The first three proofs - birth, awareness, and geometry - were conceived before I was twenty years old. The fourth proof, Proof of Afterlife by Memory, was conceived when I was 25 years old.
The five years following conception of the original theories were tumultuous to say the least. The United States auto industry was in a recession due to the cheaper and better cars being imported from Japan. Were I grew up the entire area was dependent upon a strong auto industry. All of a sudden that economic powerhouse that drove the local economy was in recession.
I would describe myself in my twenties as a troubled youth. Knowing about afterlife can be a double-edged sword. Yes the knowledge gave me comfort. I was definitely in a better place than being the atheist I was before the theories. On the negative side I had a hard time settling into general life. Mundane things like getting a job were hard for me. I still felt compelled to tell the world but didn't have a clue about how to go about it.
There were no computers in the early 1970s. Everything written initiated on a typewriter. There were no instant rewrites. Once you had a manuscript you needed to find someone to publish it. It was not easy then like it is now.
I was conflicted. I knew I needed to get a job. At the same time I felt compelled to get the theories down on paper. In my early-twenties mind, all I wanted was a quiet place and time to write. I bought a typewriter. I did handyman jobs. I cobbled together a rough manuscript. Writing came hard but I tried. It was a tough period in my life.
By 1975 I began to come out of it. Part of it was due to maturity. Part of it was circumstance. It is not easy growing up with an adversarial relationship with your father. In the mid seventies his drinking eased up. I was growing up too. I was finally getting beyond the downright destructive behavior of my youth. At the age of 25, after a series of go nowhere, $3/hour jobs, I made a monumental decision. I decided that henceforth my life would have a theme (a career) and I was going back to school.
The decision to return to school was brought about by four years of struggling financially. I had a Chevy pickup truck then. In Michigan they use salt on the roads in the winter. Cars rust badly. My truck was so rusted there wasn't an electrical ground to the back taillights. The juice couldn't get through the rust! I literally put every penny I made into this wreak just to keep it running. I couldn't afford a new car and I couldn't afford to fix it either. I did my own work but it didn't help. As soon as I fixed one thing, another thing broke. Finally I was driving my truck in town and I heard a loud bang. The truck's frame had rusted through. The bed dropped right onto the rear wheels with a loud crack. There I was, broken down, with this heap of a truck that I had poured all my energy and money into for the past two years. Done.
That was it. I didn't even move it. I left it sitting in the middle of the street. I called the wreaking yard and asked if they wanted it. They sent a tow truck. When he opened the hood he saw the new battery and other improvements I had made over the years. He offered me fifty bucks and towed it away. I felt like a big weight had been lifted. I fought so hard to make this truck good yet it was rusted through. I just couldn't overcome. It was kind of a metaphor from my life in general.
That was Wednesday. I quit my job on Thursday. I packed a bag and took a bus to Marquette, Michigan, the home of Northern Michigan University on Friday. I started classes on Monday.
What a life change! I remember walking on campus thinking to myself how great it is to finally have my own place, regular meals, and great friends. I felt like I just checked into a luxury hotel. Having come through five years of struggle, this seemed like the greatest thing. My parents were happy too that I was back in school. It was an all around win and I was grateful.
The years of attempted writing helped me to consolidate and clarify my thoughts. Writing forces you to think things through. One recurring theme through all three theories was memory. Memory, in the pre-computer days, meant remembering. I remember mulling over memory versus remembering. The theories lead me to the conclusion that memory must be vastly larger than what we can remember. Years of thinking about memory lead me to develop Proof of Afterlife by Memory. With the advent of computer memory this is much easier to see. This theory proves afterlife from the perspective of memory.
I. Is The Human Mind Analog Or Digital?
1. The Difference Between Analog and Digital Recording
There is a fundamental difference between recording analog or digitally. Take sound for example. An analog recording is a vinyl record. A digital recording is in memory. An analog recording means imprinting the sound onto a medium. A vinyl album is recorded by pressing a stylus into a soft medium. The sound impulses are pressed into the medium. The stylus cuts one continuous groove in the medium, circling toward the center.
A digital recording uses a different technique. In a digital recording sound is converted into electrical impulses. These impulses are converted into numbers. The numbers are stored in computer memory.
To play back an analog recording we run the stylus down the continuous groove. This imparts a vibration in the stylus that gets amplified, to reproduce the sound. To play back a digital recording when read numbers from memory, convert them back into electrical impulses, and amplify them.
