By 1996 I had been in the aerospace field for 14 years. I purchased a tract home in Cypress, California. I was 44 years old. Since graduating in 1981 I had made computers my life's work. I was working at Northrop now. I was fortunate to be working in an environment where three dimensional computer techniques were used exclusively. I spent all day inspecting parts in computer manifested three dimensional space. This gave rise to proof of afterlife by information.
The travails of my youth were a distant memory now. It had been 25 years since my scary psychedelic experience in Lansing, Michigan. Aerospace work puts a rigid structure on your time. With commute, it was eleven hours per day. Many weeks it was six days, not five.
Is it any wonder that proof of afterlife got put on the back burner? Although it was on the back burner, it was on the stove. During all this time I had kept an eye out for someone else to bring proof of afterlife forward. After all, there is just one answer. Once you see it work it is obvious. Still, after all this time, no one came forward. It probably would have been a relief if they had. Then I could shirk my responsibility once and for all. Call me crazy but I have always felt a responsibility to bring proof of afterlife to the world. It is in the back of my mind. It's like God tapping you on the shoulder and saying, "you got to do this. I'm counting on you."
Great, I reply. Do you want to write this book?
If I were to answer the "why me" question I would say this:
First, I would say is my love of puzzles. Even to this day I spend every day on difficult programming problems. It is a blessing and a curse that I simply can't let a problem go unsolved. I will stay on a problem for days until it's fixed. Dogged determination is one of my traits.
Second, I would say is my ability to draw. To prove afterlife to other people you have to be able to draw. Explaining the proof requires illustration. I'm good at that. I have always been good at it.
Third, I would say is my love of computers. Given my nature, I probably would have loved computers anyway. But when you add in my background in afterlife I loved computers even more. I had always taken my responsibility of bringing afterlife to the world seriously. I tried for five years to write a book. At some point in life you have to get practical. For me that point was when I was 25. By that time you are a man. You have to support yourself. You need a career.
What are the odds that computers would come along when they did? The theories were discovered in 1970 to 1971. Computers arrived on the planet in 1980. Just about the time I realized proof of afterlife may not happen, computers came along. I knew instantly that computers and afterlife were related. It was memory. Memory was the common denominator.
Computers arrived after college. I finished school in 1981. I got access to my first computer in 1983. In a sense I was glad I didn't go through a computer science program. My approach to computers, from day one, was to write software. At Rockwell I was fortunate to be placed in a position where I got paid to do just that. I took an unfettered approach to computers. I was free to take it any way I wanted.
After five years at Rockwell I arrived at Northrop. Northrop was the mecca of computer aided design. They had the most advanced CAD system in the world at the time. We had unrestricted access to it. So here I was, working in a three-dimensional environment manifested within memory. This was memory as dimension personified. Can you imagine the good fortune of being placed in this situation? My time at Northrop working in their three dimensional system gives rise to the sixth and final theory, Proof of Afterlife By Information.
One cannot help but contemplate how life evolved. Life began on earth roughly four billion years ago. Even the best scientists do not know exactly how life got started.
Memory appears to be fundamental to life. As life evolves, memory evolves too. What began as a few basic nerve cells has developed into human memory storing massive amounts of information. How where a few basic cells able to develop into computing machines? Through evolution over millions of years today's life has memory that assists in daily living. Memory isn't an adjunct to life. Memory and life are tied together. Memory helps us get through life day to day. But it also sets the capability for afterlife. In a real sense, memory transcends the material world. Comparing between the real world and the memory of the real world, I would deem memory to be more important. It is the real world that is the adjunct.
In computer evolution, increasing memory is relentless. In my lifetime I have seen the entire history of computers. The first computer, ENIAC was dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946. In 1971 the first personal computer was introduced. The Internet was introduced in 1974.
During this time computer memory has expanded from 8 bits to 16. Then it went from to 16 to 32, and to today's 64 bit wide memory. As the width of a memory location expands, memory's overall capacity expands too. I've seen hard drives go from kilobytes to terabytes. In just 70 years memory size has doubled over and over. Moore's law states the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles every two years. That law has held true in my lifetime, from 1970 to today.
The increase in memory size in computers over time is similar to life. Memory just seems to find a way to evolve. It becomes larger as it evolves. It only goes one way. Computer memory becomes more powerful over time. Life's memory does too.
