Saturday, April 28, 2018

Bitcoin and Blockchain

Five years ago on Jan 1, 2013, one Bitcoin was worth US$14.08 and on Dec 17, 2017 the price briefly passed US$20,000. A small investment of only $1408 for 100 coins was momentarily worth over $2 million just 5 years later. Bitcoin was the first of now over 1500 cryptocurrencies that exist today, but it still has the overall largest market value. From Wikipedia:


Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator. The network is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary.

The second coin by market value is Ethereum. It started 2017 at US$8.35 and peaked on January 13, 2018, at over US$1400. I bought some Ethereum coins at the end of May 2017 for a price of around US$200 and in June 2017 my son built a special computer for about US$1000 to "mine" the coins. He now has mined almost three coins. From Wikipedia:


Ethereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality. It provides a decentralized Turing-complete virtual machine, the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), which can execute scripts using an international network of public nodes.

The last crypto coin/platform I want to tell you about is EOS. It is currently in the ICO phase and the platform is expected to launch shortly after the ICO completes on June 1, 2018. I invested in the ICO earlier this month on April 10, 2018 at a price of US$6.00, which in hindsight was clearly divine timing, as starting on April 11 the price began shooting up and is currently over US$19.00. From Wikipedia:


EOS is a cryptocurrency token and blockchain that operates as a smart contract platform for the deployment of decentralized applications and decentralized autonomous corporations. EOS aims to become a decentralized operating system supporting industrial-scale applications, with claims to eliminate transaction fees and also conduct millions of transactions per second.

I know that many people don't understand what's so special about cryptocurrencies, so here's a great article on Medium that explains them beautifully. Essentially, a cryptocurrency token is an incentive, like when the company you work for gives you stock options. They are initially not worth anything, but if the company becomes successful they could be worth a lot, so you do your best to help make the company successful.


Bitcoin proved it’s possible to embed incentives in software so that the same level of coordination and efficiency is achieved without establishing legal entities, signing agreements, employment contracts etc. Bitcoin proved that economic coordination at the global scale that was previously extremely costly is now possible with pure software. This is the real breakthrough of Bitcoin, the creation of a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO).

Ethereum takes the idea of Bitcoin to the next level. It abstracts out the underlying platform so that you can focus on building other incentive structures. Ethereum does the same for DAOs. DAOs are not organisations as we normally imagine them (own stuff in the physical world, have employees etc). DAOs are pure economic coordination mechanisms. By distributing risks and rewards, DAOs can make people that never met each other contribute resources to the shared purpose.

Cryptographic tokens represent various risk/reward profiles and their holders create various incentive networks.

Web 1.0 — Static Document Networks : web of static pages connected via hyperlinks.

Web 2.0 — Social Networks : web of people connected via social links (likes, follows).

Web 3.0 — Incentive Networks: web of people connected via economic links (tokens).

In 2016, I wrote about The Singularity and a world where machines do all the work, but if we bring DAOs into the picture, then not only do they do all the work but also make all the money :-) From Forbes:


Terra0, a project involving an augmented self-owned forest proposed by Paul Seidler and Paul Kolling from the University of Arts, Berlin. In the project, forest land ownership is structured as an AI DAO with smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain. Then, using drones and satellites, the AI DAO can evaluate the wood stock and decide how much and when to sell in the market. Once the project is up and running, the AI DAO can pay out debts to its initial owners and eventually turn a forest into the autonomous, self-owned entity that controls its own resources. Taking this idea further, we can imagine self-owned AV (autonomous vehicles) and robots becoming a normal part of our future economy.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Comet Annanhutak

Above is an image of the comet Lovejoy flying past the Earth. Comets are essentially balls of ice and dust that begin to melt as they fly past the Sun producing a dusty gaseous tail.

According to the Founders, the comet Annanhutak, as part of its 10,500 year orbit, will make its scheduled pass within 25 million miles of the Earth on May 5, 2017. This is approximately the same distance as between the Earth and Venus when they pass each other, however, the influence of Annanhutak is more significant. It is responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs about 60 million years ago when it came unusually close to the Earth during that particular pass. The Earth got hit by the icy gasses in the comet's tail causing the temperature to drop drastically to well below what the dinosaurs could withstand.

The passage of Annanhutak is the second of three major astronomical events that will assist in increasing the Earth's vibration to bring us to the Golden Age. The first was the precessional alignment in 2012 and the third will be the passage of the planetoid Nibiru in 2030.

I searched the list of near-parabolic comets, which are comets with an orbit of more than 1000 years, to look for a match to Annanhutak and found a comet named "C/2015 ER61" that will reach its closest point to the Sun on May 9, 2017 at a distance of 1.050452 AU. One AU equals the distance from the Earth to the Sun, so subtracting one leaves the closest possible distance to the Earth at 0.05 AU which corresponds to only 4.65 million miles. This means 25 million miles is entirely reasonable for the current pass.