Audio purists claim the analog vinyl record has superior sound quality over a digital recording. The quality of a digital recording can be improved by upping the resolution of the recording. Increasing the resolution makes a digital recording indistinguishable from an analog recording.
One undeniable advantage of a digital recording, over an analog recording, is that it doesn't fade over time. Each time you play back a vinyl record the recording's groove gets slightly worn. When you play back a digital recording the numbers get read from memory. Nothing wears down. A digital recording, played 100 years from now, will be an exact copy of the original.
An analog recording is characterized by imprinting on media; such is vinyl for sound or photographic paper for sight. A digital recording is characterized by memory. This leads us to the fundamental question. Is the human mind analog or digital? To answer that question we need to take a close look at how we experience the environment by looking at this illustration:
This illustration shows are fairly accurate representation of the human eye and brain. Light comes into the eye through the cornea, then through the lens, and finally onto the retina. In the retina light fires nerves. The impulses from nerves are sent through the optic nerve into the lateral geniculate nucleus in the brain. From there they are sent to the visual cortex. It is in the visual cortex that the outside world is manifested.
Note: We are using the example of perceiving the environment visually for clarity purposes. This does not imply that non-sighted people record any less information than sighted people. Nor does it mean that non-sighted people experience any less of the environment than sighted people. Non-sighted people experience the same richness of life as sighted people. They merely experience life in a different manner. It is however complete in every way.
2. Close Examination Of The Retina
The humans mind as digital becomes even more apparent when we take a close look at a section inside the retina of the eye:
The receptive field shown above is where light hits the inside of our eye. Embedded in the receptive field are rod and cone cells. Rod cells (shown in yellow) detect monochromatic vision (black and white). Cone cells detect color. These nerves send impulses to the bipolar cells. There is some logic processing at the bipolar level. Then the output is sent to the ganglion cells where information is processed further. Then the data is sent out the optic nerve to the brain as shown here.
In the retina light and color gets converted into electrical impulses that are transmitted via nerves to the brain. This has a earmarks of a digital recording. What you do not see is the recording using up medium, such as vinyl or paper. What you do see if light and color being converted into electricity, then transmitted via wires so it can be stored memory.
3. Environment As A Digital Picture
The human mind uses digital recording techniques. Digital recording is made up of data stored in memory. A digital recording, when played back later, will be exactly the same as when it was recorded originally. It is information based. It is hardware independent. A digital recording retains its quality. It remains pristine regardless of time. Whether played today, or 1000 years from today, the recording will be identical. They are an exact bit-for-bit copy. Information, stored in computer memory, remains the same over time.
The human mind is digital in nature. While the world may feel analog, the evidence shows differently. When you look closely at the retina of the eye it is apparent that we are digital. The illustration below shows a section of the retina, at the cell level, converting the environment into electrical data impulses:
Imagine looking at your backyard pool. Your environment, upon close inspection, is made up of tiny dots or pixels as shown by the inset. Each square of color (in the inset) is actually one pixel. The color of that pixel is being picked up by cone and rod cells, processed digitally, and sent out the optical nerve to the brain. In the brain this information is assembled into your environment inside the visual cortex.
II. How Memory Captures Reality
1. Your Field Of Vision As A Digital Camera
Digital cameras capture images using a CCD (charged coupled device). The CCD is similar to the retina in our eyes. The CCD is represented by an array of small dots called pixels as shown below.
An image captured this way is called a raster image. A raster image is a series of dots arranged in columns and rows. A typical camera is made up of thousands of tiny colored dots. One square inch of the screen will be made up of 5,000 colored dots. The dots are so small and so close together that our eye actually blends them together to form a continuous tone photograph. The picture is nothing more than small colored dots arranged in columns and rows. If you looked at a camera CCD under a microscope you could see the array of tiny color dots. Shown above is a matrix that is 2000 pixels wide by 1400 pixels high. The inset shows the pixels at the upper right corner of the photo. In the inset are these corner pixels magnified. The first four pixels are marked by red box around each one. The color (hue and brightness) assigned to each of those four pixels is shown in yellow. Each of the four pixels has 16 bits of memory wired to it. Stored in that pixel's memory location is a 16-bit number that represents that color.
2. Absorbing Reality Into Memory
Imagine standing in this backyard looking at this garden. This is your surrounding environment. Shown here is what you see. The sun is shining. It is a nice day. You are enjoying the view. You can hear the birds chirping and kids playing.
The clock strikes 12:00 noon exactly.
