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Antilanguages: Linguistics and its Discontents
the author of the Speculum gives us a detailed list of suspicious talismanic works of Arabic origin. If we took the author’s claim seriously, that he did “not have a perfect memory” regarding this literature, we would be puzzled by the quantity and accuracy of the references. He classifies these works into the abominable and the detestable, on the one hand, whose images derive their power from demonic influences, and the acceptable, on the other, whose images obtain their virtue solely from the celestial figures. Nevertheless, the author declares—rather surprisingly and somewhat inconsistently— that even the truly necromantic works should be preserved, not destroyed, until the time arrives when it will be useful to have them inspected.
The word “tongue” simply means “language”, and the expression “unknown tongue” occurs six times in Scripture; all six references are in 1 Corinthians chapter 14. It should be observed that in all six cases the word “unknown” is in italics, which indicates that the word does not appear in the original Greek text. It has been inserted by the translators because they believed that in the context it better conveyed the meaning.
There are, however, two ways in which the word “unknown” has been interpreted. Charismatics interpret it as a language which is unknown to mankind and refer to it as a “heavenly language”: the language of angels.
Names connect a person or a place to a specific history, allowing it to be traced backwards and forwards in time. A name is used to discuss its referent and is particularly useful when said referent is removed in either place or time, so that names are a significant tool in establishing historicity. Thus, a lack of a name makes it difficult to confidently communicate the meaning of a person or place; this assumption of stable meaning is exactly what postmodernism desires to call into question.
Perhaps slackers would care more for places if mid-century prosperity had not placed an inordinate value on misguided notions of progress and the new. The land reclaimed from the ocean has been covered with “Faceless blocks of apartments, the miserable foundations of an attempt to build a neighborhood. Asphalt roads threaded through the building complexes, here a parking lot, there a bus terminal. A gasoline station and a large park and a wonderful community center. Everything brand new, everything unnatural”
he argues that communities, particularly nation-states gain their appearance of cohesion through the imaginative work prompted by a shared language, particularly that which is written, published, and disseminated.
The local environment of these migrants is abundantly multilingual. Since Nigerians are a very small minority, their languages are invisible in the public space. The older resident communities – Turks and Moroccans – do publicly display the formal, literate aspects of their multilingualism. We see Arabic and Turkish displayed in shops and on posters announcing cultural or political events. Such public language displays can index the size and the degree of solidification of particular immigrant communities. Thus, Albanian posters have recently begun to appear, indicating the existence of a well-organized and resident Albanian migrant community in Belgium.
I’M SO BORED WITH THE U.S. – AND BEYOND: THEORIZING THE EMERGENCE OF POSTMODERN SLACKERS AND GLOBAL GENERATION X CULTURE
by Ariana Jade Paliobagis, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana – 2008
A sociolinguistics of globalization by Jan Blommaert – Antwerpen – 2009
https://forgottenlanguages-full.forgott ... d-its.html
The alinguistic creatures above
Technology-blind cats and aliens
On XViS and the environment of evolutionary adaptedness
"sure we need an objective measure that sheds a light on alien cognition, an objective measure that prevents us from anthropomorphizing aliens. To start with, we currently assume they think in words, something we take for granted, but it may be the case they don't. The problem here is not our inability to read emotion or intention into alien behavior: it is our tendency to overdo it."
"'Power Dreaming' is a spinoff of the XViS Program, run at the Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington State. Unlike XViS, Power Dreaming main focus is on generating therapeutic dreams to heal PTSD in soldiers. It is a chems-free program. DENIED is a program based on just the opposite: how to generate realistic nightmares; it is based on Mefloquine, a neurotoxic derivative antimalarial medication that is known to cause serious and potentially lasting neuropsychiatric adverse reactions."
"Allyson, Teresa, and Nicolle's research aims at comparing the dreams of soldiers and civilians in order to identify significant differences for dream content categories when examining dream content. They discovered both groups had dream imagery but soldiers had more dream imagery relating to war and their experiences overseas compared to civilians. This obviously relate to the different waking day activities between the two groups. However, they also discovered that time spent overseas was significantly related to certain dream imagery for soldiers, imagery that matches that of our test subjects. Now, this is intriguing. What do those soldiers and our tribal subjects have in common?"
