Omega Point

From: Devin Harris <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 23:52:20 -0700

Christopher Malloy wrote (italics):

>Consider that the set of all possible futures
> narrows toward a single outcome, a single state, just like the past.

What might that be? The Omega Point? But evidence is mounting
that the universe is open, and that the expansion is accelerating.

I call it Omega Zero. The acceleration of expansion will eventually
produce a precise model of the future in the same way that we now model
the past with the big bang. Imagine a small circle in front of you the
size of a pea. It expands outward rapidly. You stay at its edge. It
becomes the size of the Earth, a galaxy, a super cluster. You can no
longer detect curvature yet it is still there. The circumference of the
circle never reaches that extreme of being perfectly straight which you
can imagine exists between the circle in front of you and an identical
one behind you. Imagine if you could form a straight line, holding your
arms out perfectly straight, opposed to the curvature of the circle.
This represents a straight line, an extreme seemingly impossible result
of expansion.

Now imagine two points along the curved line of the circle in front of
you, then imagine them expanding away from one another at the speed of
light. What have you got? Flatness; zero curvature, which happens also
to be the point of zero temperature, zero energy, zero density, zero
mass, zero time, zero volume, along with maximum expansion and entropy.

(C.S Lewis)
Life is not like a pool but like a tree. It does not move toward
unity but away from it and the creatures grow further apart as they
increase in perfection. Good, as it ripens, becomes continually
more different not only from evil [ignorance] but from other good

Great insight but I think its said knowing only half of the fundamental
process of ordered systems. Imagine a game of checkers in front of you
set to play. All the reds grouped and all the blacks grouped is an
ordered pattern. Now imagine all the pieces moving on their own toward a
different ordered pattern (red, black, red, black), a pattern where the
pieces match the checkered pattern of the board. In the transition from
one ordered pattern to the other their was chaos and divergence. One way
of ordering things was destroyed in order to create the other pattern.
My best piece of work is the theory that rather than order and disorder,
there are two kinds of order in nature. It happens that the order of one
kind is the disorder of the other. Of course, what goods a theory if no
one else is able to recognize its significance.

>How does our response change if we factually
> know that the observer exists beyond death?

Beg your pardon? I certainly don't think the observer exists
beyond death. I would substitute something else for the preposition
"beyond", maybe "beside".

You can imagine the lives "beside" but you can't imagine "in front of",
or "in series with". What is it called when people reject an idea
because it feels too familiar to ideas they reject for unrelated
reasons. A good scientist doesn't polarize with such things as religious
beliefs; wishful thinking with no reasonable grounds, but rather, is not
influenced one way or the other. Scientists themselves harbor a vast
number of biases, establish political incorrectness, fears, and
expectations that are not always rational.

The general reaction to your post revealed the measure to which those in
this group imagine and believe in the ideas being discussed concerning
the actuality of MWs. To most here, discussing these issues is a game,
just a technical following of theory. A way to exercise their mind,
their personality, their abilities. There is no real belief, no
heightened sense of the actuality of what surrounds us; what confronts
us. Soon as things get uncomfortable or unfamiliar, and the present
foundation shifts, instead of exploring, the imagination ceases up. That
is why I stayed up till five in the morning writing that last post,
because I was so sparked by the exposure.

Well, it was nice to get a response.

Devin Harris
Received on Tue Jun 22 1999 - 23:53:31 PDT

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