The pixels in our eyes act like the camera CCD and capture the scene. The camera uses a capture program to take the matrix from the CCD into memory. Our eyes take in the pixel matrix of the environment and pass it to the visual cortex our brain. From there the environment gets captured into memory. Information is taken in through the eyes (and other senses as well) and is captured into memory just like a digital camera as shown here:
A digital camera takes a picture when you press the button. It is a one time event. Human memory is more like a digital video camera than a still camera. It takes pictures of reality continuously like a movie.
In the section above we looked at the pool at 12:00 noon and captured that reality into memory.
However, that was just one moment. The next moment we have a new environment.
3. Recording Reality As A Digital Movie
As we move through time, from environment to environment, moments get captured into the visual cortex. From there they get absorbed into memory. We are more than a digital camera. We are actually a digital video recorder capturing frames of video as we move through life. As reality unfolds before us we absorb it into memory as shown here:
The frame on the left represents the present. This is our current reality. It is in the visual cortex. The horizontal line moving back (with arrows) to the right represents past realities being filed into memory. Awareness is at the center of the current environment. You are in the present moment looking at this garden gazebo.
Awareness stays in the present. Realities move progressively to the right as they get filed away. Think of these frames as new realities stacking into memory. The frames of the past move to the right. As time moves, memory absorbs new environments. The dimmed slices represent former present moments that have been filed away into memory.
III. Memory From Awareness Point Of View
1. Memory Absorbs Reality As It Upfolds
As realities stack into memory, awareness remains in the the present moment. Awareness stays in the present. This is our point of view throughout life. This illustration shows realities stacking into memory like frames of a video:
Reality (the environment around us now) is the present. It is where we are. It is vivid. The further we get away from reality the more memory appears to fade. This illustration above shows reality at 100 percent opacity, frame 2 at 50 percent opacity, frame 3 at 40 percent opacity. This is intended to signify how memories fade as we get further away from them in time.
2. The Difference Between Memory And Remembering
Memory fades over time. A memory of five minutes ago seems much different than reality. Reality is pristine. The memory of past reality is vague.
The human mind operates like a digital video camera, capturing bit-for-bit realities into memory. There is however, one important difference between the camera and our mind. The camera has a playback feature. The human mind does not.
So what you have is a human camera capturing scenes entirely as quickly as they unfold. There are all these perfect scenes filed away in memory, yet we have no ability to play them back. That means the reality, and the memory of reality, are identical in quality. It is our position in time that makes them appear to be different. When awareness sits in the present, the present is pristine. When awareness sat in a moment five minutes ago, that moment seemed pristine. There is no difference in quality between the two moments. Both exist, in their full glory, within memory.
Thus, memory and remembering are two completely different things as follows.
We tend to believe that our memory is here to serve us just to help get through life. Real memory is bigger than that. Memory is our huge cocoon surrounding our lives always. We are live inside our memory. Memory is the environment around you now and in the past. Every moment your have experienced from conception to now is in your memory intact. It is exactly as you experienced it the first time. The only difference is that you are not in that moment now. The difference in perception of a past moment is only a matter of perspective.
Remembering, on the other hand, is our ability to draw upon this huge reserve of perfect information. Remembering is like reading data from a hard disk into a computer program. As a programmer you open a file within your program, then read the data from that file into your program, and then close that data file. When we remember something from the past we are reading data from memory into the present moment. Remembering is fundamentally different than memory. Memory is the information reservoir. Remembering is the ability to draw from that reservoir.
In the human case memory contains everything. Human memory has captured every moment of your life in its entirety. Memory has retained all the moments of your life in perfect detail, exactly like you experienced them the first time.
Memory is perfect. Remembering is limited. This can be a difficult concept to understand because we do not experience our perfect memory during our lifetime. Our perfect memory will only be fully experienced at the end of life.
3. The Present As The Leading Edge Of A Time-Space Continuum
If we accept the premise that memory is perfect then everything changes. Sometimes in scientific thought you have to make an assumption and see what falls in place. The assumption ist that memory is a perfect bit-for-bit copy of reality. It does not fade over time. When you accept this assumption everything comes into focus.
In the digital world, copy does not apply. Copy is an analog concept. In the digital world there is the original and duplicates of the original. The duplicate is exactly the same as the original in every way. A copy connotes a diminished version of a pristine original. That is not the case in the digital world. The copy is identical. It is pristine as well.