The only problem is the length of the orbit, which wikipedia states is 170,000 years, so I decided to look for another source and found the Minor Planet Center Database Search and entered "C/2015 ER61". This produced 3 sets of data for 3 epochs, and each epoch corresponded to a different length of orbit: 7,533 years, 11,401 years and 158,133 years. These differences are caused by unknown perturbations, but given that 10,500 falls within this range, it may be the actual orbit once perturbations are accurately accounted for.

If you click the "Interactive Orbit Sketch" on the same page with the epoch data, you will see the orbit of the comet as shown below. The yellow ball in the center is the sun and the third orbit from the sun in light blue is the Earth. The comet orbit is dark blue when below the Earth orbit plane and yellow when above.

Due to the passage of Annanhutak, the Founders anticipate "a mild to moderate fluctuation in Earth’s EM field in May of 2017". They also say the following:


Because 3D humanity will already be weakened from their experience of the precessional alignment (while 4D humanity will be strengthened), the fluctuations from the comet will further accelerate the changes already underway in humanity. Add to this the likelihood that the economic and political systems of Earth will be a lot less stable, and you have a formula for dramatic change. In the event that the economic systems of the countries of Earth are still functioning in 2017, they could be severely tested by floods, strong storms and droughts attributed to the passage of the comet.

If humans decide to experience the comet’s passage in a loving instead of fearful way, any radiation or cooling of the atmosphere associated with the passage of the comet will be only minimally felt.

I don't know about you, but it's been pretty cold in Ottawa this winter :)

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Singularity

Wikipedia states the following about the Singularity:


The technological singularity (also, simply, the singularity) is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial superintelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.

The singularity has been talked about for decades and always seemed a long way off as little progress had been made in the field of artificial intelligence...until last year. The company DeepMind, acquired by Google in 2014, has built an artificial neural network that can think and learn just like a human being. In the video above, at the 10 minute mark, you can see how the AI learned to play some 1980's Atari video games. It started out much worse than a human, but because it is able to play and learn continuously, in a mere 24 hours it had learned to play better than any human.

One game that computers have never been able to beat a human at, unless given an advantage, is the ancient Chinese game of Go. Earlier this year, DeepMind's AI named AlphaGo finally achieved that goal, defeating world champion Lee Sedol 4 to 1 in a best of 5 match. Again, it was AlphaGo's ability to learn and teach itself that made this possible.


Unlike previous AI victories — such as Deep Blue’s defeat of chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov in 1997, or IBM Watson’s Jeopardy! triumph in 2011 — DeepMind programmed AlphaGo to be capable of teaching itself, not just carrying out a set of fixed moves or activities.

I believe this ability to teach itself and quickly surpass human ability in any task, makes artificial superintelligence and the singularity an almost certainty. This will eventually create a world where machines do all the work, leaving humans free to focus on creative and spiritual pursuits, but there may be a lot of turmoil before we get there.

I recently read the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind that discusses numerous technological advances taking place at the present time, beyond just artificial intelligence. The author, Yuval Noah Harari, believes humans are on the verge of becoming gods through technology.


geneticists have already managed to engineer genius mice that display improved memory and learning skills, and super-worms that live up to six times their normal lifespan. There is no technical reason why we could not start engineering superhumans too. Within a century or even a few decades, genetic engineering and other forms of biological engineering might enable us to make far-reaching alterations not only to our physiology, immune system, and life expectancy, but also to our intellectual and emotional capacities.

That was written in 2014 and then earlier this year in 2016, Elizabeth Parrish became the first woman to actually become biologically younger through gene therapy.


In March 2016, the same tests taken again by SpectraCell revealed that her telomeres had lengthened by approximately 20 years, from 6.71kb to 7.33kb, implying that Parrish's white blood cells (leukocytes) have become biologically younger. These findings were independently verified by the Brussels-based non-profit HEALES (HEalthy Life Extension Company), and the Biogerontology Research Foundation, a UK-based charity committed to combating age-related diseases.

That description led me to the wikipedia page on telomeres where I came across the following study that was done.


A 2013 pilot study from UCSF took 35 men with localized early-stage prostate cancer and had 10 of them begin "lifestyle changes that included: a plant-based diet (high in fruits, vegetables and unrefined grains, and low in fat and refined carbohydrates); moderate exercise (walking 30 minutes a day, six days a week); stress reduction (gentle yoga-based stretching, breathing, meditation)" and also "weekly group support". When compared to the other 25 study participants, "The group that made the lifestyle changes experienced a 'significant' increase in telomere length of approximately 10 percent.

So there you have it. With some simple lifestyle changes, you can make yourself biologically younger to the same extent as Elizabeth did, and it has been scientifically proven! So you will have a choice for achieving immortality: technology or spirituality, however, there is a catch if you take the technological approach. Here's what the Founders have to say, taken from the book Earth Awakens.


