Thursday, September 10, 2015

astro picture for the day/ Wyatt Earp life story proves Alvin Toffler's ideas in "The Third Wave", and "PowerShift"

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

recent mosaic of Pluto

Here's another one!

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

and another new image put together,

Image Credits: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Marco Di Lorenzo/Ken Kremer/

Image Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins Univ./APL, Southwest Research Institute Latest best image of Pluto's large moon, Charon

Image Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins Univ./APL, Southwest Research Institute
black and white picture of Pluto; almost as if orbiting the planet.  One can see atmospheric banding.

Image credit, NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute

I'm going to go ahead and put a wild west documentary here in a Pluto astro pictures, because, Wyatt Earp lived a life of boomtowns, and the practical effects of the Astronomer's exploration of comets, asteroids, and even Pluto here will be to map out where future space colonists will go for materials and energy to survive. A little more about science/technological development . . .

Alvin Toffler started out with "Future Shock" in the 1970s.  It was famous back then.  He mentions in the beginnings how mankind is technologically dependent, and how science/technology development accelerates.  The rest of that book gets into technological details that barely matter today.  But, Alvin went on to write "The Third Wave", and "PowerShift".  These two explore the science/technological development of mankind a lot more.  The Third Wave talks about agricultural civilization to industrialism, to some undreamt of future science/technological culture that is still being hammered out(space colonization, maybe nanotechnologies, artificial intelligence; the last two Alvin didn't really consider, making these later two works seem kind of out of date in the 1980s and 1990s; now, Alvin Toffler is hardly talked about anywhere, despite Al Gore, and even Newt Gingrich handing out copies to all U.S. Capital hill politicians; remarkably, they both had very different interpretations of Alvin Toffler's works!) Third Wave and PowerShift both have their relations to the Wyatt Earp documentary below.  Basically, Alvin Toffler mentions, almost in passing, that the U.S. civil war wasn't fought over slavery, it was fought over the industrial north, and the agricultural south.  Wyatt Earp was a product of that, and lived his life on the wild west, when it was becoming industrialised, after the civil war.   The Third Wave describes how mankind has gone through two waves of science/technological, and those cultural differences - first agriculturalism(well, first hunter gatheror; but, Alvin defines the first wave disturbance as agriculturalism), then the second wave is industrialism.  And of course, the Third Wave is some kind of civilization being fought over right now, and for the next hundred plus years I'd suspect.

- related to Alvin Toffler's PowerShift, is this latest event of the information age, - Tim Fargo's tweet jukebox,

Alvin Toffler's "PowerShift" focuses on the information age as the third wave(of Alvin Toffler's "Third Wave book").  He points out that in agricultural culture, violence is more or less 'the' power lever(also hunter/gatheror).  There was money power levers in agricultural society, but that power lever took on center stage mostly in the industrial era. Alvin Toffler hopes that knowledge becomes the power lever of the new info/third wave. In his Powershift, Alvin points out much else of the information age; of how it reduces costs.  Everyone knows that there's been fights on capital hill about taxing and making money over the internet(making the government in control of the internet). Well, Tim Fargo started a tweet jukebox innovation a few years ago.  I've been taking advantage of it; but, now Tim Fargo wants to make money with it(he's already a millionare),

"Here comes the new and improved version!
We’re cleaning up the last bits of dust from adding many of your suggestions for the new version of Tweet Jukebox.
We didn’t get to all of them, mainly because you had a ton of great suggestions! Thanks for that.
On November 1st, we will open our payment system to allow you to sign up for the new, multi-account, versions of Tweet Jukebox.
We’ll be keeping a basic free version for those who don’t want this new awesomeness. :-)
Since you were here first, you’re going to get a deal that’ll happen precisely once.
From November 1st to the 7th, we’re going to substantially discount all annual plans.
To preview our plans ==========> " - Tim Fargo"

Not only is this disturbing from the perspective of an Alvin Toffler understanding of things, but listen to the manipulative language, "New and Improved version . . . new pay version of Tweet Jukebox!"  He first limits the Tweet jukebox, then, he says, in an improvement, if you pay, you can more or less get back to full Tweet Jukebox powers!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

astro picture for the day/ thought for the day extra - Plank data on Cosmic Neutrino background detection

ESA/Hubble & NASA and the LEGUS Team
Acknowledgement: R. Gendler

Here's a pretty good article suggesting intelligence in this sector of the universe might be able to confirm the cosmic neutrino background --> CONFIRMED: The Last Great Prediction Of The Big Bang!

The article does a pretty good job explaining the significance of this scientific work. The Big Bang theory was confirmed by the detection of a cosmic background radiation; you can think of it like detecting the heat after a bomb went off.  But, even scientists like to constrain theory and try to find more.  One idea cosmologists came up with a long time ago(as far as things go in the scientific world these days), is to find the neutrino background.

The Neutrino background would push things past the recombination event.  Matter and electromagnetic radiation(light/photons) were coupled together for hundreds of thousands of years after the Big Bang.  Detecting the cosmic background radiation was a detection of when this light/matter coupling de-coupled, and the universe could be seen for the first time. Detecting the Cosmic Neutrino background would allow us to see things at a lot closer to when the Big Bang happened(although, there's still a lot that happened before the Neutrinoes decouples from the matter of the universe).

Gravity meters are also advancing.  They should detect gravity waves which can push cosmology even deeper into the big bang. But anyways,

The Plank satellite scientists seem to be able to derive through mathematics here, the Cosmic Neutrino background radiation!

- Ope, I should say more about those Neutrinoes.  Neutrinoes come out of the week nuclear force.  Quantum physicists have found four fundamental forces - gravitation, strong and week nuclear forces, and the electromagnetic force.  The neutrino comes from the weak nuclear force which actually comes from some w particles. Neutrinoes generally don't interact with anything.  They are one evidence that 'dark matter' can exist.  Cosmologists have mathematically shown that Neutrinoes cannot account for all the 'dark matter.'  So, to derive the cosmic neutrino background is a great accomplishment!  As exciting as the CERN/LHC detection of the Higgs particle just a few years ago!