Physics








Via orwellwasright: It’s well known that many of the great breakthroughs in science seem to occur both independently and near-simultaneously: Isaac Newton, Gottfried Leibniz and the development of calculus; Nikola Tesla, Guglielmo…


Can the future truly be changed, or are we on a predetermined path? Chris Woebken and Sascha Pohflepp on grasping at the fabric of reality:

Hermann Minkowski’s light cones gave us a visual idea of how the possible may be situated within relations of causality. Then, in the mid-20th century, those ideas were carried into the realm of geopolitics by the threat of nuclear war.

With a flight time of 30 minutes between the Soviet Union and the United States, rocket technology shrank the future to a point where speculation became a key asset in the arsenals of the superpowers. Big think tanks like the Californian RAND Corporation, scientists, and engineers were systematically mapping out possibility spaces.



[continues from Part 1] Into the Pandemonium In 1975, Sarfatti co-founded the legendary Physics-Consciousness Research Group with Esalen Institute’s Michael Murphy, funded by EST guru Werner Erhard. Murphy was investigating revelations of the USSR’s intensive parapsychological…


[disinfo ed.’s note: this original essay was first published by disinformation on January 28, 2001. Some links may have changed.] Author’s note: This interview was originally published in 21.C magazine (4/1996, The…














A simulated sunset from a foreign solar system — what a dreamy dusk. PhysOrg writes: Professor Frederic Pont, of the University of Exeter, imagined what it might really look like if a…