Our awareness of our surroundings comes when the surroundings gets manifested inside the mind. This means that when you look at your surroundings, you are actually looking at your memory. Your memory is your surroundings. When you see your surroundings this way something magical happens. Your memory becomes your surrounding three dimensional space. It isn't that your memory is a copy of your three dimensional space. It is your three dimensional space. It is the outside world that is inconsequential. It is your memory that is important.
Memory as three dimensional space gives rise to another important concept. If we accept that your surrounding moment is already in the mind when it unfolds, it means three dimensional space is inside the mind intact. Another way to see it is memory as three dimensional space. Memory is the entire surrounding space. It is physically large. It is three dimensional space. The means the present moment, in all its detail, is the leading edge of a time-space continuum. Visually memory looks like this:
The present moment is already in memory the moment you experience it. It is digital. There is absolutely no reason to believe that a bit-for-bit copy of reality will fade over time. The present moment goes into memory as a perfect copy and it remains that way. Our awareness moves forward in time. That displacement in time makes it difficult to look back at past moments. That perception of a moment becoming old is just a perception. That "old" moment is in memory; intact, exactly bit-for-bit as it was the moment we experienced it.
This means in the present, we are sitting on the leading edge of a time-space continuum that includes all time and all space. Visually that looks like this:
Memory is the key. Memory is what allows our mind to absorb a universe. It is not an understatement to say that every individual (animals too) have an entire time space continuum within their mind. They are walking universes. All that is required is that memory absorbs the present moment, which it does, and those memories remain perfect over time, which they do.
IV. Achieving Perfect Memory And Hardware Independence
1. Memory As Your Personal Universe
We have seen how reality gets absorbed into the visual cortex. As we move through life we are absorbing bit-for-bit copies of the current environment into the visual cortex. That is how we experience the surrounding environment as shown below:
Think of your as memory reaching out to absorb the present. The present - the outside world - is within memory. We live within memory always, even the present.
The present environment appears real to us. The rest of memory is real too in exactly the same way. Moments get absorbed into memory as we move through life. Awareness stays in the present moment. Just because awareness is not currently located within memories of the past does not mean that the memories of the past are not complete in every way. The memories of the past are just as real and complete as the present moment. We simply cannot realize past moments fully right now because our awareness is no longer in that moment. It is in the present.
If we could move awareness into a moment of the past we would experience that moment exactly like we experienced it the first time. That moment exists. It has not gone anywhere. We just cannot play it back at this time. That does not mean, however, that we will not realize past moments fully in afterlife.
2. Can Memory Store Moments Indefinitely?
If your mind is to going to capture and retain all moments throughout your lifetime we are going to need perfect memory. Is it possible for human memory to achieve this level of perfection? For this to be possible we need a memory device that can hold every moment you have ever experienced throughout your lifetime. These moments are complete realities including any thought going on at the time. We need to store them completely without ever dropping a bit. We are talking about a bit-for-bit recording of your entire lifetime.
This is a lofty ideal. It does not seem possible. Everyone knows that cells do live indefinitely. There is turnover of the memory hardware within the brain. It does not seem realistic that the brain can make it through 125 years in life without ever dropping a bit. It would seem that the underlying hardware would eventually fail and lose the data that was stored in that hardware.
3. Memory Perfecting Technique Called XOR
Human memory is not a fragile system. It does not come crashing down when a single brain cell fails. There are ways to lose brain cells without losing the data stored in them. The computer industry has techniques where a memory device can fail completely and not lose data. Computer memory repairs itself by swapping in fresh memory when old memory fails. It can recreate lost data and keep running perfectly. This is not the only way to maintain digital memory, however it is a way to do it.
The basis of this memory protection scheme is based on the XOR Gate. When it comes to memory the XOR Gate has magical properties. The XOR Gate is a logic device with two inputs and one output that works as follows:
1. If either input is ON and the other input OFF the output is ON.
If both inputs are ON output is OFF.
If both inputs are OFF output is OFF.
The diagram above shows an XOR Gate build from four NAND Gates. The logic table for the NAND Gate is shown on the lower left. Like an XOR Gate, a NAND Gate has two inputs and one output. If both inputs are ON current the output is OFF. If either or both inputs are OFF the output is ON.
Condition 1 (upper left) shows input 1 ON. NAND Gate A has one input one so it turns ON. NAND Gate B has two inputs ON so it turns OFF. NAND Gate C has one input ON so it turns ON. NAND Gate D has one input ON so it turns ON.
