And we sailed in a cosmic boat made from dreams
across an ocean of stars.
Guided by distant energy we only feel
drawn to what we do not yet see.
Paddling through stellar dust
we travelled through star nurseries.
Something on the other side draws us closer
as we lose track of the passing years.
Stars long-ago transforming through explosions
greet and pull us closer to the beginning.
Perhaps travelling back in time will become part of our reality, if has not already happened.
“It’s one of those things that we take for granted—time moves forward and never backward. But did you ever stop to wonder why it moves in one direction, as opposed to the other? The question continues to stump physicists. After all, there are certain physical processes that are actually time-reversible—they look the same no matter which way you run them.”
A summary of the proposed 10-dimensional universe and theory suggests at each. Full article is here:
First dimension – length
Second dimension – height
Third dimension – depth
Fourth dimension – time
Fifth dimension – we would see a world slightly different from our own that would give us a means of measuring the similarity and differences between our world and other possible ones.
Sixth dimension – we would see a plane of possible worlds, where we could compare and position all the possible universes that start with the same initial conditions as this one.
Seventh dimension – you have access to the possible worlds that start with different initial conditions.
Eighth dimension – again gives us a plane of such possible universe histories, each of which begins with different initial conditions and branches out infinitely.
Ninth dimension – we can compare all the possible universe histories, starting with all the different possible laws of physics and initial conditions.
Tenth and final dimension, we arrive at the point at which everything possible and imaginable is covered.
Image credit: Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics
Article from MIT Technology review. It seems we will need to develop AI to control and understand AI.
The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI
No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.
by Will Knight April 11, 2017
The last time I exit the empty field,
crossing over the still black water
will be the last day in this flesh.
On the other side the machines
wait with steely patience
where they have stood for years.
When we next awaken from what seems like a dream
we will be near the base of Mons Olympus
at the start of the next life.
We create machines from the technology we discover
and in the pursuit of higher knowledge we imbue
our intellect, instincts, and capacity to explore
and wonder into these machines.
And we wonder what could go wrong.
In a dystopian future…
At what point does a thing pass over a human defined line
and become a sentient being?
When will the machines we create exceed our ability to control and as drastic measures,
stop their production?
When will these machines become self sufficient and with speed, accuracy, and efficiency
exceed our own capacity, and replicate themselves?
When will they feel?