There is no future in the past. 

 “In the world the passage of time brings increasing order. Order is the law of nature.  If time is an arrow, that arrow points to order. The future is pattern, organization, union, intensification; the past randomness, confusion, disintegration, dissipation.” Albert Einstein Albert Einstein believed that the future always provides more opportunity for discovery than does the past. There is no future in the...

If it feels right, do it!  

There are many answers to a single question or challenge. Fuzzy Thinking is a concept created by physicist Bart Kosko. It is used in the manufacture of products that think through sensing. Whereas the pragmatist says a thing is A or it is not, fuzzy thinking recognizes the ambiguities of all things. A can be a fuzzy A and still be not.  Everything is a matter of degree. There is perhaps an infinite spectrum of options instead of two extremes. Fuzzy thinking is more about sensing than calculation. If It feels right, do it!...

Be aware of the possibilities that lie elsewhere

A Möbius Strip is a continuous one-sided surface that can be formed from a rectangular strip by rotating one end 180° and attaching it to the other end.  It was named after a renowned German mathematician. If one’s mind follows the path of a Möbius Strip, it experiences events over and over again without awareness of the possibilities that lie elsewhere. On a Möbius Strip, all ideas, observations, decisions, and judgments are drawn solely from the past and present. Covering the same ground again and again creates a false sense of achievement....

The future is less foreboding when viewed with the “Third Eye.”.

A Hindu or Buddhist yogi, in tantric meditation, experiences an inner bridge in the midbrain that provides access to what the spiritualist calls the “third eye.” As the energy rises from the base of his spine, his eyes roll up and he becomes absorbed in the vision seen by the “third eye.” The physical sensation of the experience locates the “third eye” between and just above the other eyes, which remain closed during the meditation. His whole consciousness becomes polarized and, at the same time, he feels carried up in the vision in an out-of-body experience. He is at once the creator of the vision, a witness to it, and a participant in it. Tantric meditation is an intentional and focused version of what Westerners call daydreaming. When one is in a trance like the yogi, or dreaming of the future, time is condensed. Looking at the future with the “third eye” provides a more achievable perspective than viewing it from the present or from past exploits....

All possibilities are always present.

Erwin Schrödinger, a renowned quantum theorist, has a cat that lives in a box with a fiendish device, triggered by the random decay of a radioactive sample that determines whether the cat is fed food or poison. In our world, one switch or the other would be triggered and the cat would eat either good food and live, or eat the poison and die.  But Schrödinger’s cat is a quantum cat.  In the quantum world all possibilities, even contradictory ones, exist together. Schrödinger ‘s cat is fed both food and poison simultaneously.  Consequently, he is both alive and dead at the same time. We never see alive/dead cats. But, if we open the box to look at Schrödinger’s cat, we will see that the cat is either alive or dead. It is our looking that has saved or lost the cat. In quantum theory, both/and is always...

The pursuit of a truth is stimulated by the times, not the mind.  Many simultaneously pursue the same dream at the same time.

The Copernican Principle is based on Copernicus’ accurate assumption that the earth was not center of the solar system. To his followers this meant that humanity was somewhat less special in the bigger scheme of things. If there is nothing special about our place or time in the universe, this has serious implications for humanity’s future. If we are merely living at some random moment in time and the total number of human beings who have lived or will ever live is finite, then it is highly unlikely we are among the first or the last humans....