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RELATED: New: Scientists from the University of Salamanca teletransport three grams of Sodium Chloride
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New: Intelligent signs of extraterrestrial origin coming from The Andromeda Galaxy
detected for the first time in History, by the Drake spatial radio-telescope.

ARTICLE: CONTACT (Cinematographic Critique)

ARTICLE:TELETRANSPORTE, TOOL FOR ETERNITY:
A TECHNICAL APPROXIMATION


 

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Leonardo da Vinci was cloned on April 15, 2027 , coinciding with the 575th  anniversary of his birth. To achieve this, an endless number of technical and legal abysses had to be surpassed. A ship / laboratory in international waters, epitherial cells found in his codex Leicester and a virtual recollection recreation machine were the necessary ingredients for the miracle to happen. Piero and Caterina in faithful reflection of his "first" life have adopted him in a virtual village, exactly the same as the Vinci of the end of the cuatroccento. It marks one year ago now that he was informed of his status as a clone, after meticulous studies and later approval by the team of psychologists on the project.

Today NeoLeonardo is a 24-year-old, happy young man that collaborates with the department of Quantum Physics at the Gates Institute in Seattle, Washington USA. Likewise he writes articles for a lot of digital and analogical publications. In memory of his genetic "father", nowadays he paints the walls of the Great Lounge of the Five Hundred in the Florentine Vecchio Palace, Anghiari's famous Battle, a lost fresco whose sketches came to us thanks to Paul Rubens. His contributions and scientific finds, in less than twelve months, are amazing and unquestionable. An army of detractors and defenders of the project are since then disputing in a fierce struggle. The first ones question the ethical and moral bases, the second ones reaffirm their position with scientific arguments.

After five years of studies on the project, Bioética's International Organization of the United Nations will most likely censure it: Although they reassure everyone that the clone has been treated with exquisite respect, that it will most probably not have traumas in its adult life and that NeoLeonardo has the same probabilities as any other human being of being happy, it is not enough: the Commission still has shades of doubt to what is relative in the process itself of cloning, after not having followed the channel that marks the new international legislation, which was however, fulfilled in rigorous form in the project of the cloning  Hypatia of Alexandria.


The draft of Future Times, though with a very defined position (and not public) with regard to human cloning, cannot even begin to  place value on these disquisitions. Future times limits itself to solely publishing the opinions of this young woman, NeoHipatia.

 

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TELETRANSPORTE, TOOL FOR ETERNITY: A TECHNICAL APPROXIMATION
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New: Scientists from the University of Salamanca teletransport three grams of Sodium Chloride
 “When a distinguished but elderly scientist says that something is impossible, he’s probably wrong.” This is what Clarke’s first law preaches, but not without a certain amount of deliberation. Arthur C. Clarke, of course. I’m young, but it seems that implemented wisdom lies within me that is equivalent to that of quite some decades above my physical age and I affirm that: Teletransportation for human beings, by my judgment, is just as far away from being reached as time travel. Asimov, Wells… keep waiting, sitting up there in the sky, it will come, but not now. Precisely, at the end of the twentieth century, the above mentioned Clarke, settled in Sri Lanka until the end of his days, far from mundane problems, the ineffable Carl Sagan, on one side, against-no more and  no less than- Stephen Hawking, on the other side, got involved in an argument about this, retransmitted on television. Sagan still had the supplied data hot in his hands from Head of the Department Feynman from the Technological Institute of California for his novel “Contact”. The “self-exiled” writer unfolded the ineffable mind that lit up the most superlative fiction of a whole century. A glorious moment if any, for the anachronic small screen, and if you could weigh talent, the set would have collapsed. In spite of the importance of his adversaries, the British scientist, from his wheelchair, showed us the edge of eternity, he sentenced: “….A wormhole traveler will end up looking like spaghetti or a passenger of a certain airline that my lawyer won’t let me mention.”    
The calculation speed of our quantum microprocessors is ridiculous for the information to decode/code. It’s as if with a pre-Columbus wooden abacus we tried to achieve the calculations necessary to construct a prototype to send Neil Armstrong, looking like a Toltec, to the moon.

I attended, astonished, the teletransportation of a few grams of common salt in the laboratory of the University of Salamanca and the first thing that I thought, before listening to the words of the doctor was, “It’s marvelous. But technically impossible, at this time,…at a computerized level". At a physic, quantum, material and energetic level. At a chemical level. At all levels. From teletransporting inorganic material to doing it to something that is full up of carbons and oxygens, I mean, organic material, there’s a quantum leap… never better said!