"Usually, soldiers are trained to operate in what is called “condition yellow” and “condition red”. Only PSV and MilOrb crew is trained in a more advanced condition called “condition blue”, due to the special requirements of their missions. Soldiers in training are often operating in condition red, which is where performance levels for combat and survival are at their strongest and combat skills become muscle memories that can be carried out without conscious thought. Under condition blue, they operate under active dreaming. It is a special awake state in which everything happening looks like a dream for them. This guarantees the mission causes no durable damage to their mental condition after the engagement."
"We accept they have highly developed action patterns, but those patterns are difficult to understand by us. Part of the XViS program focuses on understanding how to interact with them in a prosocial way without mistakenly projecting our human qualities into them."
"Experiments were run to quantify technological blindness in cats. See, pet cats are constantly surrounded by high technology devices (smartphones, microwave ovens, personal computers, polymers, and so on). Do they perceive that technology? Are they aware of it? Are we like 'sufficiently advanced aliens' for cats? We don't see cats falling in their knees worshipping us or being baffled and amazed by our technology. In fact, they seem totally indifferent to it. Actually, our technology is something they could never assess or apprehend because it totally falls outside their cognition map. The question is: what if we are completely surrounded by alien technology we cannot see because it falls away from our own human cognition map? What if we are like cats in the middle of a room full of alien gadgets? By the way, isn't the Universe such a room?"
"Obviously, new selective pressures might have favored meaningful dreaming in us humans. Which selective pressures were those? What evolutive advantage do dreams mean for us? When did we start dreaming? And more importantly, why have our dreams changed so deeply in the last 50 years? The dream database shows an increasing number of shared dreams globally. Why so? That the average citizen of a Western country dreams of a very specific futuristic city can easily be explained on the basis of cultural influence, but when you discover that a Korowai woman, a Zande hunter, and a Yanomami girl all three dream of the same city and strange landscapes we take it very seriously."
"When the cognition maps of two species are radically different, the only way you have to establish communication is to create a so-called environment of evolutionary adaptedness (EEA). That's what they are creating for us, and that would explain our shared dreams. In my view, they are doing it through dreams. They need to prepare us for contact, otherwise we will be the cat in front of a smart TV."
https://forgottenlanguages-full.forgott ... above.html
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I still have 80 articles to post .... will try to get them done!
I still have 80 articles to post .... will try to get them done!
All the beautiful systems
The Book of Jehu
"What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?"
"we were particularly excited by the striking similarities between hypothesized four dimensional phenomena and certain incidents and descriptions found in the scriptures and other religious literature"
"The Book of Jehu contains in all probability the most precise and detailed explanation of what other seers did really see"
"due to the infinitesimal 4D thickness of this 3D world an infinite number of such worlds could be layered one around another permitting worlds without end. These worlds would be closer together than the pages in a book and yet no interaction would occur between them without intervention from a higher dimensional force. The inhabitants of such a world could never know of the existence of these adjacent worlds unless they were told by someone who had been outside of their own plane of existence"
"A three dimensional being would have difficulty describing four dimensional objects or events since he would have but a three dimensional vocabulary to call upon. The highly unusual and somewhat confusing language that Ezekiel used to describe what he saw might well be the result of the inadequacy of our language to describe hyperdimensional objects or events; in turn, Jehu's description of what he saw is more scientific and detailed, not because he spoke a different language, rather because he used mathematical terminology - albeit limited - to help in the description of events."
"Right, really, no joking, but the language of Sol-3 STO-2075 scientists describing quantum effects clearly resembles Ezekiel's when he tried to describe his arrival to DENIED. You may laugh at Ezekiel's childish description of wheels inside wheels and bright-blinding thrones, much as you can laugh at current description of D-branes and hyperdimensional space-time. You are today's Ezekiel, my friend."
"Norea, learn that all kingdoms have a law given and there are many kingdoms, for there is no space in the which there is no kingdom and there is no kingdom in the which there is no space, either a greater or a lesser kingdom. And unto every kingdom, Norea, is given a law and unto every law there are certain bounds also and conditions."
"To approach light speed or faster than light speed what is needed is not anti-gravity but anti-mass/inertia. Superluminal speed cannot be achieved until at least light speed is achieved."
