Hail, hail rock and roll
Deliver me from the days of old
Long live rock and roll
The beat of the drums, loud and bold
Rock, rock, rock and roll
The feelin’ is there, body and soul..
School Day Chuck Berry
Small particles can unite to create an illusion of reality. Photographs are small particles, assembled a certain way.. A medium such as paper is a part of the photograph, without it we could not visually experience the image.
What about digital images? Small particles can unite to create an illusion of reality on a computer screen. I have a pile of photographic prints, which weigh two pounds. How much does the same information weigh in digital form on my hard drive or in printed form on my computer screen? Maybe the screen on which the words are printed weighs more than a piece of paper.
Kokopelli on a wall in Oakland playing the flute that moves people to dream.This “dream” is not the ones that come at night while sleeping, but the ones that come riding on the wheels of the future.
Haight Ashbury sidewalk signs
Is there a limit to the emergence and development of culture? Say perhaps a geographical boundary relative to qualities of travel such as access to and speed. On earth there were a bunch of cultures that developed, some survived and we may never know those that failed. But we do know of cultures that rose and descended, leaving remains, both living and material.
Culture is a process generated by past human interaction—how people interact with each other generates a field of culture and like planets, stars, dark matter and dark energy generate a gravitational field to give structure to the universe, human interaction generates a field which gives a structure to human relationships.
That structure is conservative, behavior was successful and it seeks to keep doing the things that were successful. People want to eat so they repeat doing the same things which enabled them eat because—it works . . .
Until it doesn’t. And then they have to change their behavior or go extinct.
.People often feel emotions which make it hard to change their behavior even in times of crisis. Other times some people want to change while others do not . In times of food shortages, wealthy may resent the higher cost of food while feeling no need to change but non wealthy struggling to eat may feel an urgent need for a change.
Walking along Alameda Creek ’mos’ every day, its easy to get bored seeing the same things. If I don’t make up stuff to think about I will start thinking about my problems and then feeling sorry for myself and then getting angry at myself and miss out on the
Does a hard drive weigh more when its full of information, even when there is no space to store anymore information on it?
The answer is no, the digital information is stored on a medium which is a bunch of switches, and to store digital information new information is not added to the disc but its whether the gates on the disc , i.e. the matter— are open or closed. The gate on your fence does not weigh any more whether it is open or closed, on the other hand whether its open or closed may make a big difference to what gets in or out.
However, we the people, do not experience the information until it is printed on a medium such as paper or screen. Compare the weight of a page from a book and the same page printed on a computer screen, the latter probably weighs more than the former.
Ink on paper is different than light on a computer screen. The piece of paper has mass, its a piece of paper and when I take it over there. its no longer here.. The thing about paper is I have a copy and all I and (almost) anyone else need to read it—get the information— are eyes and some ligh,t both whether occur naturally as properties of being human in this universe.
Digital information is electronic impulses, not some “thing”, but electricity is a field where movement occurs between some “things‚ i.e. the “things” the mass of the storage is already there and does not change as the electricity just passes through—its free, no toll, just depends on the semi-part of the semi-conductor.
Last week E. Musk published a video of a chimpanzee using a chimp with computer “Neurolink” implants who learned to play pong and then after disconnecting the implants, the chimp would see the pong screen, think the movements and communicate with the pong digital hardware to achieve the correct response on the game screen— just by the chimp thinking the correct movement.
The “hope” is that people who are paralyzed may be able to use these implants to think and then perform movements.
“Human “Neurolink implants” will likely be available, its just a matter of time, though at 75 years of age, not a matter in my time.
And from where do you get the electricity? We humans generate our own electricity, we do not just tap into a natural source. —its got to be plugged in or wi-fi.Are you plugged in may come to have a whole new meaning.
Tesla thought electricity was available into atmosphere and all we had to do was figure out how to tap into it like the famous old time sci-fi Hollywood “actor” known as the “Tesla coil.”
Having your head buried into your smart phone seems to very be popular now, perhaps soon your phone will be implanted into your brain which can, or will, be online all the time. E email will be like telepathy. between two people, and imagine group online meetings.
What would all this mean for The Heat Sutra? Emptiness is form, form is emptiness.
Humans experience the universe through our five sense, not in words, but in the wordless sensual experiences which send information to our brain which gives them a word, a human created word with we use to communicate with each other. Each of our sensual experiences are unique however small the differences, but having a common word moves us to find common meaning of the experience, see this as “reality”. In the universe and enables to communicate with each other, an important tool for our survival as a species.
Perhaps if humans are “neuro-linked” and we share our unique wordless sensual experiences directly with each other, our unique experiences without words to mediate in between it could be sensual overload, psychological anarchy, perhaps like an LSD experience..