At a computerized level, as doctor Rosa María Punllet pointed out, the calculation speed of our quantum microprocessors is ridiculous for the information to decode/code. It’s as if with a pre-Columbus wooden abacus we tried to achieve the calculations necessary to construct a prototype to send Neil Armstrong, looking like a Toltec, to the moon. If Moore’s Law kept being followed, which praises the duplication of computer processing speed every 18 months, we would have to wait for the beginnings of the twenty-third century in order to achieve this. The quantum processors dilapidated the famous law… but not so much. But the computer “reef” is just the tip of the iceberg…


On a physics level…I don’t know where to begin! Well, we could, for example, see the tension that the mouth of the Einstein-Rosen tunnel (wormhole) would have to stand, where the travelers would “flow”. A quick calculation for a diameter of a millimeter- what was used in the ClNa experiment- comes out to be 3.3 X 10^29 Dynes, a brutal figure, mastodontic, impossible. According to what the “brains” behind the project tell me, these figures were minimized as much as possible, with many magnitude orders, upon using fractions of picoseconds to carry out the experiment. Likewise, they used a random reflux of the exotic material captured in order to open the hole, this time conducive to zero. But, in the case of wanting to transport something of a bigger entity than a grain of salt (and probably less salty), they couldn’t use the reflux trick. Moreover, for a millimeter, only travelers subjected to a severe diet of fruits and vegetables would fit, making old man Hawking right. Increasing this caudal by just a centimeter multiplies the figures in a terribly exponential way. On the other hand there is a principle of indetermination in quantum physics, equivalent to Heisenberg’s, that says it is impossible to recreate an atom or whatever has exact precision, because its simple observation for
 
Getting away from my skepticism, it is undeniable that the experiment that teletransported a few grams of salt, without doubt, seasoned the History of Science.
Its development will modify History, undoubtedly, for all “human eternity”, until the end of time for Man as a species.
 

“telecloning” is already modifying its parameters. In other words, with less technical edges: If we hypothetically handled enough energy to be able to send a human being through a Material Decoder, what would come up on the other side, could have the same atoms, but its energetic configurations would be so different that “that thing” wouldn’t be the human that was shipped off, it might not even be human, or conserve its same life (although we could hire the old Hollywood to interpret the protagonist of the most spine-chilling movie in the history of film). In Star Trek they saved that abysm that separates science from its clairvoyant cousin and anticipatory last named-fiction with those invented so-called “Heisenberg” compensators, as you all know, at the beginning of the twenty-third century. We can’t interview that resultant grain of salt, a few tests, ask it how it remembers its’ previous life to find out if he is still himself. From this, one can derive philosophical questions that I will leave to my ever-loved Hipatia, partner in cloning, and in the column of this magazine.

Getting away from my skepticism, it is undeniable that the experiment that teletransported a few grams of salt, without doubt, seasoned the History of Science. Its development will modify History, undoubtedly, for all “human eternity”, until the end of time for Man as a species. It doesn’t seem crazy to predict that eventually the use of Decoders will spread for the transportation of inorganic material, being that the demand curve compensates the energy spent. That it can be done does not imply that it will be done; which reminds me of the old French-British Concorde. In the case that we get taken over it’s evident that the demand to transport “objects” could be brutal and I foresee, from these lines, that to optimize postage and soften its energetic cost, distribution centers will be created equivalent to a millennial postal service. For example, sending 40 cubic meters of material from on side of the Atlantic to the other, in one go, instead of doing it a thousand times, would undoubtedly rationalize the postage, channeling the before mentioned material through a web of sub-stations that would split up until its place of destination.

The second principle of Thermo-dynamics is not recognized by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. The principle in question defines the entropy as a measurement of universal disorder and how it is always increasing. The famous scientist Ulm deconstructed the argument that sustained the existence of parallel universes. The new double coordinate system was mathematically described in the so-called Schwarzschild solution. These parallel universes, principle (ours) and secondary separated by a border called Event Horizons (an entelechy for decades, an awesome and marvelous reality nowadays) have been built up as absolutely necessary in the dynamic of teletransportation. The secondary universe is the “place” through which, the already super famous grain of salt traveled from one extreme to another with the Decoder; the “trail” that the grain of Sodium Chloride followed was found written in thus said parallel universe. If, within a few decades the use of teletransportation becomes common, we will be prepared to face many confusions and misplacements, mostly at the beginning. Not just an old lady from Mifflimburg, Pennsylvania receiving a revised Kamasutra manual instead of the gloves that she forgot on her trip to Europe. A Japanese antique dealer will also lose an original manuscript from the sixteenth century for good. Someone should install a “Lost and Found” office in the parallel universe then. One could become very rich: The Leicester code that my “father” wrote has an incalculable value.         

