, that's "atomic breath" if you're a Fanboy.

Jeff: Yeah. So these new realities that are being created, what do you think of that? Do you feel that as a society, as a populace, that we run the risk of becoming entrenched in these alternate realities as opposed to our own real physical reality as it exists here, talking to you right now?

Rob: I'm really starting to agree with people like Elon Musk who are saying "how do you know you're not in some kind of a virtual reality right now?". You know, the idea that we could already be a game that somebody else created. If you're talking about reality coming from this background that has always been and always will be, then isn't that what you're doing? When you're moving through the reality right now you're moving through a set of probabilistic outcomes. So why shouldn't you be able to then cause those probabilistic outcomes to be observed in other ways? With other outcomes? You know, being able to go back and see what happened that time the drunk came over the hill, you managed to veer out of the way, but there's all those other versions that you could go back and see - if you had that ability.

Jeff: Musk says there's a one in billions chance we're in base reality right now.

Rob: Yeah.

Jeff: That gives me goosebumps to think that! You know, to think that we are potentially the product of somebody else's reality creation program...

Rob: But it don't think it's really about reality creation. It's more like a viewing scope that is being moved around through the probability space that always has existed. That's the thing: the distinction between past present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion, and that's what Einstein told us. And that's what you have to understand: time is not the fourth dimension. It's that whole thing from beginning to end, stretching to infinity in both ways and wrapping around the circle.

Jeff: So now. As exploration continues into things like string theory, things like multi-dimensional theory, what's the next step for you? As a - I'm going to call you a researcher. because that's really what you're doing with a lot of this. You said at the beginning that you're not a scientist, but you're certainly a researcher, and you've got a research paper you put together right here in this book. What's the next step for you Rob?

Rob: Well, the core essential truth of the tenth dimension is that it's really just a filing system. It's a really good way from going from that "everything" down to the very specific, that is the point that we're all experiencing right now as we hurtle through spacetime, you know? So being able to find those connections is what this project is all about.

Jeff: Will we find dimensions beyond ten?

Rob: Here's what I think. You've got that background, that Ultimate Ensemble that's back there. Now, if I look at it through a prism of five dimensions I'm going to see it one way. If I look at it through a prism of twelve dimensions I'm gonna see it another way. I'm not saying ten dimensions is the only way to analyze our reality. You know? But if you're thinking about spatial dimensions, ten is a really good, convenient place to stop. Not because we've got ten fingers, but just because the logic happens to work out to the point that by the time you get to the tenth dimension as we're imagining it with this system, we're back out to that Ultimate Ensemble, that background, that Godelian "outside the system" that is impossible for us to do anything to, or react with, because it's not part of what we're in.

Jeff: Rob Bryanton, the author of Imagining the Tenth Dimension is sitting across from me live in-studio in this dimension right now. We're actually recording this interview in 360 degree virtual reality which you're going to be able to see posted later in various channels. Rob, it's been a pleasure. As we leave you now, what's something you want to leave our listeners with? When thinking about the ten dimensions, and just reality in general, what should people really hold as a core concept? Quickly now, in 30 seconds.

Rob: Sure! We start with a point. You are the point. What is your trajectory right now, and is there something about your trajectory you want to change? The fifth dimension tells us that it's there, you can get to it from here, you just have to figure out how.

Jeff: Brilliant stuff. Rob Bryanton - Imagining the Tenth Dimension. His book can be found at tenthdimension.com and the link for that will be posted on our facebook page very very shortly. Rob, it's been a pleasure.

Rob: Thank you very much, I'm a big fan of the show, it's such an honour to be here with you.

Jeff: Thank you Rob. My name is Jeff Richards, this is Paranormal, and we're gonna take a quick break, when we come back we're answering your questions live. If you have something that's been plaguing you, a question about your future and your own reality, you can contact me... (etc.)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Rob on Jeff Richards in VR Part Two

A direct link to the video below is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRjuqo2NVyI Previous Entry: http://imaginingthetenthdimension.blogspot.ca/2016/09/rob-on-jeff-richards-show-in-vr-part-one.html

In Part Two we get into a metaphysical discussion of ghosts and spirits, and the implications of Everett's Many Worlds Interpretation within the concepts of consciousness and meeting other versions of yourself when you die. We then discuss Dawkins' "River Out of Eden" as evidence of how patterns exist outside of our physical bodies in the same way that my project proposes that consciousness can exist outside/before/after the body that it inhabits. Graham Hancock's Supernatural and David Jay Brown's The New Science of Psychedelics also come up in the discussion of there being evidence of there being more to our reality than the 4D space-time we see around us.




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