CHAPTER 3-08 A Model of Reality and Time - Using the Delta-t Loop to Project (Simulate) Everything Significant That Could Possibly Happen In OS. (78)

Author: Tom Campbell. Link to original: (English).
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into Russian: Глава 3-08. Модель реальности и времени. Использование Дельта-t для проецирования (симуляции) всех значимых событий, которые могут произойти в ОС. 0% translated in draft.
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Let’s generalize and broaden our model by looking at the possibility that everything significant that can happen does happen. This is a key concept to understanding the breadth of our multi-dimensional reality, and to appreciating how AUM optimizes the output of its consciousness experiments by collecting data and amassing statistics that describe all possibilities simultaneously.

CR - In the previous chapter, I described the complete set of state vectors representing everything that will most likely happen in OS. This was computed by incrementing delta-t (simulation time) through M consecutive iterations in between each increment of DELTA-t (PMR time). Recall that as m progresses from m = 1 to m = M, the delta-t loop converges upon the most probable future state. This was accomplished by evaluating all the possible future states in order to determine the most probable one. The most probable future state for that iteration of m then becomes part of the set of stored OS probable reality state vectors. Now TBC is going to track and store every significant possible future state (and its associated expectation value) that is evaluated for each iteration of m, not only the most probable one.

CR - In order to assess all the significant possibilities, our understanding of the delta-t loop must be expanded. A more generalized delta-t loop process must now not only compute the most likely future states, but also track all (regardless of their likelihood) possible significant future states for each iteration m = 1, 2, 3,… M. Furthermore, each of these possible future states is assigned an expectation value that is a measure of its likelihood of being actualized. The mechanics and implications of this broadened delta-t loop functionality are discussed in detail in the remainder of this chapter, and are illustrated in Figure 5-3.

CR - Before continuing with the description of this new application of the delta-t loop, I want to define the concept of significant states. A significant state is one that represents some unique, viable, meaningful configuration of OS, even if it is perhaps somewhat unlikely. Essentially, TBC generates significant states by computing all the permutations and combinations of all the free will choices, all the potential changes in objects, all the energy state changes, and then eliminates the redundant or insignificant states. All significant states with a probability of actualization above some small arbitrary value are enumerated.

CR - For a given value of the iteration index m, the total number of significant possible future states is not known until after they have been generated. Thus, as the delta-t loop is iterated, there may be a different total number of significant possible (though not necessarily probable) future states for each specific iteration m. Recall however that for each specific iteration of m, only one of the significant possible future states will eventually be actualized and take its place on our seemingly continuous OS-PMR history thread. The state that eventually becomes actualized will probably be the one that was previously given the highest probability of being actualized – but not necessarily. The collective free will is free to choose whatever it will; updates and adjustments are made as needed to accommodate the vagaries of free will.

CR - Perhaps the simplest way to think of this generalized process is to imagine that a dimension of width has been added to the information recorded during each iteration m of the delta-t loop. Look ahead to Figure 5-3: The example given shows parent-child state generation exhibiting geometric growth. During the first iteration of m (m = 1) there are three significant possible futures states generated (OS1, OS2, OS3), including the one determined to be most probable (double bordered OS3). TBC tracks and stores all three states associated with iteration m = 1. Here we have chosen the small number three (M = 3) to make our visualization easier to grasp and present graphically. In actuality, there is a very large number of significant possible future states. Every circle in Figure 5-3 represents a unique state vector of OS.

CR - This newly expanded function of the delta-t loop (tracking all possible states instead of just the most likely ones) represents a generalized larger view of our previous understanding. As such, it is more complicated to describe and to follow. Referring to the simple example given in Figure 5-3 may help provide a better understanding. The next step (m = 2) of this generalized NPMRN delta-t loop is to project (simulate) a set of possible (though not necessarily probable) future states for each of the alternative states generated for m = 1. That is to say that each significant possible future state that is generated during iteration m spawns another complete set of significant possible future states during the next value of m (and so on as m is sequentially stepped to M). For example, in Figure 5-3 each nearly solid black state (m = 2) generates three medium gray (m = 3) states, which each generate three light gray states (m = 4).

CR - The result is a geometrically expanding array of significant possible future states originating with the current OS and iterating M generations into the simulated (projected) future – representing a total elapsed time of M•(DELTA-t).

CR - In summary, during iteration m = 2, each of the previously generated (first generation) alternative states will generate some number of significant possible (second generation) future states of its own. The generalized delta-t loop is then recursively applied to each second-generation alternative state. This process continues until the delta-t loop has projected all significant possible future states of OS for m = 1, 2, 3, …M iterations by simulating (projecting) everything significant that could possibly happen (above a certain level of expectation) during M consecutive increments of DELTA-t.

