This is one of the coolest papers I have seen in years. And one that we have to pass on to Dr. Rob, the genius eye surgeon because we’ve had many fine exchanges on the topic of Light and how biophotonics is a key part of science and where some of the new frontiers are unfolding right now.
“I am the Light” used to be one of those phrases that was mainly religious in context, but that’s changing dramatically as quantum computing is coming along, with quantum encryption, and lambdas ( a measure of some much light/fiber bandwidth) on desktops.
Now, the work on how time-dilation is creeping into mainstream science, so you have to take a look at this abstract just out in the past month on the National Institutes of Health website:
“Time-dilation and time-contraction in an anisochronous and anisometric visual scenery.
Source Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Rome, Italy.
Several studies show that visual stimuli traveling at higher velocities are overestimated with respect to slower, or stationary, stimuli of equivalent physical duration. This effect-time dilation-relates more in general to several accounts highlighting a quantitative relationship between the amount of changes a stimulus is subject to and the perceived duration: faster stimuli, subject to a greater number of changes in space, lead to overestimated durations of displacement. In the present paper we provide evidence of a new illusory effect, in which the apparent duration of a sensory event is affected by the way a constant number of changes are delivered in time, or in time and space. Participants judged accelerating and decelerating sequences of stationary flickering stimuli (Experiments 1 and 3) and accelerating and decelerating horizontally drifting visual stimuli (Experiment 2) on the fronto-parallel plane. Acceleration and deceleration were achieved by irregular sequencing of events in time (anisochronous flicker rate) or irregular sequencing of events in time and space (anisochronous and/or anisometric drift). Despite being characterized by the same amounts of visual changes, accelerating and decelerating sequences lead to opposite duration biases (underestimation and overestimation errors, respectively). We refer to this effect in terms of ATI: Aniso-Time-Illusion. This bias was observed in both subsecond (760 ms) and suprasecond ranges (1900 ms). These data highlight how the spatio-temporal evolution of dynamic visual events, asides the overall quantity of changes they are subject to, affect the perceived amount of time they require to unfold. ”
The full text is from the Journal of Vision here.
“OK, so what is so important about this kind of research that gets George so worked up?” you’re wondering.
Well, check it out: If you have ever been in an accident. remember how time changed for a short period? It is usually recalled as “time stood still” and everything was indelibly etched into your recall. got it?
OK, so what this paper is setting the groundwork for is something that has more potential than even the invention of the transistor: Which is to say the engineering of time perceptions so that people can effectively live longer and spend way more time in the eternal Now than in the past.
I’ve got to ask Dr. Rob to (hopefully) explain more of what this means (in scientific terms) but this paper is building foundational knowledge that will (over time, likely after I’ve checked out of this life, but in the pipeline, nevertheless) lead to time engineering as a division of medicine.
And no, we’re not talking the BS distorted time perception that make meth-heads think they are smarter than anyone else (while lagging in reality), we’re talking groundwork that could lead to breakthroughs in genuine time perception which would be way cool.
Imagine being able to control the apparent duration of things like peak moments on a roller coast at an amusement park, or that intensely beautiful sunrise, for example. Oh, yeah, and make an orgasm last for (apparent) hours…
We’ll keep an eye (bad pun, sorry) on this kind of science from time to time because it is really way cool…and once the baseline science is established it resolves into an engineering problem.
I’ll leave it to you to figure what the implications are relive to past ground-breaking work in the time perception field, like Dean Radin’s classic paper “Time-reversed human perception...”
Serious About Quake Preps
Oh…this is not pretty but an email from Patrick Geryl (yes, of How to Survive 2012) which I shared with Peoplenomics readers yesterday notes the high risk mega-quake window coming in the next few days:
“”And these ones especially…..
August 11, 2012: Jupiter – Moon – Earth Lined Up
August 12, 2012: Ceres – Moon- Earth Lined Up
August 13, 2012: Venus – Moon- Earth and Pluto – Moon –Earth Lined Up
August 14 – 15, 2012: Long Triple Line Up: Saturn – Mars – Earth
August 14 – 15, 2012: Long Triple Line Up: Pluto – Earth – Venus
August 15, 2012: Mercury – Moon – Earth Lined Up
August 17, 2012: Sun- Moon – Earth and Neptune – Moon – Earth Lined Up
Aug 23 – 24, 2012: Conjunction Earth – Neptune and the Sun ”
Plus, there’s that FB fellow who supposedly made a prediction about the Japan quakes whoa has some new info up on FB, but I haven’t been able to get at it…and neither have some other mighty sharp folks who keep an eye on what’s odd out here on the web.
