A Conjecture

Once per day, make sure you take a trip to every level of reality within your reach
Because that’s literally the only way anything make sense
You should literally wake up in the morning and ask, “how is the universe doing today?”
And if you practice, you can do a kind of scan, of the entire thing, starting as far OUT as you can go

T1 = THE KNOWABLE UNIVERSE AT THE MOMENT IS THE 3-DIMENSIONAL SPHERICAL VOLUME OF BASICALLY EMPTY SPACE, CENTERED ON US, RADIATING ~14,000,000,000 LIGHTYEARS IN EVERY DIRECTION, WITH A DUSTING OF MATTER STREWN ABOUT THE EMPTINESS…

––down to the bottom, how far IN can you go––

T2 = …IT’S MADE UP OF LIT-TLE-TINY BUNDLES OF CONDENSED ENERGY WHICH ARE ~0.000000000002 mm BLOBS HAVING MASS, SPIN, CHARGE, LOCATION, AND VELOCITY…

––no no, further––

T3 = …THE ENERGY BUNDLES COAST ALONG (or “through?”) A 4-DIMENSIONAL MANIFOLD (manifold = a kind of “shape”) CALLED SPACETIME, IT’S DIVIED UP INTO PIXELS CALLED PLANCK VOLUMES THAT ARE ~0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000004 mm³ AND TIME UNITS THAT ARE ~0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 SECONDS LONG…

––as far BACK as you can go––

T4 = …IT CAME FROM A LIT-TLE-TINY SPECK OF PURE ENERGY THAT WAS REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEALLY HOT AND DENSE THAT WENT BOOM! AND HAS BEEN RAPIDLY EXPANDING IN EVERY DIRECTION UNTIL WE FOUND IT LIKE THIS…

––as far FORWARD as you can go––

T5 = …AND IF THINGS CONTINUE ON THIS WAY, THEN EVENTUALLY EVERY ATOM WILL BE AN INFINITE DISTANCE AWAY FROM EVERY OTHER AND NO PLANETS, STARS, LIFEFORMS, OR EVEN VISIBLE LIGHT WILL EXIST (that’s called “heat death”). IT’S EITHER HEAT DEATH OR SOME COMPLETELY AS-YET-UNKNOWN MECHANISM THAT STOPS IT…

––then, breathing deeply, feeling the oxygen enter every cell membrane in every tissue in every subsystem of your body, return to the present eon and to the Earth––

T6 = …THE WORLD THAT IS PHYSICALLY ACCESSIBLE TO ME IS A 510,100,000 km² SPHERICAL SURFACE OF MATTER, COVERED IN LIFEFORMS, EMBEDDED WITHIN THE ASTRONOMICALLY LARGER SPACETIME SPHERE ; IT JUST SO HAPPENS TO BE AT EQUILIBRIUM IN A SEMI-STABLE PERIODIC TRAJECTORY AROUND AN EXPLODING MASS OF FUSING HYDROGEN ATOMS THAT WILL CONTINUE EXPLODING FOR 5 BILLION YEARS…

––feel every detail of it, briefly building up the macro-structures from the particles––

T7 = …THE LITTLE CONDENSED ENERGY BLOBS BAND TOGETHER TO FORM ATOMS WHICH BAND TOGETHER TO FORM MOLECULES ; THE MOLECULES BAND TOGETHER TO FORM CELLS ; THE CELLS BAND TOGETHER TO FORM TISSUE ; THE TISSUE ORGANIZES INTO SUBSYSTEMS ; THE SUBSYSTEMS INTERACT, AND LO AND BEHOLD, A “ME” EMERGES !!!

Do this in the same way you’d yawn and stretch, waking up in the morning
Then and only then, return to the fray

Now who is this Donald Trump again?
Another “me” formed similarly from interlocking subsystems made of
tissue made of
cells made of
molecules made of
atoms made of
fundamental particles
each with mass, charge, spin, location, and velocity.

You wouldn’t know it, the way we talk, though
We talk about Democrats and Republicans like they’re forces of nature
And in a sense they are
Just as matter bands together to form lifeforms,
So lifeforms band together to from groups,
Which, broadly speaking, all have the purpose of creating and exchanging information

Now information doesn’t just come in the form of books and videos
It comes in the form of any signal you can perceive and interpret through neural processing,
When we embrace each other, our skin sends and receives one kind of information,
When we shoot each other, our eyes, ears, hands, and pain receptors exchange other kinds of information,
When we elect a president, we compile information on our preferences
When we riot in the streets, we, through the sheer happening of it, alter the information available to the rest of the populace about the way things are going
So we are forces of nature, that exchange information
But we are very bad at doing it effectively
Or cohesively
Or coherently
Because we don’t acknowledge that the parties of Democrats and Republicans are a temporary arrangement that will one day not exist.
If revolution doesn’t end them, then heat death will.
Seeing how bad we are at effectively, cohesively and coherently exchanging information, it can leave a sentient being wondering what in the fuck we ought to do.

Well, since we are basically just speaking about mathematics, here, I propose a conjecture:

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GIVEN the universe as described above, { T1 , … , T7 } ,

THERE EXISTS an arrangement (or perhaps up to infinitely many different arrangements) of the structures of matter and energy, as described

SUCH THAT:

ALL humans, who are themselves particular arrangements of this very same matter and energy, can live out their lives with enough food, water, shelter, clothing, healthcare, education, and mutually beneficial social bonds to pursue their true interests and desires without threat of violence or restriction of needs from any other human, including the state, based on their place of birth, sex, gender, race, abilities, sexual preference or current belief system.
###

A conjecture can be thought of as a math-baby. It’s an idea that toddles around in your brain, occasionally tripping over unknowns, trying to find out whether it’s true or not; if a contradiction doesn’t kill it, then it will be raised by Mother Logic to grow up and become a theorem.
A theorem is something that is true.
But before it is ready to tread confidently into the world of Truth, a conjecture must undergo a rite of passage:
It must be PROVEN.
Now a proof, in the proper definition, is an act or phenomenon created by a living being that shows that a thing MUST be true
––BEYOND ANY DOUBT WHATSOEVER––
to any rational agent who has the faculties to perceive and process the act or phenomenon.

…so anyway.
On this 23rd day of April, in the year called 2017,
I propose a conjecture
and would just like to cast it out into the sea of the internet like a message in a bottle
for all those rational agents out there
for all the fellow worker bees of this global techno-hive
as a friendly taunt :
Because I’ve decided, upon reflection on this conjecture,
that with every thought, word and deed
at every moment of my life
from now until death
I intend to prove it.

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