Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Top Ten Tenth Dimension Blogs, September Report

Previous lists:
. April 08 . May 08 . June 08 . July 08 . August 08
. September 08 . October 08 . November 08 . December 08 .
. Top 100 Blog Entries of 2008 . May 09 . June 09 . July 09
. August 09 . September 09 . October 09 . November 09 .
. December 09 . Top 100 Blog Entries of 2009 .
. January 10 . February 10 . March 10 . April 10 . May 10 .
. June 10 . July 10 . August 10 .

Based upon number of views, here are the top blogs for the last thirty days. As always, the number in brackets is the entry's position in the previous month's report.
1. Time is in the Mind, in FPS (10)
2. Simultaneous Inspiration (new)
3. Flow and the Now (new)
4. Alexander's Time Illusion Game (new)
5. You are a Point at the Center of Spacetime (new)
6. We Start (new)
7. Placebos and Biocentrism (new)
8. Dark Flow, Gravity, and Love (new)
9. Biosemiotics: Monkeys, Metallica, and Music (new)
10. El Tiempo y la Esquizofrenia (new)

And as of September 26th, 2010, here are the twenty-six Imagining the Tenth Dimension blog entries that have attracted the most visits of all time. Items marked in bold are new or have risen since last month.

1. Jumping Jesus (1)
2. What's Around the Corner? (2)
3. Mandelbulbs (3)
4. An Expanding 4D Sphere (4)
5. Just Six Things: The I Ching (6)
6. Creativity and the Quantum Universe (5)
7. Roger Ebert on Quantum Reincarnation (7)
8. The 5th-Dimensional Camera Project (8)
9. How to Time Travel (10)
10. Poll 44 - The Biocentric Universe Theory (9)
11. Dancing on the Timeline (13)
12. Poll 43 - Is the Multiverse Real? (12)
13. Our Universe Within the Omniverse (15)
14. Augmented Reality (11)
15. Alien Mathematics (14)
16. Monkeys Love Metallica (18)
17. Seeing Time, Feeling Colors, Tasting Light (16)
18. Consciousness in Frames per Second (19)
19. Vibrations and Fractals (24)
20. When's a Knot Not a Knot? (17)
21. The Quantum Solution to Time's Arrow (21)
22. Magnets and Morality (25)
23. The Holographic Universe (20)
24. Polls Archive 54 - Is Time Moving Faster? (new)
25. Beer and Miracles (23)
26. The Big Bang is an Illusion (26)

Which means that this worthy submission is leaving our top 26 of all time list this month:

Slices of Reality (22)

By the way, if you're new to this project, you might want to check out the Tenth Dimension FAQ, as it provides a road map to a lot of the discussions and different materials that have been created for this project. If you are interested in the 26 songs attached to this project, this blog shows a video for each of the songs and provides more links with lyrics and discussion. The Annotated Tenth Dimension Video provides another cornucopia of discussion topics to be connected to over at YouTube. And as always, here's a reminder that the Tenth Dimension Forum is a good place to converse with other people about these ideas.

Enjoy the journey!

Rob Bryanton

Next: 10-10-10: Look Before You Leap

Monday, September 27, 2010

Complexity from Simplicity

Last time, in Cymatics, Gravity and Light, we returned to the idea that complex patterns (like a universe such as ours) could arise from comparatively simple repeating structures: a recurring theme for this project.

In Slices of Reality, we looked at an amazing iPhone picture that I love so much I made it the background for my twitter page. Then, in Imagining the Omniverse - Addendum we looked at one of the amazing "Scanimation" books created by Rufus Butler Seder. And in "More Slices of Reality" we looked at an animation created using the same technique, by a youtube user calling themselves brusspup. Here's another video from brusspup, who creates these animations from scratch in Photoshop. Enjoy the journey!


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Next: 10-10-10: Look Before You Leap

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cymatics, Gravity, and Light

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The above recently launched YouTube video is for a blog entry published in March called Strength of Gravity, Speed of Light. You'll notice an animated graphic in the background of the second half of this video, which demonstrates concepts we touched very briefly on in a blog entry from February called More Slices of Reality: Chladni Plates and Cymatics. Here's the Cymatics video which part of the above video's background is based upon:

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Last time, in Light Has No Speed, we looked at a presentation made by physicist and author Peter Russell. In it, he showed how, from light's perspective, it's not part of our space-time:

"From light's point of view there is no space, no time, no mass. Light does not exist within the world of spacetime and matter."
In Strength of Gravity, Speed of Light, we looked at a new theory by Dr. Erik Verlinde of the University of Amsterdam, who suggests that gravity is something that naturally arises from our position within the multiverse landscape, in the same way that the quality of "liquidity" naturally arises from water. Many theoretical physicists have said that gravity is the only force which exerts itself across the extra dimensions, and Dr. Verlinde's theory suggests a reason for this to be so.

