Memorandum for the Record
The Destiny of the Universe
A radical reformulation of quantum mechanics suggests that the universe has a set destiny and its pre-existing fate reaches back in time to influence the past. It could explain the origin of life, dark energy and solve other cosmic conundrums.
July 9, 2010
"who were expelled from the academies for crazy & publishing obscene odes on the windows of the skull,"
Howl, Alan Ginzburg
Where Art, Angst, Love, and Strong Coffee Meet
Elders of Bohemia
"I love this book! It is a fascinating and hilarious magical mystery tour of that unmapped land called Bohemia." writes Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides.
Review of Herb Gold's book, Bohemia, Where Art, Angst, Love and Strong Coffee Meet
(Simon & Schuster, 1993, ISBN 0-671-76781-X) by Jack Sarfatti
Herbert Gold is a distinguished author and journalist in San Francisco. He has just published a history of Bohemia (Simon and Schuster, March 1993) that will appeal to both cultures literary and scientific. Gold has joined company with John Updike whose books, The Witches of Eastwick and Roger's Version explain the "New Physics" better to the public than Hawking's editors did in the over-hyped Brief History of Time,which has now been turned into an under-whelming interactive CD ROM peddled by Scientific American. It's not a Big Bang for the buck! :-)
I first met Herb Gold when I was an 18 year old physics major at Cornell. Tom Pynchon was in some of my classes. Gold was filling in for Valdimir Nabokov who was off writing the screenplay for Lolita. Herb introduced me to European literature (Dostoyevski, Goethe's Faust, Tolstoy, Proust). I would see him outside of class either in Willard Straight Hall or in Noyes Lodge where Kirk Sale, Richard Farina, Peter Yarrow, Tom Pynchon and other emerging literati and people of talent would gather...
Gold's prose in this book is very rich with literary images. If one were to check them all out one would get a very good liberal education.
"America may not have been greened, but it was boheemed."
"Like ailanthus, the tree of heaven, Bohemia grows in any alley where there's a bit of fertile dirt and noninterference."
"The Bohemian physicist ... contributes a balanced scientific non establishment for this expanding society. I don't mean to disparage the work, either. ... among all the blatherers there sometimes appears a breakthrough thinker. Originality has always required a fertile expanse of fumble and mistake. That's the beauty of the option. Your wastrel life might turn out to be just what's required to save the planet."
"Sarfatti's Cave is the name I'll give to the Caffe Trieste in San Francisco, where Jack Sarfatti, Ph.D. in physics, writes his poetry, evokes his mystical, miracle-working ancestors, and has conducted a several-decade-long seminar on the nature of reality and his own love life to a rapt succession of espresso scholars. He sings Gilbert and Sullivan songs. ... With ample charm and boyish smiles he issues nonnegotiable demands ... It's Jack Sarfatti against the world, and he is indomitable.
One of his soaring theories is that things which have not happened yet can cause events in the present .... Obviously this has consequences for prediction, the nature of causality, our conceptions of logic. ... With just a little more, one more grant, one venturesome patron, one young woman with a trust fund, he can build the machine to prove his theories ... here's a sheet of paper with guaranteed algebra, and citations from Faust."
Following is a quotation from a lecture given to a San Francisco State University physics seminar on 30 April, 1991:
CAUSALITY-VIOLATING QUANTUM ACTION AT A DISTANCE?
by Dr. Jack Sarfatti
... the universe is created by intelligent design but the Designer lives in our far future and has evolved from us ...
Perhaps all of the works of cultural genius, from the music of Mozart to the physics of Einstein, have their real origin in the future. The genius may be a real psychic channeler whose mind is open to telepathic messages from the future. The genius must be well trained in his or her craft and intellectually disciplined with the integrity of the warrior in order to properly decode the quantum signals from the future. The purpose of our existence would then be to ensure, not only the creation of life on earth, but the creation of the big bang itself! We obviously cannot fail since the universe cannot have come into existence without us in this extreme example of Borgesian quantum solipsism. Existentialism is wrong because it is an incorrect extrapolation of the old physics. Breton's surrealism, with its Jungian idea of meaningful coincidence, is closer to the truth. This would then be the final secret of the Illuminati - that charismatic chain of adepts in quixotic quest of their "Impossible Dream" of the Grail. Enough of my subjective vision. Now on to the objective physics." pp. 15-16
I open a page "randomly" (in deference to the hard-boiled skeptics who believe that the Universe is "sound and fury" and that we are accidental) to Gold's chapter "Israel" and on p.115 I find:
"So now I am in the first hour of one of my deaths.