"if the ship speed is many multiples of the speed of light, the duration in spacecraft time is the distance divided by the speed of light, and that determines the spacecraft time elapsed during the mission and the physical aging of the crew. Thus, even with an 80-year lifespan of the spacecraft crew, the crew could only reach, and return from, stars that are less than 40 light years distant from Earth. So for less-than-light speed (subluminal) travel, the limitation is the lifespan of the Earth-bound observers, while for greater-than-light speed (superluminal) travel, it is the lifespan of the spacecraft crew that is the limitation."
https://forgottenlanguages-full.forgott ... -jehu.html
The visual language of dopamine
MDPV and other bath salts hallucinations and Archetypical Beings Universals
"I now always question reality and wonder what is real and what is not real".
It all was very real and vivid: spiders, horrible insects, vivid auditory hallucinations, bugs that no one else seems to notice, inability to complete a single sentence, demons, aliens, monsters.
Insofar as verbal imagery can be viewed as inwardly directed speech, a consequence of such planning disturbances could be the production of unintended imagery. This link between the outward disorganization of schizophrenic speech and unintended verbal imagery is statistically supported by comparing the speech behavior of hallucinating and nonhallucinating schizophrenics. Studies of “borderline” hallucinations during normal, “goal-less” relaxation and drowsiness suggest that experiential unintendedness leads to a nonpathological variant of hallucinatory otherness that is correctable upon emerging from such passive cognitive states.
The phenomenological data suggests that while both AVH and inner speech are experiences of language, the latter seems to be more often abstracted from an auditory format, namely without representation of audible properties. For example, inner speech may involve a more abstract linguistic representation, say of words but not of vocalized speech.
https://forgottenlanguages-full.forgott ... -mdpv.html
The role of technological miracles in mentoring lesser civilizations
"The need to have language may be a pancultural universal problem; and having a language may be a universal solution to this problem. But the specific way in which each culture solves this problem—that is, develops its own language—is different in every culture."
"If we content culture is a shared system of socially transmitted behaviour that describes, defines, and guides people’s ways of life, communicated from one generation to the next, tampering with culture in specific ways would allow to shape global development of a civilization. From miracles to UFO sightings our role has always been to mentor and guide people's ways of life taking due care to avoid disconnecting them from their natural evolutionary path."
"We obviously need to introduce new types of fears in order to lead a lesser civilization's evolutionary history to a greater probability of survival, and to guarantee that same civilization overcomes the self-destruction point. You always learn from horrible accidents."
"Perceptual processes are influenced by culture. Exposed to the same stimulus, a given society may perceive an "angel", while another society may perceive "an alien being", or even "the blessed Virgin Mary". Therefore, default patterns can also be modified temporarily by priming with cultural cues. The problem is: how far can we go with that priming with cultural cues? What impact do our missions really have on a lesser previously uncontacted world? How do we know whether we are simply priming, or rather contaminating?"
"biological imperatives dictate the rules of adaptation and living, hence genetic manipulation is sometimes prescribed as a way to increase survival probability, even after the environment has been modified and manipulated to drive a species development. Changing the environment might be expected to produce at least a temporary change in default patterns of perception, and if that fails, genetic manipulation is the last resort."
"emotion communication and recognition is vital for intelligent interspecies communication. Contacting another intelligent species will fail if emotions cannot be recognized and communicated."
https://forgottenlanguages-full.forgott ... es-in.html
Pelagibacter ubique and other DNA-based Data Storage Systems
It is not by chance that the first message has been discovered coded in the genome of these organisms. The most common known organism on Earth is the bacterium Pelagibacter ubique, which subsists on dissolved nutrients in seawater and can grow at significant rates in unenriched seawater.
We've been obviously looking at the wrong places searching for extraterrestrial messages. It happens that the 'You are not alone' message was there, in front of us, encoded in the DNA sequence of the most common bacterium on Earth. The discovery was delayed by the fact we dismissed these organisms as they do not form biofilm or colonies, and therefore they have remained uncultured for a long time.
Using the DNA of the most common organism for data storage is a key strategy in any terraforming strategy. First, it is possible to store huge amount of data in very less size. Second, DNA can hold data for quite a long time if you use the ultraconservative segments of the DNA. Finally, by utilizing this strategy, data is packed and the security to the data is given.
https://forgottenlanguages-full.forgott ... acter.html
Fw geifad ira iro
"Earth time is not spaceship time. Earth history is not spaceship history. Earth time and ship time are different, but it is Earth time we must be concerned with, because that is the time in which the project team is living. Yet, the project team will be speaking about a spaceship which has nothing to do with the one they once designed and commanded. In other words, once your spaceship reaches relativistic speeds it will become completey alien to you."