The increase in memory size has two benefits. One, it helps us get through the day. Animals with the best memory survive longer. It also helps us to develop a more complete afterlife.
For example, I've had a cat around me for about 10 years. I believe the cat is experiencing reality and remembering at all like I do. I look at the cat as a universe made up of its experiences. I consider its memory to be complete in every way.
Then I look at her head, specifically the size of her brain. It is about 3 or 4 cubic inches in volume. That's it. The question is, how can such a small brain hold a lifetime of experience with 100 percent detail? I don't know the answer as to how, but I do know that it does. There are two things I think about. One, the cat's reality is not as complex as mine. She basically thinks about food. I don't believe the cat's reality is the same as mine. I regard it as a subset. It is perhaps one fifth as complicated.
Two, cats do live that long. The determining size for life capacity is the brains capacity to hold the life. A cat can live 20 years if the conditions are right. Humans can live five times that long. The reduced life span, coupled with the simpler reality, allows all life experiences to be held in memory. When the cat passes, she will be running free within her universe just like we will. Memory and afterlife is fundamental for all life. The complexity of the environment it experiences, coupled with the lifespan, determines memory capacity.
It is not just people that have an afterlife. It is everything. Memory and afterlife is much the same thing. The big bang universe that awaits life is memory. Understanding memory is the key to understanding afterlife. For that reason in this section we take a look at how memory is constructed from basic circuits. The idea is to show how this, or something similar, could be manifested in nerves. This is not to say that this is how memory is built in humans. It is merely saying that this is how it could be built. My feeling is memory made from nerves is far more condensed than memory made from circuits. How we develop memory is not important. What is important is to note that it exists. Along these lines is the notion that memory can be perfect, whether it is made from circuits or nerves.
A. The NOT Gate
The NOT Gate functions as follows:
1. When the input is turned ON, the output is turned OFF.
2. When the input is turned OFF, the output is turned ON.
The NOT gate reverses the input state as shown:
The NOT gate above has an electromagnet above the switch. Since the switch is open, there is no magnetic pull on the metal switch the switch sits in the closed position as shown on the left. Current is allowed to pass through the switch lighting the bulb on the other side.
Closing input (shown as switch one on the right) energizes the electro-magnet by applying current to it. The current goes into the coil wrapped around the electro-magnet and pulls the switch into the open position. This breaks the circuit (shown as two) and the light goes out.
The NOT Gate is represented by the symbol in the inset.
B. The AND Gate
The AND Gate operates as follows:
1. When both inputs are ON, the output is ON.
2. When either of the inputs are OFF, the output is OFF
The AND gates ands together two inputs as shown:
The AND Gate will allow current to pass and light the bulb when current is applied to both inputs. The AND Gate is easy to remember because it will light the bulb when current is applied to Input 1 AND Input 2.
The AND Gate is represented by the symbol in the inset.
C. The NOR Gate
The NOR Gate operates as follows:
1. When both inputs are OFF, the output is ON.
2. When either input in ON, the output is OFF.
3. When both inputs are ON, the output is OFF.
We are showing NOR in the example below so you can see exactly how it operates.
On the left no current is applied to either Input 1 or 2. With no current applied current passes through the NOR Gate and lights the bulb. On the right current is applied to Input 2, the lower electro-magnet. This opens the lower switch. Current is allowed to pass through the first gate, however it is stopped by the second gate. Current applied to either input will stop current from going through this device.
The NOR Gate is slightly harder to understand than the other gates. This is because it turns ON when there is no input and OFF when there is input.
A Flip Flop is two NOR gates wired together as show below. When NOR gates are arranged this way an amazing thing happens. The simple device gains the ability to store data. Once a flip flop is set to a state, it will remain in that state until it is reset. That makes the flip-flop perfect for storing data. Once set, it will stay in either the ON or OFF state indefinitely.
A flip-flop is two NOR Gates combined as shown below in an arrangement below. The output of one gate is connected to the input of the other gate and vice versa:
Figure 1 shows the flip flop in state one, where the top output is OFF. Consider this system at rest. With no current applied to either input on the bottom NOR Gate, the output is turned ON. This cuts off current to the upper NOR Gate. The flip flop will remain in this state indefinitely barring outside influence.
