Date: April 9, 2013, 1:39:24 PM EDT
To: Clement V
Cc: Jack Sarfatti, Princess, Ron, Paul, David, Saul-Paul, Jake, Rick, Chris, Larry, Gary.
Subject: Re: Beginning and End......
Jack and Tina should be enroute to London, about now. It turns out that Jack has been acquainted with Amara Angelica since the 70's, who is well known to both Ray Kurzweil and John Smart, I understand.
Anyway, my Leibnizian or non-Newtonian take on cosmology eventually led me into the realm of eschatology, something which all futurists have to deal with, in one form or another. At the end of the day we come to a singularity, if only when the Sun goes nova, or we reach the Big Rip.
You and I look for something more hopeful, I believe, along the lines of a Tipler or a Teilhard, for instance.
It was in my capacity as an eschatologist that I became acquainted with Aliyah's husband, Ron, and that was twenty-some years ago, and he and I have gained a bit of local notoriety, over the years. It is not totally implausible that our wonderful government tries to keep its options open wrt the future. We do pay them to watch our backs! It is in that vein that I would like to strike up an acquaintance with a few of you who are open to such speculations, far out though they may be. I am certainly not an academic, although I am sometimes mistaken for one, on the Internet, where I have been pretty active, over the years, although usually just talking to myself. I am usually able to converse with both physicists and philosophers. Jack keeps me reasonably up to date on the physics side, isn't that right, Jack?!
Ok, I am beating around the bush, or the eschaton, as the case may be. I do have that proclivity, sometimes for good reason.......
Suffice it to say that I'm more than a tad impatient, in regard to my eschatology, and this has something to do with the Fermi paradox. Yes, IMHO, our destiny is written in the stars, but might not actually be in the stars. Even here, we seem to agree. You do see us as headed to a 'stargate', eventually. The contingency that I may represent, as the Chicken Little of the Ron and Dan show, is that we may be living in a holographic virtual reality, of some sort. Yes, both Wilhelm and I, along with Nick, I believe, do incline toward immaterialism or Boltzman brains or whatever...... something pretty radical. Yes, my views are even closer to sci-fi than are yours, I'll bet. So, maybe that is the vein in which we might have a discussion...... sci-fi. The Matrix also comes to mind. Perhaps there has been a disturbing message from the 'stars', and we're just looking to do some relatively serious networking around that contingency, with a few folks who are already prone to some far-out ideas. Do I have any access to classified info? I certainly do not. And even Ron may not, although he has alluded to a 'phenomenological' problem. His job, such as it may be, is to keep me isolated from the ugly facts so that I may continue luxuriate in the best possible world hypothesis (BPWH)!
And sometimes I just can't keep my darn mouth shut.......