Associative Universe

From Rigorous Intuition:

One afternoon in Los Angeles in the winter of 1976, the week he began compiling his notes on various branches of the UFO cult “the Order of Melchizedek” for what became Messengers of Deception, Jacques Vallee stood curbside at Sunset Boulveard and hailed a taxi. He looked downstream at the rush hour traffic, raised his hand towards several oncoming cabs, and one swerved into the curb lane and stopped for him. After a short ride, during which Vallee did not discuss his current research, he paid his fare and accepted a receipt. He stuffed it in his wallet and thought nothing more of it, until two days he noticed it was signed Melchizedek:

I cannot afford to write this story, because I cannot expect anyone to believe it. At the same time I cannot sweep it under the rug. There is only one Melchizedek listed in the LA phone book, and I have the receipt signed by the driver right in front of me. [Reproduced in the book: “2-21-76 Receive $6.25 for taxi fare from Roosevelt Hotel to 3321 S La Cienega, Red & White Cab #98 M. Melchizedek.”] It was this incident that convinced me to put more energy into understanding the nature of such coincidences.

Vallee, who is both a computer scientist and a UFOlogist, invested his energy in Information Theory, which led to his model of an Associative Universe.

Time and space may be convenient notions for plotting the progress of a locomotive, but they are completely useless for locating information…. What modern computer scientists have now recognized is that ordering by time and space is the worst possible way to store data. In a large computer-based information system, no attempt is made to place related records in sequential physical locations. It is much more convenient to sprinkle the records throughout storage as they arrive, and to construct an algorithm for retrieval based on some type of keyword…..

The Melchizedek incident that I experienced on February 21, 1976 suggested to me that the world might be organized more like a random database than like a sequential library. Since there is only one person named Melchizedek in the LA phone book, I have to conclude that mere coincidence cannot explain this incident. Alternative explanations are equally inadequate, unfortunately. I did not discuss my research with the driver, so a hoax is out of the question. There could be a well-organized conspiracy against me, of course, to put lady taxi drivers on my path with names related to my current reading interests, but the motivations of such conspirators would be rather obscure! Fortunately, another avenue of explanation exists.

If there is no time dimension as we usually assume there is, we may be traversing events by association. Modern computers retrieve information associatively. You “evoke” the desired records by using keywords, words of power: you request the intersection of “microwave” and “headache” and you find 20 articles you never suspected existed. Perhaps I had unconsciously posted such a request on some psychic bulletin board with the keyword “Melchizedek.” If we live in the associative universe of the software scientist rather than the sequential universe of the space-time physicist, then miracles are no longer irrational events.

For those who don’t remember Professor Vallee, I posted a piece on him back a couple of weeks (or more) ago. His assertion that UFOs might not be extraterrestrial spacecraft, or any kind of hardware at all makes him, as he describes it, ” a heretic among heretics.” Vallee’s theory of “altered reality” and perception states that UFOs and other phenomenon are not material at all, but “immaterial” entities from other dimensions that control our perceptions of reality. Thus what we perceive to be “UFOs” now-a-days would have been angels and demons a couple of hundred years ago.

What Jeff Wells posted about Vallee seems to me true to form about the good Professor, his Matrix-like theory of reality ( using associative words and phrases to do a search, and or object(s)) in order to alter the user’s “perception” of reality ( maybe reality itself?)  conjures up images of H.P. Lovecraft and “The Great Old Ones”. Wild stuff.

Original post here.

12 responses

  1. For the comfort of my commenters (and myself) I decided a slight makeover was in order.

    Any compliments, leave gold and silver coinage in the tip-jar.

    For complaints, call 1-800-BITEMEE.

  2. Well EXCUSE us! 😆

    It is an improvement, though. Clean-looking and very professional… even for a jar-head!

    😀

  3. In reading this, I see it only a very short step from logic to faith.

    Wasn’t it Spock who said:

    “I weep for Vger as I would a brother. As I was when I came aboard, so is Vger now, cold… empty… incomplete and searching. Jim; logic and knowledge are not enough.”

