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Life (Redux)

I have recently discovered  a new tool for modeling.

After many years of seeking an easy way to translate between 90° Cartesian coordinates and 60° coordinates of nature, Google has made available SketchUp a free, three-dimensional modeling package that is really quite good. I used 3D studio Max for many years and switched to POV-Ray for reasonable results without having to pay thousands of dollars for licensing.

While SketchUp has a Pro version, I find the free version more than adequate. That being said, I will probably upgrade to Pro take full advantage.

SketchUp 2017 is available for free download. I used it to develop the above models in a relatively short time. The ability to translate an object in a very intuitive fashion makes conversion to 60° coordinates relatively simple. As you can see, I have only begun to scratch the surface and I find that the use of “components”, which then can be used within other components, a wonderful tool.

SketchUp is also available as a viewer. Let me know if there’s any interest in having my models available.

I see some excellent opportunities for educational models. I hope to stay very active in this as I see it as a great opportunity to finally model some of the key concepts that Fuller puts before us.

A Dymaxion World


June 2, 2016


Not having had any weed for roughly 2 months we just shared a joint and did it ever work! You see, I’ve also been getting off a highly addictive painkiller called Lyrica and it’s a real freaking hassle. I get these waves of anxiety and depression and pain. But it’s all in the neurotransmitters. I can’t see it. Nobody can look at it or realize that it’s there; it doesn’t even really hurt that much. It’s just very, very distracting. I wind up having virtually no desire do much of anything and yet I’m constantly complaining about having nothing to do. I’ve got to break this cycle now!.

Oh, by the way, both marijuana and Lyrica claim to be analgesic, antidepressants (in my case demonstrably so in both cases) but unlike the Lyrica the marijuana is not highly addictive. When I quit it several months ago I had no anxiety; maybe one or two nights of troubles getting to sleep till my body adjusted. The Lyrica on the other hand I have cut down the dosage by 50% have been staying on this for the last two months and every day just seems to get worse and worse. I have sleeplessness, strange dreams, anxiety, depression and pain in waves. I’m also noting a significant loss of mobility; things that I’ve been able to do all along I seem to be having trouble with including getting up in the morning. I really should make the choice here; do I go back on the Lyrica to get rid of the anxiety and pain or do I go back to the pot with the same affect but natural ingredients and nonaddictive? I just don’t know if the marijuana by itself will be adequate for the pain, I know it works for the anxiety and depression though. But I would like to try it first. I have to talk to Betsy about this. Or, Do I just tough it out? I think the agony is in the waiting; everything moves so slowly here.

So no more excuses; I must get started on something to occupy my time or I’m going to go out of my mind. So what better time than for me to start working on this model/game?

So here I am about halfway through Lee Smolin’s, The Life of the Cosmos and he is discussing self-organizing patterns in the universe; from the galactic clusters to the subatomic particle. Think fractal, think scale, patterns that reappear and interact. He’s come to the point where he proposes that these patterns and expressions are what it may really be all about. He appears to be having a problem with certain aspects of what we perceive as reality not being validated with these underlying patterns.

To me this brings together an absolutely amazing… how shall I say it; overlay of patterns.

So, what if we take what Smolin is saying but, instead of using the three-dimensional system he’s “imagining” in and working with, we use Fuller’s four dimensional system as our gameboard. Keep in mind that with the Dymaxion gameboard the flat surface of the board actually represents three dimension with the fourth dimension being perpendicular to the surface. Is it possible that being able to lay out your parameters on a flat, three-dimensional surface, might make it much easier to see what that fourth dimension needs to be. Maybe even so strange as X, Y, Z, or Yellow. For Smolin does recognize gaming as an important part of self organization. So using this new system with my gameboard, and a certain set of rules, can we generate spiral galaxies? Can we create algorithms that mimic biological systems? Keeping in mind we have an extra dimension to play with while tweaking our parameters.

I have to put the following into some type of priority order:

⦁ Gameboard

Prototype gameboard
Prototype gameboard

 

 

 

 

 

 


⦁ IVM model

 

⦁ POV-Ray
⦁ Graphics
⦁ Mathematics?
⦁ Life Rules
⦁ Relative Scales
⦁ Parameter Controls

For right now I’m going to continue with Smolin and come back to this list periodically and update it regularly.

If anybody has any interest in this email me at donmcybertect@Gmail.com

Distraction Eterna

Central Oscillator
I have taken a sidetrack which has turned into a fascinating addition to the material presented here.