Condition 2 (upper right) shows both inputs ON. NAND Gate A has both inputs ON so it turns OFF. NAND Gate B has one input ON so it turns ON. NAND Gate C has one input ON so it turns ON. NAND Gate D has both inputs ON so it turns OFF.
Condition 3 (lower left) shows input 2 ON. Like condition 1 this turns the Gate ON.
Condition 4 (lower right) shows both inputs OFF. NAND Gate A has both inputs OFF so it turns ON. NAND Gate B has one input ON so it turns ON. NAND Gate C has one input ON so it turns ON. NAND Gate D has both inputs ON so it turns OFF.
The logic table for the XOR Gate is shown on the right.
4. Memory Hardware Independence Using XOR
We can achieve memory hardware independence by XOR'ing data across multiple memory devices. The multiple-drive XOR scenario works like this:
1. A block of data (Data A) is written to Drive One.
2. Another block of data (Data B) is written to Drive Two.
3. The two pieces of data are XOR'ed together and the result is written to Drive Three.
Shown on the left is Data A that includes six bits of data: 001100. This is written to Drive One. Data B also contains six bits: 111000. That data is written to Drive Two. Then Data A and Data B are XOR'ed together and the result is written to Drive Three: 110100.
The XOR'ed data does not necessarily have to be written to Drive Three. It can be written to any drive as shown in the second row:
1. Data C (001010) is written to Drive One.
2. Data D (110011) is written to Drive Three.
3. XOR (Data C and Data D) is written to Drive Two.
You can see how the data values are XOR'ed together on the left.
5. Recovering From Failure Without Data Loss
So what happens when a drive fails? That situation is shown here:
The illustration above shows Drive Two failing. The drive has failed without warning. All the data on Drive two has been lost.
However we can recover the data on Drive Two using the data on the two existing drives as follows:
1. Take the data on Drive One (Data A) and the data on Drive Three (XOR Data A and B) and XOR them together. The result is the data that was lost on Drive Two.
2. Similarly take the data found on Drive One (Data C) and the data on Drive Three (Data D) and XOR them together. The result is the data that was lost on Drive Two.
It does not matter what drive we lose. We can recover its lost data by XOR'ing the data on the remaining drives. In this case below we lose Drive Three:
To recover the lost data we do the same thing. Simply take the data on the existing drives, XOR it together., and the result is the missing data. No matter what drive we lose we can recover the lost data. We cannot however, lose two drives.
6. Hardware Independence By Replacement
Fully redundant memory requires replacement hardware. The illustration below shows how memory hardware can fail without losing memory:
Shown above are three drives in an XOR array. Then Drive Two fails. Here is how the computer handles the situation:
1. The computer detects that Drive Two has failed.
2. Drive Two is automatically removed. It is swapped out electronically.
3. Drive Two's backup is automatically installed in the array. It is swapped in electronically.
4. Drive Two's data is rebuilt by XOR'ing the data on Drives One and Three.
5. The result is written to the new Drive Two.
Memory is fully restored. New memory hardware is in place. This can be done logically. It requires no moving parts. Using a XOR system like this we can keep memory intact. Redundant memory hardware creates a robust system. Memory is not fragile. It can handle any mishap except for catastrophic failure of more than one drive. Here are a few things to consider:
1. An XOR memory array can take a severe hit to the hardware and not lose data. Memory repairs itself without moving parts.
2. XOR memory can recover data lost without warning. A Drive can suddenly go down and the system can recover. It essentially heals itself. Lost memory can be fully rebuilt from existing memory.
3. An XOR array works with any size data word and any number of drives greater than three. This means that we can protect a huge amount of data with very little additional hardware.
4. Humans spend one third of their life sleeping. XOR'ing data is the type of activity that takes place during sleep. Using an XOR array (or some variation of it) we are able to replace lost brain cells without affecting memory. A XOR system is capable of maintaining perfect memory throughout our lifetime by continuously replacing damaged hardware.
To those of us that making a living as system administrators, our biggest fear is losing our client's data. A good system administrator will take steps to insure that no data is lost. It is not enough to merely monitor the situation. You have to build measures into your network.
On my local computer I use a technique called Time Machine. Time Machine works in the background, making copies of everything I do, so the machine can be rebuilt should the primary drive fail. On my network I use a technique called Rsync. Rsync makes a copy of all files on another computer nightly.
Additionally, you need to introduce new hardware into the network from time to time. A new computer will last about five to ten years. It is a lot of work to build a new server, transfer everything onto it, and configure it so it all works correctly. However, if you expect perfect data over decades it is absolutely necessary.