So why mention it this morning? Well, the latest series of charts from reader Tony R who keeps us updated on monthly earthquake predictions. And look what his parsing of the USGS database back to 1973 shows at the moment:
What the chart above shows is that quakes of 3.0 and under are dramatically declining. Someone could speculate that this might indicate that tectonic plates are “locking up” and without a lot of little quakes to act as a safety valve, tensions will be building up for more large quakes.
OK: so is that reasonable? I mean if that were the case, wouldn’t we see a corresponding uptick in bigger quakes, like those over 7.0? Let’s consider how the big quakes chart looks:
So let’s line ‘em up:
By the Tony R data, we have been in a 7.0 and larger pause which is bound to end…just the matter of when.
Then we have the Japan quake caller saying here comes the window this weekend, or so…
And then toss in Geryl’s work…
This is not to claim that a three mega-quake festival is upon us, but might that tie in to the claimed “massive shorts of markets that are being rumored on the net right now, or is that more something having to do with the rumored “false flag event” (attack?) which has people posting all kinds of speculation around the net.
Can someone tell me how to get hold of this Michael Coombes guy, or at least get on his FB Group? Or, has he disappeared?
The IRIS monitor of the live-map of earthquakes has the Pacific Ring of Fire, is lighting up this morning.
No telling is this is precursor stuff, but we just line up data points and seems that some kind of “disruption to the force” is due shortly, since there’s so much new/hot chatterlllso we will be home (hopefully) ahead of it.
I don’t envy the Homeland Security and/or FEMA people who have to scan the web looking for advance hints and clues of what’s coming in terms of BIG events, either. Times like this I really wish Clif had the time/personal bandwidth to do an updated bot run, but time is short, so we understand.
Speaking of government and such…Gaye and I will be posting a special report this weekend on our attempts to get some things cleared up with FEMA (camps, all those coffins, and all that kind of thing). Our results will be on our www.strategic-living.net site Sunday.
Three Days Out
(Payson, AZ) We’re in the slightly cooler hills north of Phoenix until early tomorrow morning (3 AM is early!) and then we will drive back down the hill and make our way back to East Texas if all goes according to plan. Of course, it never does.
While I’ve been sitting here trying to figure how to play the thin air/altitude density problem which has accompanied the Phoenix heat wave this week. As I told Peoplenomics readers, our departure from North Las Vegas Tuesday morning was under less than ideal conditions: 88-degrees and a barometer at 29.92 and the airplane at absolute gross take off weight.
This led to an extremely slow climb out: more than a half hour to get to cruising altitude.
So today, we will be sending most of our baggage home via UPS, saving around 60-70-pounds and on departure tomorrow morning, we will go out with about 100-pounds less fuel, so climb out will hopefully be down into the half-hour range.
With this sudden unbearable lightness of flying, we will turn on the oxygen and get up to 9,500 (hopefully) and send Friday night in the Odessa/Midland Texas area with plans to be back home Saturday morning in time for lunch. Hopefully, meet up with a reader or two in the Odessa area, as well.
Today, nevertheless, marks a first for us: UPS’ing dirty clothes to ourselves. Bet’cha that’s not on your bucket list, is it?
When we get back, I will put up a page (with some high rez) photos of this portion of our “Once Around America” trip…I love looking at mountains…something they eyes never tire of. No idea why that is, however.
Like sitting at anchor on our sailboat, in past years & adventures, there’s something about just soaking up Ma Nature that heals a person from the inside out. Damned if I could find anything on “watching nature’s scenery” as a health regimen on PubMed, though.
But it’s asking questions like that that often-times lead to really interesting stories like the future of time-perception engineering…
99% of being a good reporter, as I used to teach way back when, is asking good questions and following every logical branch. Usually turns out that reality is stranger than the woo-woo. But, I don’t know is that accounts for the downturn in personal WuJo reports lately.
Write when you break even…
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August 4, 2012
A Branding “Self-Assessment”
(Modesto, CA) The role of Peoplenomics is to help people think differently. Getting out of the “workin’ for dah man” kind of mindset and rediscovering the joy (and fear) that comes from owning whatever happens in your life outright. Along the way, a million little tripwires crop up – placed there by those who would own your mind by filling it full of “needs” that aren’t really needs at all but are just clever ways to fatten their incomes and increase pressure in your life to behave this way, or that. Naturally, before we wander into such an emotionally charged discussion, a bit of warm-up on some of the morning’s headlines is in order.
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