LifeOS: exploring the system that executes DNA

June 4, 2008

Wave Function

Filed under: Ch 06 Holoverse — Tags: , , , , , , — insomniac @ 7:54 am

Originally i was going to mention wavefunction only as an example of the information carried by particles within the System. I’m trying to stay away from controversial details and focus on the broader concepts that have a high degree of agreement. However, the more i read about quantum physics and wavefunction in particular, the more convinced i become that these properties represent the holographic memory in action.

I can’t see inside atoms or molecules. None of us can see a wavefunction. None of us can see an electromagnetic field, coherent or otherwise. Using all of our physical senses we can’t verify directly that these things really exist. We trust science to describe these concepts for us. This gives us something to pass around and discuss.

Science uses instruments and experiments to build their concepts, leaving the rest of us to put their theories to the test in real life. I’ve been working from the other direction. I started with real life and i’m looking for the scientific concepts that fit.

I have found the System of Life to be intelligent, responsive and capable of will, intent and even humor. My life’s path has taken me through many experiences considered impossible by scientific standards. I also read a lot, and have found many other folks who have lived the impossible life. I have tried to find the scientific concepts that could explain these experiences. After all, science is studying the same reality as the rest of us.

I have also studied much the body of literature produced by the outcasts of science, looking for the same kinds of clues. The System works! It is not done by unfathomable technology nor magic. The System functions using nothing but natural laws. What i am trying to do here is point out the natural processes identified by researchers that could produce the results i see. I’ve been guided by information furnished by the System itself, through agents and channels not recognized at all by science. I have tested my model repeatedly. I’ve held it up to the window of history and the patterns match. I have found this information processing model to fit.

On the other hand, i’m completely dependent on the description of others. Wavefunction is a case in point. I really don’t have any first hand experience with wave function or any other concept of quantum mechanics. I have to go by what i’ve read and what people tell me. I am excited about it because the descriptions of the properties of wavefunction coincide with the needs of the LifeOS model. It is like a piece of the puzzle slides effortlessly into place. Maybe it is too easy. Time will tell.

As an information processing system, the micro units need to have memory. The smallest particle needs the capacity to manage information.

“A wave function or wavefunction is a mathematical tool used in quantum mechanics to describe any physical system.

The values of the wave function are probability amplitudes — complex numbers — the squares of the absolute values of which, give the probability distribution that the system will be in any of the possible states.”
Quoted from: Wikipedia

In other words, the wave function is a way of describing the properties of a particle or group of particles. The wavefunction contains information about the physical object. Wavefunction is an imaginary model describing the reality of an object. The spin, momentum and other properties are as real as we can test experimentally.

Like the wiki says, wavefunction is a “tool” we can use to describe what seems to be going on. What ever is going on, it involves something big. Those “probability amplitudes” are huge numbers when used to describe very tiny particles. When combined with other particles, the number of possible states grows exponentially. In the model we are building here, this potential represents an infinite data storage capacity. In this model, the atom, with its structure and energized particles, is a single holographic memory unit. Its input is the dynamic flow of interference patterns laid down by the Holoverse. What it stores is the
comparison between current interference patterns generated by the system and past patterns. When they don’t match, a refraction of the mismatch is projected holographically throughout the system.

Binary Switches

In a binary computer system, it is the state of the binary switch that holds the data. The state of one switch tells you very little; it is only one bit. It takes eight bits to make one byte, the basic unit of information. It takes a lot of bits to make useful information.

If you could get inside the crystal structure that holds the switches in a modern computer, and try to measure the state of one of those transistors, you would most probably cause the state of the switch to change. The charges that hold those switches in their state are so tiny that just touching them could switch their state.

That is analogous to the problem encountered in quantum physics. When they try to measure the state of subatomic particles, the state changes. If matter is a memory medium, as the LifeOS model contends, then this odd behavior of subatomic particles is just as expected.

Infinite Memory States

If we look at matter as the holographic memory medium, then the state of particles is the very heart of the process. In this holographic memory system, it is the state of particles that holds the information. The state of one particle doesn’t tell us much, but the combined states of all the particles within a system projects its holographic image, which equals the current reality of that system.

In our binary computers, there are only two possible states for a unit of memory. In this system a unit of memory should have a nearly infinite number of states.