Is it possible to have perfect data over a 100 year life span? The answer is yes, providing you use memory techniques similar to those above. This is where dreams come in. The human mind is a data-absorbing machine. It takes in each moment as it happens and files it away in memory. For this to happen over a lifetime without ever dropping a bit, you would expect to see nightly maintenance. Dreams are necessary data maintenance taking place. If the mind were to take in each moment, file it in memory, and leave it, it would fail. Instead the mind takes in each moment during the day, then performs data integrity maintenance during the night.
Dreams are to the mind what the system administrator is to the network. Dreams do the necessary tasks, basically moving and organizing data, to see to it that memory remains perfect over decades.
V. Digital Video Editing Analogy
1. Recording Digitally Into Memory
In sports, video taping the game is a training aid. In American football for example, coaches record every play in the game. After the game they can review what happened and use that information to improve their coaching of the team. Games are routinely recorded directly into computer memory.
Recording digitally into memory means taking the information from the video camera's CCD and putting it into memory. This is essentially a bit-for-bit transfer of the information from the camera into memory as shown here:
After the game you have every play recorded into memory.
2. Video Playback
As a coach, you gather your team and go back through the plays of the game to see where you can improve performance. Here you and your team are looking at a play near the middle of the game as shown:
Most often you start playback from the beginning of the game. However, starting at the beginning is an arbitrary decision. When video is recorded digitally the play head is free to jump around throughout the game. You can playback play 2, jump to play 33, and then jump to play 14. There is no pause between plays. Movement of the play head throughout the game is instantaneous.
The play head above acts like awareness in life. The play head is where the action is. If you are watching play 14 awareness is at play 14.The play head within the football game acts like our awareness within life. During life awareness stays in the present. In digital video, awareness is free to move around through time. The quality of playback is the same wherever you are throughout the game.
3. Two Simultaneous Play Heads
Our video machine has only one play head. Therefore it is never in two places at once. It can move around but at any one moment it is located at one specific moment within the game. Awareness in life is located in time as well. Our play head of awareness is always located in the present. It is located at one specific moment and that moment is now.
The present and the play head are essentially the same. The present is both the recording head and playback head. In the life we record reality and experience reality at the same time. Our hardware is such that the play back head remains locked into the present.
Imagine constructing a video editing system that has the ability to have the play head at TWO locations simultaneously. Now instead of experiencing only one play we can experience two plays simultaneously. Our enhanced video system can now show two moments in time at the same time. Visually that would look like this:
We are now playing back play 22 in the first half and play 42 halfway in the second half simultaneously. Playing back two moments at the same time presents problems obviously. Originally we experienced one play at a time. Now we are experiencing both plays. Unfortunately the two plays are superimposed on each other on the same monitor as shown above. Experiencing two plays overlapping each other is a jumbled mess. It does us no good. It is too complicated to comprehend.
To see both plays clearly we need to add a second monitor. That way we can experience play 22 on one monitor and experience play 42 on the other monitor. To fully realize our new system we need two people, each watching their own play. Everyone is comfortable and chaos is eliminated as shown here:
In the original system we have one play head. Now we have two. We also have added a second person to watch the second play.
Adding the second monitor and second person represents an opening of awareness. The new system is capable of experiencing two plays simultaneously. Awareness has opened up to twice what it was originally. The system is showing two plays now were formally it was showing just one. To fully understand both plays we doubled awareness by adding the second person.
During life, our play back head is the present. We watch the play of life as it unfolds. If we were able to add a second play head and monitor like our new system above, it would be like adding a second present moment to our life. Not only would we experience the moment we are in, we would also experience another moment from the past. Each moment would be of equal importance as we experience both fully.
Our original play back system above attempted to show two plays through the same monitor. The result was two plays superimposed on each other in a chaotic mess. Players were stacked on top of each other, all going in all directions. It simply made no sense.
In like manner if we attempted to play back a second moment into the present the result would be the same. We would have the present reality with a reality of the past superimposed on it. Like the plays of the football game it would not make sense. It would be a chaotic mess. To make sense of two moments experienced simultaneously we need to add a second person. Exactly like the play back machine above, we cannot make sense of two moments until we add a second monitor and person to experience the second play.
Adding the second person exactly doubles awareness. Before we had one person watching. Now we have two. This is an opening of awareness of exactly double.
