Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Isolt's Enchantment & Holy Water

One day she gave birth to a daughter, beautiful, vivacious and flowing. Una said, “I shall name you Isolt of the Waters, for you have brought with you all the springs, rivers, lakes, and oceans.” — Isolt's Enchantment

Water—from its supernatural qualities, especially potent in the enchanted world's Great White Sea, to its source of energy, inspiration, and wisdom throughout Melia's journey—serves as the passageway between the enchanted and mortal worlds and is a significant actor in Daughter of Light cosmology,

It's curious that, even today, water's unique qualities cannot be explained by quantum mechanics. Probablitity waves, definite states, pilot waves, quantum coherence, tunneling ... no one's figured out water's quantum magic. But we do know:

-- every organism we know of needs water to survive. In fact, without water, life on Earth would have never begun. 

So we'll begin our journey today with an ode to Isolt of the Water's dark enchantment, Holy Water by Big & Rich.
Lyrics:

Somewhere there's a stolen halo,
I used to watch her wear it well.
Everything would shine wherever she would go,
But looking at her now you'd never tell.
Someone ran away with her innocence
A memory she can't get out of her head.
I can only imagine what she's feeling
When she's praying kneeling at the edge of her bed.

And she says
“Take me away,
Then take me farther,
Surround me now,
And hold, hold, hold me like Holy Water.
Holy water.”

She wants someone to call her angel,
Someone to put the light back in her eyes.
She's looking through the faces and unfamiliar places.
She needs someone to hear her when she cries.

And she says
“Take me away,
Then take me farther,
Surround me now
And hold, hold, hold me like Holy Water.

She just needs a little help
To wash away the pain she's felt.
She wants to feel the healing hands
Of someone who understands.

And she says
“Take me away,
Take me farther,
Surround me now,
And hold, hold, hold me,

She says:
“Take me away
Then take me farther,
Surround me now,
And hold, hold, hold me like Holy Water.
Like Holy Water,
Like Holy Water,
Like Holy Water.”
Isolt of the Waters is an ancient water elemental whose betrayal and enchantment has forever changed the Whole. When a young scholar in Idonne discovers her story, along with tales of dwarf magic and the birth of Umbra—a malevolent entity dwelling in the Void—he dreams of a life filled with adventure and heroism.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Daughter of Light and Quantum Engtanglement

War & Grace, the final installment in the Daughter of Light trilogy will FINALLY be available on March 20 (the first day of Spring)! Beginning tomorrow, and for the following 90 days, we’ll be traveling through the series with excerpts from the different books, quantum musings and inspirational songs.

Like many (most?) (all?) contemporary fantasy authors, I read Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia as a child and the major Tolkien works (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) as a young teen. It’s common knowledge that Tolkien and Lewis were friends, professional colleagues and that they both professed a personal faith in Christianity which inluenced their respective works.

tolkien and lewis friendship, tolkien and lewis writing group, inklings

The Lord of the Rings was a huge and direct inspiration for Daughter of Light, but—of course!— changes had to be made. Who wants to retell The Lord of the Rings when it’s already been told so well?

the lord of the rings, sauron

What were the designed changes (made over a decade ago) in Daughter of Light?

  1. The protagonist along with a multitude of other major characters are female. 
  2. While Tolkien’s cosmology pre-dates contemporary history, the Realm of Faerie and the rest of the enchanted world in Daughter of Light exist parallel to the mortal world. There's a (quantum) exchange of energy between the two. 
    parallel worlds meaning, parallel worlds theory
  3. The Primal Essence, the Parallel of Shadows, and the Void in Daughter of Light are quantum realms. 
    quantum physics
  4. Language, style of dress, the attitudes and experiences of the characters in Daughter of Light travel much closer to modernity. 
    half faerie, tatou, melia, daughter of light
Thus, Daughter of Light explores and relies on the newer ideas of quantum mechanics and how reality forms. QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT is at the heart of the story … “quantum entanglement … predicts that changing one particle instantaneously changes the other — even if they are on opposite sides of the galaxy, 100,000 light-years apart.”

quantum universe theory

In Daughter of Light, Isolt’s enchantment is the seed of that quantum entanglement, crossing the boundaries of time and space, planes and multiple hearts and lives …

Isolt of the Waters is an ancient water elemental whose betrayal and enchantment has forever changed the Whole. When a young scholar in Idonne discovers her story, along with tales of dwarf magic and the birth of Umbra—a malevolent entity dwelling in the Void—he dreams of a life filled with adventure and heroism.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

No. A.I. Will NOT be 'Billions of Times' Smarter Than Humans

A.I. Will be 'billions of times' smarter than humans and man needs to merge with it, experts say

I don't think so. And why not? All A.I. is built on databases of human input, and structured with language created and developed by humans. (BTW, we don’t even know how THAT was done—the creation of language!)

Have you ever tried to build an A.I. bot? Well it won’t work without LOTS OF HUMAN INPUT.  I mean LOTS OF HUMAN INPUT. And even with TONS of human input, guess what? The tech industry was thrilled when their A.I. bots “created” a new language. But they didn’t understand it. Why not? Garbage in, garbage out.

The losers in the A.I. race will be the A.I. faithful, those who have fallen for the A.I. priests and evangelists and their A.I. dogma, pledged their allegiance and set aside all their skepticism and inner (transcendent?) ability to suss out the truth. Yes, those who believe raping the earth and creating climate surges to spin element 93 (Neptuniam which "is radioactive, poisonous, pyrophoric, and can accumulate in bones, which makes the handling of neptunium dangerous" — Wikipedia) to run D-Wave computers will—OMG! create brilliance that surpasses the brilliance that created life.

Want to check out brilliance? Take a red pill and watch this video:

(If the clip doesn't begin at 2:30, go there and watch the two-minute reverse evolution of life and ask yourself: So why do they call it ARTIFICIAL intelligence?!?)


LIFE is forward-moving.

A.I. is built on the past. Always. Filters filtering the past. Algorithms manipulating past events. All balanced on the low-lying pinnacle of the limited intelligence of the programmer. Programmers. Yep.

All the millions and billions and trillions of dollars being sunk into this technology when a four-year-old is superior at constructing sentences and gaining flashes of insight.

Yes, there are great uses for databases. Even very complex ones.

But predicting human behavior? Advancing planetary evolution? Creating something new? HAH! Even if they were able to mimic success 9 times out of 10, it would be the 10th time that would alter the trajectory of the future.

Because the past is OVER. GONE. DONE. So expecting to supersede the past by mechanically crunching the past doesn't sound very brilliant.

Geez. Is that not obvious? Learned behavior does not equal consciousness; Artificial Intelligence is learned behavior, ergo Artificial Intelligence is not consciousness.