The distraction is called Eterna and came about because of my interest in Genetically Modified Organisms. Here in Costa Rica outfits like Monsanto have stirred up a shitstorm of controversy by genetically modifying organisms and then patenting the genetic coding and charging for its use. The most talked about campaign has been surrounding Round-up Ready seeds. This means that the farmer can buy seeds that yield a plant which is resistant to the chemical herbicide Round-up. In terms of dollars the farmer can spray his entire field for a fraction of what it would cost to hand weed. However, not only may it change the basic chemical structure of the fruit, it encourages the use of Round-up which further encourages the use of ever stronger herbicides. The “down-stream” effects of such chemicals needs a lot more study.

That being said, there is also a tremendous amount of good which will come of this. For the moment, let’s remove a profit motive from this equation. No rush to hit an investment deadline, no need to payback investors. Nothing released without thorough testing. What if we could “see” the gene sequence that “turns on” cancer cells and what if we could “turn it off”, no effect on any other part of the sequence. It is becoming increasingly obvious that we are there.

Now, while going down this Rabbit Hole which is Eterna, I am seeing every principle set out in this, my own work, being confirmed by the very actions of nature. Through my intro to molecular biology I am seeing some very clear comparisons. The nucleotides pair in very predictable ways while allowing for tremendous freedom. No irrational numbers, no Pi, all basic Synergetics at it’s best. Stay tuned!

Wavelinearity


This post is a bit of an experiment so please bear with me. What I am trying to show is that there are many different ways to see the same evidence. In the following series of images we have several different ways to visualize a sine wave. Let’s have a look at wavelinearity. Now, this phenomenon is much of the basis of western science and is invoked in various contexts from electronics and sound to metaphysics.

The changing images below all describe the same sine wave structure. Interestingly, in envisioning it as a 2 dimensional wave requires an up/down on/off change of direction as part of the represented cycle and works well with the concept of limits and higher mathematical functions. Not so if we view it as a rotation about a common axis, then it appears more related to angular momentum and is more easily described with relatively few mathematical gyrations.

 

Synergetic Modeling System

A view of the 4 Dimensional Synergetic Modeling system


What we are proposing here is a new 4 Dimensional modelling system to replace the outdated and provably erroneous 3 Dimensional system of mensuration. I was hoping to develop a physical toy and may yet do so but, for now I can produce the parts much more efficiently via computer. For reference I am using a free program called POV-ray, which I have found most enlightening. The first interesting feature is that it is all text based! The shapes, colors and textures are all quantizied and yet, as a sculptor I have found nothing, that I can imagine, that I can’t do in POV-ray. I can’t say that in any other medium.


In this image we are at the atomic level. We start looking in the “top” of an atom. The electron cloud looks much like a doughnut with the Zero Point Field Energy flowing from the electron cloud into the proton or nucleus. As we pull out we get a better view of the cloud from the “front.” We are exhibiting several additional concepts here. Polarity. Biefield-Brown Effect, torsion waves. In future images we will have a look at the relation of these atomic structures to Sacred Geometry.

Time


I have been having some overlap in fields while thinking about the nature of time. Time gives us some of the more interesting paradoxes in Western Science; The Twin Paradox, Time Dilation, Instantaneity. Once again I would like you to consider the possibility that we adhere so tightly to our “beliefs” that it blocks us from seeing the obvious.


Let me point out a few of these beliefs:

  • We believe that speed is measured relative to an “at rest” state which doesn’t exist in nature. Everything vibrates.
  • We believe that the Universe is divided into a 3 dimensional coordinate system that nature uses. 
  • Einstein has shown, among other things; that the speed of light appears to be a constant,
  • some events in the physical world appear to occur instantaneously over great distances,
  • time appears to be an illusion of mind, relative and different for each individual.

These give some insurmountable problems when trying to deal with the concept of time. Let’s try a different point of view.

Let’s start by realizing that everything vibrates at some subdivision of the speed of light (c) which appears to us to be a constant. This is Eternity. When we can traverse the Universe in an instant we experience Eternity. Let’s see this once again as the aether. This was part of what Einstein was trying to resolve with the idea of “hidden variables”. How does one resolve instantaneous action with the concept of time and the concept of the speed of light being a constant and insurmountable.
Ascension 2000.


In order to truly be able to get a grasp on Kozyrev’s work and related findings, certain new analogies for physical matter are required. Rigorously, Kozyrev’s work forces us to visualize all physical objects of matter in the Universe as if they were sponges that are submerged in water.