It would also seem that there would be several ways that those states could be manipulated to produce instant processing of information. This is like the register of a cpu, instead of centrally located, it functions at the quantum level. It is like the structure of a computer turned inside out. It is more like a computer network, where each unit does its own processing, while the combined processing of all the units acts as if it were all one process.

The state of the individual particle is set by the harmonic of the hologram it belongs to. The state can be changed by local input, but it remembers the state it should be in and registers the new state as an aberration. News of that mismatch spreads through the system holographically.

In this view, the fuzziness of matter detected by quantum mechanics is not because matter is unstable or imaginary, but because it is made up of a memory material capable of an infinite number of memory states.

When we are looking at matter at the quantum level it is like looking at the transistors in a computer. Studying one transistor will tell us that it has two states and that the state is controlled by a minute electrical current. That information tells us nothing about how that switch participates in the system, or what it contributes to the meaning of the data stored there.

When we study subatomic particles we are blinded to the macro by the same micro vision. We can’t see the computer for the transistors. Once we look at the Whole System as an information processor, then the uncertainties at the quantum level make perfect sense. Instead of a binary switch on which to base our data processor, we have particles that possess infinite memory states, grouped into atoms and molecules that organize those tiny bottomless pits for information into super-mega giant memory banks that also process their info on the fly. What these memory banks remember is where they have been and what they have done, while keeping track of what they are doing and where they are going. The Universe processes information on a cosmic scale. This is information, processing itself, in an endless loop. It isn’t only that the Universe operates by feedback loops, feedback might be considered its primary function.

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May 30, 2008

The Holoverse

Filed under: Ch 06 Holoverse — Tags: , , , — insomniac @ 3:51 am

We are getting close to our universal structure, the thing that holds it all together. From atoms to giant stars, everything produces an electromagnetic field. It is the electromagnetic field that holds atoms together, gives matter its solidity and light its direction. Electromagnetic energy is a fundamental force. We can be certain that the structure that holds the Universe together involves electromagnetic energy and its associated fields of force. We are immersed in uncounted nested and overlapping electromagnetic fields that exhibit varying degrees of synchronization, or coherence. I’m calling this interlocking field of fields, the Holoverse. It is the informational component of reality. It is the spiritual world, the separate reality, the ethereal version of physical reality. It doesn’t mean that the Universe is imaginary, but that the Universe has an imagination.

Although it can be broken down into some smaller parts, from a holographic systems standpoint, we will consider the atom is the basic unit of matter. The atom is a bundle of energy that creates a weak electromagnetic field around itself. This field has a frequency, a signature signal, that it broadcasts incessantly. It may be the sound of electrons racing around a nucleus at breakneck speed, or vibrating at a comparable frequency or pattern of frequencies, but the signal is the buzz created by its internal dynamic. Every other atom of the same material is broadcasting the same identical signal. When those signals are in perfect synchronization with each other, they form what is known as a coherent electromagnetic field.

A coherent electromagnetic field creates a situation where time and space are irrelevant. That doesn’t mean that time and space don’t exist, they are ignored inside the field. Time and space are still fully functional outside the field. Without time and space, there would be no matter to generate the coherent electromagnetic field, in the first place. Without the field, there would be no place to store the information necessary for matter to exist. The coherent electromagnetic field is the informational component of matter. As information, not stored exactly, but present in an active memory, where time and space are irrelevant; a situation that sounds very much like consciousness.

Coherent is a good description of this kind of a synchronized electromagnetic field, as this appears to be fundamental to the process of awareness.

Holographic Model

What this holographic model indicates is that every unit has a context within this system. All objects have a place, a position, an address within the coherent electromagnetic field. When the Universe moves, it does so while maintaining relationships between fields. The fields all record all changes in their relationship with other fields, plus the holographic information available from their membership in larger coherent electromagnetic fields. Within the Whole, each separate field records its local contribution to the Holoverse. This forms an ongoing memory of the changing dynamic structure.

Since all of this movement, from galaxies down to atoms, occurs in repeating cycles, this dynamic memory is recording reoccurring interference patterns that represent the full range of activity for each holographic unit. The history thus stored contains all of the information necessary to project the dynamic into the future. The Universe contains the entire memory of how it got to the present and how the System intends to complete each and every cycle in the future.

The key to the whole thing is to realize that ALL IS MEMORY!

The Holoverse is an electromagnetic mirror image of the matter currently making up the Universe. It is a dynamic hologram generated by atomic frequencies. Matter is the memory of past Holoverse, like a print out of progress, but it continues to update forever.