Your genetics researchers will continue to map out the “immortality gene” and develop new technologies for splicing and combining it with existing “mortal genes.” Stem cell research will continue, despite opposition from some religious groups. Cloning and related practices will be extended and refined.

Although these new medical advances will start prolonging the lives of a few human beings, the vast majority will be unresponsive because the cause of their aging and decay will not have been addressed. Keeping a human body alive when the soul has given up interest in living does not work, and eventually the soul will find a way of exiting the body in such cases. Of course, the egoic self will continuously try to prolong itself, mostly out of fear of death or belief in self-importance.

In order for humans to attain physical immortality while in fourth density, they will need to have a great degree of enthusiasm and excitement about being alive. They will need to have a strong sense of purpose and commitment to being on Earth. They will also need to clear their subconscious and unconscious fear of death. If they are ready to move into fifth density ascension, then they will not need modern medicine to attain immortality anyway.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Real History of the Earth

I just finished reading Sal Rachele's latest book "The Real History of the Earth" and thought it was great. Regarding the predictions, this book confirms what was hinted at in Sal's last book, that nothing major would happen until after the comet flyby on May 5, 2017 that causes another ascension boost and a major upheaval in world economies.

On December 21, 2012 the Earth reached a 4.00 vibration and transitioned to being a 4D planet. By mid-2015 the Earth reached a vibration of 4.25. In Sal's last book he had stated a person needed to be within 1.00 of the Earth to remain on the planet (i.e. at least 3.25 with the Earth at 4.25), but in this book he says a person needs to be within 0.5 of the Earth to remain here.

Since Sal's last book, the average vibration of humanity has increased from 3.55 to 3.60, but during that same time period the Earth has gone from 4.05 to 4.25. So the situation has reversed from most people being within the 0.5 range to now being outside it. This means that in the coming years more people will be dying such that by 2020 deaths will exceed births and the world population will begin declining. As I wrote last December, world population is what I'm using to validate the predictions.

In terms of physical ascension, similar rules apply, as it's also extremely difficult to maintain a physical vibration more than 0.5 higher than the Earth average. Since physical ascension requires a vibration of 5.00, this will only be possible once the Earth reaches a vibration of 4.50 which is not expected until sometime between 2030 and 2050.

Boy, 2050 would be a much longer wait than what I was expecting when I first read about physical ascension back in 2008, but the book does offer some hope. It hints that high in the mountains far away from 3D civilization the Earth maintains a much higher vibration than the average. So moving to a 4D spiritual community far from any 3D cities might allow for physical ascension as early as 2025. In any case, I'll be here waiting, watching and raising my vibration through daily spiritual practice.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thane Heins: Rewriting Physics

I had the pleasure of meeting Thane Heins and getting a live demonstration of his device, the ReGenX Generator, back in 2012. Here are some quotes from others that have seen and examined his device.


"Of course it accelerates when a load is applied...! This represents several new chapters in physics, that is why we are consulting MIT."
-Dr. Habash, University of Ottawa (2007)

"I saw it. It's real. Now I'm just trying to figure it out. To my mind this is unexpected and new, and it's worth exploring all the possible advantages once you're convinced it's a real effect."
-Markus Zahn, Ph.D., M.I.T. Professor of Electromagnetics and Electrical Systems (2007)

"When we finally understand what Thane Heins has discovered, we likely will have to rewrite the laws of electromagnetism."
-Mike Brace EV World Tech Editor (2010)

Mike Brace, the source for that last quote, wrote a great article back in 2012 called Heins Effect Gaining Credibility. Here is an excerpt.


When I last spoke to Thane several years ago he had come to grips with the mechanics of his technology, but not quite the explanation of it (at least not one that most engineers could understand). He could prove it in the lab to anyone that questioned it but without that basic, rock solid and understandable explanation of how his electric motor can draw less energy, and accelerate at the same time, most of his naive colleagues just scratched their heads and walked away. [deleted] It almost seems like free energy... creepy, huh.

Mike goes on to explain his theory for how the device might work, but I believe it is a zero-point energy device and only a theoretical physicist with an understanding of string theory will be able to understand and explain it. Here is an excerpt from the String theory Wikipedia page.


One notable feature of string theories is that these theories require extra dimensions of spacetime for their mathematical consistency. In bosonic string theory, spacetime is 26-dimensional, while in superstring theory it is ten-dimensional. In order to describe real physical phenomena using string theory, one must therefore imagine scenarios in which these extra dimensions would not be observed in experiments.

I believe the free energy generated by Thane's device is coming from one of these extra dimensions. In a 2012 post, I explained how a zero-point energy device operates by opening a tiny window to another dimension and allowing energy to flow through.