In all of these analogies, we should consider the sponges as having remained in water for a long enough period of time that they are completely saturated. Bearing this in mind, there are two things we can do with such sponges underwater: we can decrease the volume of water that they contain or increase it, by very simple mechanical procedures.


1.Decrease: If a submerged, saturated sponge is squeezed, cooled or rotated, then some of the water inside of it will be released into its surroundings, decreasing its mass. Once the sponge is no longer disturbed, the pressure on the millions of tiny pores is relieved, causing it to again absorb water and expand back to its normal resting mass.


2.Increase: We can also pump more water pressure into the sponge in its rest state, such as by heating (vibrating) it, thus causing some of the pores to expand with more water than they can comfortably hold. In this case, once we relieve the added pressure, the sponge will naturally release its excess water and shrink back down to its normal resting mass.


Though it would seem impossible to most people, Kozyrev showed that by shaking, spinning, heating, cooling, vibrating or breaking physical objects, their weight can be increased or decreased by subtle but definite amounts. And this is but one aspect of his amazing work.


Please note, at this point we don’t have to concern ourselves with the validity of the above stated model. We are merely testing it as a hypothesis and it will either work or not.

Vector Equilibrium


I have been making physical and cyber models of some of the basic Synergetic Principles in anticipation of using them in an upcoming seminar. I have decided to post them here as I complete and animate them. I’ll give a brief description of what we are looking at with some possibilities.

This model is a 3 frequency Vector Equilibrium [FULL ANIMATION] and is the root of much of synergetics. We are not showing the vectors here, only the spheres, and, for demonstration purposes, they are half the unit radius. As the object rotates about the Y axis we can see many variations in alignment and symmetry. I suspect this is typical of many of the “particles” we are dealing with. As it rotates it may appear very differently depending on one’s POV. This also contributes to the Heisenberg Principle in that it is virtually impossible to locate the exact center in the midst of the spin. Remember we are talking about trying to lock an unknown, unseen object in space and time as layers of other “particles” whiz around it. Like trying to see where the end of a fan blade is.

The 3 frequency is significant as it represents the upper limit of unique sphere nestings. The outer layer of 92 gives us the number of unique, regenerative elements. The total number of spheres is 238, the atomic number of Uranium, the heaviest of the elements. We’ll go into this in another post.

Waxing Political


I have been listening to a great radio show called On Point  which I listen to on www.wbfo.org. This morning for example they had back-to-back hours on Education and the internet, and an interview with the author of “When America First Met China.”

The education hour explored the potential future of education and the application of the newest technologies, the internet and the implications of the availability of education and how it should best be distributed. It really shows that most of these existing Universities are truly interested in distributing education but, as soon as we get the corporations involved (and they are NOT people) focus shifts to the bottom line and their own future existence. We must, as a globally evolving nation, invest heavily in the education of our youth.

Now, ask yourself this. If you agree with this premise, who do you think will keep us on a path to better opportunity and who wants to cut “entitlements.” I’m not looking for rebuttals or arguments but, this just appears to be common sense to me.


The second part of this show was an interview delving into the US involvement with China from the beginning and was fascinating. Items from; the treatment in the US of Cooleys, to the decimation of the sea otter population in which pelts were bought from US trappers for a small fraction of what they sold for in China, to the exportation of opium and the Opium War. Ups and downs in huge cycles. How, many of the fortunes of The Rockefellers etc were gotten by trade with China which they turned into railroads and industry. Men (sorry, ladies, that’s history) who kept their money moving, individuals who, in some cases, cared deeply about the future and the country. In many cases they were the recipients of huge government handouts, during the wars; given land in exchange for developing infrastructure. In the case of Herbert Dow, he was given a million dollars during World War II to develop a “synthetic rubber.” After the war, after having developed a great petrochemical complex capable of making huge quantities of some very essential chemicals such as chlorine and later plastics, what was the government to do? All of this developed on the taxpayers back. It couldn’t be controlled by the government, that would be seen as “socialism”.  So, the decision was made to give Dow Chemical to Herbert Dow for pennies on the dollar but, since it had a virtual monopoly AND was paid for by US taxpayers, it would be regulated. That is until Reagan decided it was “unfair” to regulate such an industry and anyone should be able to compete with Dow Chemical in an “open market.” An interesting twist.

I just don’t think that enough American corporations of today have that capacity to be concerned about anything other than profit. Unfortunately, much of the populace see themselves as those great men who built this country, they seem to think that by investing in some mutual fund that does good that they are building a future. And to some extent they are, but it’s an investment in themselves and their families. That’s all well and good but, if you are stashing away cash overseas while American Vets are homeless, or fighting “entitlements” which give young, poor mothers a place to spend a night, that’s a bit hypocritical, no matter what church you go to on Sunday or Saturday.  I can’t imagine myself or anyone wanting to jump into this “handout”.