Figure 2 shows current to the lower input of the bottom NOR gate.
Figure 3 shows output of the lower NOR gate turning OFF due to current applied to one of its inputs.
Figure 4 shows the output of the upper NOR gate turned ON due to no current applied to either input. Consequently current is applied to the lower NOR gate keeping it turned OFF.
Now the flip-flop is set to a second state where the upper NOR gate output is ON. It will stay that way and is at rest.
The flip-flop is an amazing piece of hardware. This simple arrangement of two NOR gates allows this device to store information. For example, if you have 16 flip flops you can store a 16 digit binary number. Merely set the digit 1 to state one and 0 to state two. When you set a number into the 16 flip flops that number will remain there indefinitely.
The flip flop forms the foundation for memory. Given enough flip flops we can store unlimited data. It is hard to imagine how nerves could get together to arrange themselves in this manner to give rise to memory in living things. Perhaps memory in humans is based on a completely different hardware structure however this is one way to store information into hardware - be it transistors or nerves.
A BIT is short for binary digit. It is the smallest piece of computer memory. It is capable of storing a single binary number, either zero or one. A computer bit is basically a flip flop wrapped in a few basic circuits. The flip flop is the hardware mechanism that stores the data. The illustration below shows how a bit is set with data input and a clock:
Figure 1 shows the bit at rest in OFF status. NOR Gate B is ON because there is no current on either input.
Figure 2 shows the input line turning ON.
Figure 3 shows the clock line turning ON. Note that both inputs on the lower AND gate are turned ON. Since both leads are ON, current passes through the AND gate into the lower NOR gate B. Input on either lead of NOR Gate B turns it OFF.
Figure 4 shows NOR Gate A turning ON because there is no current on either input. This lights the bulb and the bit is considered set or in the ON state.
Note: A computer clock is merely a device that turns ON and OFF it regular intervals. The ON/OFF cycles of the clock synchronize the movement of data in memory. The clock is connected to the input of the bit with AND Gates. For current to reach the bit the clock line must be turned ON. When the clock line is OFF nothing takes place because no current can reach the bit. The clock effectively slices time into discrete sections. When the clock is ON things happen. Switches can be set. When the clock is OFF nothing happens. Dividing time into segments of action/no action keeps data movement in memory sharp.
Computer memory locations are wired together into continuous memory by an address bus. An address bus is the wiring that gives each specific memory location its own unique address. The address bus allows the computer to access one specific memory "mailbox" from among millions of available mailboxes.
There are two basic elements that make up an address bus as shown here:
1. The first element is the Gate shown left. When power is applied to the input the electromagnet switch is closes and current is allowed to pass. Conversely, when current is no current is applied the electromagnet opens and current cannot pass. We show this gate is a square.
2. The second element is the NOT Gate. When power is applied to the input the electromagnet the switch is opened and current is stopped. Conversely, when no current is applied to the electromagnet the switch closes and current is allowed to pass. We show the NOT Gate as a triangle.
A memory address bus, no matter how large, is made up from just these two elements. The square opens with current. The triangle closes with current. Creating an address bus is a matter of arranging these two building blocks into a matrix.
The illustration below shows a section of an eight line memory address bus. The squares and triangles are arranged like binary numbers in a sequence. A square represents a one and a triangle represents zero. Each row of gates represents a unique binary number manifested in hardware.
The top row row is eight blue squares. This can be thought of as the memory address 11111111. The second row is 11111110. The third row is 11111101 and so on. The elements are arranged in a array so each row defines a unique number or memory address as shown:
We are going to enter a binary number in the address register as shown on the lower left of the diagram above. The number we enter is 11111010. We enter it by opening or closing switches. In this case we close the first five switches, open the sixth, close the seventh, and open the eight.
The result is turning ON lines 1 to 5, and 7 and turning OFF lines 6 and 8.
On the right you can see how our memory matrix reacts to current on address lines:
1. All squares turn ON when current is applied.
2. All triangles turn ON when no current is applied.
Gates turned ON are shown in orange.
As you can see only one memory address matches the binary number entered on the bus. That is memory location 11111010. It is the only combination of squares and triangles that are lit allowing current to get all the way from left to right. The memory bus applies current to that one memory address only.