CR - We are no longer working exclusively with what is most likely to become actualized and what has previously been actualized (our PMR-OS history). We have now formed a super-set that includes all that, as well as some significant (worth following) states that will not and did not happen. In other words, a larger, broader set of states defining all significant possibilities of OS has been formed. Mechanically, this was accomplished by expanding the scope of the delta-t loop to recursively enumerate and determine all the significant possibilities of OS.

CR - This enumeration and determination of potentially significant state vectors does not need to be accomplished by computational brute force. Given that the Fundamental Process would unquestionably need to create extremely clever evaluative operating systems and software for TBC as it functionally evolved within AUM’s consciousness, we can assume a certain efficiency of process is achieved. After all, evolution is the unparalleled master of developing efficient and effective processes within each specific operating environment. For example, such software could be used to remove all the extremely unlikely, insignificant, uninteresting, unproductive, degenerate, duplicative, repetitive, meaningless, and useless states to form a complete set of useful alternate reality state vectors specifying everything significant that possibly could happen in OS during the next actual DELTA-t. Recall Topic 4 in Chapter 4 of this book for a short list of overall goals that suggests some of the evaluation criteria this expert system software might use to make decisions. Remember, the evaluative processes do not have to be perfect – the final results need only be functionally adequate and statistically meaningful – perfect calculations and processes are never required.

CR - TBC calculates the probability that each projected possible OS state vector might be actualized by the free will choices and changes in objects and energy that will be made during the next actual increment of DELTA-t. The one that is most likely to be actualized becomes the first point (m = 1) on the future probable reality surface of OS that we discussed in the previous chapter. In the example shown in Figure 5-3, the states that will eventually be actualized are double bordered. OS3 most likely, but not necessarily, represents the first (m = 1) flat ring on OS’s most probable future reality surface. (Reference Figure 5-2 located in Chapter 7 at the end of Figure 5-3 Generating the Possible States of OS OS1•1OS1•OSspawns 3 states: OS1, OS2, OS3•Each subsequent state generates 3 children. •The nextDELTA-t, OSactualizes OS3–OS1, OS2and all of their descendants become unactualized past possibilities–Only the descendants of OS3become future possibilities–OS3updates OS1’, OS2’, and OS3’ and all their descendants, as necessary.•The nextDELTA-t, OS3actualizes OS1’. Now only the descendants of OS1’can become our future possibilities. The descendants of OS2’and OS3’become part of the unactualized past; etc., etc.OS2OSOS3OS1’OS2’OS3’OS1’’OS2’’OS3’’m=4m=3m=2m=1

CR - Topic 3 in this book.) OS2 and OS1 are also m = 1 states but remain unactualized – the choices they represent were not chosen by the collected free will actions of the sentient beings in OS during that actual DELTA-t.

CR - The next pass (m = 2: solid black circles) through this generalized OS DELTA-t simulator will allow each of the possible m = 1 states (both likely and unlikely) to likewise generate all the possible significant states that could be generated from the initial conditions that this particular state vector represents. Again, the probabilities of actualization are computed for every state vector generated. For example, only one state generated by OS3 can be most probable and take its place on the most probable future reality surface of OS3. Also only one state (depicted by double bordered OS1 י in Figure 5-3) generated by OS3 will be actualized by the free will of the sentient beings within OS3. This process, repeated M times (once for each value of m) gets to be a mind full. I am afraid that we will need to resort to a generalized subscript notation to keep this mental picture focused.

CR - Let’s take it from the top utilizing subscripts to form a generalized description of this process. Each alternate reality state vector, differentiated by the index i, represents the state vector defining OSi. The subscript i keeps track of as many unique state vectors (i = 1, 2, 3, …) as there are unique arrangements of sentient choices and other variables (objects, position, or energy).

CR - These OSi state vectors constitute parallel, possible, or potential future realities of OS or from a PMR-centric view, parallel, possible, or potential future universes. Sometimes travelers in NPMRN get into these parallel realities (such as the never-to-be-actualized solid dark (m = 2) or medium gray (m =3) circles attached to OS1 or OS2 – or the could-be-actualized light gray (m = 4) outermost circles attached to OS3 יי ), and fail to realize they represent reality states that were or are merely possible and not necessarily probable. A measure of each state’s probability of being actualized is available, but needs to be accessed with a separate intent. In other words, the probability of actualization does not automatically come integrated with the experience of the reality – you have to ask a separate question and be precise with your initial intent.

CR - Each of the alternate reality state vectors described above becomes the starting point for another. Everything significant that could possibly happen is computed based on the unique permutations and combinations of all the possible states of objects, energy, and the free will choices of beings originating from the particular initial conditions of each particular alternate reality state vector.