Rolling these concepts from Dr. Verlinde and Dr. Russell together presents us with further ways of connecting to the ideas discussed in my above video. If both gravity and light are "outside" of our spacetime, then our reality is produced by the interference patterns created as a result of gravity and light pushing against one another. Our beautiful, chaotic, fractal world is like a much more highly detailed version of the Cymatics patterns we're looking at above: our universe is the shadow of an extra-dimensional hologram, created (as all holograms are) through constructive interference to reveal the reality each of us are observing right here, and right now.

How cool is that?

Enjoy the journey,

Rob Bryanton

Next: Complexity from Simplicity

Monday, September 20, 2010

Light Has No Speed

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From light's point of view there is no space, no time, no mass. Light does not exist within the world of spacetime and matter.
- theoretical physicist and author Peter Russell

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Here's an interesting video, just over an hour long, featuring a presentation by theoretical physicist and author Peter Russell. At about the 46:25 mark he makes a point that I thought was particularly useful for the way it relates to my project. Here's what he says about Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity and the speed of light:

All observers experience the speed of light to be the same. The revolutionary thing that came out of that is that space and time are not constant, but vary with the speed of the observer. Space and time are not fixed.

So: when a stationary observer observes a ray of light going by, it goes 186,000 miles in one second. Somebody moving at 87% of the speed of light (this is just the way the mathematics work out) would see half that amount of distance, and half that amount of time: but the speed would still be the same (93,000 miles in half a second is the same as 186,000 miles in a second). Someone moving at 99.5% the speed of light sees a tenth of that: 18,600 miles in a tenth of a second. It's still the same speed.

What Einstein realized is there's something called the spacetime continuum, out of which both space and time appear. The spacetime continuum is not like space, it's not like time, it's not a mixture of the two, it's something we don't know and can't describe.

What we do know is the space and time that it gives rise to. But it never gives rise to the same amounts of space and time: different observers see differing amounts of space and time so space and time vary.

What Einstein showed is there's something in spacetime called the interval. It is like the equivalent of distance or seconds, but the interval is actually the subtraction of the square of space and time (s^2 - t^2), it's actually the square root of that. And that turns out to be constant. So in spacetime there is a constant, and the "distance" in spacetime never changes... although what we experience in space and time changes.

So this led to some more weird things about light.

What happens if you travel at 100% of the speed of light? If you look at the way things are going with our equations here, you'll see that light experiences itself traveling no distance in no time. From light's point of view, light does not exist within space-time: for a photon, birth and death are the same moment.

Light doesn't experience itself traveling through space and time. There is no non-locality for light because it's one phenomenon within one moment: this is light's point of view.

So. The reason for this is that the spacetime interval in the spacetime continuum for light is always zero: always zero. So from light's point of view there is no space, no time, no mass. Light does not exist within the world of spacetime and matter.

So what do we make of this thing called "c", this constant "speed"? I put speed in quotes deliberately because what we observe as speed, I don't think is speed at all. When I observe a light beam traveling from the back of the room to my eye, in spacetime the beginning and end of that light beam are the same: spacetime is bent so they are the same. In my frame of reference I stretch out that zero interval into space and time, and I always stretch out 186,000 miles of space for every second of time. If I'm traveling very fast I stretch out a smaller amount, very slow I stretch out a much larger amount, and so on.

So I don't think "c" is a speed at all. Rather, it's the constant ratio of the manifestation of space and time. For every 186,000 miles of space that appears, 1 second of time appears.

Immanuel Kant was on to this two hundred years ago. He said "Space and time are the framework within which the mind is constrained to construct its experience of reality".

The above presentation returns us yet again to the important idea that our reality is not continuous, and that when we look up into the sky at night we are looking back into time. From the photon's point of view, it took no time whatsoever for it to travel from that distant star to my retina. Isn't that an amazing concept to consider?