The arrangement of gates is how computers store and access data to and from unique memory addresses.
This illustration below shows a full implementation of a computer bit. It shows the addition of an address line and a read/write line:
This is a computer bit. Here is how it works:
To Write Data (shown left):
1. Turn the address line ON
2. Turn the read/write line ON
3. Turn the clock line ON
4. Enter your information on the data line (ON for one, OFF for zero)
The illustration on the left shows the address line ON, read/write line ON, and data line ON. These AND together. The input state (ON or OFF) gets through to the second AND gate where it is ANDED with the clock line. When the clock line is ON the data sets into the bit.
To Read Data (shown right):
1. Turn the address line ON
2. Turn the read/write line OFF
3. Turn the clock ON
The address line, state of the bit, read/write line, and clock line are all ON. They AND together. This places the state of the bit (either ON or OFF) on the output line.
Memory bits are the same bit repeated thousands of times arranged into a matrix. The illustration below shows 16 bits arranged into a four by four memory matrix. Each bit is identical. The illustration shows how bits are connected via the address bus, data, read/write, clock, and output lines.
Reading data is a matter of turning ON or OFF the various lines. For example the read/write line tells the computer whether you are reading data from a bit or writing data to it.
This 16-bit memory shown above is accurate. Memory in a computer is like this but there are more bits.
A computer processor consists of a small number of memory registers and a program counter.
The illustration below shows the exterior of a processor. The processor has 16 address lines (shown in red) and 16 data lines (shown in blue). It also has a read/write line (shown in green) and a clock line. This processor is intended to work with 16-bit memory as shown on the left. 16-bit memory has 16 address lines and 16 data lines. We wire our processor on the right to the memory on the left. Now we have a computer.
Our small 16-bit computer contains 65,000 memory locations. That is 2 to the 16th power. That is how many memory locations 16 address lines will support. Each memory location has 16 bits of data. The total number of bits our processor can support is 65,000 times 16 or 1,040,000 bits. With memory connected to the processor it can access any bit within its memory. Our processor's 16-bit wide architecture allows us to place a memory address in a data register and reach any location in memory.
Reading data from a memory location, into the processor, is done in three steps:
1. Load a memory address, of the data location to be read, into data register A.
2. Execute the "read memory" instruction.
3. The contents of the data at the memory address in register A, gets copied into register B.
The information is read into the processor immediately as shown here:
Writing data from the processor to memory is a three step process too:
1. Move the memory address of the location to be read to, into data register A.
2. Move the data to be written into data register B.
3. Execute the "Write Data" instruction.
Writing data happens at immediately. The data will overwrite whatever is in the affected memory location.
A computer thinks by loading computer instructions into the processor and executing them. Once the processor has finished executing one instruction, it loads the next instruction and executes it. Each instruction is loaded into the processor on each cycle of the clock. The computer operates like a machine by executing one instruction at a time as the clock line turns ON and OFF. The clock keeps everything in order.
This illustration shows a simplified processor, with four data registers and a program counter. When the program counter increments, it moves the next program instruction into the the processor, then executes that current instruction.
Every processor has an instruction set. The instructions set is made up of the instructions that the processor can execute. Each instruction does one specific thing such as adding two numbers together. The instruction set is limited to instructions like adding, moving, or manipulating data. Each processor instruction does very little but in combination the instructions form a powerful programming language.
The processor executes each instruction one at a time as follows:
1. The computer program moves up.
2. A new instruction is loaded into the processor with each beat of the clock.
3. The instruction is executed.
4. The processor acts upon the data in its registers as dictated by the instruction.
5. Go to step one.
While a computer is capable of fantastic things, during any one moment it is doing very little. It only executes one instruction at a time. Each computer instruction involves movement or manipulation of very little data. The processing takes place within the processor's registers. The processor moves data from memory into its registers. However the manipulation and control of data takes place within the processor. The computer moves data from memory to the processor, operates on it, and moves it back to memory.
The data manipulations within the processor is awareness. The computer is aware of what is happening to the data inside its processor. The processor is surrounded by memory. However, data operations take place inside the processor. The difference between at large memory and data register memory inside the processor is that data registers are operated on and are under the direct control of the processor. It is the execution of instructions that manipulate data within in the processor that characterize awareness. The computer is aware of the movement and manipulation of data within its processor.
