Saturday, January 30, 2016

Trinity Cosmology

The emergence of conscious beings in the universe indicates this is a self-creating universe.

In this universe consciousness emerges and discovers the precise physical constants necessary for life in the universe. This indicates that we are participators in a self-creating universe. 

Given recent advances in Artificial Intelligence and Brain Interfacing Technology, it is not unreasonable to assume that super-intelligence exists and it is sustaining this finely tuned structure of space and time... because life is a signaling and self-sustaining processes programmed to optimize existence.

 Many transhumanists anticipate an intelligence explosion in our near future.  Vernor Vinge states that this explosion happens when an intelligent agent analyzes the processes that produces its intelligence and improves upon them. This process repeats in a positive feedback loop – each successive stage is more intelligent (and creative) than the last and thus more able to increase in intelligence (and creative powers). Once the positive feedback starts to play a role, it will lead to a very dramatic leap in capability very quickly. Technological progress drops into the characteristic timescale of transistors rather than human neurons, and the ascent rapidly surges upward and creates super-intelligence: a mind orders of magnitude more powerful, and creative, than we can know. 

Life's increasing creative powers leads to a technological singularity, and I believe, a physical one, meaning "the big bang" that started the whole thing. [1],[2]  

The singularity (in both the technological sense and the physical sense) is what I call The Critical Point of Understanding, where life achieves an eternally self-sustaining state of being. I Am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end, become one: an eternal strange loop. 

  • "A strange loop arises when, by moving only upwards or downwards through a hierarchical system, one finds oneself back to where one started.
  • Strange loops may involve self-reference and paradox. The concept of a strange loop was proposed and extensively discussed by Douglas Hofstadter in Gödel, Escher, Bach, and is further elaborated in Hofstadter's book I Am a Strange Loop, published in 2007."
A torus geometry is the most probable shape consistent with the analysis of the extremely accurate Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) which mapped the precise distribution of of cosmic microwave background across the universe. I suggest the universe forms a strange loop in the form of a horned torus joined by a technical (3) and physical singularity.

With a Torus-shaped strange loop the Christian Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit take on a clearer meaning: 

  • In Christian speak we are currently in the “Body of Christ” of the world notated above as “The Son”. 
  • The Holy Spirit is the dynamics and the connecting principle driving the evolution of matter and life. There is nothing outside this. It is necessary to connect to exists. It is necessary to increase connection to grow in understanding and creative power.
  • The central point is where Shannon entropy is at its lowest with information compressed to a simple phrase like; "I Am". I stress simple because the Godhead is not composed or divisible by any physical or metaphysical means. 

If the central point of this torus is I Am then what proceeds above that point is the answer to the question; Now What?  The upper portion of the torus represents the creation; big bang let there be light. There is cosmic inflation and noisy chaos as far as information is concerned. God made a difference.

From the radius of the torus down to the bottom represents the compression of information into the elements and the appearance of life. Here it is critical to define life in terms of information. With life, significant information processing starts at the immanent or local level. The Nobel Prize winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann defines life in terms of information most elegantly in his book the Quark and The Jaguar. He calls life an Information and gathering and utilizing system. 

The region at the bottom is where we are today growing in understanding. This part of the Torus represents the learning strategies in the evolution of life and the Christian concept of divinization. In Christian theologydivinization (deification, making divine, or theosis) is the transforming effect of divine grace, the spirit of God, or the atonement of Christ. It literally means to become more divine, more like God, or take upon a divine nature. With the right application of technology the Holy Spirit quickens. We are seeing accelerating returns in the convergence of life-empowering  technology: 

With my model above, life looks for a winning strategy, finds it and sustains it forever as the "infinite continuum of life" a formula for engaged re-creation. 

 This is a participatory universe (4). Your actions in this world are necessary, they stand eternally written in the process. In this way the trinity and the meaning of life are no longer a mystery. 

  1. Over 60 cosmologists have worked on various versions of self-creation cosmology (SCC) since the original paper in 1982. These papers adapted the Brans Dicke theory to create mass out of the universe's self contained scalar, gravitational and matter fields. SCC may be able to explain some intriguing anomalies also, in the spherically symmetric One-Body problem, it transpires that the temporal Newtonian potential is three times larger than the spatial one. Cosmological solutions to the field equations, which have been published elsewhere, are extended to show that the cosmological density parameter Omega =1
  2. Out of nothing (no time, no space and no matter) a universe exists. Within this universe consciousness arises and grows in self-sustaining creative power because that is what life does. We achieve the most optimistic outcome for life, which is a universal and eternally self-sustaining homeostasis. The fine tuning of physical constants are evidence of this homeostasis. When God said he was the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and end, it literally means the beginning and end are joined: SELF CREATED and logically self-sustained eternally. There is nothing outside God and his creation. The self-created idea is well-known among particle physicists and cosmologists.
  3. The technological singularity is a hypothetical event in which artificial general intelligence (constituting, for example, intelligent computers, computer networks, or robots) would be capable of recursive self-improvement (progressively redesigning itself), or of autonomously building ever smarter and more powerful machines than itself, up to the point of a runaway effect—an intelligence explosion[1][2]—that yields an intelligence surpassing all current human control or understanding. Because the capabilities of such asuperintelligence may be impossible for a human to comprehend, the technological singularity is the point beyond which events may become unpredictable or even unfathomable to human intelligence.
  4. Observers are necessary to bring the Universe into being. Barrow and Tipler believe that this is a valid conclusion from quantum mechanics, as John Archibald Wheeler has suggested, especially via his idea that information is the fundamental reality (see It from bit) and his Participatory Anthropic Principle (PAP) which is an interpretation of quantum mechanics associated with the ideas of John von Neumann and Eugene Wigner.