CR - Thus, parent OSi (first generation) state vector possibilities spawn new child OSi י state vectors (second generation), which in turn spawns yet a new generation of child OSi יי state vectors (third generation). This progression continues so on and so forth, until one has progressed this family tree of possible states (all offspring of the original OS and all computed during the single time increment DELTA-t) through M generations. Remember, M is an arbitrarily large but finite integer.

CR - Every alternate state vector (every circle in Figure 5-3) can generate its own probable reality surface of expectation values by tracing the states that are most probable from generation to generation of its descendants. (Note: M is finite because this is a real process generating the real reality that we presently live in. This does not represent an imaginary or theoretical process – it is a practical model of how the larger reality operates.)

CR - In this way, the number of unique and useful alternate reality system state vectors grows (removing all useless and redundant states) until we arrive at a complete set of alternate reality system state vectors representing everything that could uniquely and usefully (significantly) happen. All the state vectors that result from this progression have been derived (originated) from the OS state vector during this present DELTA-t (our present moment).

CR - During the next DELTA-t, one (and only one) of these possible states (first generation OSi) becomes actualized (through our free will choices and the changing objects and energy) as our next present moment. The descendants of that state (the OSi that was actualized) become unactualized future possibilities, while the descendants of all the other non-actualized OSi (a much larger group) become unactualized past possibilities. TBC saves and stores everything.

CR - The unactualized future possibilities have a finite chance of being actualized at some time in the future, while the unactualized past possibilities can now never be actualized by free will choices within OS. Now integrate this picture with the one described in the previous chapter. If, from the set of simulated unactualized future possibilities you trace the single most likely state to be actualized within each of the M generations, you would have defined the probable reality surface for OS that was defined in Chapter 7 of this book.

CR - The word “actualized,” as it is used here, refers to what actually happened or actually took place from our perspective – the perspective of OS. States are actualized and reality is created in the present moment. For us, it is created DELTA-t by DELTA-t – one increment (fundamental time quantum of PMR) at a time. The history of OS is the sequential record of the actualized present moments of OS.

CR - Because time is quantized, and TBC has a good memory, both the actualized and unactualized states (state vectors) can be saved. Every saved state vector is as complete, vital, and capable of generating new states as any other saved state vector within TBC. The set of state vectors within the group called unactualized past possibilities are not dead states; they are simply dormant states. They are as alive and vital as any – they have simply not been actualized or chosen by the free will choices and changes of objects and energy that define the dynamic history thread of Our System of reality.

CR - # A short aside is in order here. I can hear you wondering:

CR - “Granted, every state vector is theoretically capable of generating new states, but why would an unactualized state do this?”

CR - You are absolutely correct: It wouldn’t change spontaneously. It would simply sit there with all its possibilities laid out for M generations, unless something changed in its defining choice-set. For example, a sentient being could travel back through history to that particular state vector and alter something significant, thus modifying that state vector and all its descendants. If the change represented one of the possible choices previously considered (highly likely), no new calculations are necessary, otherwise a new branch is generated and a new larger set of possibilities would be created.

CR - However, even if a new array were generated, once all its possibilities were filled out it would simply sit there until additional unique significant changes were introduced. There is no need to continue making calculations on unactualized states of a particular OS. Unactualized states do not require much updating – unless somebody with free will is introducing new significant initial conditions and creating new branches within the old set of possibilities. They simply sit there as a mostly static complete array (database) of the possibilities and retain the potential to branch (calculate new possibilities) if new initial conditions are introduced.

CR - This arrangement (allowing for unique input while maintaining an exhaustive database of possibilities) enables the running of what-if analysis to ascertain the impact of having made specific choices. This type of analysis is often used as an aid to help certain sentient beings that are between physical manifestations in PMR to understand the implications of previous choices and overcome personal belief systems. Such analysis is a typical part of the planning process for more aware beings trying to learn as much as possible from their past experiences before initiating another PMR experience.

CR - For those who do not understand the larger reality well enough or do not have the necessary control, others typically guide this process for them. This analysis capability is generally available to any NPMRN or PMR being who is sufficiently aware and in control of their mental faculties and intent within NPMRN. *

CR - Now that DELTA-t has incremented and an OSi state has been actualized as the current OS state, the second generation OSi’ that are children of the actualized OSi state, become first generation possibilities to the present actualized moment. Again, M generations beyond the present state are computed for all states (actualized and unactualized) that contain significant possibilities. And so on, and so forth, this process marches on, generating and computing potential reality-system state vectors describing everything significant that might happen, along with everything significant that might have happened (but didn’t, from our point of view). TBC saves every state vector, its genealogy, and its likelihood or probability (relative to its siblings) of being actualized by its parent.

