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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 borrows actual energy and heats up, which hinders its further collapse 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

The continuum's gravity well has the form of a funnel:

The event horizon is the funnel's band at which a quadrilateral's radial height (translation, spirit, debt) begins to exceed the quadrilateral's tangential width (rotation, matter, GDP). At the event horizon, protons attain the translational speed of light and condense into a superhot temporary neutron star, having the form of a Saturnian ring: "Then in 1963, Roy Kerr, a New Zealand mathematician, found a solution of Einstein’s equations for a rotating black hole, which had bizarre properties. The black hole would not collapse to a point (as previously thought) but into a spinning ring (of neutrons). The ring would be circulating so rapidly that centrifugal force would keep the ring from collapsing under gravity." —Kaku, Michio ♦ The Physics of Time Travel After the ensuing psychokinetic period known as the Millennium or the Golden Age of Saturn (during which spirit dominates over matter), the temporary neutron star leaves its parking orbit and tunnels into the funnel.
The event horizon is the funnel's band at which a quadrilateral's radial height (translation, spirit, debt) begins to exceed the quadrilateral's tangential width (rotation, matter, GDP). At the event horizon, protons attain the translational speed of light and condense into a superhot temporary neutron star, having the form of a Saturnian ring:
"Then in 1963, Roy Kerr, a New Zealand mathematician, found a solution of Einstein’s equations for a rotating black hole, which had bizarre properties. The black hole would not collapse to a point (as previously thought) but into a spinning ring (of neutrons). The ring would be circulating so rapidly that centrifugal force would keep the ring from collapsing under gravity."
—Kaku, Michio ♦ The Physics of Time Travel
After the ensuing psychokinetic period known as the Millennium or the Golden Age of Saturn (during which spirit dominates over matter), the temporary neutron star leaves its parking orbit and tunnels into the funnel.
In an irrotational vortex, the tangential velocity is inversely proportional to the radius. For instance, if inward movement halves the radius, constancy of angular momentum means that the angular velocity will increase 4-fold. With radius down 2-fold and angular velocity up 4-fold, tangential velocity will by increased 2-fold. The latter will just offset the 2-fold decrease in radius to maintain the constant product (assuming that the density is constant). In real vortices, there is always a core region surrounding the axis where the particle velocity stops increasing and then decreases to zero as the radius goes to zero. The entire swarm of the continuum's matter waves enters a state of constructive interference with this core region on 31 December 2014 AD.
In an irrotational vortex, the tangential velocity is inversely proportional to the radius. For instance, if inward movement halves the radius, constancy of angular momentum means that the angular velocity will increase 4-fold. With radius down 2-fold and angular velocity up 4-fold, tangential velocity will by increased 2-fold. The latter will just offset the 2-fold decrease in radius to maintain the constant product (assuming that the density is constant).[1] In real vortices, there is always a core region surrounding the axis where the particle velocity stops increasing and then decreases to zero as the radius goes to zero. The entire swarm of the continuum's matter waves enters a state of constructive interference with this core region on 31 December 2014 AD.
The continuum is a Rankine vortex, whose rigid ("crystalline") core (the central proton) accretes its loose ("gaseous") periphery (the noncentral protons). The continuum's endstate resembles a rigidly rotating funnel-shaped snowflake of protons interconnected by constructive interference, which forms on 31 December 2014 AD.
The continuum is a Rankine vortex, whose rigid ("crystalline") core (the central proton) accretes its loose ("gaseous") periphery (the noncentral protons). The continuum's endstate resembles a rigidly rotating funnel-shaped snowflake of protons interconnected by constructive interference, which forms on 31 December 2014 AD.

The continuum involutes from a highly frictional irrotational vortex (a protostellar nebula) into an internally frictionless rotational vortex (a neutron star), whose small residual friction comes from interaction with its surroundings:

What happens to such a vortex if it's left to its own devices? In a frictionless, inviscid world any vortex, irrotational or rotational, ought to persist indefinitely. Galaxies, though perhaps irrelevant here, are not short-lived phenomena. But friction is the great enemy of vortices, and it's at its worst for irrotational ones. A patch of fluid spinning as if solid need only suffer interaction with its surroundings; by contrast, in an irrotational vortex shear is ubiquitous since angular velocity varies with radius. So it takes energy to keep an irrotational vortex going—to offset the pernicious effects of viscosity quite beyond the cost of any interaction with its surroundings. Deprived of an adequate energy source, an irrotational vortex deteriorates toward a rotational one as the original radial variation of angular velocity decreases. Thus the distinction between rotational core and irrotational periphery is gradually lost—in effect, the core grows at the expense of the periphery as overall angular momentum drops.
—Vogel, Steven ♦ Life in Moving Fluids Princeton University Press, 1996, p. 208
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".

At the event horizon (from 31 December 2014 AD on), the continuum's matter has the translational speed of light:


The alternative physics is a physics of light. Light is composed of photons, which have no antiparticle. This means that there is no dualism in the world of light. The conventions of relativity say that time slows down as one approaches the speed of light, but if one tries to imagine the point of view of a thing made of light, one must realize that what is never mentioned is that if one moves at the speed of light, there is no time whatsoever. There is an experience of time zero. So if one imagines for a moment oneself to be made of light, or in possession of a vehicle that can move at the speed of light, one can traverse from any point in the universe to any other with a subjective experience of time zero. This means that one crosses to Alpha Centauri in time zero, but the amount of time that has passed in the relativistic universe is four and a half years. But if one moves very great distances, if one crosses two hundred and fifty thousand light-years to Andromeda, one would still have a subjective experience of time zero. The only experience of time that one can have is of a subjective time that is created by one's own mental processes, but in relationship to the Newtonian universe there is no time whatsoever. One exists in eternity, one has become eternal, the universe is aging at a staggering rate all around one in this situation, but that is perceived as a fact of this universe—the way we perceive Newtonian physics as a fact of this universe. One has transited into the eternal mode. One is then apart from the moving image; one exists in the completion of eternity.
—McKenna, Terence ♦ New Maps of Hyperspace 1989

[edit] Peak Energy

Any positive energy is synergy—the binding energy, released 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 of the zodiac—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

31 December 2014 AD is a Wednesday—Woden's day.

[edit] References

  1. Vogel, Steven ♦ Life in Moving Fluids Princeton University Press, 1996, p. 208
  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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