The Holoverse is like a real time index of all matter in the Universe. All matter has this informational aspect that works like a relational database, connecting all bits of matter to all other bits of matter. Unlike a database, which must follow a path to the information, in holographic memory there is no distance between memories, the information is everywhere at once. In theory then, a point of awareness, functioning within the Holoverse, could traverse the information of the entire universe without moving.

Time/space is only relevant to matter. In the Holoverse, like our own imagination, time and space are only guideposts relating to reality and not constraints on movement. Since past and future are projections, without a material presence, neither the past nor future is directly accessible from the present. Past and future are only accessible through an awareness of memory by some sort of consciousness.

May 29, 2008

Holographic Memory

Filed under: Ch 06 Holoverse — Tags: , , , , — insomniac @ 9:45 am

Advances in computer memory have increased capacities to amazing levels and forced engineers to look for new technologies for data storage. One of the most promising is using holographic principles.
Holographic Memory

This is very much like the process used in holographic photography, at least the schematic is almost identical. In both a beam of light is converted to laser light by passing through a crystal. The internal structure of the crystal organizes the light into patterns that give laser light special properties. One way to think of it is that the crystal is full of tiny mirrored facets that line up the photons and shoot them out in lockstep.

The laser beam is then split in two by passing through glass that reflects a percentage of the light toward a mirror. The mirror reflects the beam at the medium. The unreflected light continues through the object, and on to the medium. There it intersects the other beam and forms an interference pattern. The object has altered the main beam, while the mirrored beam is still pure.

I think you could say that the interference patterns represent the difference between the structure of the two beams.

In holographic photography, the interference pattern is recorded on light sensitive film. Where this system is different is that it records the interference patterns “inside” the crystal or photopolymer medium. The laser interference patterns are recorded by altering the internal structure of the medium. This eliminates the possibility of errors from surface scratches or dust.

For binary data storage we can use an object that is a fine grid, with units the width of a wavelength of this laser light. Each cell of the grid represents a binary bit, either letting light thru or blocking it. A square centimeter of this grid will hold a lot of binary data.

Another separate hologram can be recorded in the same media, by slightly changing the angle between the media and beam. Still more information can be stored by changing wave length or phase of the laser. If we rotate the medium and make our laser light variable, we can cram a lot of data into a very small space.

Besides being able to store a lot of data, retrieval is in huge chunks of binary bits at a time rather than a linear stream. This technology has the potential to be the next big deal in computer data storage.

What is really the key here is that holographic memory records interference patterns by “altering the internal structure of the medium”. The fact that interference patterns can do this needs to be looked into further.

May 24, 2008

Universal Dimensions

Filed under: Ch 06 Holoverse — Tags: , , — insomniac @ 6:11 am

Just how is this Universe put together? We have been exploring the concept of structure, looking for ways to describe this very dynamic reality we live in. We have identified all kinds of structures, real and imagined. We can classify them by their dimensions.

The first dimension is linear. It is a list, a stream of information, a string of code or a beam of light. It is not the universal structure we seek, it is far too “one dimensional” for us.

We know that this structure is too simple to describe the Universe, but it is a convenient tool we use all the time to help us focus on details. It can be very helpful to strip away all the other dimensions and focus on a single aspect. However, to ignore the other dimensions can lead to unrealistic conclusions.

The second dimension is when that linear dimension branches. It introduces options to the path. You begin to have a pattern on a single plane, like 2D. This level of structure is exemplified by the outline, branching tree and the chain of command. Again, this is a very handy structure that we use to organize our activities, but it has the same shortcomings as does the linear dimension; it is incomplete.

Add volume to the structure and we have a 3D object. By the third dimension we have something with shape, a certain rigidity and permanence. Architecture is a language of the third dimension. The objects we manufacture, our art and scrap heaps are all evidence of our mastery of 3D concepts and languages.

We add a timeline and we have our fourth dimension. Now our object can move and change. Not only can our object move, but the rules that govern its internal structural relationships can also change over time. In the fourth dimension we can have dynamic structures, like our flock of birds. In fact, once we add a timeline, all structures become dynamic to some degree. The materials that make up our most rigid structures are subject to constant molecular change. They expand and contract with changes in temperature, oxidation and other erosive processes alter their internal structure. Time changes everything.

