Future-Present Singularity

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Dr. Marc Cooper and Charles E. Smith, Ph.D.
© Nov, 2014

“You Need a Peace Academy to Create a Peace Academy.”

The best predictor of the future in a person’s life or a company’s future is what they are doing now. What they are doing now can come from their past, the future they anticipate, or the inexplicable power of what happens in the present moment.

We propose that the Present and the Future are a Singularity

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At any moment, there is only one singular and distinct thing going on — the “Present-Future”.  The present moment is the point where the lines of past-present-future meet.  The Present-Future Singularity is where things actually happen — a point in spacetime in which gravitational forces cause matter to have absolute density.

A current example is elaborated in Ray Kurzwell’s, The Singularity is Near, in which he writes that the “Singularity” will happen in the moment when the processing power of machine intelligence on the planet exceeds the processing power of all human intelligence.  Looked at from the outside, a present-future singularity is like a kaleidoscope. There are times when the future seems not influenced by the past and largely determined by new possibilities. The present moment then appears differently than if the future was determined by the past.  As Nicholas Cage said in the film, Next, “The future changes every time you look at it, just because you looked at it, and then everything else changes too

If you want to change the future, change what you are doing, what you pay attention to, right now, consistent with the future you want.

As Richard Bach wrote in his grand book and metaphor for mastering life and work, Jonathan Livingston Seagull,

“Perfect speed is being there.”

Instead of splitting into parts, it’s a reality in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts — a not quite fathomable Future-Present Singularity.

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