4. Opening Awareness In Time
In the example above we doubled awareness. We have twice the moments being played back through the system as before. Originally we could view only one play. Now we can view two. The game is full of plays however. Imagine opening up the video hardware to see ALL the plays of the game at once. This would require a play head for each play of the game as shown here:
Now we have a monitor and person to experience each play of the game. Collectively they are watching every play of the game at the same time.
This is possible. When video is recorded digitally playing back multiple moments through multiple monitors is possible. Given enough monitors and play heads there is no reason why this cannot happen.
Multiple play heads allows awareness to be everywhere throughout the game simultaneously albeit using several people. To apply this logic to the human condition, we obviously do not have multiple play heads. We have one play head and it is located at the present moment.
The potential of human memory is like the multiple play head machine above. The upper limit of human awareness is a play head for every moment through our lifetime. With all moments of life existing in memory, the upper limit of awareness would be to experience all moments simultaneously. Like the multiple-play-head video machine that has one play head for each play, we are capable of experiencing all moments of life simultaneously. That is the upper limit of awareness with respect to time. We are capable of experiencing all moments of our life simultaneously because all moments of life exist in memory.
VI. Awareness And Memory
1. Collective Knowledge Realized
Thirty people watching thirty different football plays simultaneously represents collective knowledge. It shows how all the plays of the game could potentially be played back at once. That same potential, playing back the moments of our life at once, awaits us at the end of life.
Think of it like this:
1. Imagine recruiting different people to experience each moment your life. You have one person to experience each moment of your existence. You have a separate computer monitor for each person. Exactly like watching each play of the game simultaneously, you have everything all set to go.
2. There are 2,365,200,000 seconds in a lifetime of 75 years. This is an approximate estimate of the number of seconds in a lifetime.
3. Imagine recruiting 2,365,200,000 different people to each experience one moment of your life.
4. Then throw the switch and have everyone experience one second of your life simultaneously.
That experience, the collective experiences of all 2,365,200,000 people happening at one time is the type of thing that awaits us at the end of life. This is probably understated but this is the order of magnitude of potential stored in memory.
2. Afterlife Is An Explosion Of Awareness
Humans move through time. We do not stop in time. Here is what would happen if we could:
1. As we approach the end of life we have everything in memory. We have every moment in memory exactly as it was when we experienced it the first time. This is the potential we carry with us as we move through life. This is the potential we have with us at our last moment of life.
2. At the end of life, time ceases to exist. Awareness is free to go everywhere throughout memory. Memory holds all the moments of life. So awareness is free to go throughout your life. Since memory contains time, what was formally a position in time (now) now becomes all time. We undergo a transition from a moment in time to all of time.
3. Like birth, this transition from a moment to all time, happens in an instant.
Awareness has undergone dimensional change. It has gone from position in time to all of time and it happened in an instant. Awareness did this by expanding into the memories that we gathered throughout our lifetime. Memory contains everything. It absorbed every moment as you experienced it. It retained all moments. We carry these memories with us throughout life. We just never realize them during life. Except for limited remembering we are unaware these memory exists. At the end of life all memories are realized. We become aware of them all simultaneously. A that precise moment we become aware of all our memories at once.
3. Memory And Afterlife
The geometric implications of afterlife should not be overlooked. To see how memory and awareness work together we have to look at geometry. During life we are located at in position located in time and space looking out at the world. This is only half of life. While we are awareness looking out at the world, we are also memory absorbing the universe. Life is made up of both things, memory and awareness.
In terms of geometry awareness is our position in time and space. Awareness is our point of view from where we view the universe. In geometric terms awareness is a point. It has position only. Memory, on the other hand, is time and space. Memory is the space and time surrounding that being. These two things - memory and awareness - make up life. Life is not awareness alone. It is both awareness and memory.
We go through life this way since the beginning. Think of it as a point of awareness surrounded by a time-space of memory. At the end of life nothing changes. The time-space continuum, in our memory, is there with us in the present moment. We carry it into the end of life. At that moment life ceases to exist, awareness explodes throughout memory into all time and space. At the end of life we go from experiencing one moment (the present) to experiencing all of time. In like manner we go from position within space to all space. Not only do we expand through time we expand through space as well. As we go from point of view within space to all space, we do that for all moments throughout life, not just the present. At the end of life we undergo a dimensional change where the smallest possible thing (position within time and space) becomes the largest possible thing (all time and space).