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A COSMIC ROSETTA STONE, COME ON!: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROXIMATION
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New: Intelligent signs of extraterrestrial origin coming from The Andromeda Galaxy
detected for the first time in History, by the Drake spatial radio-telescope.

The great scientific discloser Paul Davis maintained that intelligence, probably, is a logical consequence of the laws of physics and chemistry. The astrobiologist or exobiologist tries to establish a relationship between the origin of the universe and life, that is to say, between cosmogony and biology. Such a task may be too big for us, but what we can do is start by looking at the cosmos, listening to its’ invisible chords, which is what we have done. To look at the cosmos is to look at the past; we see the stars not as they are but how they were when the light left towards us, by which I propose that we do a bit of galactic archaeology. Mmmm, well, let’s start on earth since we will have the opportunity to make that brutally qualitative leap gradually: Homo sapiens coexisted in Europe for ten thousand years with the name Neanderthal. From the prism of this last one, the fortuitous meetings with these “superior beings” are the most similar to what happened to us humans upon the formidable discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence. The gap between us and the civilization that emitted signals, revealing the intimate data of the quarks, obviously, is infinitely greater than that between us and our robust but feather-brained hunter-gatherer cousins. No scientific news from when man started to design axes of granulated quartz has had the extraordinary significance of the first contact with an advanced civilization: one can’t compare it to anything that has happened up until now. The anthropological parallelism, however, can serve to illustrate some extremes to take into account before such an awesome scientific discovery; for many, the most important in all of Human History.    
It may be that their radio signals weren’t emitted by technologically advanced tools but…split from their own biology thanks to a “Darwinian” adaptation or maybe even metamorphic ad hoc!


Some questions. Many answers (speculative). Various concomitances.

How long has the extraterrestrial signal been being emitted? At least two eons. At most,….thousands of millions of years? Maybe the civilization that emitted it became extinct, eaten up by another superior one or self-destructed five or five hundred millenniums ago. From a logical point of view this is not very probable: superior civilizations don’t do such ugly things. They are too busy unraveling all the possible and impossible world operations, deciphering how the serrated wheels of God work, or even looking for some kind of job opportunity in their Administration Council, in which case we could discard them by that hypothesis. If the signal wasn’t punctual but instead persistent in time we could deduce that the emitter is insistent in its’ objectives upon emitting it…Contact other civilizations? Did the homo sapiens make contact with those vigorous but dense humans? They might have thrown in the towel as soon as they could, when, as an answer, the Neanderthals ate their children and raped their women. Could a common point exist in both sub-species by which the symbiosis was imposed? Did the “brainy ones” take charge of the logistics in order to hunt the imperator mammoth and the “strong ones” execute those instructions? It doesn’t seem very probable. Why would an infinitely more advanced civilization want to make contact with ours, with us? To study us? Did the Sapiens study the Neanderthals and use them like guinea pigs? In order to unite us with them? Maybe we live in a universe where the gregarious imposes on selfish individualities.  

What is the physical aspect like of these beings that are telling us something or other from the neighboring galaxy? The obdurate reductionism that prevailed among the scientists upon looking for life in similar conditions to earthly ones was eroded and knocked down by the discovery of the extremophiles: Beings that are born, reproduce, (we don’t know if they reach platonic happiness or not) and die in extreme conditions of acidity, basicity, temperature, pressure: They enormously widen the possible settings where life could spring forth. That’s why, Moon, Mars and Titan among others prioritized objectives in the desperate search. The lesson was learned and life based on methane, silicon or beryl crystals seemed possible. It may be that their radio signals weren’t emitted by technologically advanced tools but…split from their own biology thanks to a “Darwinian” adaptation or maybe even metamorphic ad hoc! They could have been the size of microbes or have measured millions of kilometers long, like gigantic suns. ‘Mother’ logic indicates again that both extremes probably aren’t the indicated ones, although anything is possible. All this implicates that with all probability those beings, so abysmally different to us, when seen by us, would make us turn the radio telescopes off because we wouldn’t want to deal with them, at least for another pair of eons. In our earthly example, an anthropomorphism analogue might have contributed to encouraging contact, even though there were obvious heterochronic differences. The Sapiens saw the Neanderthals like brute and close relatives. Them to us like futurist Adonises. Maybe… 


Are the radio signal emitters that reach Earth the intellectual summit of all possible extraterrestrial confederations? A firm answer substitutes the feeble speculations here with a huge NO. On one hand, and most probably, the emission of radio waves for telecommunications is a very primitive method only used by civilizations that move in a narrow strip of evolution, on a technological level. The sapiens took half a million years to achieve it, and therefore could not send friendly messages to their frontal lobed, not very developed friends, from cave to cave. And even if the ...


