Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wise Words, Parallel Worlds

Sometimes when I am in need of words of encouragement or wisdom I turn to one the many unseen, yet real,  parallel realities that surround us. Here's something I found by a, "...young and promising voice in contemporary social commentary..." in a universe I noticed while pumping gas.

Whoever fights with "monsters" should see to it that he or she does not become one                              themselves. And when you gaze long into politics, politics gazes back into you.                             
                             -Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil and Labeling (2017), Aphorism 147

According to his biography he is an only child in that universe, so his legacy is (hopefully) safe.

Be seeing you,


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Proof of Time Travel. YOU CAN RELAX NOW!

Found at Watkins Glen State Park, NY on the Gorge Trail.
"The Devil is in the details." as the old saying goes. I cannot agree more.

Signing a contract? Review the details.
Moving to a new neighborhood? Observe the details.
Looking for a new career? Ask about the details.
First night with a new lover? Focus on the details your partner doesn't know they are giving.
Walking along a tourist trail with well over a century of history? Let the details tell the story.

And Lo! What a story I found. Atop a stone not far in from the South entrance I found a simple, yet powerful gesture of love between two tourists. From the year 2089.

This is big. I'll take it step by step and start you down the rabbit hole. Time travel is real. This alone has implications which even my nerd mind can only scrape the surface of. We've theorized the possibility of time travel for some time and so far, we cannot find a reason why it cannot happen.

Here's a piece of the latest research. --> Futurism

Math and engineering aside, there are other fundamental implications to consider, such as WE STILL EXIST IN THE FUTURE. Let that settle in. All the current strife, hurt, and war will NOT END US. That's not to say there won't be hard times in the future, as there were in the past. But, despite all of which is to come and the current political doomsday talk, we still are around poking the universe to see what happens. If you can't find some hope in that, then I can't help you.

I know what some might be thinking: What about "12 Monkeys"? Time travel exists but humans developed it as a desperate gambit to save itself. What times get tough theoretical physics is not the place humans go looking for help. We get brutally practical when the feces hits the fan. We find places to dig in and wait out the storm. I offer you all of known human history as proof. But I digress.

So, we have time travel. Great. What else do we have? TOURISM! People have free time in the future! Extended leisure time is only available in cultures where most basic needs are met. Depressions, famines, plagues, and environmental upheavals are not good for the tourism industry, unless there's something I am unaware of. Leave a comment if you know better. How do I know these weren't scientists on a test run? The same way I know why NASA takes great care to not bring back or leave microorganisms when it goes wandering around the solar system: contamination. Even a small change in an environment can have grave and unforeseeable consequences. Think the Bradbury story A Sound of Thunder or the Butterfly Affect theory. Not familiar with the latter? Watch this...

And we're back. Scientists involved with time travel, generally speaking, do not want to muck about with the time/space continuum by stomping around like overtired toddlers. Like, for example, leaving the year they are from in the past via graffiti. Yet, here we are. In fact, this blog and my posts to friends on social media could be having grave ramifications in the future. Or, maybe wonderful ramifications! Maybe this very blog is held as proof that techniques and technologies in the future work. If that is the case, then would future explores please do me a kindness and let me know? Oh! Perhaps they already have in a Moebius Strip kind of way!

Lastly, in the future humans still like to make public signs of affection. I know seventy-two years is not a long time, however it means quite a lot. It is a sign of personal expression. Individuals are apparently still willing to take chances, despite dire warnings to the contrary. It means that Love is still valued and displays of public affection still score points. It shows we can relate to the psychology of our descendants at least for the next three generations. Consider too, it wasn't a political message. That, beyond all else, gives me hope.

Okay. Ending here. I have to. I am having so much fun assuming this is a real date that I have a headache from all it could mean. The date has to be correct, right? People don't note fake dates on graffiti as a deep-level joke, do they? Random people writing future dates on vandalism as some sort of unrealized or realized acknowledgement that the present has value as it leads to a future we can also value is crazy talk! No good can come of that, right? Right? Exactly. That's why it must be real.

It is the only logical conclusion. Thanks, Erica & Eddie!

Be seeing you in the future,


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Total Eclipse (of the heart) 2017


The Science Channel is broadcasting the 8/21 solar eclipse live, which is fun. Home Depot sells glasses designed to view the eclipse, as I am sure many other places do. Just FYI.

Click on the image for NASA's official eclipse site for lots of cool information of the science kind.

I know what you're thinking: 
Those moon landing faking, flat earth denying bastards! This is probably fake, too!

But, if that were true then how could there be apps available to track the eclipse on your smartphone of choice? By law you cannot produce an app if it is not 100% correct, honest, or pure.
Right. That is very true!

So pull yourself away from the mundane on 8/21 -and with proper eye protection- view an event that cultures around the world for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years have deemed a dire omen of troubles to come.