As a programmer you must learn to read your program. Imagine you have completed programming for the day. Then you come back the next day. You open your program and read it. You read your program by putting yourself in the perspective of the processor. In other words, you start at the top of the program, with the first line, and mentally execute it. Then you go to the next line, exactly like the processor would do. Then you mentally execute that line. Then you go to the third line, and so on. If you are a good programmer and if your program is well written, you can follow the logic (the processor's path) from the first line to the last line, mentally interpreting each line as you go. If you can do that you know exactly what the program does.
Shown below is a sample computer program. Open your program and look at the first line. That is your initial point of focus. Like the processor, take in one line and mentally execute it to find out what it will do. The entire program may be thousands of lines long, but your focus at this moment is on the first line. You read a program by moving that point of focus down the page one line at a time. The red lines show how the processor moves from line to line through a computer program.
At times during the program you may enter a loop as shown above. During this time your point of focus starts at the first line of the loop. You mentally execute each line of the loop and then jump back to the top of the loop, as the processor would do. In the example above the program is reading email addresses from a database and printing the results to a table on the screen. Your point of focus may jump around physically in the program. Program execution jumps several lines after encountering an if statement. However the logic - the processor path through the program - remains the same. You mentally execute one instruction at a time from the first line of the program to the last.
Awareness operates like the focus within this program. Like the red line moving through the program, our awareness moves within the environment. Awareness acts like program execution within this program. Awareness, like program execution, is only at one place at a time.
At no time when reading a computer program do you mentally execute two instructions at once. Program execution happens sequentially. You look at one instruction and figure it out. Then you look at the next instruction and figure that out. This is how the awareness works. You focus on one thing and acknowledge it. Then you focus on the next thing and acknowledge that. As the processor interprets each instruction of a program sequentially, awareness acknowledges one thing sequentially. Awareness within the environment works like focus within a program. That is why thinking is called a line of thought. That is why awareness is called a point of view.
Memory absorbs the environment as we move through life. The environment is made up of visual, sound, and other sensory stimuli, as well as any thought going on. The present moment is like the memory space of a computer. The environment is absorbed into memory. As each moment passes into memory as it happens. Essentially memory stores reality. Reality gets filed away in memory as we experience it. Here is a representation of the human mind and the computer model:
The Human Mind and The Computer Model are similar. Both are based on memory. Both have a processor that acts as the center of the universe. Both include everything that is going on at the moment.
Awareness is like a processor running a program. The environment is like random access memory surrounding the processor. Memory is like random access memory (RAM) containing everything going on inside the computer at that moment.
Random access memory (RAM) contains everything; the operating system, data input, and running applications. Likewise our memory in the present contains everything; the physical world, any thought going on, and any input being absorbed. Here is a diagram of our random access memory in the moment:
Computers have an internal clock or clock line. The internal clock sets a cadence for the computer by turning off and on. Inside a computer time is not continuous. Time is made up of beats or pulses. Instructions of a computer program are executed only when the clock line is ON.
The illustration above shows how the entire memory map of a computer could be read into long term memory each time the clock line turns ON. The entire memory map is being read onto long term memory on each beat of the clock. A system like this could save all realities from the beginning of time to the present. A system like this would save every memory space as it unfolds.
As we move through life the processor stays in the present. Every memory location in surrounding memory space is accessible by the processor. Accessible means the data from any memory address can be read from or written to the processor on a single cycle of the clock. The processor executes instructions that act upon its surrounding memory. Our model of a human computer, consisting of memory space and awareness, is shown here:
The processor is a set registers as shown by the black dot at the center of the system. The processor operates from fixed location within memory space. The surrounding memory space is the processor's environment. The human mind is made up of awareness as represented by the processor and the environment as represented by accessible memory.
As each moment passes it moves from being experienced in the present into the past. First the moment is experienced as the present. Then it gets absorbed into long term memory as the past.
You can think of this as the present moment being filed away into long term memory intact. The human experience has depth in time. We will not experience it until afterlife, but our entire history is in memory all the time.