 
Jean-François Champollion and Thomas Young established the equivalencies. Now we urgently need another Rosetta Stone, but a cosmic one, to decipher the intelligent signs of extraterrestrial origin. Who will be the new Champollion?  
 

...Neanderthals had done it, they didn’t have the adequate technology to receive them, the sharp edged stones, their Dorsal knives- the most that they did was skin mastodons, but as for radio wave receptors, forget it. Looking to wards tomorrow, sculpting it with our imagination is what we really like: Can you see the humans of the future using such rudimentary technology? It’s like as if we used a tam-tam to tell our partner that we were getting home late for dinner. Quantum waves, microwaves, lasers or other still unimaginable physical findings will probably be the mediums that our remote descendents use.


 
The truth is that if we wanted to communicate with a Neanderthal we might end up banging on a drum, hoping that that way he understood us, completely discarding the differential mathematics. Meaning, that as advanced as the emitting civilization’s own method of communicating may be, they will also fulfill the function of filtering, in the case of researching intelligent worlds. In any case, to us, a sufficiently advanced civilization would be totally indistinguishable from the concept that we have of God, a derivative that I friendlily give up to my love NeoHypatia of Alexandria, escaping, myself, from such a fix.  What I think is that those in charge of transmitting primitive signals, in an extensive time line of almost fourteen billion years can no way be the most advanced, a civilization that is ahead of us one hundred million years could be considered embionary in this huge time line, ever since the big-bang. To feel more insignificant, if possible, I speculate that the emitters of the recently discovered signal aren’t even the most advanced species of their world. Maybe twenty or thirty beat them and the radio waves come from lesser organisms, out there in their System…  

What message does the signal hide? Hmmm. Everything is a hypothesis here except the bits that they are composed of.  What can be said in 17,345 bits? This article, written in the English language, takes up about 90,000, just so you get an idea. These bits could be almost anything, except a detailed galactic encyclopedia, that is, if the universe is a lot simpler than we think it is. The message could just be a routine one, discharging spatial junk into some third rate charger or it could be the definitive explanation to the most unknown suspects of the universe (“42” like someone jocularly said in a hilarious galactic comedy). My co-worker for the column (and cloning) exchanges information for beauty… anything is possible. Frank Drake put a deadline around the year 2022 for the obtaining of intelligent signs and it all got delayed for a few decades. The limit of 80 light years around Earth widened to the whole galaxy- and the other closer ones- and the two billion simultaneous channels multiplied by ten thousand. The new radioastronomy walked steadily, but all of this, anticipation and prevision for more mediums for signal catching eclipsed the problem that the scientists were confronted with…if they were successful or not!  Ok, we have already found a message from an intelligent civilization. Now let’s see who the genius is that will translate it. Little Rosalina Maryland will always be thanked for her merited gesture, identifying the message as a message, but perceiving voices from afar doesn’t mean that you don’t understand what they scream. What would we say to a Neanderthal man if we found him walking around on the street? Really, and in order to adjust the metaphor, it would be more correct to go to the sophism of the shipwrecked and the bottle: A homo-sapien, trapped on an island, cyclically throws some messages to the sea without knowing who is going to find them. Yes, it could be another human being with a cognitive capacity equal or inferior, but we aren’t sure. What would we write on those messages? Would they be SOS messages? Well, only if we want to be rescued from our island. The truth is that if we wanted to be understood by a wide range of species, we should be clear in our language, even symbolic. The bad part is that our most basic symbolism is light years away from the reasoning of our receptor. And this is what I’m afraid might happen with the extraterrestrial message, Maybe we can only decipher it, and this is just the third filter after the capacity of reception and identification- when we are worthy, technologically, of understanding it.  

We say goodbye then to the ever loved Neanderthal, who has been of such a help within these lines. Let’s finally travel a few thousand years into the future to that homo from the Medium Paleolithic. The Egyptians, constituting one of the first human civilizations, threw messages to us-all their cultural written manifestations-that couldn’t be deciphered until just yesterday, in historical terms. A black granite stone was determinant in order to resolve the enigma: A decree from Ptolemy V coined by his Memphis priests. The string of those who praised the kind and the mix-up of gods that uncovered the message:  Jean-François Champollion and Thomas Young established the equivalencies. Now we urgently need another Rosetta Stone, but a cosmic one, to decipher the intelligent signs of extraterrestrial origin. Who will be the new Champollion?   
    

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