Enjoy the journey!

Rob Bryanton

Next: Cymatics, Gravity and Light

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Constructive Interference and the Quantum Observer

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The above recently posted youtube video is for a blog entry from March of this year called Holograms and Quanta. It returns to this familiar graphic from my book and animation:

This illustration points to some of the most central ideas to this project.

  1. Our reality is not continuous, it's divided into planck-length frames
  2. Holograms are created by interference patterns. Modern holographic universe theories suggest that our 4D reality is the shadow of a 5D hologram.
  3. The term "constructive interference" is very useful when talking about how consciousness participates in the creation of the universe each of us is observing (this is one of the conclusions I reach near the end of my book).
Here's how I summed this up in Imagining the Tenth Dimension: a new way of thinking about time and space:
Does the interference pattern we see in the ripple tank control its own results? Clearly, it does not.

But the lovely thing about the term “constructive interference” is that it gives us a second way to think about this concept: we can view consciousness as the moiré pattern that springs unbidden from the interaction of two patterns that exist in the ninth dimension and below. Or we can imagine that the pattern that we are experiencing as reality and mind is actively selecting its own pattern as it chooses to cause the meme system and physical system to interact: in other words, the pattern is choosing to “constructively interfere” as it creates its reality. This offers us the possibility that there are parts of our own consciousness that would be actively trying to select a path which, in the biggest picture of all, has the potential to move us towards the version of our universe that lasts the longest and flourishes the most.

Experimental Confirmation for String Theory Finally On Its Way?

Here's a link to a great article about a new theory from a team of scientists led by Professor Mike Duff from the Imperial College of London: the article is called "Scientists Say They Can Now Test String Theory". It talks about a new paper Professor Duff was the lead author on which shows a cross-connection between quantum entanglement and string theory models that describe black holes. He is suggesting that new experiments his team are now proposing could help to confirm or deny string theory. Check it out!

We'll continue this discussion of how the non-continuous nature of our spacetime is so important to understanding how constructive interference creates our observed reality with an upcoming entry called Cymatics, Gravity and Light. But first, we're going to take a little side trip to discuss some ideas from physicist Peter Russell in Light Has No Speed.

Till then, enjoy the journey!

Rob Bryanton

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Biosemiotics: Monkeys, Metallica, and Music

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Early this year I published a blog entry called Monkeys Love Metallica, the above new YouTube video is a vlog version of that same entry.

I learned a new word today: "biosemiotics". Here's part of what wikipedia says about this concept:

Biosemiotics (from the Greek bios meaning "life" and semeion meaning "sign") is a growing field that studies the production, action and interpretation of signs in the biological realm. Biosemiotics attempts to integrate the findings of scientific biology and semiotics, representing a paradigmatic shift in the occidental scientific view of life, demonstrating that semiosis (sign process, including meaning and interpretation) is its immanent and intrinsic feature. The term "biosemiotic" was first used by Friedrich S. Rothschild in 1962, but Thomas Sebeok and Thure von Uexküll have done much to popularize the term and field.[1] The field, which challenges normative views of biology, is generally divided between theoretical and applied biosemiotics, with the former dominating the latter.

Biosemiotics is that branch of one, which deals with the study of production, action and interpretation of signs in the biological field.
Here's a link to the New Scientist magazine article that introduced me to this concept, please check it out!

So. Why did the monkeys in the study discussed in the video we looked at above become more calm when they were listening to Tool or Metallica? If you watch the video or read its attached blog entry, I believe you'll see that this new science of biosemiotics is not far off from the connections I've been exploring since this project began, and the underlying information equals reality paradigm. How cool is that?

Enjoy the journey!

Rob Bryanton

Next: Constructive Interference and Quantum Observer

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dark Flow, Gravity and Love

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The above video is tied to a previous blog entry from last January of the same name, Dark Flow.

Last time, in Placebos and Biocentrism, we returned to the idea that so much of what we talk about with this project is tied to visualizing our reality from "outside" of spacetime, a perspective that many of the great minds of the last hundred years have also tried to get us to embrace. Here's a quote I just came across from Max Planck that I think is particularly powerful:

As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.