CR - The past of OS is represented by a particular solid thread connecting all our past actualized states as it meanders through the matrix of all past possibilities. Our perceived past or history can also be described as a specific sequenced subset (previously actualized states) of the all-past-states database. Likewise, our probable future is represented by a dashed thread snaking through a vastly smaller database of future possible states, picking out only the states with the highest likelihood of actualization, as it moves sequentially from generation to generation. This future thread represents the most probable reality or probable future surface of OS (see Topics 1 and 8 in Chapter 7 of this book).

CR - We have described and generated a set of state vectors representing everything significant that can happen (including everything significant that might have happened and everything significant that might happen yet) through M generations beyond the original common ancestor OS. All this is calculated between each DELTA-t. Because this concept is complex, let us summarize quickly before continuing.

CR - Previously, we developed probable reality surfaces for M sequential simulated increments of DELTA-t. These probable reality surfaces only described everything most likely to happen. Now, we have broadened that concept by describing everything significant that could happen. The process starts with OS at a particular DELTA-t and projects (simulates) M generations of possible future significant states of OS. This is accomplished between successive actual DELTA-t increments (real-time is standing still in OS). It is accomplished by incrementing the NPMRN delta-t loop, which, at each iteration m, generates all the significant possibilities (the OSi) for each of the OS alternative states previously defined. This delta-t process continues through M iterations, progressing and expanding to project or simulate everything significant that could possibly happen during the next M iterations of DELTA-t.

CR - During the next actual DELTA-t (real-time in OS moves forward one increment), one and only one of the OSi states, is actualized to become our present moment. The actualization of only one state leaves a large set of unactualized past possibilities. Every state not connected upstream to our newly actualized present state becomes an unactualized past possibility. In other words, only those relatively few states that are descended from the just actualized (our new present) state now make up our future possibilities. TBC always maintains a calculation space of M generations beyond the present. (We will generalize the concept of M later but it will serve us well in the meantime to think of it as a fixed integer.) As this process continues, redundant states among the unactualized past possibilities are collapsed. Entire branches of this family tree may cease to expand for lack of further significant unique possibilities.

CR - The initial massive calculation (running the delta-t loop to generate every significant possible future state through M generations) must be done only once (say during the first increment – the beginning of time for OS). Other than a few relatively minor adjustments that may need to be applied to the previously generated states (allowing for unforeseen changes in initial conditions and imperfections in TBC’s evaluative and predictive software), all that remains is the creation of the newest generation of children states.

CR - Every actualized reality system state vector, flourishing and evolving within its own dimension, represents a dynamic open (entities and objects can come and go) reality with an active copy of you and everyone else (including all the objects and energy) it inherited from its parent (along with all the pending potential choices, interactions, and conditions).

CR - It may be helpful here to point out that dimension is to TBC as a line on a sheet of paper is to us. Or better yet, as the text-line on a computer screen is to us – simply press the enter key to get a new one. Those analogies are not perfect. Perhaps a better one would be that dimension is to TBC as a saved file in our computer is to us. You get the idea. TBC spins off a new computationally alive dimension within Our System’s multi-dimensional reality for every uniquely significant reality system state vector it generates.

CR - In a bigger picture, each dimensioned local reality (the various PMRk for example) describes a diverging, branching, set of uniquely dimensioned potential worlds. Think of saved files that may contain sub-files – folders within folders – with each folder or sub-file containing an executing piece of the overall simulation. Each reality exists within a unique dimension, folder, or memory space within TBC. All these realities existing within their various dimensions or dynamic folders are computationally alive (can be modified) subsets of a larger simulation, expanding into their potential futures by the beat of their own time artificially constructed or simulated by successive increments of DELTA-tk. OS is one of those local realities – the one that we sentient beings in OS have collectively chosen to actualize. I will discuss this subject again from a slightly different viewpoint in Topic 3, Chapter 11 of this book where we will again contemplate an Even Bigger Computer (EBC) and multiple PMRk.

CR - We have thus constructed a process to support everything significant that can happen, in fact, does happen – at least in TBC calculation space. Nevertheless, everything that can happen is not actualized. If, in the rare instance (allowing for imperfection in TBC’s software) where the state that is actualized is not (to a significant degree) one of the previously generated OSi, then it is simply added to the set of OSi.

CR - Although TBC’s software can be exceptionally clever and efficient, it does not have to be perfect. Perfect processes, like infinite processes, are unnecessary to the development of this model. We are talking about real processes here, processes that are imperfect and finite. There is a finite number of beings, objects, and energy states among objects, and each of these has a finite number of choices and ways to change. All the significant permutations and combinations of all the possibilities through all M generations is probably an extremely large number (especially from our PMR perspective), but it is finite and consumes only a tiny fraction of the capacity of an apparently infinite (but actually finite) AUM.