[can we have a category for psychokinesis or esp or some weird
In ESP, which is extra sensory perception, but you knew that, the
whole observable point that makes it ESP is that there's allegedly
availability of knowledge or information that is not afforded by
For example, winning the lottery - you can't 'know' the winning
numbers. And then the lottery draw is drawn, and suddenly,
everyone can now 'know' the winning numbers.
All those reams of numbers in the business pages of the pink
what do they mean? Why do they exist? What's the point? Who
knows. This is information nobody has any access to. If they did,
be classed as insider trading.
In all those cases, the crux of the matter is one of asymmetrical
information. I have something you don't know, which is (loosely)
what the whole of internet security and cryptography is based on.
However, these examples above are in a category of asymmetrical
information based on time. Nobody knows x until an event occurs
the future that reveals x (ie, the lottery or the horsies).
I propose to invent a temporal rectifier. The overall energy of the
potential difference between information that existed in the
and information that will be missing in the past, can be calculated
an absolute positive quantity. This would have the effect of
rectifying the potential difference between the lack of
and the supply of information such that the positive supply of
represents the information energy on both sides of the equation.
It could work like a banana, in a way. The curve of the banana
suggest that the banana itself can be used to rectify time. Building
temporal rectifier out of bananas is entirely feasible - we're not in
any danger of running out of bananas. The danger is in going too
and building an entire fucking time machine out of bananas.