Friday, November 28, 2014

666: Consecutive Numbers and Correlations

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

—Pablo Picasso

I reviewed the role of random number generators within a previous post on the study and use of these devices conducted by Princeton University regarding both the global consciousness and the former study of human and machine interactions. Of course generating numbers operates on the framework of sidereal time which is of course, it happens to be the identical framework of thought that occurs in the mind. The patterns become significant only within the context of sidereal time.

The bottom line is the supposition that human consciousness can produce an ordering of chaos by it’s entanglement in spacetime as an input. Mathematics as a means to compare relationships by quantity that is predictable versus the unpredictable nature of nature itself, and of course the larger nature where all of this takes place is largely a mystery that retains it’s charisma.

I suppose what happens in a fishbowl does not reflect on the residents of the household where the bowl is placed on a shelf or does it?

The machinery of random number generators pits consecutive numbers against their opposite and by reading the output one assumes there is a pattern or consecutive nature of it’s causation, a coherency that also underscores thought processes as consecutive, and yet if these readings derived from the study point out anything, it is the age old question of predictability in a closed system versus one that is open.

Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin.

—John von Neumann

This in turn reflects back on the one observing this process as our own lives are to some degree a variable of the predictable and the unpredictable working hand in glove.

One goes back over 2, 000 years ago in the midst of the Roman occupation of Israel and the theological basis of it’s laws which the Roman’s successfully accomplished an end run bypass. The law and belief system at that time forbid the ownership of land by a private party due to the fact that it was believed that no one could own the land possessed by a “supreme being” and the Romans in cahoots with the elders of the religion worked out real estate transactions which were the basis of a huge tumult, amongst many.

So we have a dispute over identical concepts based on ownership in contention and so it is not surprising that an unknown scribe penned what would become a Biblical “Revelation” whose numerical identifier was 666, or if you will, consecutive numbers that were superimposed on a “beast” the beast being the Romans or anyone that tried an end run around this subject of identifying ownership and whose ownership it was presumed to be. Here we have a causation of thought imposed on numbers locked into identifiers and associations within a socio-political contest. Romans versus Israelites.

A collision of conflicting laws. Then again to state the obvious, we layer atop this observation that mathematics is the calculus of laws.

Of course then again so is the nexus of anomalous experiences.

"All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer. "

—IBM Manual, 1925

Of course once again thought requires the predictability of consecutive associations and in terms of the anomalous, one interesting and obscure phenomenon is the seemingly strange pattern of consecutive numbers that can occur under certain conditions.

“I frequently undergo periods of repeatedly waking up during the night at a specific time, something I can’t attribute to external factors. It is hard to believe that there is any noise that could occur with such metronomic regularity (e.g. nobody has a milkman that arrives at precisely 4:24am for a number of consecutive nights – approximately 4:25 maybe – but exactly4:24?). As the example of 4:24 suggests, this would not appear to be from an electronic source (e.g. heating) as that wouldn’t be coming on until about an hour and a half later. Perhaps the oddest part is that though I sometimes check the time as soon as I wake up and at other times don’t look at the clock for 5–10 minutes, the time is always the same.

I can recall being struck by a passage in Colin Wilson’s book Alien Dawn where he comments that, while writing the book, he frequently woke up to find that the clock was a run of identical digits (3:33, 4:44 etc.). Eerily, as I was reading the book, I was encount­ering a run of 4:44s and, as this passage is at the back of the book, it was not until I was about to finish it that I realised that I had been encountering the patt­ern described. Wilson discounts pure coincidence or external agency and suggests that as we live in an “information universe” it is his unconscious mind telling him that we can make greater use of our faculties.

I fail to reach any firm conclus­ion. With my rational hat on I am inclined to suggest that our brains do run such a finely tuned neuro­logical clock, but perhaps only during sleep. Such a clock might have been continuously functional in early humans. As we strove to control our world, we invented devices to measure time. Such devices meant that we no longer had to rely on our internal clock and consequently the facility atrophied.

During sleep, however, there are no devices to keep us up to speed with time. Our internal clock wakes up as our body falls asleep. Nature often provides us with remarkable examples of time-keeping, such as regular migrations – so why should humans be any different? My only problem with this theory is that it fails to explain quite why I would wish to wake up repeatedly at 4:24 (or, indeed, just look at my clock at 4:24) for a number of consecutive nights.

I think it’s an indication of mainly hidden relationships between our internal worlds (conscious and subconscious) and the external world. I’m being told something – but I can’t decipher the message. “

I find this case to be typical of oddly arranged correlations between consciousness, thought and consecutive numbers ( either consecutive in pattern or by the arrangement of the numbers themselves) as I have read of and heard directly of individuals who every time they happen to look at a clock, it is a consecutive number like 111, or 222, or 333 etc.

A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems; a better mathematician is one who can see analogies between proofs and the best mathematician can notice analogies between theories. One can imagine that the ultimate mathematician is one who can see analogies between analogies.

—Stefan Banach

What insight does this portend?

1 comment:

  1. When my parents finally sold my childhood home and moved out I would wake at 3:18 for several days. Not always consecutive. But frequently. I then tried to alter the times I went to bed, figuring it was just my natural sleep patterns. No matter how early, or how late, 3:18 came up. That was the house's street address number.