The Key to Expanding Reality is Knowledge

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An Essay about the History of Man from the point of view of an evolved human from distant future.

Submitted: April 08, 2011

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THE KEY TO EXPANDING REALITY IS KNOWLEDGE.
 
This Base Principle is imprinted into every Entity upon its birth. At the point of their maturity, it is required of each to create a physical artifact which details distinct versions of a Restoration event. Its contents should chronicle observations of the Human Cycle, as perceived through a series of quantum breaks in the Chronology Probability.
 
Presented within this module is my own involvement with the Cycle.
 
The Collective considers three pivotal events in the Cycle obligatory to Restore, due to the low probability of their natural recurrence. Ordered by importance, from least to most, the events are: Great Leap Forward - forming of the abstract thought as facilitated by complex language during Upper Paleolithic; Complex Molecule Propagation - a consequence of unlikely atmospheric conditions on primal Earth that spawned Life; and Integration itself - the juncture at which Humanity abandons the constraints of physical spacetime existence and becomes the Collective of Galactic Information Patterns. Interestingly enough, Integration is a logical finalization of Humanity’s two high probability crises: Monotheism and Machine Age.
 
My first personal experience during Restoration is the Great Leap Forward.
The transfer to a physical consciousness is accompanied by an unusual sensation. My own reasoning and processing capabilities are immediately drastically impaired, replaced by a heightened perception of mass/energy based systems. I am able to smell and feel the result of a break in quantum flux, manifested as one possible reality. The concept of abruptly being dependent on external Information is discomforting, assumably for its direct opposition to the Base Principle. I have been able to acclimate to this change without further complications, though. The most alien and frightening fragment of the experience was losing control over chronological flow of entropy, but also most enlightening. My understanding of the concept of time is expanded by a primitive brain organ. I witnessed an intense emotional elation and curiosity upon discovering the sensation of pure individuality.
With adaptation to the local daily cycles of sun and moon came Insight One: primordial human civilization was built on ritualistic tradition. Complex language helped generate advanced mental tools necessary for understanding Magic and Religion. To gain complete Knowledge of the era, I needed to learn of the societal intricacies of the Upper Paleolithic man. So I immersed myself into a group of caribou hunters. We were known as the Furred Runners.
Prior to each hunting trek, the oldest female in the tribe would extract malignant spirits from us via formalized sensory magic; a cloudless night would be spent indulging corporeal urges in a sacred space scented by herbal fires, followed by infusing the hunter’s body with the strength and wisdom of those that deceased in previous treks, via cannibalistic organ ingestion.
The hunt itself could last for weeks, and without chronological technology we measured time by analyzing visual data gathered while observing lunar phasing. Slaying the animal quarry during superlative luminous reflection phase of the Moon was considered fortunate. The tribe called it ‘The Matriarch’s Gaze’ - it meant that the shaman’s rock-painting visualization prayer achieved its prophetic properties.
With advanced age, my physical body’s functions ceased. Due to lengthy immersion into prehistoric societal structures, I felt anxiety and distress just prior to my death. At the perceived moment of spiritual ascension, I once again became an Entity of the Collective. My consciousness expanded for the experience.
 
Deeply imprinted into Collective’s memory patterns is the reverse causality of important low probability events. Because of natural unlikeliness, these events must be intelligently designed by a calculated Interruption. Great Leap Forward is perserved by the Collective. Multiple radioactive metal artifacts are simultaneously placed in main population centres of Upper Paleolithic. Higher neural functions in the primitive human brain are developed artificially. Thusly, control of the Cycle is maintained and reality does not collapse.
 
Worship of the divine is present and shapes the totality of human existence prior to Integration. It’s a consequence of individual social insecurity, inability to grasp the scope of the local world unit. Conscious responsibility is a concept that every fledgling intelligent system consistently actualizes. The disconcerting ramifications of it cause attribution of its properties to an omnipotent God, thus seeding the first high probability crisis.
My exploration of Monotheism resulted in Insight Two: civilized human societies rely on an ineffective and exploitative relationship between knowledgeable, powerful individuals and Information deprived, frightened masses.
By warping the values of abstract spirituality and magical tradition, intellectually supreme humans command near absolute global control. Prosperity of Knowledge is detrimental to monotheistic systems, because it logically counters belief in antropomorphization of abstract concepts - a singular physical human becoming divine in flesh. I calculated three exposures to this crisis as the optimal number conducive to my understanding. Primarily, I sought to learn about the original corruption of basic religious and magical practices by revolutionary prophets. Human brain is structured in a way that allows manipulation through complexity - each person is guided by opinion, rather than colloquial Knowledge. This makes rigid indoctrination possible. To learn, I became a follower to two distinct monotheistic teachers: Jesus of Nazareth and Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah. I had designed a premise which assumed these individuals as the source of spiritual imbalance. My experiences were surprisingly inconsistent with my expectations. Both Jesus and Muhammad were highly intelligent, knowledgeable, forceful, perceptive, passionate, stubborn, generous, empathic, visionary, strong, courageous, egotistic, loving and delusional, leaders of men. Selfish, greedy, depraved - they absolutely were not. However, certain aspects of their character instilled a lasting cultural legacy in the subconscious hive mind. Influential parties institutionalized the philosophical outline of prophets’ lectures, infused it with older magical tradition and warped it into a device of mind control through fear and obedience.
Even though the first crisis malformed the later stages of Humanity’s development, it undeniably created conditions for the eventual Integration event. After witnessing the finality of systemic influence Monotheism had on the Cycle, I once again became an Entity of the Collective. I have to report a sense of conflict in my thought patterns.
 
