The Mind of Tony Smith: A Guided Tour
The first website I ever got lost in belonged to a rambling genius named Tony Smith, a cowboy from Georgia who’s physics theories were too radical for Cornell. That kind of resume will definitely get a high school kid’s attention, and years later, one of the first Brainsturbator articles was a bunch of links to Tony’s site. This is an expanded version, which quotes a lot of the material since the site has disappeared completely several times now.
Brainsturbator is here for the long haul, so I’m doing this for the good of humanity...kind of like our backup Paul Laffoley Gallery, which is also under re-construction. (Meanwhile, check out Laffoley Archive. Like Laffoley, I honestly cannot understand a great deal of what Tony Smith is trying to tell me. Like everyone else I consider a teacher, though, he provides so much to think about that even Not Getting It becomes an educational experience. I hope you dig it.
Build Your Own Matrix
The Matrix and Quantum Consciousness --- this is a great place to introduce yourself to the program. Tony is the kinda guy who figures out how much space it would take to build the matrix, how many humans it would take, and what the electrical grid would look like...this is a wild read.
If Humans have a 100 year life span, you would have to grow 5 x 10^7 = 50 million Humans per year in order to maintain a steady population of 5 x 10^9 = 5 billion Humans.
If it takes 10 years to grow a Human until the Brain is Mature, the total number of immature Humans being grown at any particular time would be 500 million.
After being grown to have a Mature Brain, each Human is put in a Pod connected to a huge Matrix Network.
If each Pod is attached to a Cylinder, somewhat like a giant microtubule, with each Cylinder being 100 layers (10 meters each) of Pods in height and having 100 pods per layer (10 meters apart), then each Cylinder
* would hold 10,000 Pods;
* would be 1 kilometer high;
* would be 1 kilometer in circumference.
To hold 5 billion Humans, you would need 5 x 10^9 / 10^4 = 5 x 10^5 = 500,000 Cylinders.
If the Cylinders were spaced so that their centers were 1 kilometer apart, you could fit the Pod Matrix Network inside a square whose side is about (square root of 500,000) = 700 kilometers.
You could easily fit a 5-billion Human Pod Matrix Network and its supporting Farm within a 1,000 kilometer square, which is about a million square kilometers. Since the surface area of the Earth is about 475 million square kilometers:
* if you used 10% of the Earth’s surface, you could support about 200 billion Humans;
* if you used 100% of the Earth’s surface, you could support about 2,000 billion Humans.
Earth’s oceans may appear limitless from a human perspective, but look closer and you get a different picture. They aren’t vast, structureless seas of liquid stretching uniformly to the horizon. To most of their inhabitants, in fact, they are not liquid at all. The oceans turn out to beâ€”well, jelly.
Not very thick jelly, it’s true. Certainly not thick enough to notice when you swim in it. But for the marine world’s smallest creaturesâ€”the tiny plankton and microbes that make up the bulk of its inhabitantsâ€”seawater is not a uniform fluid, but a tangle of intertwined chains of sugar molecules that trap water within their meshwork to form a gel.
The long strands in the oceanic gel are mostly crosslinked polysaccharides. If the polysaccharides in 1 milliliter of seawater could be placed end-to-end, they would stretch out to 5,600 kilometers! Coexisting proteins would span 310 kilometers ; DNA, 2 kilometers. This same milliliter may also contain up to a million bacteria and ten times as many virus particles. Also in this brew are, on the average, 1.000 protozoans and 100 phytoplankton. It’s a microscopic metropolis, about the size of a sugar cube, and one in which you may never wish to swim again!
Natural nuclear reactor discovered in Africa --- best of all, it’s millions of years old.
There’s a PDF Version of Tony’s entire website...and it’s 120 megabytes. That should give you some sense of the sheer scale of what he’s put up there. Much of it relates to Clifford Algebra, which I still barely understand. What follows is a list of my favorite random articles—each is a gateway to much larger, weirder Universe. Enjoy.
The Olmec Civilization --- one of the more glaring holes in human history and theories of origin and migration.
240 Thoughts. A collection of quotes, including these:
Far from being the antithesis of creativity, constraints on thinking are what make creativity possible.
It’s amazing how much “mature wisdom” resembles being too tired.
—Robert A. Heinlein
- 2012 Reading List: Year of the Jellyfish
- The Brainsturbator 2011 Reading List
- The 2010 Brainsturbator Reading List
- The Greatest Achievement of Organized Science
- Tracing Our Own Constellations
- Psychic Warfare from 1981-2008
- Bucky Fuller & his World Game: Intro to Saving Planets
- Saving the World Starts in Africa
- The 2008 Brainsturbator Update: Back to School
- The Mind of Tony Smith: A Guided Tour
- "Minds to Pay Attention To" via Sean McBride
- lol, I found brainsturbator in the lulzsec irc leaks
- DARPA Contest: The Logistics Getting Humans to Alpha Centauri
- The Very, Very Strange Properties of REM Sleep
- The Deep Structure of Our Internets
- Feeding the World: Global, Urban, Individual
- From Spam Factory to Time Capsule
- The Red Book (Jung)
- Brainsturbator Tumblr is up and running again
- Sonofusion is the Superforce
Brainsturbator on Twitter
For more updates follow Brainsturbator.
Aikido Activist Anarchy
- The Mind of Tony Smith: A Guided Tour
- Networks, Bacteria, and the Illusion of Control
- The Quest for the Elusive Chronon
- Our Fractal Universe: A Sneak Peek at the New Cosmology
- More Chronon Theory: Jacques Vallee’s “Associative Universe”
- Get In Tune With Chronobiology: Part One
- “Sense of Wonder” Maintenance, Round 2
We Salute You