A direct link to the above video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLpVEE0AQ7A
"k is for Kaluza, who proved to EinsteinAh, the fifth dimension. Almost a year ago, in its inaugural North American issue, Urban Garden Magazine published an article I wrote called Why The Fifth Dimension is a Dangerous Idea, which suggested there might be reasons why the powers-that-be prefer you not to know about the fifth dimension. By the time Kaluza, string theory, and the Holographic Universe principle all tell us our reality comes from the fifth dimension you'd think this would be a mainstream idea by now, but it continues to be ignored. Why?
that gravity and light can both be defined
at the fifth dimension, a brilliant idea
that shows us there's more than our 4D line
the 5D Hologram from where we come,
of Everett's branching Many Worlds
all wrap up together in Kaluza's innovation
our universe comes from the fifth dimension:
what a realization!"
Meanwhile, quantum theories about the many worlds interpretation, non-locality, reverse-time causality, entanglement and tunneling (etc.), are all portrayed to the general public as being unimaginably strange, something the unwashed masses have no hope of understanding. With this project, I've insisted that the fifth dimension answers those quandaries as well: understanding that our "now" is a point not in the fourth dimension but the fifth, being experienced one planck frame at a time, shows us how all those spooky quantum connections are easily made once you get "outside" of the limits of 4D spacetime and use the "additional degree of freedom" that an additional spatial dimension affords us. The fact that this also gives us a way to understand why from our perspective the fifth spatial dimension is "curled up at the planck length" is, for me, the icing on the cake.
Here's some blogs about all that: The Fifth Dimension Isn't Magic, Local Realism Bites the Dust, An Expanding 4D Sphere, and The Fifth Dimension is Spooky. And for entries which then explore the more metaphysical side of these connections, check out The Shaman, Modern Shamans, Computers and Consciousness, David Jay Brown and Psychedelics, Time in 3 Dimensions, I Know You, You Know Me, and You are Me and We are All Together.
"l is for life, a mysterious processMy most popular blog entry of all time is now Jumping Jesus, in which we talked about the intimate connection between the observer and the observed, and how the acceleration of consciousness, information, and the universe may be more inter-related than we could possibly imagine. In Beer and Miracles, we talked about how unlikely life is, and what a marvel it is because of that. In Creativity and the Quantum Universe we talked about the mysterious processes that allow life to happen, and in entries like Alien Mathematics, The Statistical Universe, and Randomness and the Missing 96%, we've talked about how unlikely our universe itself is when you back out to the big picture of all possibilities.
that animates matter and makes it want to focus
on whatever happens next, so it strives to continue
that wonderful spark is found within you"
Which, of course, is the point of "O is for Omniverse": it's all about thinking about those big picture ideas. Want to know more about this innovative and mind-expanding book from myself and Marilyn E. Robertson? Go to omniverse.tv .
And enjoy the journey!
Next - Poll 49 - Are We a 3D Sphere on a 4D Hypersphere?
A direct link to the above video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjR69ddBK78