Jared Diamond: Societal Collapse

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If you listen carefully to what Jared Diamond is saying in the TED video above, he is describing not a five part, but a six part power curve into a systemic singularity. This has been one of the core themes of discussion of this blog.  We all seem to be too close to our problems to see the commonality.  The interrogatives come into play here:

  1. Goals
  2. People
  3. Functions
  4. Forms
  5. Times
  6. Distances

Times and Distances being the basis on which the higher orders are built.

When we look at the recent economic “crisis” we see 300 trillion in currency circulating and roughly 1 trillion to 2 trillion shifting suddenly and unexpectedly.  We witnessed a systemic collapse, a singularity, a tipping point, a power curve, an exponential change, a phase transition or whatever label you want to call it.  These have been happening everywhere since Time and Distance began in different contexts and orders both in human and non-human systems.

What Jared Diamond and other alarmists are implying is that human society is now a system approaching its final singularity in this century on this planet.  We are implying that today we are experiencing a less than one percent crisis on a power curve into a singularity.  How many more iterations will the global system withstand?  Will humanity make the step into space successfully before we experience a global dark age?  How will the six or more factors in the power curve play out?

The truth to me appears to be that power curves whether they play out or not result in either a systemic climax or anti-climax followed by a systemic collapse.  Would it not be better if we experienced a systemic climax that led to us expanding into the solar system?

Systemic collapse seems to be the fashion of this generation.  Every generation looks with fascination at its own youth, maturition, reproduction and acceleration into mortality.  Some die early, some die late, but all die.  It is an irrevocable law of nature.  It is not about self-interest.  It is about what self-interest is defined as.

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Beyond the Singularity

Servitas and Libertas

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Newton’s Laws Are Fiction

Isaac Newton’s first law is fictional.  There is never a case where the force acting on an object is zero.  There is never a case where force = mass * acceleration.  There is never a case where an action has an equal and opposite reaction.  This is possible in mathematics (reason), but not in physics (reality).  In fact, distance-space (D) and time-space (T) are both finite as is energy-space (E) and mass-space (M).  This is one of the mistakes in Albert Einstein’s and many physicists understanding of the universe.  Zero and infinity are fictional.  This gives us the equation:

ET = MD

The Speed of Events Theory

The following derivation of the law of equivalence, which has not been published before, has two advantages. Although it makes use of the principle of special relativity, it does not presume the formal machinery of the theory but uses only four modified laws (I hope it is not just sci-fi):

  1. Distance-space and Time-space are both three dimensional coordinate systems
  2. Momentum which is distance-space velocity and “Chromentum” (for lack of a better word) which is time-space velocity are conserved
  3. Radiations exert their own pressure; that is, the light-event is a complex of radiation moving in a fixed distance-space direction and time-space direction with momentum and chromentum.
  4. Light and events are aberrant.

We now consider the following system.

Let the body B rest freely in space and time with respect to the system K0. Two complexes of radiation S, S’ each of energy E/2 durate in the positive and negative x0 direction respectively and are eventually absorbed by B. With this absorption the energy of B increases by E. The body stays at rest in space and time with respect to K0 by reasons of symmetry.

Where c is the velocity of light and e is the velocity of event.

Now we consider this same process with respect to the system K, which moves with respect to K0 with the constant distance-space velocity vd and time-space velocity vt in the negative Z0 direction. With respect to K the description of the process is as follows:

The body B moves in the positive z direction with distance velocity vd and time velocity vt. The two complexes of radiation now have directions with respect to K which make an angle a with the x axis. The law of light and event aberration states that in the first approximation a = ( c / e ) / vd * vt , where c is the velocity of light and e is the velocity of event. From the consideration with respect to K0 we know that the distance-space velocity and time-space velocity of B remains unchanged by the absorption of S and S’.

Now we apply the law of conservation of momentum and chromentum with respect to the z direction to our system in the coordinate frame K.

  1. Before the absorption let M be the mass of B ; M * vd * vt is then the expression of the momentum and chromentum of B (according to this new mechanics). Each of the complexes has the energy E / 2 and hence, by a new conclusion of Maxwell’s theory, it has the momentum and chromentum E / 2 * (c / e ) . Rigorously speaking this is the momentum and chromentum of S with respect to K. However when vd and vt are small with respect to c and e , the momentum and chromentum with respect to K is the same except for a quantity of second order of magnitude ( ( vd ^ 2 * vt ^ 2) / ( c ^ 2 / e ^ 2 ) compared to 1). The z-component of this momentum and chromentum is E / 2 * ( c / e ) sin a or with sufficient accuracy (except for quantities of higher order of magnitude) E / 2 * ( c / e ) * a or E / (2 * (vd * vt ) / (c ^ 2 / e ^ 2 ) ) S and S’ together therefore have a momentum and chromentum E * ( ( vd * vt ) / ( c ^ 2 / e ^ 2 ) ) in the z direction. The total momentum and chromentum of the system before absorption is therefore
  2. After the absorption let M’ be the mass of B. We anticipate here the possibility that the mass increased with the absorption of energy E (this is necessary so that the final result of our consideration be consistent). The momentum and chromentum of the system after absorption is then

We now assume the law of conservation of momentum and chromentum and apply it with respect to the z direction. This gives the equation

or

This equation expresses the law of the equivalence of energy and mass and the nature of events as part of the complex of radiation. Since energy according to the usual definition leaves an additive constant free, we may choose the latter that

As a consequence of this equation there is no dark matter and the acceleration of matter in the universe is due to a transition from a distance singularity to a time singularity.  Distance-space is observing exponential expansion.

Time-space is finite. Which leads to this:

Which bring us to my post on Singularity, Pluralarity and Lorentz Transformation