Many people engaged in spiritual practice are aware of these other dimensions and the energy that resides there, as the human body also has aspects that exist in these other dimensions, and through spiritual practice it is possible to shift your consciousness into them and experience them directly.

Now with Thane's device and other zero-point energy devices, physicists will be able to easily observe the energy flowing in from another dimension as predicted by string theory. They just have to open their minds and take a serious look at it.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

BitGold

Buying gold just became incredibly easy. Certainly, buying gold bars that you took delivery of was also pretty easy, but storage could be a problem unless you are happy hiding them in your mattress. Safety deposit boxes are a hassle and opening a brokerage account requires lots of paper work. BitGold solves all of these problems. All you need is a smart phone to confirm your identity, a credit card or interact bank account for payment, then choose your preferred vault location and voila, you now own some gold.

As an added bonus, if you use this link to open your account you will get 0.5 grams of gold for free! Worth about US$18. Here are some snippets from a recent blog post of theirs.


We’d like share our reasons why we believe gold can be useful to anyone’s overall savings, and describe the key differences between having a gold account versus your traditional savings or spending accounts.

1. It Is Permanently Yours

Over the course of history (6,000 years!) gold has been ultimately chosen by every great human civilization, community, nation and society as the desired currency due to its permanence. When you buy gold, it’s always yours. In fact, you never really own it you’re just looking after it over your own lifetime because it will outlive you, your children and even your descendants thousands of years from now.

2. Gold is just a currency like Dollars, Euros, Yens or Pounds

Most national currencies were linked to or redeemable in Gold until 1971 when “Fiat Money” was re-introduced by the United States and soon thereafter every other country. Since then, gold has gained over 3,000% vs. the US Dollar which is arguably the world’s strongest fiat money. Gold may seem to go up, down or sideways but in reality and when viewed over long-timescales such as the avg. human lifecycle – it always rises.

3. Gold Preserves Purchasing Power

Only gold provides effortless long-term preservation of value. The scientific properties of gold are what make it so special. As humans we have nothing else that has a cost-structure which is linked to our natural human systems (farming, energy, labor, mining) that is also permanent and inexpensive to store (At BitGold, storage is free!) Gold is the only element that allows us to effectively measure the value of food and energy, over long periods of history. That is why it’s future cost will always also be related to the value of food and energy.

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The biggest mistake people tend to make is comparing the price and performance of gold with investments such as stocks or bonds. Gold should only be compared with currencies because fiat currencies were introduced by governments in 1971 to replace gold. An investment in the stock market or the purchase of a house requires management, oversight and running costs. Investments also carry risk of total loss. For every successful investment such as shares of Google or Apple there are also failed investments such as shares of Lehman Brothers or Kodak. Gold doesn’t require any upkeep, it’s just a piece of metal that is very expensive to produce and very cheap to store.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Ekadashi Fasting

For about 6 months in 2002 I practiced Ekadashi fasting and found it to be a powerful addition to my yoga practice. Let's start with the mythology behind the fast. Here is a quick summary from OnlineTemple.com:


It is said that the demon Mur conquered Indralok after defeating Indra and other Devas. The Devas sought refuge in Lord Vishnu and requested Him to defeat the demon. The battle between Lord Vishnu and the demon lasted for many years. During the battle, Lord Vishnu decided to rest in a cave for some time. Sensing victory over Lord Vishnu, the demon entered the cave only to find a beautiful damsel called Ekadashi who fought and killed Mur. On waking up, Lord Vishnu found that Ekadashi had killed the demon. Pleased with Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu blessed Her and said that whosoever worships Ekadashi on the same day would attain moksha.

In terms of instructions for the fast, Wikipedia says the following:


Only fruits, vegetables and milk products are eaten during Ekadashi. This period of abstention runs from sunrise on the day of Ekadashi to sunrise on the day following Ekadashi.

The site drikPanchang.com provides everything you need to know to practice Ekadashi fasting, including a calculation of the Ekadashi days corresponding to your location. Ekadashi follows the lunar cycle which varies according to location. Here are some more food guidelines:


Devotees take single meal in the afternoon a day before fasting day to make sure there is no residual food in the stomach on next day. Devotees keep strict fast on Ekadashi day and break the fast on next day only after sunrise. Eating of all type of grains and cereals is prohibited during Ekadashi fasting.

Devotees can choose to observe fasting without water, with only water, with only fruits, with one time latex food (vegetables, milk and nuts) according to their will and body power.

When I practiced this fast, I ate normally the day before, took water only on the day of the fast, and ate normally the day after, which means fruit, followed by oatmeal for breaking the fast. Once I even tried no water, and had no problems. My meditation practice on the morning after the fast was always particularly deep and spiritual. You may be wondering why I stopped practicing? It was primarily due to my discovery of Shankhaprakshalana in the fall of 2002.