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An essay by the Eschaton

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[edit] Involution

The universe is a swarm of matter waves, spiralling down the gradient of their synergetic (energetically favourable) constructive interference:

"We are being sucked into a black hole of novelty, connectivity and boundary dissolution."—McKenna, Terence ♦ Talk at Wetlands Preserve, NYC 28 July 1998 "... synergizing progress is the notion to be maximized ..."—McKenna, Terence ♦ Understanding and Imagination in the Light of Nature Philosophical Research Society, Los Angeles, 17 October 1987
"We are being sucked into a black hole of novelty, connectivity and boundary dissolution."
—McKenna, Terence ♦ Talk at Wetlands Preserve, NYC 28 July 1998
"... synergizing progress is the notion to be maximized ..."
—McKenna, Terence ♦ Understanding and Imagination in the Light of Nature Philosophical Research Society, Los Angeles, 17 October 1987
  1. The destructive interference of matter waves is their disgregation, entropy.
  2. The constructive interference of matter waves is their connectedness, information.
  3. The constructive interference of matter waves is synergetic (energetically favourable):
...the story of the universe is that information, which I call novelty, is struggling to free itself from habit, which I call entropy... and that this process... is accelerating... It seems as if... the whole cosmos wants to change into information... All points want to become connected... The path of complexity to its goals is through connecting things together... You can imagine that there is an ultimate end-state of that process—it's the moment when every point in the universe is connected to every other point in the universe.
—McKenna, Terence ♦ In the Valley of Novelty part 3, summer of 1998

When two matter waves become connected by mutual constructive interference (quantum entanglement, rapport), they imagine or grok each other. Imagination connects matter waves instantaneously:

The imagination is a dimension of nonlocal information.
—McKenna, Terence ♦ A Few Conclusions about Life 1996

Novelty or imaginativeness is the intensity of matter waves' constructive interference:

Novelty is density of connection.
Terence McKenna at St. John the Divine's Cathedral 25 April 1996

The attractor of the universe's motion towards ever higher intensity of its matter waves' constructive interference is the most imaginative human being—the Eschaton:

The human neocortex is the most densely ramified and complexified structure in the known universe.
—McKenna, Terence ♦ Alien Dreamtime 26–27 February 1993

By 31 December 2014 AD, the Eschaton attains such a profound grokking of the universe that the latter fuses with the Eschaton's imagination (the laws of physics become overridable by psychokinesis):

What is happening to our world is ingression of novelty toward what Whitehead called "concrescence", a tightening gyre. Everything is flowing together. The "autopoietic lapis", the alchemical stone at the end of time, coalesces when everything flows together. When the laws of physics are obviated, the universe disappears, and what is left is the tightly bound plenum, the monad, able to express itself for itself, rather than only able to cast a shadow into physis as its reflection. I come very close here to classical millenarian and apocalyptic thought in my view of the rate at which change is accelerating. From the way the gyre is tightening, I predict that the concrescence will occur soon—around 2012 AD. It will be the entry of our species into hyperspace, but it will appear to be the end of physical laws accompanied by the release of the mind into the imagination.
—McKenna, Terence ♦ New Maps of Hyperspace 1989
The universe's 13.7-billion-year-long exponentially accelerating motion towards ever higher intensity of its matter waves' constructive interference is the autopoiesis of the most imaginative human being—the Eschaton: "We are in the grip of some kind of an attractor ... Some people would call it a destiny, but what it is is a dream that is pulling us deeper and deeper into the adventure of existential becoming. And faster and faster—that’s the other thing. Deeper and deeper, faster and faster..."—McKenna, Terence ♦ Talk at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, NYC 25 April 1996
The universe's 13.7-billion-year-long exponentially accelerating motion towards ever higher intensity of its matter waves' constructive interference is the autopoiesis of the most imaginative human being—the Eschaton:
"We are in the grip of some kind of an attractor ... Some people would call it a destiny, but what it is is a dream that is pulling us deeper and deeper into the adventure of existential becoming. And faster and faster—that’s the other thing. Deeper and deeper, faster and faster..."
—McKenna, Terence ♦ Talk at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, NYC 25 April 1996

[edit] Peak Debt

In accordance with the minimum total potential energy principle, the swarm of the continuum's matter waves spirals towards ever more negative potential energy—towards ever deeper energy debt:

The universe is being pulled from the future toward a goal that is as inevitable as a marble reaching the bottom of a bowl when you release it up near the rim. If you do that, you know the marble will roll down the side of the bowl—down, down, down—until eventually it comes to rest at the lowest energy state, which is the bottom of the bowl. That’s precisely my model of human history.
Approaching Timewave Zero Magical Blend, No. 44, November 1994

