Sunday, September 16, 2007

Is there a doctor named House?

Ever wonder about traveling to other dimensions? Let’s set aside the debate on whether or not other dimensions exist and focus on the ‘yes’ side of the debate. Assuming that they do exist, how would you travel to one? I’m sure quite a few of the other dimensions are wondering the same thing. I have a theory for you all, if you care to listen to it. It’s so strange, yet so very possible at the same time, that it will either make you think or make you laugh thinking about it.


Hold off on the weird looks for a bit and let me explain. You see, the studios of Hollywood and such don’t want you to know that all of their television programs and movies are actually recordings of other dimensions, jazzed up to look like something we made. Sure, there are an awful lot of real shows and movies out there that we made, but only to keep the secret of the other dimensions out of the public’s hands. Can you imagine what we could do with the technology at Hollywood’s disposal? Ofcourse, they can only see through the dimensions by folding space and time, pinpointing the exact location of an event and setting their DVDs to record. Not much we can do there. But we could see possibilities for our own dimension by looking at similar ones. If you glance at the dimension next to us, you can see what might have happened had we picked the opposite side of a recent event. What if we had stayed out of Iraq? Interesting viewpoint, don’t you think?

“Wait, something doesn’t make sense… If we are looking into alternate dimensions, why are there actors here that look exactly like the people we watch?”

Simple. These are alternate dimensions with similar people. If you go far enough out of the current spectrum of realities, you will find some bizarre situations. Maybe, in an alternate dimension, Kiefer Sutherland is actually named Jack Bower and he actually is a powerhouse guy from CTU. We call him Kiefer Sutherland here, they call him Jack Bower there. Same person, different family choices. Kiefer Sutherland in our dimension just takes credit for everything Jack Bower does. They are the same person, so he can act the right way to pull it off. They may have even given him the role recently, due to certain things changing in the other dimension. Maybe the real Jack died, maybe he saved everyone, including his first wife, and never had another day like that one. Perhaps, from the end of season one on, Kiefer has taken over. But, we’re getting a bit off topic here.

So, if Hollywood and similar companies can see into other dimensions, why haven’t they told everyone else yet? Obviously, they want to keep it to themselves to make money. That, and, if the government got a hold of this information they would take the technology, kill everyone involved in some massive viral attack, pass it off as another attack from Bin Laden, and examine what the other dimensions have done to ‘better’ the lives of everyone in this dimension. Ofcourse, there is the undeniable fact that they would try their hardest to make a gateway between the dimensions in order to take over the other dimensions as well, but that’s another story altogether that we will not hear about until the collapse of the ‘free’ world.

Sounds a bit nuts, don’t it? Sounds like I’m a bit ‘touched’ in the head? Well, I’ll have you know, you’re probably right. But if I’m not, then you gotta prepare yourselves for when you finally get to see the other end of the dimensional-multiverse, and find out how your life would have turned out if you had acted differently in key situations.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Friday, September 14, 2007

The Fantasy of Privacy

Amazingly, a lot of people don’t know this. We lost most of our privacy many years ago. No one knows the exact date, but as time has marched on this free nation known as America has lost most of its freedoms. The freedom of privacy is only the most recent freedom to be taken away. I say taken, but the worst part about this idea is that it actually wasn’t taken. We’ve given it all to the government.

Most people don’t believe this. “We couldn’t possibly have given away our privacy. I think I would have remembered doing that!” Well, you do. Show of hands, how many people wanted the extra cameras on street corners, to keep an eye on speeders? Or the ones in public parks and buildings to make sure no crimes were being committed? What about allowing the government to tap ‘certain’ phone conversations that ‘may’ threaten the security of the country? Sorry to tell you folks, but those were not just set up to monitor all the bad little boys and girls, but also to keep an eye on the good ones. Not just incase they go bad, but just incase the information on them could one day be useful.

The government never said they were only going to watch the speeders. True, that camera is usually in a fixed position, so stay out of the way of that camera. But then they got the public to vote on other cameras that could move, the next step up. No one saw a problem with this, since the fixed ones did so well. Now they could see anything they wanted from fixed positions. I don’t even remember when they started to tap the phone lines. Sure, they say they only record conversations with certain key phrases, but they never did tell us all of the words and phrases they put on that list. They mentioned a couple, but not the entire list. Otherwise the ‘terrorists’ would know them and avoid them. As a result, they can record every phone call and know everything that went on, including who made it and who received it. If they find something of interest and can’t pass it off in another way, they can pick a word out of the conversation before the information they want and say that’s one of their secret words.

