"One great part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wideawake language, cutanddry grammar and goahead plot. --JAMES JOYCE, Referring to Finnegans Wake in a letter to Harriet Shaw Weaver (1926-11-24)"
I have a playman's or better yet ploughman's interest in physics, science and the paranormal, once again due for the most part to Dr. Robert Anton Wilson.
I was fortunate to meet many of the bright characters from the Berkeley Based Physics Consciousness Research Institute, where RAW was a somewhat regular alumni, with an irregular illumi.
I recently joined the new and improved http://www.stardrive.org/ a surprisingly interactive website hosted by Jack Sarfatti and friends, and a site I would suggest anyone interested in the physics-consciousness oriented writing of Robert Anton Wilson pay a visit. My interview with equally brilliant and Maverick thinker - Saul Paul Sirag - has been linked from said website to my surprise.
Here I'll simply contribute a number of papers available, or excerpts, that I feel help frame my interpretation of some of the content at stardrive.org and compare with some of the RAW's interpretations, if I may be so bold.
Philip K. Dick writes:
"Someday I'm going to get my artricle published; I'm going to prove that Finnegans Wake is an information pool based on computer memory systems that didn't exist until centuries after James Joyce's era; that Joyce was plugged into a cosmic consciousness from which he derived the inspiration for his entire corpus of work. I'll be famous forever. --Philp K. Dick, The Divine Invasion.
Robert Anton Wilson writes:
"As Bucky Fuller was quick to point out, the development of Information Theory by Shannon and Weiner enables us to see the human mind as the greatest synergy-machine, the greatest tool for doing-more-with-less, in this part of the universe.
Fuller points out that knowledge can only increase (except for tragedies like brain damage in an individual or totalitarianism in a society.) As our communication skills and information processing improve, human knowledge as a whole accelerates synergistically. Therefore, both hard and soft technologies accelerate – ideas and tools both change faster, faster, faster.--Robert Anton Wilson"
Please excuse the age and mixed context of these google-book I-FRAME presentations. Yet acting as a great resource and hub of helpful footnotes and research, we hope.
Gravitation and cosmology: from the Hubble radius to the Planck scale ...
By Richard L. Amoroso, Jean-Pierre Vigier, Geoffrey Hunter
The singularity is near: when humans transcend biology
By Ray Kurzweil
Developments in quantum physics.
By Frank H. Columbus
Our Superstring Universe: Strings, Branes, Extra Dimensions and Superstring ...
By Jr. L. E. Lewis
Explorations beyond the machine: a philosophy of social science for the post ...
By Ian Trevor King
By Scientific American (COR), Rosen Publishing Group
Cosmic catastrophes: exploding stars, black holes, and mapping the universe
By J. Craig Wheeler
And now, what I feel is one of the most important ingrediants to making star Trek real; Finnegans Wake by James Joyce and HOLOGRAMIC PROSE.
The Books at the Wake: A Study of Literary Allusions in James Joyce's ...
By James S. Atherton
AND FINALLY, FROM WIKIPEDIA:
The holographic principle is a property of quantum gravity and string theories which states that the description of a volume of space can be thought of as encoded on a boundary to the region—preferably a light-like boundary like a gravitational horizon. First proposed by Gerard 't Hooft, it was given a precise string-theory interpretation by Leonard Susskind.
In a larger and more speculative sense, the theory suggests that the entire universe can be seen as a two-dimensional information structure "painted" on the cosmological horizon, such that the three dimensions we observe are only an effective description at macroscopic scales and at low energies. Cosmological holography has not been made mathematically precise, partly because the cosmological horizon has a finite area and grows with time.The holographic principle was inspired by black hole thermodynamics, which implies that the maximal entropy in any region scales with the radius squared, and not cubed as might be expected. In the case of a black hole, the insight was that the description of all the objects which have fallen in can be entirely contained in surface fluctuations of the event horizon. The holographic principle resolves the black hole information paradox within the framework of string theory. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_principle