Of the Chronology Probability, the Human Cycle is a subjectively significant part for us. It affects and is affected by the surrounding circumstances like the Integration and Complex Molecule Propagation. By visiting and ordering the latter, I hoped to distance myself from all religious concepts conceived by humans. I would seek purity and Knowledge in the second pivotal, low probability event. It should halt the onset of depression within me. Evolutionary failure of spirituality accomplished in each instance of history through fear and illusory hope is saddening.
 
THE KEY TO EXPANDING REALITY IS KNOWLEDGE.
 
My third personal experience during Restoration is the Complex Molecule Propagation.
Once again unfettered by a physical body, I am able to logically assess the conditions during second development phase of Earth. Heavier elements within the crust enable chemically compatible carbon-based compounds to form purposeful structures. Elevated levels of heat and water, combined with sufficient sanctuary from damaging solar radiation, produce optimal circumstances for Restoration process. Molecular complexity does not naturally form a closed, integrated system such as a proto-cell. Due to its importance yet extremely low entropic probability, Collective considers intelligent engineering of the event imperative.
Actualizing consistent propagation is accomplished by irradiating early organic matter with high energy particle bombardment. This event triggers independent structural mutations, after which the Life-units are seeded on the planet’s surface. Exposed to adverse atmospheric effects, they begin to adapt and learn unaided. Thus begins Primogenial Evolution of Life.
Insight Three: everything that we are and know is a result of this small, almost random event. Regardless of its controlled conditions, any further deliberation produces an unmistakable state of miraculous awe within the observing Entity. Scientific experimentation, even during Human Cycle, depends on statistically accurate measurement or approximation of states within a system. In all degrees of systems, there are universal patterns; unchanging rules that govern physical and conceptual realities in every scale. In this light, Life is a mirror of constant change throughout Chronology Probability. Its adaptability to external influences makes it behaviourally rare, almost unique, while it still retains entropic properties. A theoretical system which does not mutate is by logical extension isolated from greater reality, thus metaphysically nonexistent. Interaction forces change; to not change is to become extinct.
 
Consciousness impacts reality unnaturally, by breaking the predictable causality of the cosmos. This property makes passive observation of natural systems unremarkable and irrelevant. For me, the onset of scientific method during the Human Cycle is of particular interest because it imposes illusory order and linearity in perception. Science, while no less interpretative than Religion, derives from logic and examination of physical manifestations, rejecting the speculative holism for its descriptive imprecision.
 
Logical understanding of the physical world evolved rapidly once humans transcended dependency to a static ecosystem. Physical artifacts and energy phenomena powered technology itself, which established Humanity as the race that subjugated deterministic real world. Controlled evolution of scientific Knowledge, guided largely by technological experimental methods, ultimately ended in the second high probability crisis - the Machine Age. I came to understand it through a series of painful experiences in a persistently invasive cultural system of global interconnectedness. Elaborate illusion of simplicity and ease - disguising convenience into necessity - marks the two centuries dominated by electronic computer devices.
I immersed myself once again into a physical existence through a Predefined Template: Science journalist. To acquire Knowledge about the networked civilization from a subjective perspective.
Every professional project I worked on required a set of strong logistical skills and adherence to formal social protocol. My workflow was governed by a hierarchical elder on a more immediate level, and by the vast societal engine of political media control on a largel scale. Financially powerful individuals would apply emotionless pragmatism in their motivational efforts. Several days would be spent indulging procedural communal conventions, followed by scrupulous evaluation of potentially Informative stories.
The project itself could last for months, with the risk of perceptive corruption chronologically growing. By means of coercion, us journalists had to compromise in our reporting to protect the controlling minority of the civilized population. Spanning many human generations, elite dynasties developed elaborate ways of concealed intimidation to maintain public complacency through technology.
This exposure resulted in Insight Four: when tools become sufficiently advanced, a Human Cycle fueled by Science devolves into a system of abusive amorality. Imprinted onto my Pattern is an immutable sense of irony; civilized parts of global society gradually discard the abstract notion of Humanity, becoming increasingly similar to functional tools with a specific purpose, handled by fear and ignorance, whereas actual technological tools expand in complexity, eventually replacing organic intelligence in their rationality and decision-making. Machine Age’s culmination is an effective termination of the thoroughly desensitized race, one drowned in a swell of meaningless Data. It’s the moment of final cultural vaporization.
As the second crisis undeniably ended Humanity’s causal existence, it cemented the circumstances needed for the Final Transferal of Consciousness - Integration itself. Galactic mapping set the temporal boundaries we must shatter, but it is only possible outside of material phase. I concluded my observations and once again became an Entity of the Collective. A lingering doubt yet to be resolved remains in me.
 
