Reading Einstein's idea that
"the present instant, properly speaking, does not extend
beyond here, so that "the only really
simultaneous events are events wihc occur at
the same place." (p 243) (ideas and opionions.)
What about the idea of time and causality?
An event A causes event B- what about
the relationship of time sequences outside of
A-B as compared to events within
"Time" does not atomize- matter atomizes?
Think of time not as a substance but as
the relationship between actual *things*
(the analogy between words and substances
make their comprehension easier but we do not
reproduce the experience as a construct each
time the idea is comprehended)
"This moment does not extend beyond here."
But *here* and *there* receive messages from each
other- thus moments increase in significance as
their message is more intensely met by reception-thus light (maybe) goes "in search" of its use- light sends a message "something is
Matter goes towards sources of energy
Elemental forces (things can stack)
Elemental phenomena (fire) (things can melt)
This is just how local things get.
Virtually *no one* at the same time could
possibly be interested in this particular
message unit. But stretched out over a very
great period of time the particular specifics
become more and more important.
Imagine this from the vantage point
of hundreds of years! With time, the
material "sorts itself out" drawing more
and more importance to the specific point
in viewing the whole qestalt. Imagine
drawing away from a visual point of reference on
the earth's surface in a rocket. With
greater distance, the specifics play ever
changing roles in the whole gestalt. We
may imagine this as a "lessening"
importance, but this is true from a
limited number of perspectives.
Think of this psychoanalytically. Perhaps,
if I am aware no one will be interested
in the specifics now- I "hold" it by writing
about it- *an appropriate application*
Kafka drew attention to Dickens, for me.
When something is being discussed, the
side effected by the simple reality of being
itself can rarely be overemphasized.How
such a perspective reformulates reality
is by a shift towards *local use* (in
experiential assessment) of perceptual details.
The classification of information is *always* affected by use-
Parallel response is the normally
expectable pattern observable in
human beings. Even when people do
not respond "in kind," most actions
elicit parallel responses.
Psychoanalysts- and artists-
struggle against the conventional
pattern of response. (How does willling suspension
of disbelief fit into this?)
Reality becomes more and more
estranged from actuality as responses
to actuality fail to provide authentic
The new perpective
must provide these
connective methodologies both
from the perspective of
communications between people and also
a language for interpreting
and expressing original viewpoints.
There comes a time when a transitional
point is reached that a perceiving
mechanism can still extract energy
from a source of information but the
elements of this source are incoherent
to a nearby perceiving mechanism.
This extraction of energy is actually an
exchange of energy. The perceiving
mechanism draws energy from the fact
that the increasing dispersion of the points
of information can be reconstructed
by pattern retrieval to a temporally
There may be such a thing as a time
shift (as described in the previous paragraph).
This time shift may be brought about by a
perceiving mechanism reconstructing an already
decayed signal and experiencing this pattern
recognition as a regeneration of energy
(as a regeneration of a formerly expired
burst of energy).
This transitional energy may also function
as a trigger meechanism. Something is needed
to convey energy from one point to another
point. Once it is conveyed
a process is needed to change the energy
from one form to another form.