"The Pioneer spacecraft team that was present when the Pioneer spacecraft passed by Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune or Uranus is no longer the group listening for the sporadic distant signals being received from the Pioneer spacecraft."
"... and they were baffled by how much did Earth change in this 25,000 years that lapsed since they departed... and were shocked at how little these new humans knew about their own past"
"Whether the spacecraft is manned or robotic, for distant space destinations there would be no one on Earth that could recognize the object that was returning to Earth, or why. Unless you are clever enough to have written down the instructions in a smart way, hidding the message in the DNA... or perhaps in a neutrino beacon deeply buried in either of the planet's poles"
"Humans perceive the present moment as having special significance. They constantly forget that there is no special moment, not even what they call the "present". All of eternity is laid out in a four-dimensional domain composed of time and three spatial dimensions. What is observed as the passage of time is actually that earlier states of the world are different from earlier states of the world we remember. A clock only measures duration between events; it does not measure the speed with which one moment succeeds another. The flow of time is subjective, not objective."
"We already have a sound knowledge of space propulsion physics, and we are already at a position to build such advanced quasi-stellar engines using current technology. Yet, it is not propulsion theory but a new navigation theory what becomes indispensable for galaxy exploration. The practical interstellar exploration must combine a space drive propulsion theory with a hyper-space navigation theory. Getting a spaceship to travel at light speed is currently not the problem: the problem is how to navigate that spaceship."
"We leave the development of advanced propulsion technologies to space agencies and the industry; we are not interested in galaxy exploration. For us, the key thing is obtaining impossible maneuvers, impossible speeds, and the capability to stop the vehicle in mid air here on Earth. We are not interested in exoplanets or alien civilizations, you see. Our concern are the Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians. We pushed technology beyond limits to build MilOrbs and PSVs, not interstellar spaceships."
"There is no technology transfer possible at all. Picture this: the public is interested in firing high energy particle beams at small fusionable pellets that will implode and be magnetically channeled out the nozzle in order to have a feasible propulsion engine, while we are interested in firing high energy particle beams at nuclear silos to cause an in situ detonation of thermonuclear missiles and ICBMs. Only when the general public and the military share the same goal does technology transfer work, but at the moment we don't share the same goals, I'm afraid. So no, you won't see a transfer of our gravity switch-off system, and you won't see any of our enabling technologies being used in civilian applications. Not in the short term."
"Contact is a complex process. Traversing to the other Universe requires the cooperation of a lot of different civilizations in remote planets separated by vast distances and with radically different biologies and technological capabilities. Sharing one and the same goal - the will to transcend this Universe - is the key. For an hypercivilization space exploration is not a requirement; discovering and exploring other Universes is their driving force. Look, a Type-0 civilization aims at exploring its moons; a Type-1 civilization aims at exploring its star system; a Type-2 civilization aims at exploring its galaxy; for Type-3 civilizations, exploring other galaxies is what drives their civilization, but for a Type-4 civilization it is exploring other Universes their main motivation. I am sure there is still a Type-5 civilization, those who create universes."
https://forgottenlanguages-full.forgott ... a-iro.html
ExoNet: the web as a neural network
Pornographic web sites as unintended neural network layers
"stigmergy: the unintended collaboration between agents resulting from their actions on a shared environment."
"the future is turning the super-intelligent web as a “global brain” for humanity. In this scenario users do not even need to enter keywords or explicitly formulate their queries, as their software agents implicitly learn their interests, while immediately taking into account changes in focus of attention."
"quantitative stigmergy is able to turn the web from a passive medium for communication and storage of information into an intelligent mediator that uses learning and inference mechanisms similar to those of the human brain to recommend to its users the actions, information sources, or people most likely to be helpful for their aims. Well, that's what we want the user to believe. Actually we will feed the user with whatever information we deem useful for national security."