It's so easy to look at some of the phrases from this quote and imagine them on some new age site, where mainstream scientists would then smugly dismiss these ideas as hogwash from crackpots. Like me, folks like Dan Winter and Nassim Haramein also sometimes get painted with the crackpot brush, but they are both serious about the ideas they are exploring, and they are not far away from the ideas that Max Planck promoted above, or that I have been pursuing with my project.

On July 1st of this year, I published a well-received blog entry called Love and Gravity. It looked at some new age ideas about wellness and spirituality, and related them to some mainstream science ideas about extra dimensions, timelessness, and the fact that physicists tell us that gravity is the only force which exerts itself across the extra dimensions.

Last week Dan Winter forwarded me a link to a new web page of his which yet again seems to tie into the same viewpoint that I'm promoting: Dan is calling this new page "Gravity is Love". As usual, this page is a sprawling collection of graphics, animations, and articles, most of which are found on a number of Dan's other pages, but there's important new information here as well. Here's a few paragraphs excerpted from the page which will give you the flavor of what Dan is saying about this concept:
Love really IS the nature of gravity!
First we discovered Golden Ratio identifies the change in pressure over time- of the TOUCH that says I LOVE YOU:
Then we discovered (with Korotkov's help) ... that the moment of peak perception- bliss - enlightenment- was defined by Golden Ratio in brainwaves :
Then medicine discovered: the healthy heart is a fractal heart. ( References/ pictures:, and also:
Then - I pioneered the proof that Golden Ratio perfects fractality because being perfect wave interference it is therefore perfect compression. It is my view that all centripetal forces- like gravity, life, consciousness, and black holes, are CAUSED by Golden Ratio in waves of charge.
Nassim Haramein says that although he sees Golden Ratio emerge from his black hole equations repeatedly - he sees it as an effect of black holes/ gravity - not the cause... Clearly - from the logic of waves - I say the black hole / gravity is the effect of golden ratio and not the other way around!
- although some might say that this is a chicken and egg difference - may be just semantics... at least we agree on the profound importance of Golden RATIO.../ fractality...
AND love :
perfect embedding IS perfect fusion IS perfect compression... ah the romance.
Dan Winter is a fascinating fellow, I hope you can spend some time following the links in the above quote. Next time we're going to look at another somewhat related approach to imagining the extra-dimensional patterns that link us all together, in an entry called Biosemiotics: Monkeys, Metallica, and Music.

Enjoy the journey!

Rob Bryanton

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Placebos and Biocentrism

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The above video was posted last week on youtube, it connects to a text blog entry I published early this year called "Placebos Becoming More Effective?".

Thinking about what it's like to be an observer within a system where you and the system are both changing in the same way is the central idea to this entry. Here's a question for you: if I were growing one inch taller every month but everything in my world was also getting bigger by the same amount, how on earth would I ever be able to tell what's going on? I would need to find some way of viewing my reality from "outside the system", a very tricky thing to manage.

Biocentrism presents similar conundrums. If life creates space, time and the cosmos retroactively, how could life exist in the first place? For me, it comes down to imagining how life must be a process which ultimately exists "outside the system", outside of spacetime, in that timeless realm where "the distinction between past, present and future is meaningless", as Einstein liked to say.

Dr. Robert Lanza has a fascinating article he published at Huffington Post a few weeks ago which presents these ideas quite eloquently: it's called "Does the Past Exist Yet? Evidence Suggests Your Past Isn't Set in Stone". Here's the opening two paragraphs:

Recent discoveries require us to rethink our understanding of history. "The histories of the universe," said renowned physicist Stephen Hawking "depend on what is being measured, contrary to the usual idea that the universe has an objective observer-independent history."

Is it possible we live and die in a world of illusions? Physics tells us that objects exist in a suspended state until observed, when they collapse in to just one outcome. Paradoxically, whether events happened in the past may not be determined until sometime in your future -- and may even depend on actions that you haven't taken yet.

I'll invite you to read the whole article. Biocentrism as a concept takes some getting used to, but it does hold some fascinating implications once you wrap your head around the idea. Other blogs where I've talked about related ideas include:
Love and Gravity
Time and Schizophrenia
Alien Mathematics
The Long Undulating Snake
The Biocentric Universe Part 2
The Big Bang is an Illusion
Happy Birthday Paul
Placebos and Nocebos
The Biocentric Universe

That's all for this time around. Next time, our topic will be Dark Flow, Gravity, and Love.

Enjoy the journey!

Rob Bryanton

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