The thought made me dizzy. I was reminded of Jack Sarfatti, Ph.D. physicist and reincarnation of the eleventh-century mystic Rabbi Sarfatti .. with rapt descriptions of how events from the future cause events in the past."
On Jul 9, 2010, at 5:31 PM, JACK SARFATTI wrote:
The emergence of gravity as a retro-causal post-inflation macro-quantum-coherent holographic vacuum Higgs-Goldstone field (2009)
Sarfatti, Jack, Levit, Creon
We present a model for the origin of gravity, dark energy and dark matter: Dark energy and dark matter are residual pre-inflation false vacuum random zero point energy (w=-1) of large-scale negative,...
SUNDAY INTERVIEW – The Universe, As Seen From North Beach by Stephen Schwartz, San Francisco Chronicle, August 17, 1997
"With infectious enthusiasm for his subject, Jack Sarfatti explains how physics has replaced philosophy as an over-arching discipline that spans the once discontinuous worlds of science and the humanities. Since he first came to the Bay Area in the mid-1970s, physicist Jack Sarfatti has been a provocative presence in local intellectual life.
Leaping from North Beach cafes to leading policy think-tanks, he has cut a broad intellectual swath, challenging the preconceptions of poets, political thinkers and physicists alike.
With a background in quantum theory, he claims to break new ground in scientific understanding of the eternal questions: ‘Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?’
In this interview, he discusses the breakdown of a paradigm that, for centuries in the West, has viewed science and humanistic thought as irrevocably separated."
"Science proceeds as if the past were the home of explanation; whereas the future, and the future alone, holds the key to the mysteries of the present." Henry Dwight Sedgwick, An Apology for Old Maids, House of Sorrow (1908)
Another Eccentric Genius in North Beach? By Jerry Carroll, San Francisco Chronicle, May 11,1981, p. 23
"In the half-century that North Beach has supplied a haven for waves of brilliant and erratic thinkers, few have rivaled Jack Sarfatti for comprehensive weirdness and what just might be original genius."
"Creation is emerging as even stranger than we thought."1
Sir Martin Rees, Cambridge, 9/9/2001, London Sunday Times
Indeed it is even stranger than possibly, my old acquaintance, Martin is willing to think!
This book is, by far, the weirdest true story ever told. It tells how our Super Cosmos, of parallel universes floating in hyperspace, is connected together by Star Gate time travel machines carrying "The Masters of Hyperspace"2 back to us from our futures. We all come into being and becoming from the post-quantum Mind of God. Participate in the real life thrilling Psi Wars adventure, the amazing paranormal flying saucer Grail Quest of visionary physicist Jack Sarfatti and "the others" as they decode The Cabala’s3"Cipher of Genesis" demystifying the enigma of consciousness, a body guard of spiritual truths wrapped in the secrets of the material world of post-quantum physics.
Stephen Hawking’s Questions on the Mind of God
"Einstein once asked the question: ‘How much choice did God have in constructing the universe?’ Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? ... Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? Is the unified theory so compelling that it brings about its own existence? Or does it need a creator, and, if so, does he have any other effect on the universe? And who created him? ... if we do discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason - for then we would know the mind of God." – "A Brief History of Time" Update 2010. The discovery of dark energy shows that we live in a holographic intelligent conscious universe. The 2D hologram screen is in our future and creates us as 3D hologram images retro-causally back from our future Omega Point. The hologram screen is the "brane" (brain) of Hawking's "Mind of God."
This book has scientifically testable answers to Hawking’s questions that obey Sir Karl Popper’s criterion of falsifiability.