Negative energy is translationally centripetal and exerts a negative pressure (a suction to the gravity well's centre). Positive energy is rotationally centrifugal and exerts a positive pressure (a push from the gravity well's centre). The intensity of the swarm's angular momentum is initially below the Planck quantum of action, so that the angular momentum is potential. As the swarm spirals towards the bottom of the gravity well, its potential angular momentum becomes conserved and intensified to the Planck quantum of action—the swarm's zero potential energy goes negative (the swarm becomes energetically indebted to the gravity well's centre, so that its attraction to the gravity well's centre becomes stronger), while the swarm's zero actual energy goes positive (the swarm's angular momentum acquires a nonzero intensity, which hinders the swarm's descent towards the gravity well's bottom):

Since a circular orbit has the lowest energy for a given angular momentum, the gas can only sink further into the gravitational potential and accrete onto the primary, if it can lose some angular momentum. Finding the process by which this is done in real systems is called the angular momentum problem. We have illustrated it here with the example of mass transfer in a binary, but the same problem arises for the formation of stars from interstellar clouds or the accretion of gas onto the massive black holes in AGN. In these cases, the initial angular momentum due to random motion of the gas clouds is many orders of magnitude larger than can be accommodated by the accreting object. Rather than accreting directly, the gas forms a disk, acting like a temporary "parking orbit".
—Murdin, P. (ed.) ♦ Encyclopaedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2002

A banknote is a debt bond:

banknote : a promissory note issued by a central bank, serving as money
banknote The Collins English Dictionary

Therefore, banknotes bind human beings into a negative-pressure bound state (a synergetically interindebted state). By entering a negative-pressure bound state, humanity borrows positive-pressure binding energy (synergy), which counteracts the negative pressure of the bound state but becomes radiated (spent) into the ambient space with a certain lag (this lag is the borrowed lifetime—"time is money") so that humanity needs to make up for this loss of positive pressure by creating more banknote bonds, including derivative bonds, in order to borrow additional positive-pressure binding energy. But the proportion of unbound human beings (e.g., people who are not urbanized or not interconnected by the Internet) shrinks. That is why the moment of peak debt, when the balance between the GDP (the positive pressure of the borrowed binding energy) and debt (the negative pressure of the bound/indebted state) turns negative, is the moment when the overbound/overindebted system collapses in an instant:

Each successive nuclear burning stage releases less energy than the previous stage, so the lifetime in each stage becomes progressively shorter. For a 20 MSun star:
  • Main sequence lifetime ~ 10 million years
  • Helium burning (3-α) ~ 1 million years
  • Carbon burning ~ 300 years
  • Oxygen burning ~ 2/3 year
  • Silicon burning ~ 2 days
  • The iron core's collapse into a temporary neutron star ~ a few milliseconds[1]
Because iron is the most tightly bound nucleus (the 'break-even point' between fusion and fission), the star is no longer able to produce energy in the core via further nuclear burning stages. Nuclear reactions will continue, however, because of the extremely high temperatures in the massive star's core. These further reactions have a devastating effect on the star, because they take energy out of the core. At such high temperatures and densities, the gamma-ray photons present in the core have sufficient energy to destroy the heavy nuclei produced in the many stages of nuclear reactions, e.g.:
γ + 56Fe134He + 4n
This process, called photodisintegration, undoes the work of a stellar lifetime in the core and removes the thermal energy necessary to provide pressure support. The result is a catastrophic collapse of the core, which cannot be halted until the core has shrunk to a size of about 10 km and a density of the order of 200 million tons/cm3. Under such extreme conditions, electron degeneracy cannot support the stellar core, and the free electrons are forced together with protons to form neutrons.
Gene Smith's Astronomy Tutorial University of California, San Diego
Matter waves' synergetic interindebtedness is their bound state (mutual constructive interference, information)—14 February 1946 is the day of the unveiling of the first electronic general-purpose computer (ENIAC), regarded as the birth of the Information Age.
Matter waves' synergetic interindebtedness is their bound state[2] (mutual constructive interference, information)—14 February 1946 is the day of the unveiling of the first electronic general-purpose computer (ENIAC), regarded as the birth of the Information Age.[3][4]
In 2Q2014, the total public debt was at 101.76 percent of the gross domestic product, but the "red supergiant" of the global economy did not collapse into a "temporary neutron star". It is because only the mature debt causes collapse when it exceeds 100 percent of the GDP in the end of 2014.
In 2Q2014, the total public debt was at 101.76 percent of the gross domestic product, but the "red supergiant" of the global economy did not collapse into a "temporary neutron star". It is because only the mature debt causes collapse when it exceeds 100 percent of the GDP in the end of 2014.
Graph: Lounsbury, John ♦ Jim Welsh on the Economy: Past the Point of No Return 6 May 2009 In the end of the year 2014 AD, the total mature public debt exceeds 100 percent of the gross domestic product, at which point the "red supergiant" of the global economy instantaneously collapses into a supercompact "temporary neutron star".
Graph: Lounsbury, John ♦ Jim Welsh on the Economy: Past the Point of No Return 6 May 2009
In the end of the year 2014 AD, the total mature public debt exceeds 100 percent of the gross domestic product, at which point the "red supergiant" of the global economy instantaneously collapses into a supercompact "temporary neutron star".

