2014: Make It Your Year

In a few hours, it will be 2014.

Personally, I’m feeling quite upbeat about what lies ahead in the New Year.

As I ride out the ice storm–or, more precisely, what’s left of it, viz., the arctic cold wave–my thoughts are leaping ahead. In a warm and cozy setting, my thoughts are clearly in the future.

Resolutions

Although speculating about the future and making resolutions can be risky, it’s worth it.

Be bold

Let’s be bold and resolve that:

  • 2014 will be our year
  • Great things will happen
  • Our positive state of mind will contribute to our success
  • Creative thinking will bring out the best of us
  • Energy is abundant (we don’t need to take it from others; we have our own supply)
  • Transformation is a given

A glass half full

When we permit ourselves to be positive and expansive, we see the glass half full. This lets us believe that more and more good–great, even–things are coming our way.

Resolve with me

I resolve that 2014 will be my year.

I believe I’m worthy and that great things will happen to me.

I know that change is a given and transformation is inevitable.

I accept the bounty that is rightfully mine.

Happy New Year!

Toronto Ice Storm

Image title:  Toronto in the Ice Storm

Image author:  Luba Rascheff

The Zero-Sum Game

In his featured video (See, “Dark Energy:  The Energy of Nothing,” bigthink.com/blogs/dr-kakus-universe, accessed on 21 July 2013), Dr. Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist, CUNY, explains that the sum of positive energy and dark matter in the universe equals…zero.

He says that the space between objects in the universe–essentially empty space or, nothing–balances out exactly with positive energy (as depicted in the standard model of the universe by atoms, neutrons and quarks).

If we accept this to be true, it means, according to Dr. Kaku, that we can create a universe out of nothing.

Point zero in communication

If Dr. Kaku is correct then, whatever communications we issue (analog or digital) use a combination of what we express and, critically, what we do not.  It’s what we say, and what we don’t that, together, make our point, our ‘micro universe.’

A reassuring point

Dr. Kaku says that although we know it exists, we don’t have a clue as to what dark matter really is.  What we do know, however, is that it comprises 23% of the universe and is a major influencer.  Dark energy (“the energy of nothing, the energy of the vacuum”) comprises 73% of the universe.

In the same way that dark matter (moved by gravitational forces) is invisible, what isn’t seen in our communications influences them nonetheless.

Less is more

If less is more then, says Dr. Kaku, by 2020 computers will have disappeared with chips becoming ubiquitous (“Futurist Michio Kaku:  Computers will disappear by 2020.” Psiho. #28, year XXIV, 19 July 2013, p. 12).  Since computers are doubling in power every eighteen months, by 2020 the computer won’t exist in the form we are so familiar with.  (Ibid.)  The Internet in its present form, according to Dr. Kaku, will also disappear with the net being simultaneously “everywhere and nowhere.”  (Ibid.)

People will be like ambulatory computers and, with the blink of an eye, will be able to obtain any kind of information needed.  (Ibid.)

Gain from reduction

As computers become smaller and smaller, functionality becomes greater and greater.  Reaching zero, therefore, means obtaining everything.  This is the zero-sum game.

THE ZERO-SUM GAME Copyright © 2013  Luba Rascheff

Mass map of Abell 1689.

Mass map of Abell 1689. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)