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Website service matches your life to a historic period.
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Novelty theory is entirely rubbish. That being said, let's look into it a bit!

Novelty theory has a few basic tenets:

* That the universe is a living system with a teleological attractor at the end of time that drives the increase and conservation of interconnectedness (organised complexity).
* That interconnectedness increases over time, despite repeated setbacks.
* That the human brain represents the pinnacle of organised complexity in the known universe to date.
* That fluctuations in novelty over time are self-similar at different scales. Thus the rise and fall of the Roman Empire might be resonant with the life of a family within a single generation, or with an individual's day at work.

... OK, that last one is what we want to focus on. But, I'll finish the tenets just for kicks...

* That as the organised complexity of human thought and culture increases, universal interconnectedness approaches a Koch curve of infinite exponential growth (singularity).
* That in the time immediately prior to, and during this omega point of infinite interconnectedness (nonlocality), anything and everything conceivable to the human imagination will occur instantaneously, presentation as an implication.
* That the date of this singularity is December 21, 2012, the end of the long count of the Mayan calendar.

This idea is for a web-based service to take in details about your life, does some database matching and whatnot, and then it returns the period in a civilization's history that corresponds to your timeline all fractal like... or as they say 'self-similar at different scales'. Also, it could dissect individual days, months, etc..

The trick will be in how the computer judges rises and falls in your timeline, and matches them most appropriately with the rises and falls in a historic timeline. This is the essence of the idea, anyways. Yes, far out. But would you include a visit to this site during your daily marauding on the interwebs? Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

daseva, May 29 2009

http://en.wikipedia...i/Confirmation_bias [BunsenHoneydew, May 31 2009]


       ok, I just hate it, no snarky comment.
WcW, May 29 2009

       Too much tiny important data. The databases would not be able to do the computation so therefore there would be no accuracy. Maybe, for a bit of fun, like those 'Who am I in history'.   

       immm .... quantum computing? Life data semanticized as a complex wave pattern.   

       The true trick being turning reality into data.
wjt, May 29 2009

       I like this a lot. +
blissmiss, May 29 2009

       junk in junk out
WcW, May 29 2009

       I don't want to *actually* claim any sort of achievement towards establishing novelty theory in other's lives. But, I don't want to hide the possibility, either.
daseva, May 30 2009

       As a way of fleecing the gullible, this has a certain amoral merit to it.   

       I have but two words to say on the subject of Timewave Zero / so-called novelty theory: confirmation bias.
BunsenHoneydew, May 31 2009

       This reminds me of all those dumb (yet surprisingly entertaining) questionnaires on facebook. What language are you? what mathematical curve are you? what car are you? etc. All very silly to me and rather baked [-]
imho, May 31 2009

       What type of cynic are you? I don't think this is baked... In my hubristic opinion.
daseva, May 31 2009

       I thought at first the title was mysocalledlovelife.com. This reminds me of a whole class of jokes:   

       <joke> this idea is just fantasy...   

       ...like my love life. </joke>   

sninctown, May 31 2009


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