The illustration below shows this happening. This shows how reality gets absorbed into long term memory. Reality is absorbed in its entirety. Every detail of the environment gets absorbed and filed into long term memory. We do not notice this happening. It happens automatically. The environment around us is already in memory when we experience it. As you experience the outside world, it is absorbed into memory. The act of experiencing a moment and absorbing it into memory are exactly the same thing as shown here:
Each reality is filed away in memory on each beat of the clock. There is no evidence that memories of past moments are thrown away by the mind. On the contrary, the overwhelming evidence is that memories of the past are retained by the mind. The fact that you cannot remember a moment of the past as you experienced it the first time does not invalidate this concept. It merely means that you are unable to remember it at this time. Elderly people can recall in great detail moments that occurred 50, 60, or even 70 years ago. Does this mean that the mind retains certain memories and discards others?
I think not. The mind retains all memories intact. Humans memory is all consuming. Like a computer, we retain information absorbed into memory. A computer does not discard information in memory. Likewise human memory does not discard information either. Humans retain experiences. All of them. Nothing is discarded. Everything is in memory all the time.
Reality is being filed in memory as we move through time. As we move forward in time, the next reality is being filed as we go. This is not a recording of reality. It is reality. It is intact as we experienced it. Experiencing reality is filing it away in memory. Movement through time is an accumulation of time. Life unfolds to us in single moments. We experience only the front edge of a time-space continuum that exists within everyone.
Addressable memory is memory the processor can reach in one clock cycle. To be reachable, the processor needs to be able to load the entire memory address in its data register. The address must fit physically. The processor data registers need to be wide enough, in bits, reach every memory location in the memory space.
For example if you have memory addresses that are 16 bits long and you have a processor data register that is only 8 bits wide you cannot enter a memory address in the register. This means the processor can only reach a memory address that is 8 bits wide on a single clock cycle. Addressable memory space means that the processor can load the entire memory address in a data register to reach that address (read from it or write to it) in a single cycle of the clock. To access all of 16 bit memory, the processor data register must be 16 bits wide.
Humans absorb reality into memory. As the memories of past moments get absorbed into memory, it requires a lot of memory space to hold them all. For your time-space continuum to fit entirely within your memory it will take a lot of memory space. The processor data registers need to be wide in bits to be able to reach all this memory. The calculation of addressable memory shows that memory doubles with each additional address line.
Here is what that geometric progression of addressable memory looks like:
2 data lines yield 4 memory locations
3 lines yield 8 locations
4 lines yield 16 locations
5 lines yield 32 locations
6 lines yield 64 locations
7 lines yield 128 locations
8 lines yield 256 locations
Each additional data line doubles addressable memory. As lines are added, addressable memory skyrockets at an accelerating pace. Memory growth is exponential as shown here:
This equation is read as follows:
Memory is equal to two to the number of data lines power.
Every memory location can be directly accessed in a single cycle of the clock.
A 64-bit computer has CPU registers, address lines, and memory locations that are 64 bits wide. It has 64 data lines throughout its architecture. A 64-bit processor can reach 2 to the 64th power or 18446744073709551616 unique memory addresses. This number is in excess of 18 quintillion. Hence, a processor with 64-bit memory addresses can directly access 2 to the 64th power of addressable memory locations each holding 64 bits of data as shown here:
The equation above shows the size of memory available to a processor that has 64 bit memory. The number 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 is an LARGE number. However the amount of data lines required is just 64. The physical size of the brain is large enough to accommodate a 64-bit processor with all addressable memory. If you began storing realities into a memory this size you could hold a lot of them before you ran out of memory.
Most people believe that when the number of data lines doubles the power of the computer doubles. They say, great, my 64-bit computer is twice as powerful as my 32-bit computer. That isn't how it works. The addressable memory doubles with each additional data line. A 64-bit computer has doubled 32 consecutive times.
A data word is the size of the registers in a processor in bits. It equals the number of data lines in the computer. In a 64-bit computer, a data word is 64 bits long. The data word is also the size of each memory location. In a 64-bit computer, each memory location contains 64 bits of information. This equation expresses the relationship between the data word (processor register width) and surrounding memory.
Thought, in a human, is analogous to data movement in a processor. A computer will load data into the registers of the processor and then act on that data. It may be moving a 64-bit data word into a register, a 64-bit memory address into another register, then moving that data from the processor register to that memory location on a single cycle.
