Chapter II: Man, The Electronic Computer
There is no doubt that as of these closing days of 1967, we have truly emerged into an age of scientific miracles; accomplishments which would have, even a few decades ago, seemed utterly fantastic.
About sixty or so years ago, a man named Jules Verne presented a number of stories which, at that time, were utterly fantastic, yet today Verne's submarine, “The Nautilus”, has been much more than fully justified in our atomically-powered submarines. Undersea vessels which remain totally submerged as long as three months manufacture their own air and maintain a totally enclosed environment. Many manned satellites have encircled the earth, and in at least two instances remained aloft with their two-man crew for two or three weeks. Also in a totally enclosed, self-sustained environment, unmanned satellites have, figuratively, more than duplicated Verne's “balloon trip to the moon”, and have soft landed on its surface, taken thousands of pictures of its surrounding lunar landscapes, and with a claw-like arm, dug holes in the moon’s surface. Satellites, too, have gone to Mars, made many pictures of its surface. Other satellites have attempted to probe the atmosphere and surface of Venus, not too successfully in this case, however, as Venus is not strictly a third-dimensional planet.
All this and much more has been made possible by the rapid development of many kinds of scientific apparatus. The greatest single development has been in the field of computers. Computers made the atomic submarine possible; a computer plotted an around-the-world undersea cruise without ever coming to the surface. Computers plot the course of satellites and computers man the cameras and other systems. Inside the space capsules, astronauts depend on computers for many functions, including getting them back to the ground, etc. Here on the earth's surface computers have already occupied a vast and complex position in our society. Computers monitor electrical and gas supply systems for many millions of American homes; computers are indispensable in hospitals, in surgery, and watching over critical patients. In industry computers have fulfilled countless thousands of operations which, in turn, have made living easier, given us greater abundance and at less cost.
Computers are even found in the home; electronic computers take over the task of automatically washing and drying clothes, cooking foods, etc. In the state of New York, the schools now use computers to teach in a closed television circuit system whereby students both at home and school may study via the help of computers. Army operations, food surplus, troops tasks, etc., are all done more quickly and accurately with computers. Courses for ships and planes are plotted through the benefit of computers.
Computers play an important part in almost every conceivable field; merchandise is sorted, counted; packaged foodstuffs travel over moving belts manipulated by computers; research depots are computer operated; bolts and nuts are sized and counted through the aid of computers. In many instances man has succeeded in building a robot computer which walks and talks like a man and can perform on command, a limited number of functions. The movies and television have enthusiastically taken over this segment of man's life, particularly on television, through such serials as “Star Trek”, “Lost In Space”, etc. Many millions of people nightly view these scientific fantasies, some of which are already here, others yet to be met in the future. In the “Invaders” (a television series), we see humanoids—exact electrical mechanical duplicates of earth people, produced by aliens from another galaxy, who are attempting to conquer the earth. “Star Trek” deals with the future explorations of our own galaxy and a host of incredible life forms found in other planetary systems. “Lost In Space” had a featured character, a robot, which is strangely human, and actually makes corny puns!
Now while man has, at this time, made such amazing progress, has electrified and computerized his civilization, and has even begun to explore space, yet even more strangely enough he knows little or nothing about the greatest computer of all, the human being! Yes, indeed this is so. Man is essentially and in principle, a robot-computer, and one which has progressed in its development to a point far beyond any electronic mechanical contrivance he has invented.
Every human who has lived or is so living, or will live, functions basically in principle as does a computer, except that it is a vastly expanded system of function and which is also bi-dimensional, or functions simultaneously in two dimensions. Like all computers, man has been fed or feeds himself information which is done on the life experience basis and from life to life. This information is stored in his memory banks—the psychic anatomy. This is a timeless proposition where any such experience as an energy wave form vibrating in a closed circuit oscillates forever.
The Internal Revenue of the United States has the financial record of every American taxpayer imprinted on a piece of microfilm about one-half inch long. A single reel of micro tape contains many years of financial records for a hundred thousand people, or even a million! The memory banks of our psychic anatomy function on many levels which could be called base plane frequencies.
A very important function is in the supervision, maintenance, repair of the physical body. There are hundreds of millions of cells in a human body and there are thousands of different kinds of cells. Loosely speaking, each cell is surrounded by a micro-thin membrane. Within the protoplasm of the cell, there is a complete chemical laboratory which carries on a chemical synthesis above and beyond any contrived by science. It takes in certain chemicals, remanufactures them, and even converts them into other substances. It even generates an electrochemical charge of ultrahigh-frequency electricity with which it carries on through the nerves, conversation with the brain and the psychic anatomy; and just as in the computer, this conversation is in the form of different sequential signals.
The psychic anatomy, however, is the guiding mandate in all cellular functions and activities. The psychic anatomy constantly feeds into each cell a constant stream of information, even when the cell divides and becomes two; and there are about one and one-half million new cells so regenerated in the human body every minute, principally to replace those which have died or been destroyed; for the cell, too, has a natural life cycle. And so here again is one of the most amazing and yet utterly almost unknown functions of life; in fact, it is this constant stream of energy information fed into each cell, each molecule which composes the cell, and each atom which composes the molecule, which is that mysterious life force which the scientist has yet to discover.
As of this time, the science of biology has relegated this life intelligence as coded information in the DNA molecule. He has not yet divined that the DNA molecule is, in turn, only another coded form and is fed coded information on function, activity, etc., from the infinite wave forms of energy contained in the memory banks of the psychic anatomy. Yes, even the individual atom of that DNA molecule performs its function, radiates its own EMF and is otherwise that certain specific atom from information constantly fed into it through its own psychic anatomy and from the memory banks of Infinite Intelligence. While we may speculate and even eulogize man on his scientific accomplishments in this third dimensional world, we can only lament his adamant position in refusing to cross over this invisible line of demarcation which separates him from the Infinite Cosmogony; and perhaps, too, this is one more way in which, theoretically, man could find the kingdom within; and obtain suitable life perspectives and answers to intangibles which are as yet unanswered.
It is almost academic to state that once this line is crossed, the scientist, whoever he is or at whatever time, will then discover not only the true source of life, but the infinite nature of this great, intelligent, constructive, life-force which radiates in a coded computer-like fashion according to frequencies, not only into DNA molecules of the animal life on this planet earth but into all other forms; yes, even hard rock which composes a mountainous landscape is held, atomically speaking, in its own time-space dimension, (sermons in stones), for truly as atoms form all seemingly solid substances which comprise the third dimensional world of man, so it is that each of these atoms, whole or subdivided, are a part of form and energy substance of Infinite Creative Intelligence.
And as such, each atom, in its respective cyclic motions within itself, beats harmoniously with the heart and mind of Infinite Intelligence; and in this beat, recreates for man, his material world and the unfathomable future to come.