Afterlife is the moment in time when we become everything. It is when the good work of life comes to fruition. Memory is not dependent upon the physical world. Memory is fundamental to life exactly like awareness. The two work together. They are the same thing except one is of a different dimension. Awareness has no length, width, depth, or duration. Memory has unlimited length, width, depth, and duration.They are perfect mathemtical inverses. Afterlife is when awareness makes the transition between the two.
Afterlife is the geometric inverse of what we are now. We are position now. We become everything later. It is too grand, too emotional, and too magnificent to comprehend. This holds true for every one of us. It holds true for all living things.
This concludes proof of afterlife by memory.
The Trial Of The Century
I, like every Californian, watched the "Trial Of The Century". The trial spanned eleven months starting with the jury being sworn in at Los Angeles County Superior Court on November 9, 1994. The defendant mounted a defense led by the dream team. They brought in witness after witness. The trial was televised in the US. Both sides went into infinite detail. This drug on daily for almost a year.
When Proof Of Afterlife watches this, we have a different opinion. As the facts unfolded it became obvious the defendant did the bad deed. But they defense kept probing, calling witnesses, cross examining, calling sidebars, postponing and every other legal trick possible. The legal tactic was to draw things out, question everything the prosecution said, and develop an emotional connection with members of the jury.
You could say the defendant was fighting for his life, so why not employ every strategy possible? After all, the defendant was in expert in sports. He knew about defense. So he fought back.
If he wins, did he save his life? If he is acquitted of murder, is that the end of it. Is he exonerated?
The defendant is not getting away with anything. The moment is in memory. It lies up ahead. It is in memory waiting to be experienced in afterlife. Judgment day, the real judgment day, is coming. Even if you convince everyone on the jury, everyone in court, and everyone watching that you're innocent, that judgment does not matter. It does not matter because you cannot convince yourself. You hope it goes away but it will not. Here's what it looks like to go back in time and find that moment to see what really happened.
As you look at this imagine this is going back into memory. Each one of these cans contains a moment, not a day. Each moment, from conception to now, exists here in memory. These aren't copies of moments, as the film cans shown here. These are the actual moments. In the case of the Trial Of The Century that moment exists. If we had the technology we could go back like this, find the exact moment, open it and take a look. Then we could see what really happened.
The notion that the criminal got away with a bad deed because he was acquitted is not true. This whole notion of getting away with a crime is flawed because it isn't the jury that sits in judgment. It is you that sits in judgment. We should not give ourselves permission to do bad things because we can get away with it. The world's judgment is not a criterion that matters. All that matters is what you (and God) think.
Let's say you decided to do something bad and didn't get caught. So that moment gets absorbed into memory. You can argue that I lived thought it once and I can live through it again in afterlife. I can handle it. That isn't how it works. You don't get let off that easy. When you experienced the moment for the first time, you experienced it in life. In life, awareness is a point moving through time. During life, the experience was temporary. Yes, you were uncomfortable for a while but it passed. You move on. It is behind you. You can forget about it.
No you can't. The moment is there, intact. During life you can refuse to remember it. But in afterlife, the second time you experience the moment, there isn't going to be any time. That is a huge difference. Awareness is location within time. Memory is time, everlasting. So what you thought was just a minor blip on the timeline of life comes back amplified. It never goes away. There is no getting beyond it.
We all do bad things. Me too. We cheat a little bit. We lie a little bit. That is not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about doing deliberately harmful acts based on thinking you can get away with it. Like the video shows above, we will be going back and taking a look. You can depend on it.
Understanding afterlife memory-dimension imposes responsibility during life. Do you really want that experience in your everlasting universe? It is a question you should ask.
This isn't a simple straight-line proposition. For example, let's say you know someone who has suffered terribly with an illness. You could conclude that their everlasting universe has been affected due to the suffering. No so. That isn't how afterlife works. Embedded in this is the concept of inverse. Those who suffered illness during life will not only be made whole, they will be ecstatically healthy. Those suffering during life will be rewarded when life turns inside out. Suffering gives rise to the opposite, health and happiness.
If you are poor during life you will be rich in afterlife. If you are lonely during life you will be among loved ones in afterlife. If you are sick in life you will be young and healthy in afterlife. Afterlife is for everyone, animals too. Everything works out perfectly in the end. Life is not meant to be easy. It is a struggle. Afterlife is the reward for enduring that struggle. Afterlife is the ultimate retirement program where you become surrounded by and imbued with joy, friends, health, knowledge, and happiness. Afterlife is the unlimited reward for having lived life.