by ‘abd al-‘Abru
With a grain of salt, the work of George Ure (pronounced “Your”) with Web Bot economic forecasting leads to the following YouTube claims, by Mr Ure:
Web Bot forecasting technology is said to be based on large-scale ongoing sampling of the rate of frequency change, of search terms and phrases used in daily internet traffic. These cycles produce knots or clusters, or vortices perhaps, in electronic space. In turn they may point with proper refinement to public events in anywhere from forty-five to ninety days from now. In short, Web Bot-type predictions should be eminently testable. Last year already, in the UK on a shorter timescale, medical researchers on BBC Radio 4 were reported able to chart ahead of time the course of local influenza outbreaks. This was done by noting preliminary spikes of Google-type online flu-information requests in areas later swept and infested by disease. “If you picture some pin holes in a piece of paper – and you imagine being able to look through each pinhole for a fraction of a second — with the objective of seeing the future on the other side of the paper – that’s where the web bots are today”:
Naturally, a whole component of popular excitement has been added to the mix as researchers speculate on the meaning of possible future nodes, or information black holes. Perhaps most challenging is the now widely-popular anticipation of a massive cometary or asteroidal impact on Earth from outer space, on or about 21 December 2012:
Now of course it is a commonplace of the jungian psychologists that for many years since the 1987 widely hyped “harmonic convergence” in the Yucatan, on the site of ancient Mayan temples, certain “New Age” inspired American Baby Boomers have been consoling themselves for the historical inferiority and failure of an entire expensive, useless generation. They have been reaching mainly for the stars like Mr Bush in Skull & Bones at Yale, but without inner islamic or other information. It has all been part of their long midlife crisis first arising in those gaudy years of a belated youth under Old Reagen. Much of this has been based on agreeable “spiritual” fantasies about some possible interpretations of the Mayan calendrical cycle. That calendar appears to end in 2012, and so a whole generation high on drugs and behind on its child-support payments has thrilled itself with jabber about “the end of the world”. Since practically when we each come to die that is in effect the end of a world, the much of the shivery doomhugging of course is just plain projection. Nor is this to be condemned entirely. It is but part of the human instinctive grapple for some sort of significance. It is after all this same search for “meaning”, and with meaning power, that has inspired the experimental development of Web Bot technology. Needless to say, the innovators in this field have very possibly found the sale of Terror In December 2012 goodies a lucrative means of support for their ongoing refinements in method. In this form of popularizing of course they are only following the example of the government with its television terror war. Only suppose that this time there IS more to it than simple free marketeering:
Suppose that in a new form the proprietors of web Bot technology have uncovered the essence of successful wizardry, “direct technology” if you will, that ancient archetypal dream of unlimited human imaginal power?
And suppose that then, by the witless sale of “2012 Comet Scare & Forget You, Man, I Don’t HAVE to Pay My Bills Now!” teeshirts and other goodies to essentially deceived enthusiasts, the Web Bot people in effect are generating the very catastrophe they may claim to fear?
As is well known to higher mathematicians, “the unforeseen cumulative effect of infinitesimals is sometimes WAY surprising!” (“Ferret” Ball, Augsburg College, 2008)
So let us accept the Web Bot hypothesis is true — more than a mere “principle”, then it is predictably the discovery of a physical mechanism, whereby statistical floods of fantasy in one medium, the electronic, may inevitably resonate to generate heinous consequences…in our molecular world of everyday?
[Bodwyn Wook all transcription-rights reserved 21 April 2009]