So we have four dimensions we can use to describe objects that occupy our universal structure, but we need something more to make them real. We need a fifth dimension.

In the fourth dimension we have an object that is fully described by measurements, but is still just a description. It can describe a real object, but in order for it to actually be a real object it has to made of real atoms. Real atoms possess the four dimensions, plus they possess some other attributes not present in our stripped down model. First, they spin or vibrate or buzz or otherwise produce a measurable frequency, unique to their atomic structure. Secondly, atoms don’t exist by themselves, they are clumped together as molecules. In turn, these molecules are in relationships with all of the other molecules in their immediate neighborhood, and through them, to the rest of the Whole.

So, a real object has context within the Whole and produces a signal that identifies it. This gives every atom a specific location and identity within the Universal Matrix. Besides four physical dimensions, a real object needs an informational dimension to give it validation within the System.

May 23, 2008

Holographic Properties

Filed under: Ch 06 Holoverse — Tags: , , , — insomniac @ 9:47 am

It all starts with the properties of laser light.
Holography

Of course you know how a laser is created. Ordinary light is beamed through a crystal. After bouncing around the internal structure of the crystal, the light comes out in a highly organized beam. That’s not the only way to create laser light. LASER actually stands for, “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”. Besides crystals laser can be produced by stimulating some molecules until they emit laser light.

The properties of laser light are still being explored, but those already discovered have revolutionized modern technology. One of the concepts illuminated by laser light is that of holography.

What makes a hologram work is that the two beams of laser light that illuminate the object are not only the same type, but in perfect synchronization. This is accomplished by passing the light through glass that reflects half of the light, thus splitting the beam in two. The main beam is then directed at the object, while the reflected one is directed at the photographic film from an angle. Where the reflected and direct laser light intersect, interference patterns are created that are recorded on the surface of the film.

The resulting pattern is meaningless when seen in ordinary light, but when illuminated by the original laser, it produces a 3D image of the original object.

The interference patterns captured on film are not focused by a lens and therefore the information thus recorded is evenly distributed over the recording surface. If you cut the original film in half, each part will still produce the whole image, when illuminated by the laser. If you cut the film in quarters, or eighths or sixtyfourths, each part will still produce the whole image when lit by the laser, although detail is lost with the decrease in total information.

Quoted from, “The Holographic Universe”, by Michael Talbot

The “whole in every part” nature of a hologram provides us with an entirely new way of understanding organization and order. For most of its history, Western science has labored under the bias that the best way to understand a physical phenomenon, whether a frog or an atom, is to dissect it and study its respective parts.

A hologram teaches us that some things in the universe may not lend themselves to this approach. If we try to take apart something constructed holographically, we will not get the pieces of which it is made, we will only get smaller wholes.”
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Not only that, but if the Universe is indeed constructed holographically, breaking things into smaller and smaller parts will eventually get us to a point where the the structural integrity that generates the hologram is broken. At that point, the particles that result no longer have a holographic context. They no longer exist within the system. You no longer get “smaller wholes”, but pieces that no longer contain anything of the whole, at all.

In other words, when the fundamental structure is damaged or otherwise changed beyond a certain point, the energy dissipates and nothing is left. It is the structure which contains the holographic information that makes matter what it is. The structure defines how the energy will function in the System. Since all elements are built out of light energy, it is the structure that differentiates between one element and another. From this vantage point, matter being energy organized by information, fractured atoms are useless to study, as they are no longer a functional part of the System.

A Coherent Electromagnetic Field

What the laser does in holography is bath the object in synchronized light, producing a coherent electromagnetic field. This special type of electromagnetic field has some interesting properties. The most important one may be that, input into a coherent electromagnetic field is received simultaneously throughout the entire field. This phenomenon is related to a thing called “entanglement”, confirmed by recent experiments. Particles that are in perfect synch seem to act as one across time/space.

Conversely, the information regarding the internal dynamic of the field is available as output at the outer boundary of the field. This is what is happening when a photon bounces off of the electromagnetic field generated by molecules. At the boundary layer of the molecule’s electromagnetic field, the photon collects the holographic information regarding its composition and carries it wherever it goes.

This is related to the phenomenon that makes it impossible to locate exactly where an electron is going to be in orbit around a nucleus. To the coherent electromagnetic field that holds the atom together, electrons are everywhere in their orbit at once.