"The experiment tried to prove we can use the world wide web as a massive neural network in which the neurons are the users. Why using artificial neurons when we have millions of human brains working collectively? Why not training the world wide web to solve specific complex problems of interest to us? We can program and train the web without the user being aware that he is part of the system. Of course, training the network requires rewarding some synaptic connections and penalizing others, that is, we had to slow down certain traffic paths and reinforce others... well yes, in a way we had to mess around with global data traffic"
"ExoNet allows to train the world wide web turning it into the largest neural network ever. It works with millions of parameters to achieve the best performance on the tasks we are currently interested in, mainly language modeling, image classification, machine translation and signal analysis. The www encodes knowledge as a conditional distribution over outputs given an input. The input is obviously the content we put in the selected web sites and those we call echo chambers, and the output is simply that: a distribution of probabilities of certain parameters which is the result of the interaction of users among each other as a result of their being exposed to the input."
"We opted for adult entertainment sites because cyberpornography is one of the leading industries driving website traffic online. From data gathered from Google’s DoubleClick Ad Planner analytics we learned which sites to target. Obviously, the overall traffic share is a mere 3% of the total, but if we include those unintentional hits caused by malware and redirecting cookies then the traffic share increases to 17%, which is more than enough for our purposes. The more a path is used, the bigger score for that specific connection. The connection gets reinforced and the entire network is reconfigured until it reaches a stable condition. This is the way we encode a logical operation, say, a logical AND, a NAND, a XOR, and so on. Millions of network configurations allow to encode millions of those logical circuits, and there you are: a massive neural network at your disposal"
"User preference determines what specific content they consume but, to be honest, when we refer to pornography the content is always the same: facesitting, blowjobs, cougar fucks young boy, anal sex, etc. Actually, there are just 25 categories to choose from. When we want a specific circuit to be reinforced we inject some thousand web sites with redirecting cookies, or we ourselves generate new specific porn content. Have you ever wondered about the ties between the LA pornography industry and DoD? The answer is ExoNet."
"Re-entry computations, war games, protein folding simulations, testing of nuclear weapons, all of this requires complex computations. Supercomputers are damn expensive, so we figured out how to build a huge neural network using the wolrd wide web to perform those computations for free. That's what ExoNet is about. In a way you can say that pornography is the catalyst that has launched technology forward. Ironic, isn't it?"
"... and if the number of connections to that web site exceeds certain threshold, while the number of connections to that other web site exceeds a given threshold, the output is taken to be 1; this is a better approach than to simply compute the number of visits to specific servers because the number of web sites is obviously much greater than the number of servers. All in all, we have a neural network comprising hundreds of thousands of servers, and millions of layers based on the unintended collaboration between cyberporn consumers. A neural network is just a black box, so whatever goes inside you don't care, do you?"
"ExoNet required the analysis of the the global behavior of the entire population of the Internet users. For this, we modeled the TCP downstream traffic. We then analyzed users’ behavior during each day of the collected traces. The main statistical magnitudes of downloaded TCP traffic for users are obtained that way. You end up with a model of the average user, plus a model of the average path density. Based on those models we train ExoNet. ExoNet simply considers the world network as a multi-agent system, a system in which an emergent statistical structure appears which corresponds to the Internet demand by users, users that can be modeled as probabilistic distributions that describe their behavior."
https://forgottenlanguages-full.forgott ... twork.html
Homo sapiens sapiens as a domesticated animal
"The issue boils down to whether a domesticated species like humans should be considered taxonomically identical with its wild ancestor or not."
"Tendency to tameness is distributed in a majority of the hominid lineages, though limited to the species and planets in which human societies had a predisposition for being domesticated (such as a strong dependency on technology and technological means they wouldn't have obtained by themselves)."
"the domestication of humans did not drastically change its morphology"
"The results indicated that the individuals included in the study that represented the Sol-3 lineage showed the most affiliate and even tactile behaviour towards their Giselian caretakers."
"Some of the abducted humans in Lytha-2 showed relatively high level of affiliation towards Giselians and in that sense they could also be pre-adapted for domestication."
"... but in general Sol-3 hominid is indeed not fearful towards us and they are easy to tame."
"To find a definition and characterising criteria for what it means for Sol-3 humans to be classified as domesticated is not straight forward as they show territorially minded behaviour, which extends to a small extension of Sol-3, and though they are ready to die defending that small portion of their planet, even killing other humans along their way, they totally lack a sense of sharing a planet at all"
https://forgottenlanguages-full.forgott ... -homo.html