It’s not limited to the real world, either. Anytime they want, they can reach for a ‘random’ person’s log of internet habits. Sure, they can’t view the exact address you go to, but they don’t have to. They can view the IP addresses of where you go and what you do. For those that don’t know, an IP address is the EXACT location of something in a computer or network, mostly ports. Since the internet is a link of server computers, each main site being a new IP address, the government, and pretty much any branch of law enforcement, can see into the minds of anyone they please, simply by looking at the sites they visit and how often they visit them. Not just the criminals, but the law abiding citizens that are getting in their way.

Until recently, e-mail wasn’t safe either. Only recently was a law passed that, under certain circumstances, no one was allowed to view your e-mail. But, the second they ‘confirm’ that you qualify for their ‘special circumstances’ they will immediately check on your e-mail. However, they don’t need to do that much. They can simply ask the e-mail provider for your username and password and gain access whenever they want. Your provider won’t say no, because they know how much trouble the police can be. Then all they have to do is have one of their ‘tech’ guys login and grab anything they can use against you, whether relevant or not.

You know what the next step is? Locator chips, implanted into the body, so the government knows where you are every hour of every day until you die. If you do nothing ‘wrong’ you live a very boring life. If you live life how it should be lived, absolutely free, you’re bound to wind up in jail. Don’t believe me? They’re already trying to pass a law to have prisoners implanted so they can keep an eye on them. They’re also guilting parents into getting them for their children. The next logical step would be to have them set at a high price for adults. Then a lower price so everyone can afford it. Lastly, they will become mandatory, “for the good of the nation.” So much for our freedom.

Just the other day, a guy was arrested for ‘littering’ when the police saw a sign on his lawn that said “Impeach Bush” on the front. That’s it. The court eventually let him go, due to freedom of speech, and paid him for the court costs, but that sentiment won’t hold for long. If the police can arrest you for your opinion, even today, imagine what kind of ‘freedoms’ we will have in the near future. As long as it is “for the good of the nation” the government can do anything.

Keep this in mind, the next time you go voting away your freedoms. Take a good long look at what you are voting on, and try to look past the lies. Read through every word of that issue, and see what they are really trying to do. Decide for yourself what the government can do with this, simple, law-abiding issue, and then decide whether or not it’s worth it.

Is piece of mind really worth the freedom you pay?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Early warning, Late response

Ever wonder how you feel something? Going about it scientifically, you touch something, the signal is created by the nerves, the signal is sent to the brain, the brain interprets the signal into a feeling… but why do you feel it in the exact spot? If the brain sends a signal back down to that spot, what happens to that signal? The signal would only cause the reaction, which would then need to be interpreted. You actually feel the object you touch, and it even happens instantly, but why? I guess I should have paid more attention in Health/Science class.

But what about this? A study was conducted, testing the response and response time of a few different people, using completely random images, sounds, or sensations. However, they noticed that the body prepared itself for each and every response, before the incident took place. The machines recorded that every response was anticipated by the brain before the machine had even picked the next item to test. This test was done several times, with the same results. The only conclusion is that the brain must have known ahead of time what would happen, and sent the signal at the right moment to align the feeling with when it should be triggered. If taken this way, that would mean that your mind knew you were going to read this before “you” did. Now if it weren’t for the machines proving otherwise, one would speculate that we might simply be reacting/seeing/feeling everything a few moments after the brain’s reaction to it. However, the machines showed that it was not like that. Instead, the brain prepares for events before they even happen, before anyone even knows that they will happen.

Think about that for a moment before reading this sentence. If mankind (and womankind) were able to react the instant the brain interpreted something, we could act before something happened, possibly preventing it from happening. If the brain can see into the future, even by less than a second, and we could control this to allow us to react at the same speed, we could avoid many things. Starting off, fewer people would burn themselves. Perhaps, with further control, we could avoid collisions on the highways. With great practice, we might even be able to stop wars.

I know, this is going a bit overboard. We’re only talking about a small instance in time, after all. But that small amount of foresight, could mean a great deal to the people of today. You’re about to be shot, the brain prepares to react to the shot. You don’t even know it’s happening. You’re hit, you react, you die. On the other hand, your brain notices and reacts to the shot, rather than preparing for it. Instead of the usual reaction of shock and pain, you dodge the bullet, before it fires, and get away with your life intact. If you were a president, and that was a misfire, you just adverted your own death and a major war. Congratulations.

Unfortunately, I have serious doubts about this ever happening. See, by the time we learn to control that part of our minds, we will have more of it to use, and more to control in that region. So we still won’t be able to control it.

It was a nice thought. Although, who needs slight foresight, when you can use telepathy.