The properties of this highly synchronized electromagnetic phenomenon border on the magical and give us a sound explanation for many of our most persistent mysteries, and certainly many of the “anomalies” of science. However, understanding this phenomenon also reveals some of our shortcomings as participants in a healthy environment.

Holographic Memory

In theoretical terms the holographic model fits right in with information processing systems we’ve been looking at. One of the important properties of holography is the ability to store large amounts of information in a small space.

More from Michael Talbot:

“Similarly, it has been discovered that in addition to their other capabilities, holograms possess an astounding capacity for information storage–simply by changing the angle at which the two lasers strike a piece of photographic film, it is possible to record many different images on the same surface. It has been demonstrated that one cubic centimeter of film can hold as many as 10 billion bits of information.”
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Besides the angle, changing the wavelength or phase of the laser makes it possible to store even even more data. When we experiment with holograms we uncover a fundamental part of the living process. These holographic principles were discovered by laboratory experiments, but the same principles are found to be active in biological systems.

According to Bohm, holographic principles are in operation at the Quantum level of matter. In his view, these principles are fundamental to the relationship between light and matter.

This is not the only way to create a hologram. The same effect can be created by the synchronized firing of neurons, for example. According to Pribram, these principles play a part in the process that produces our own thought or consciousness.

This concept gives us, “an entirely new way of understanding organization and order.” This applies all the way up and down the scale from Quantum Physics to Astronomy.

May 22, 2008

Light Matters

Filed under: Ch 06 Holoverse — Tags: , , , — insomniac @ 7:17 am

Lets’s take a look at what modern quantum physics is telling us. There is really a lot of disagreement in that field, these days. There are several theories around, but they all agree on one point: matter is not solid, but made up of light/energy.

The evidence being that when they break apart matter into smaller and smaller chunks, they get to a point when the resulting pieces have no dimensions and no mass, but energy has been released.

Scientists tell us that the distances between solid chunks inside the atom are comparable to the distances between Planets in our Solar System. All matter is made up mostly of space. They tell us that it is the electromagnetic field created by the atomic structure that gives matter its appearance of solidity.

Matter is made up of energy. Einstein told us that, right? But that doesn’t mean that matter is an illusion. Solid is solid, for all practical purposes. That energy is wound in there tightly and it takes a major event to break it loose.

Everything is made of light. Well, isn’t that just what the mystic tradition has been saying for thousands of years? How about some credit where credit is due? It seems significant to me that one of the core beliefs in many religions and nearly everything occult has now been confirmed by science. Science doesn’t think so. In fact, science still doesn’t grasp the significance of their own discovery. They treat this news as if it were merely the source for a good trivia question and certainly nothing like the “core belief” in their model of reality.

Whether it exists as light or matter, the hallmark of this energy is that it is highly organized. This organization is the structure that keeps everything in its proper place. When this structure is broken, like when an atom is smashed, light/energy is released. In both states, enormous amounts of information are present. A beam of light carries its origin in its wavelengths. Astronomers use this information to tell a great deal about the stars, for example. To find the composition of a material, the CSI folks on TV burn a sample in a spectrograph to analyze the light. The wavelengths released by the burning object carry the information of what the object is made of.

And what happens when light floods a room? The light collects information from everything it bounces off of. It registers the color, texture, reflectivity, shape, and so on, and fills the room with that information. That information can be accessed by a proper light sensitive device, an eye for example, placed anywhere in the room. Slight changes in the room are instantly updated for all viewers.

So, given that matter is not really solid, what is that light bouncing off of? It must be bouncing off of electromagnetic fields, right? What we see is how the light scatters as it bounces off of nothing, but somehow it picks up all that information about color, texture, shape and broadcasts it. At the level of photons flooding a room, how is that information conveyed? Photons are surely small enough to pass between the wide gaps presented by matter, but they don’t, except when encountering transparent objects.

So light hits the electromagnetic field of the outer layer of molecules. The molecules are broadcasting their structure by the combined signal produced by all the atoms and their internal relationship. The light gathers this information and scatters it in all directions. The light that ends up in our eyeballs is carrying information, not from bouncing off of a shiny surface, but from encountering an electromagnetic field that broadcasts the notion of a shiny surface.

You have probably heard of water referred to as the universal solvent. Light is like the universal solvent for information. When that light is in sync, like a laser, its information capabilities become even more remarkable.

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