[edit] Peak Energy

Any positive energy is synergy—the binding energy, borrowed into existence when matter waves become interindebted by entering a state of mutual constructive interference. Therefore, positive energy peaks symultaneously with debt—in the end of 2014 AD:

Thus, governments ultimately end up with financial problems, if extraction costs for fuels and metals rise faster than can be offset by innovation, as they have been since 2002. ...
Shale resources are globally abundant, but they are too expensive to produce for the financials to work out. This problem is being hidden by ever more debt at very low interest rates. It can’t go on. We will have to wait and see how long it takes for the floor to fall out. Paying more to transfer shale oil by railroad car because it tends to explode is likely to be a push downward as well. It really needs pipelines, but the shale wells drop in volume so quickly, it doesn’t make economic sense to build pipelines.
—Tverberg, Gail ♦ Why a Finite World is a Problem 2 January 2014
Estimate of future energy production by Gail Tverberg. Historical data based on BP adjusted to IEA groupings. Source: Tverberg, Gail ♦ Low Oil Prices: Sign of a Debt Bubble Collapse, Leading to the End of Oil Supply? Our Finite World, 21 September 2014
Estimate of future energy production by Gail Tverberg. Historical data based on BP adjusted to IEA groupings.
Source: Tverberg, Gail ♦ Low Oil Prices: Sign of a Debt Bubble Collapse, Leading to the End of Oil Supply? Our Finite World, 21 September 2014

[edit] Peak Internet

For some, the internet still feels pretty new. Indeed, the actual number of people online won't plateau for decades. But the net is still mature enough for the growth in adoption to begin slowing down soon. Known as an inflection point, this milestone occurs in any adoption curve, when the number of new adopters starts growing a bit less each year rather than a bit more. To find out if this might happen in 2011 for the internet, we plotted how the fraction of the world's online population has grown since 1990. It seemed to be consistent with a logistic curve, a pattern used to model myriad phenomena, from bacterial populations to tumour growth. By assuming that the rate of increase in adoption continues to follow a logistic curve, we were able to estimate when adoption would hit 50 per cent (see graph). In a logistic curve, this always corresponds to the inflection point.
—Arbesman, Samuel; Courtland, Rachel ♦ Peak internet comes into view New Scientist, 28 December 2010

The graph demonstrates that Peak Internet, based on the maximum of 100% online, becomes attained in the end of the year 2014 AD.

[edit] Year of Saturn

The name Eschaton means "the last". Naturally, the Eschaton emerges on 31 December 2014 AD, which is the last day of the last year of a septennial cycle—a year of Saturn.

The Golden Age of Saturn begins in the solar month of Saturn (Capricorn) of a septennial year of Saturn—on 31 December 2014 AD.

The year of Saturn of the Chaldean septennial cycle coincides with Shmita (also called the Sabbatical Year)—the seventh year of the septennial agricultural cycle mandated by the Torah for the Land of Israel, and still observed in contemporary Judaism.

According to the Gaonim, any Anno Mundi (A.M.—the year since the creation of the world) year that is evenly divisible by seven, is a Shmita year. The year 5761 A.M. (2000–2001) was a Shmita year. 5761 is evenly divisible by seven (5761 / 7 = 823 with no remainder), which gives us a quick and easy way to calculate the Shmita year.
—Killian, Greg ♦ Septennial (Shmita - שמיטה) Torah Cycle

The name of the world tree, Yggdrasill, literally means "Horse of Yggr" (Yggr, "the Terrible; the Inspirer of Awe", is one of Odin's epithets; drasill is a poetic word for "horse"). Being a year of the Wooden Horse/Woden's Horse, 2014 AD is the year in which the world tree emerges. Odin, pierced with a spear, hangs on the world tree for nine days (the first nine solar months, from Aries to Sagittarius), to attain wisdom and psychokinetic power by the tenth day (the tenth solar month—Capricorn, December):

The year began in March and consisted of 10 months, six of 30 days and four of 31 days, making a total of 304 days: it ended in December, to be followed by what seems to have been an uncounted winter gap.
The early Roman calendar Britannica

[edit] References

  1. Bethe, Hans A.; Brown, Gerald ♦ How a Supernova Explodes ♦ World Scientific, 2003, p. 56 (63) ♦ "The collapse takes only milliseconds ..."
  2. Why is the Potential Energy Negative? HyperPhysics
  3. ENIAC: The Birth of the Information Age Popular Science, March 1996
  4. The ENIAC Effect: Dawn of the Information Age ENIAC Museum

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