On Waves and Dimensions 3: The Roche Limit of Communities
What caused everything to break apart?
This is part 3 in the least read series including the least read articles I’ve written as a wizard. It’s a draft from a while ago. This is not my best content. It’s a bunch of stuff that came out of my brain through various streams of consciousness while in various states of altered consciousness. I usually build more coherent posts out of posts like this as time goes on.
I say a lot of weird stuff based on a bunch of other weird stuff. Maybe you wanna start here:
Is the Roche Limit a sex thing? It sounds like a sex thing.
There’s an amazing thing in celestial mechanics called the Roche Limit — and that sentence doesn’t tell us if it’s a sex thing or not — but anyway the Roche Limit is the point where something like a moon orbiting something like a planet gets too close to the grabity of its parent and then the smaller stellar object like a moon breaks apart because its internal grabity isn’t strong enough anymore. This is one of the ways you could end up with a ring system around a planet like Saturn.
Everything is always dancing around everything else up there. Real collisions are rare in space compared to how often everything is almost colliding. Still… big things being close to other things is more than harmful enough. Attraction can be dangerous. (Maybe this IS a sex thing?)
Just because matter isn’t always directly colliding doesn’t mean gravitational waves aren’t always interacting with us. Gravity connects everything in reality to everything else — if only through infinitesimally small and practically insignificant quantities. The atoms in the hands that typed this sentence are connected gravitationally to the atoms in the screen you’re reading it on. Not in a way that matters — but in a way that your monitor knows I’m wigglin’ my fingers. Cool, right? Weird too.
What force represents attraction in the space of ideas?
What is gravity in the parapsychological ecosystem and does it influence undiscovered physics of consciousness? What brings ideas together? Can this force be measured or can its effects only be observed?
It seems reasonable to assume that because we have spacetime and physics of matter we probably have ideatime and physics of consciousness, right? Ideatime is fucking weird though. Matter changes in complexity over time and ideas do as well. It all makes a sort of sense. I guess the parapsychological ecosystem is just energy without substance (which can influence matter).
Maybe matter probably only has substance because it’s energy that doesn’t travel through the dimension of time. Maybe it got confused. Probably there’s a better reason than that though.
People have written about this, and I’ve read some of it, and it’s all confusing. Everything is confusing.
Did Donald Trump warp Ideatime in the US? For the world?
Let’s talk about how big things in space disrupt complex systems in space. We can do this by thinking about our solar system. The Oort cloud is kind of like everything within an outer boundary of a solar system.
Fun fact: 70,000 years ago a dim binary star system called Scholtz Star passed through our Oort cloud. If the orbit of the planets is your house then the edge of the Oort Cloud is your property line. 70,000 years ago a small star zipped through close enough that it would have been one of the brightest things in the sky for a while. Space is big and weird (and everywhere around us so we have to think about it). It didn’t get close enough to disrupt the planets but it disrupted some of the ice and rocks that float around out there at the edge of things. If it came close enough, even without directly colliding with any planets, it could have offset the delicate dancing balance holding everything here together in our solar system.
An errant star passing through an unprepared star system is similar to a moon getting too close to its parent planet: the delicate balance of the mass present in the system cannot be sustained and an absolute catastrophe happens.
Is the math for the physical dance of stellar objects at all like the math for the ideological dance of minds and communities? Certain ideas disrupt things in a way similar to how a big stellar mass can disrupt a solar system, or the way a large planetary mass can disrupt a satellite that gets too close.
We see in history a lot of repeating cycles, and a lot of these repeating cycles seem to relate to big ideas.
It’s not always cycles. Sometimes it’s waves.
We often say history repeats itself because we see similar patterns in events and it feels like they’re repeating — especially when we see it’s the lessons of the past we’ve failed to fucking learn from coming around to kick us in the crotch again. This pattern makes us think about cycles and sometimes it is a cycle. But not always. What looks like a repeating period of increasing intensity at the scale of massive levels of population, assessed through history and often referred to as cycles, can also be visualized as a wave of energy arising from undiscovered physics of consciousness and crashing against us en masse. There are what looks like intense historical precedents at a smaller scale.
Weird Wizarding Tip: Maybe we can imagine a big memeplex as a neutron star in the space of ideas rapidly spinning around itself — shooting out waves of memetic energy into the parapsychological ecosystem where parts or all of our minds exist? The waves originating from the memeplex seem to hit us in cycles. Which perspective is correct?
The hidden environments where we exist
We all get how it goes by now. News gets bad, shit gets extra, and then things go sideways. It happens all the time and there are plenty of reports of people who say that sometimes these events have a mythic quality to them. What happens when that happens at the scale of a planet? We appear to be failing to acknowledge and understand how deeply interconnected we’ve become.
Speaking of being extra: The sun is being a little extra right now, right? That’s part of a cycle. This seems to be the strongest iteration of this cycle we’ve ever seen from the sun. <internal screaming noises> Interestingly the output of that cycle is waves of energy which crash against the comparatively tiny rock where comparatively tiny you is looking at a comparatively tiny screen. The sun can power that screen simply by virtue of existing if you only knew what to do with the energy the sun is always hitting you with.
Climate change is as bad as it is because it fucks with the energy of climate systems. I say this in a lot of my articles: A hurricane with 1 degree of warmer water under it has way more energy because of how big a fucking hurricane is. It relates to this metaphysical subject though: Is there anything about space weather that can influence undiscovered physics of consciousness? What if there’s big space weather for our minds?
I just had a thought about how if the sun wanted us to avoid stagnation it would dump erratic levels of energy at the planet in order to stimulate a variety of growth. If the sun couldn’t do that because the sun wasn’t designed to do that it could still be part of a system that is designed to do that — the scale of which currently exceeds our ability to measure and comprehend.
If everything is energy including mass because mass is energy that doesn’t travel through the dimension of time: What other dimensions does our mass not travel through?
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