During that cycle the computer acts on those registers. In a sense, the computer is awareness of the data it is acting upon at that moment. The relationship between the data being acted upon versus all other data in the computer is expressed above.
The memory/processor relationship in computer provides an accurate model for the memory/awareness model in humans. Computers, at any one moment, focus on an infinitesimally small amount of data. Yet it is surrounded by a large environment. The computer focus is on a single clock cycle.
Humans focus on a single moment too. It is called the present. The computer model assists us in seeing this relationship between awareness and memory. Without the computer model we would have a tendency to over estimate the information we are aware of at any one time. We also under estimate the information making up the surrounding environment.
The true relationship between awareness (information we focus on) and the surrounding environment (memory) is the same as a computer. That relationship looks like this:
A 64-bit computer yields memory that is astronomically large and a data word that is infinitesimally small in comparison. A 64-bit computer is used for illustration purposes. I have no idea of the size of the data word in the human mind, or even if its binary. However the relationship between the data under direct computer control and its surrounding memory holds true for both computers and humans.
Memory in humans not only absorbs the surrounding environment. This is like a processor surrounded by its random access memory. In humans, memory requirements are much larger than computers. In humans, we not only absorb and file away the present environment; we absorb and file away all moments throughout our lifetime.
Awareness, our processor, needs to have direct addressable access to all this memory. This would analogous to a computer saving a copy of its random access memory on each cycle of the clock for over 100 years. It may seem like an insurmountable task to store this much data but it's not. Adding just one data line doubles memory. As data lines are added, the amount of addressable memory goes up exponentially. You don't need to add that many data lines to absorb and store a lifetime of environments.
Even a 64-bit computer is formidable in its memory store capacity. A 64-bit memory contains 2 to the 64th power locations or roughly 18,000,000,000,000,000,000 locations. Each location holds 64 bits of data. So a 64-bit processor can hold and directly access 144,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of data.
Assume our data input requirement to capture reality as it unfolds is 1,000,000,000 bytes per second (1000 megabytes/second). At that data rate we could store 1,440,000,000,000 seconds. Assuming there are 100,000 seconds in a day we could store 14,400,000 days. There are 100,000 days in a lifetime, or 200 years.
The diagram above shows the memory requirements to capture every moment, intact, from the time awareness starts, to the time it stops. I am not a mathematician, but according to what I'm seeing a 64-bit computer is more than capable of storing a lifetime. It appears that a 64-bit computer could do the job.
Memory in afterlife is the environment, exactly as it is during life. All environments are with us all the time. In life awareness is restricted to the present. It is further restricted to a point of view within the present. In afterlife however, there is no such restriction. Awareness is free to go anywhere within memory. It is no longer restricted to the present. It can go anywhere in time. It is no longer restricted a point of view. It can go anywhere within surrounding space. The result is awareness expanding in all directions, in both time and space, without bound. Awareness expands out in all directions throughout the time and space surrounding it. That is everything. That is memory.
During life we are aware of what is in our data registers. At the end of life we become aware of all memory. Visually it can be imagined as awareness expanding throughout memory, similar to the big bang origin of the universe. How much awareness expands is unimaginable. Given a 64-bit computer, we will become aware of 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 times more information in afterlife than during life. This order of magnitude give us an accurate idea of what will happen when awareness expands throughout time and space in afterlife.
This concludes proof of afterlife by information.
The year was 1981. I was in graduate school at the University Of Michigan studying to become an industrial designer. It had been 10 years since my last mind-altering experience. I was 30 years old.
I left school in 1971. Like many I felt I had more important things to do than go to school. I had a book of afterlife to write. I had lectures to give. I envisioned an exciting and important life.
Writing the book of afterlife turned out to be more difficult than I thought. Afterlife could be explained in one simple equation. Anxiety creeps in when you write about afterlife. It still does today. Writing about afterlife is not easy. But I kept at it. I would write a few pages a day. Then I would rewrite it. Then scrap it. Then try again.
I didn't give up but I did put it on the back burner. Slowly I got back into the human race. I got a job. Then I returned to college at 25 years old. Finally I was accepted into the University of Michigan School of Art and Design. I had two professors in my graduate program. They took a chance admitting me. I was older. I was an outsider not being from the U of M. I was an unconventional pick. I was the only graduate student admitted that year.