You may already be on the other side of this fence but, it’s still going to be there after the election. I know where I’m gonna’ be.

Greatest Educational Tool Ever…Q-Tips!


I have stated before on this blog that I am a model builder, first and foremost. Ever since first getting involved with Synergetics in the 70’s I have been looking for the best way to construct models within the format of the Isotropic Vector Matrix, the “shape” of the Universe, the Higgs Field, the Aether. Several years ago I found a Christmas toy that was available at my local Walgreen’s Drug Store called under various brands with varying levels of quality Geo-Mags, or Mag-Stix or the like. It consisted of a construction set like Legos or Tinker Toys. It was a number of steel balls about 1/2″ in diameter and plastic pieces about 1 1/2″ long with a small, flat magnet at each end. 12 sticks fit nicely around one ball. Worked great for Synergetic modelling and I made a few art projects using them until some safety board realized that if your 3 year old ate one of these sticks, and the magnets came out, they could attract with each other from different sections of the intestine and F things up pretty good. So, they were taken off the shelves. I was bummed, what could I use instead? Now keep in mind the costliest of these would cost like $25 for 100 pieces…I typically use 5-10K pieces in a construction. The trouble with the cheaper ones was the lack of consistency in the length of the pieces. Sometimes I got to the end of a piece and just couldn’t get the surfaces flat (I’ll explain that later). Then I saw a video about Frank Chester, who spoke at Rhode Island School of Design, it’s on U-tube. He uses Q-tips and rubber cement. Brilliant! Not sure if it’s his idea but it sure works well. As a matter of fact, I am not exaggerating when I say this may be the greatest educational toy ever.

Dodecahedron and 4-Frequency Tetrahedron


The Q-tips are uniform length, cheap (100 cost $.25 here in Costa Rica)  and available in color. I can get a half liter of silicon liquido for $4 at any libreria. The real beauty ( as if this wasn’t enough) is in the adjustability of the Q-tips. When the cement is slightly dry it tacks nicely making it easy to piece together tetrahedra and assemble and connect them on the fly. I generally work on 15-20 Q-tips at a time and, when I have them partly assembled, can go point-to-point adjusting the position of the end points. At first, I thought this just a convenience in making the models but, something quickly manifested the true purpose of this “toy.” As I assembled the first big piece I could feel the structure tighten up as I added the layers of Q-tips. As a layer would get completed I would go back over the entire layer and tweek each point. Invariably, when I got all the way around., all of the slight deviations could be balanced out, all the faces could be flattened by placing the face on the work table and gently pressing down a multiple points on the piece. Since the glue wasn’t completely dry, and was flexible even then, final adjusting was a breeze.

VE


How is this educational? Well, if Synergetics is the underlying geometry of the Universe, as we are contending, what better way to see how it works than by playing with it? Not only do we get a hands-on experience of the structural integrity that Synergetics offers but, we also get to see the sheer diversity offered by Synergetic Modelling. Numerous principles of physics, chemistry, biology can be modelled this way as can marketing, social interaction, geo-political forces.

I am currently working on several sets of models, for an upcoming seminar I am putting together, as well as a video/book with some suggestions and graphics showing where I have gone with this.


If I had any money I would buy Q-tip stock!


[Full (if crude) Animation]

Pieces of a Dream


I had two, seemingly random thoughts the past few hours. Rather than overanalyze them, as usual, I thought I would post them and see if anyone else gets anything out of them.

1. I was thinking about Phi and the Golden Mean and Synergetics and looking at a tree limb. The cell growth by division must stay balanced between the length of the limb and the diameter. As the tree grows the cells are developing in the diameter of the limb and in the length at the same time. Could it be that the interaction and attraction between these cells, within the synergetic format, generate Phi and the Fibbonacci numbers?

2. I heard today that one language expert hypothesized that music was an accident of evolution that came along with language. I think there is more to it than that. Another neurologist points out that music releases the same bonding enzymes in the brain as an orgasm. He hypothesizes that music evolved as a necessary aggression suppressant in humans, the only mammal on the planet which accommodates more than 18 or so males within the tribe.

How about considering that it is the “tunability” of the synergetic format which allows certain frequencies to resonate harmonically? Everything is vibrating but we may select which frequencies we (consciousness) react to and how we react. It’s right there in the numbers and, it appears to be universal.