    I came to that conclusion myself, 25 years ago.

    Associative comparisons always came easier for me than the stacking and storage of mounds of data in a notebook, never mind my tortured mind! I’d be lucky to remember what I’m typing now, two hours hence! But… all I say to myself is “Jar Head”, and miracle of miracles! It returns! 😉

    Anyway, excellent post, my friend!

  4. Even us ol’ jarheads have our moments. 😉

    And I was getting sick of fighting the comment box too. The computer I use at work uses IE6 and it was hell when I made spelling mistakes. My computer at home uses Firefox, so that wasn’t so bad.

    Odd that it took Mirthy complaining about it to make me change things. Despite our differences, I miss her and D’s stuff. They were/are as passionate about their beliefs as anybody else.

    I was sick of the dark theme(s) too. And it does have a cleaner look. Plus my interests are evolving here, I’ve been doing more science ( okay, weird science ) and sci-fi lately instead of NWO shit. Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about those arseholes. I noticed some of Suzie-Q’s Justice Bloggers are posting NWO stuff now. It seems we have been an influence.

    This Associative Universe Theory is alot like the Matrix or even an “artificial” Universe in an alien laboratory in another dimension.

    Wouldn’t that be a laugh riot? (:-0

  5. 1-800-BITEMEE

    Tell me when and where, Daddy-O! 🙂

    I like it. I liked your old template but I always had difficutly reading the text and posting was even more challenging. Maybe my flatscreen monitor isn’t so good?

    Anyway, I can read everything now and posting is a breeze.

  6. Vallee’s theory of “altered reality” and perception states that UFOs and other phenomenon are not material at all, but “immaterial” entities from other dimensions that control our perceptions of reality.

    It’s like String Theory.

    Multiple dimensions all co-existing at once, side-by-side. Psychics believe the spirit can move freely between dimensions the way we move from romm-to-room.

    One of the strangest experiences I’ve had is what psychics refer to as “Aport.” Physical matter moving through physical matter and seemingly not obeying the laws of physics. Only a spirit or an alien with the technology to manipulate string theory dimensions can do this.

  7. Tell me when and where, Daddy-O!🙂

    *washing Christopher’s mind out with Dawn dish soap, again!* 😉

    My old template looked cool, but it made reading text and background coloring a bitch. Oh yeah, the comment box too.

    This is the first time I’ve heard about “aport”. I gotta check this out! Thanks Christopher!

  8. Uber Highwayman | Reply

    I don’t think that Mirthy and D are gone for good, just posting a little less frequently.

    I had to go to a flat-screen monitor when my old one cooked on me. I like it better, as my eyes aren’t what they used to be. The old ones get hotter and use more power, as well as take up a lot of space.

    Dreams have always been an interest of mine. In them, we can traverse time and space very easily, although not always at our whim. I’ve seen myself back in the past, and it seemed so real that upon awakening, it is a real shock! Perhaps relativity is a matter of perception, and that the key to dimensional travel lies within the dormant capabilities of our mind.

  9. It might take a while to brew antimatter and store it, you can only make it in particle accelerators in nano-amounts. And that in a magnetic bottle.

    ‘Course, you wouldn’t need much to begin with…

  10. Don’t be messin’ with Christopher’s mind!
    It. Is. Perfection. as it is.

    LOVE the look Dad. Not just the ease of commenting, but the whole site looks clean and professional.

    LM is still perking along, altho posts will only be once per week for a while. New one tomorrow.

    *big thumbs up, papa*

  11. Don’t be messin’ with Christopher’s mind! It. Is. Perfection. as it is.

    HAHAHAHAHA! That’s sweet, Mirthy. 😉

  12. Thanks for the kudos gang! 🙂

    I’ll check out LM this a.m. Mirthy.

    I’m going for the ezine look, it looks like that’s how things might evolve! 🙂

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