Archive for August 2006

Hello to those that know me and those that do not…

August 13, 2006

Since I was 12 years old and first realized a writer’s words (books, poems, essays) can actually be extended independently to a broader audience, I have remained fascinated with the possibility of the Idea being received before rather than after Proximity.

Therefore, many of you (visitors to the site who have never met me) will be inclined to respond to the latest postings, or to offer your own ideas – please do so, for if this were not dialogue, I could simply write a white paper and publish it on my website.  Agree where you can, disagree where you must, you are invited to engage in any manner suited to the topic(s) at hand.

For those of you who do know me, either from another universe and time zone or from previous events and conversations, I hope that you can read the book and extend it in these postings:  perhaps you will question a paradox based upon what you know beyond the covers of the book, perhaps you would prefer to speak with one of the characters directly, or just remind me that I’m being a bit redundant in these entries…

Every reader’s perspective creates a new entity.  Like the photon experiments or Schroedinger’s Cat or the wave/particle definition, these stories now exist in your minds, in your universes, and with every new reading, the Idea expands, takes a different shape, a different meaning.

My preference, at this stage (having written these stories over the past two years) is an investigation of Time (non-linear, subjective, and the possibility that interacting with point C (in this blog, for example) before you have traversed points A and B creates a different framework, a different architecture.  (The classic conundrum of time travel – if you traveled back to your grandfather’s youth and killed him, would you cease to exist, and if you ceased to exist, will he live on?…)

In my opinion, it is not a matter of physical travel, but of synchronous thought.  It is not a matter of proximity in space, but rather, proximity in time, and the possibility that one may move along one’s path in ZigZag form (with apologies to Ted N. for the use of his term in a different context) or in years that are cubes positioned side-by-side.

Imagine our chronology of thought as a Grid, infinitely matrixed, multi-directional, affording many more plotlines (Q Narratives) than merely A->B->C. 

Consider the consequence of computing services (University of Illinois) that can answer questions before they are asked.

Consider reading the last chapter first or these blog entries in reverse order, or not at all.  Then, and by all means, respond…