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How about with all of these computers they do
like take a picture of the whole sky and then compare all
the parts where there is no stuff, so see if there is
anything the same about all parts of the sky where there
isn't anything, correcting for the influence of the known
around each spot. So maybe this would be like -- I
have always had this idea that if you looked close enough
to the side of the moon, or to the side of a black hole at
the other extreem, that you would see bent light from
behind the moon or hole, because gravity bends light,
that since there is so much stuff in the universe, it
doesn[t actually bend it uniformly, every bit of light has
been bent along the line a lot of times, more for the
further away the source is and for the closer and more
interruptive the interveneing stuff is, so that if you look
closely at the edge of anything, like really closely,
correcting for everything else, that you will see a little
distored picture of everything else, or you will if you
correct for the distortion with your brain, the most
powerful computer in the universe, and since that is
brains are good at doing, that that is actually what all
weirdness that we call thinking is, is various navigations
among the fields of time-machine-lense-to-the-rest-of-
universe that exists around the edge of every particle of
Once I pressed a jewlers loupe and a toy microscope up
against my eyelashes for a long time and thought I could
see into a time-machine like scene where moving my
fingers slightly took me forward and backwards through
sceene of people walking through an airport-like sceene,
and I was thinking that maybe that the lenses were
breaking up the light information into a more sort of
random state so that my brain was putting it back
so that it made sense in a different way. So that
information was - is always out there, its just that as
grow your brain learns that the reading of trees and
and cars in the "here and now" is more useful to
negotiating life - predicts survival better.
So maybe the best negative telescope would be a chaotic
"lense" run by a biofeedbacky computer, that let your
movelents change the chaos of the refracted patterns
really precisely but smoothly so that you could work
towards a standing point where your visual sense-making
out of the chaotic light patterns could find a happy
with your ability to adjust them.
Or maybe I should try a dating service.
Or maybe I should try not ending everything I think with
a fish hooky little tag ending.
|... Is there like some secret grow-op in here, that I don't know about ?
|Astronomers are already doing this, and have been for
some time, albeit in ways that make much, much more
sense. Examining gravitational lensing and the 'empty' areas
of space that lie between visible celestial bodies has
taught us much of what we know about the origin of the
|What you experienced is a well-known optical
phenomenon called 'parallax'.
|You should seek professional help.
|//with your brain, the most powerful computer in
|Having read your idea in its entirety, I'm inclined to
disagree with you.
|This is an ingenious idea, in the same way that
diamond is inflexible.
|Must be very ingenious then, and in every way.
|Everyone in the US don't forget the super moon
tonight. No telescope needed.
|Whether this is or is not a parody...
|//your movelents change the chaos of the refracted patterns really precisely but smoothly//
|// Once I pressed a jewlers loupe and a toy microscope up
against my eyelashes for a long time//
|Didn't Isaac Newton do something like this?
|Yes, but at least it would be a great tourist