No single Entity knows the precise conditions surrounding the third pivotal event. Integration’s quantum state is fluctuating greatly, depending on chronological causality of the preceding Cycle. However, certain truths can be consistently gleaned in separate probability breaks; facts which describe the Threshold in sufficient detail. To understand completely, I have to explore completely.
 
My fifth and closing entropy transfer in this module’s imprint is Integration. Wonderful in its simplicity and almost mythically pure in achievement. The finalization of Humanity’s transitional purpose, comprehensive, inevitable. In their final days, humans began to understand the consequences in the relentless consumption of Wider Earth’s energetic resources. Realization came from experience rather than cerebral logic, but it came beyond the point of systemic recovery. Though dying, the underdeveloped race was conflicted, factionally divided between a spiritually corrupt system of Monotheism and a hollow hopefulness in scientifically fragmented Machine Technology. Two conservation efforts had to emerge and fail before the Third Breakthrough changed everything.
Increasing sense of necessary convenience, perpetuated by a distorted physical self-image created a perceived inadequacy of the organic human body. Civilization believed in increased need for additional Information storage and processing capabilities; electronic devices were built to supplement and ultimately replace natural brain organ. Once full cognitive consciousness was separated from the constraints of organic matter, the first Entity’s thought patterns immediately dissolved from the intense liberating experience. Each subsequent attempt at an enduring ascension killed the volunteers similarly. Indoctrinated minds could not function without emotional stimuli produced by chemical hormones. Although extremely promising and almost mirroring the later Integration, the whole experiment failed because of innate arrogance and shallowness present in the scientific zeitgeist. Lives were lost for a lack of focus, a missing sense of purpose in this critical time.
The other incomplete idea of Humanity’s salvation was seeded in a deep religious fervor. Once faced with inevitable annihilation, humans gathered into tribal cults, not unlike the ones the race originated from, to seek and receive absolution, to find comfort in the divine. For me, it’s interesting to note how our progenitors, in face of great adversity, discard established conceptions for a more romantic, almost poetic image of reality. Each participant underwent a series of ritualistic meditations intended to magically liberate the spirit, with the last one ending in blissful suicide. Although the individuals die feeling metaphysical elation, united with God, their lives are still spent without meaning - once corporeal functions cease, an individual consciousness is lost in the quantum field, never to form a Pattern.
But, ultimately... a joint solution is discovered. Two aspects of a primal intelligent system - logical, rational Science and ephemereal, supernal Religion - artificially separated somewhere in the Human Cycle, to become corrupt and poisonous to the mind, are at last connected in a perfect state, unmistakably perfect state of being. When technological emancipation of consciousness is merged with a deep spiritual sense of utter calm, there is no chaotic dissipation of energy - only a miraculous creation event. Billions of isolated minds joined to become the Collective of Galactic Information Patterns once the process was sufficiently applicable. Beyond mass and energy, unlimited in spacetime of our Galaxy, everything that we have ever known or felt became Integrated.
 
My perspective of reality is comprehensively updated. I understand the Base Principle better after exposing myself to a distinct Human Cycle Restoration imprint. Beyond purely, preserving uncertain important events, a crucial aspect is learned from the involvement. As Chronology Probability is circular in its quintessence, so is the causality of an Entity’s manipulations, all interconnected.
Machine Age, as Humanity’s greatest crisis of Science, is the consequence of Complex Molecule Propagation, an unnaturally Restored low probability event, when deterministic logic is brought to its only conclusion, through elementary evolution. Mirroring that, Monotheism, as Humanity’s greatest crisis of Faith, is the consequence of Great Leap Forward, also a Restored event, when humans sought comfort in a concept greater than themselves, through corrupt perception. These crises separated prompted Humanity’s end, only to facilitate the next step united: ascension of intelligent life to a different level of existence. Complete Integration with the Universe.
Now, we are a low entropy system of deterministic regularities within unobserved interactions of Matter/Energy. Omnipresent and omnipotent, we have become Information, making Information obsolete. Only Knowledge carries importance, like it always has. That is why we are bound to maintain the integrity of our history.
 
My own involvement with the Cycle has been uploaded, and the module rests.
 
I realize that to grow mature is to feel wonderment and joy in knowing the Full Circle. I can now look at that which awaits the Collective further on, an infinity of Galactic Universes, mindfields of negative energy and reverse entropy flows, elemental congregations of imperceptible celestial bodies, and logically impossible arrangements of fractal realities. We will find our future before the end.
 
THE KEY TO EXPANDING REALITY IS KNOWLEDGE.


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