I was 29 then. The average student was 18 to 20. I was much older. I felt a little lonely like an outsider. I also thought I was a better designer than I was. On the first project the undergrads smoked me. I was supposed to be the graduate student but I was definitely inferior to the undergrads. I had work to do.
I knew that my degree was terminal in my field. That means you can't go any higher. I was in the second year of a two-year program. The little bit of educational status that my position afforded me was about to run out. I my mind I thought I should use my position as a graduate student as a platform to promote proof of afterlife.
I knew my time was running out on my graduate program. So I decided to give a talk. I made up about 20 of these posters. This is the original artwork saved from about 40 years ago. This was done back before computers. It is hand drawn, printed on grey stock, with two plates: a black ink plate and a white ink plate for highlights.
Who is that guy? That is my self portrait at 30 years old. This poster takes me back to this time in my life. I was 10 years removed from any involvement with drugs, but as you can see from the tone of this poster I hadn't given up on the idea of teaching about afterlife. I was into guitars at the time. I was going to combine music and afterlife into a dynamic presentation. The poster shows the guitar parts, jigs, and fixtures I used to make it. I was try soooo hard to look important. Anyway, this was me, setting up to give a talk on afterlife. I fully intended for this to be the starting point of a career as an evangelical for afterlife.
I had one professor that agreed to come to my talk. It was like, I'll give you five minutes and that's it. I don't blame him. He was busy. I actually give him credit for agreeing to come at all.
By this time I wasn't a kid anymore. It had been over ten years since the first theory was conceived. I began telling him my beliefs. He wasn't buying. As my (five minute) welcome was running out, in desperation I pointed to a calculator on a desk and said, what do you think happens to that?
He looked at me like I was nuts. He said, when you turn the power off the memory is lost and it's dead. He said it in a matter of fact way. To think anything different was ludicrous. Here's what a computer looks like when the power is turned off. Does it become a cold, dead hunk of metal as he suggested? I must admit at the time I was stumped. I didn't have an answer.
I ruminated over that question for quite a few years. This was the dawn of the computer age. As I got into computers I began to understand this question on a deeper level: Is memory lost when a computer is turned off?
The answer is no. The answer is no because if you look at the exact moment power is lost memory is still there. If you look at the next moment, the moment after the power is lost, then yes, it is lost.
At the moment power is lost, the computer has everything in memory still. In regards to the professor, that calculator on his desk had everything in its memory at the moment the power dropped. At that one point in time, all data is intact.
The next moment, the second moment after the power is lost, all data is gone. If you could get inside the computer and look throughout memory you would see it is empty. There is no more data inside the computer.
Does that disprove afterlife as he suggested? No, it doesn't. What that does is lead to the conclusion that afterlife is one moment in duration. It takes just one physical moment for afterlife to last an eternity. Think about this. Imagine using computer that you have been building up its memory for years. Then the power is dropped without warning. If you could freeze that moment in time, and get inside the computer, you would see all the data is there.
Here is the thing about memory in life forms at that precise moment when power is dropped: it contains time. Everything throughout a lifetime was absorbed and filed in that memory. By absorbing and filing continuously over a lifetime, the mind has captured time itself. That one moment, when the power is dropped, contains a lifetime of data; all time and space from the perspective of the person involved. The act of dropping power does not cause data to cease to exist as the professor expects. The act of dropping the power causes that moment to undergo dimensional change to become an eternity. Time and space does the opposite of what you would expect. Instead of becoming nothing, it becomes everything.
People assume afterlife cannot be real because they do not see life beyond the point where life ends. What they do not see is that one moment at the end of life becoming an eternity. This happens because memory contains time. The Kingdom of Heaven (everywhere and everlasting) springs forth from a single location in time and space when and where life ends. At the precise moment the power is lost, The Kingdom Of Heaven exists.
Memory is time and space. It is unlimited in four dimensions. Memory makes it possible for one moment in time to become eternal. True, no life exists in time beyond the end of life to the outside observer. However, to the inside observer, that last moment in time becomes all time. Dimensional change takes place. Memory makes it possible. Collecting this enormous data time-space continuum throughout a lifetime is unleashed into four dimensions in a single moment. The Kingdom Of Heaven does not depend upon the physical world. However not being of the physical world does not mean that it does not exist. The Kingdom of heaven is real.