Free Falling into Abstraction of Consciousness We are on the precipice of a new abstraction of consciousness. A critical junction in the evolution of mankind. The technologies of Artificial Intelligence (AI), genetic modifications, quantum computing, surgical implants, and virtual realities are building the components for humans to enter an alternative form of reality. Shows like [...]
Please join me on my journey! A journey within the same world built in Evolved. My journey has already dropped me down a rabbit hole, scrambled me through a nettle of thorny issues, and popped me up in the realm of science fiction, or is it non-fiction? I’m really not sure anymore. Don’t be afraid, [...]
Does chance exist in our reality? Do we live in an indeterminate universe? Two different questions, but closely related. The first asks whether anything is truly random. The second incorporates the first but also asks whether we can actively change how the future plays out. Is there room in our universe for free will? You [...]
The challenge of Presence is a big part of Evolved. Presence both in the spatial and temporal sense. Mahayana Buddhism talks about Zen through meditation, a way of seeking emptiness for enlightenment. Judaism describes God in one form as Present. There is something special about the present, being present. In our world we tend to [...]
The 'Two into One' theme in Evolved extends from particle physics, through the reality surrounding us, up to cosmology.
It didn’t take long after I started writing that I figured out if I was going to set the story in the distant future, I needed to understand some of the theories about the universe. After reading many books on bubble universes, multi-universes, and string theory, I found Dr. Randall’s theories most satisfying. Her book, [...]
Over the summer I plan to go through my sources of inspiration for Evolved. This is partly for my own benefit as I refresh my understanding of various theories. It is also to recognize the brilliant minds that have transformed my life over the past few years. Finally, it will help you understand the road [...]