Sunday, December 28, 2014

Gaining Ground as an Author

1-month record above 400,000th authorrank now.

6-month record above 500,000th authorrank now.

Gaining approximately 100,000 ranks every 6 months.

at this rate, I'll be in the top 100,000 permanently in 2 years.

There's also some chance that the growth is more exponential.

For example, I made almost 30X the sales I did last December.

It's still not a lot of money, but exponential growth is a good sign.

Good news, overall.

Link to Nathan Coppedge's Author Page HERE.


I have 100 Followers on Twitter for the first time!


That puts me above the Top 3% of Twitter users! Yay!

View my profile / comment on my quotations /promote yourself in relation to global movements HERE.


Not to taint the broth...

In case my I.Q. is 220 instead of 135 for getting a GSOHI score of 22, I've decided to celebrate by offering a number of ideas which I think are worthy of Newton or Galileo, who each held I.Q. scores of 190, and high scores by others such as Cezanne and Zen Masters:

GALILEO IDEAS
1. I applied analytic as a razor.
2. If she knows French, it could be seven languages (she's Arabic).
3. The moon is made of cheese. Proper answer: thank you.
4. Interesting times. Exponential matters. (soul of the Renaissance).

NEWTONIAN / LEIBNIZIAN IDEAS
1. There is an aperture at the zeroith dimension.
2. Modular politics.
3. Creature feature.
4. Diamond dementia.
5. Old words.
6. Picaresque problems = Proverbs.
7. Order of the Sun = Hellish Obligations

CEZANNE IDEAS
1. Idea gardens
2. 'Tropical' pictures = Fauvism

ZEN MASTER IDEAS
1. Paper gardens
2. The second center.
3. Aesthetic Epicure = Asceticism

Saturday, December 27, 2014

I got a score of 22 at GSOHI,

whatever that means... (maybe luck, maybe random)

Supposedly it's a scam, but at least I scored better than any of the results for a guy who boasts that he filled it out at random.

I'm not completing my membership, but here are the results for amusement:

CONGRATULATIONS!
You have passed the Global Society of High Intellect (GSOHI) IQ test and are now eligible for an official membership of our prestigious society. 

Please Note: Passing this test means that your IQ is better than 95% of general population which is a sign of unmatched brilliance. [It says this for scores of 10 and 16 as well, for some reason, according to one report]. Passing the GSOHI IQ Test is surely a significant achievement for you and the certificate will improve your academic and career prospects not only in your home country, but also internationally.

Below are your test scores:

Cumulative Score = 22.00

The most notable thing about this is probably that I got an invitation by e-mail...

For those that want further amusement, I recommend my earlier somewhat serious post on 'God's I.Q. Test' / 'God's I.Q. System'


I have a bestseller rank again!

  • NATHAN COPPEDGE'S PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE DESIGNS & THEORY - TEXT EDITION - Dec 26th, 2014

  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #220,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
    • #90 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Reference > Patents & Inventions

And Kindle, a day later:

  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,505 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
    • #92 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Reference > Patents & Inventions

Link to book HERE.


Friday, December 26, 2014

My sales

are officially doing 6 times better than last year!

That was a tentative goal for predicting exponential growth.

So, Nathan Coppedge might be famous, right?

Not yet, it seems.

According to Amazon (U.S.) I'm still in the 100,000th - 400,000th author range. And Amazon.co.uk doesn't have an author rank system, apparently, or at least not for those that live outside of the UK.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Techne: Practical and Philosophical Advice and Guide to Intellectual Creativity

BOOK DESCRIPTION

FROM THE INTRODUCTION: 
Advice comes in many forms, but that is not to say that it cannot be classified. Over the years, of all the practical advice I have received, the most appealing were those that conveyed a symbolic message. Needless to say, examples of this specific type were scarce. I almost felt like I needed to hallucinate to see any fragment of a system within the advice I was receiving. I looked for logic, and found materials. I looked for leitmotifs, and found grunge and working processes. All in all it was very unsatisfying, until I found some common connections amongst the different types of advice. This book expresses the knowledge, both abstract and practical, that came out of that discovery. (Short: 32 pages. And cheap. Many of the quotes in my other blog post for today's date come from this book. It was written in one day, but considering that, the content is very good).

It is available on Amazon HERE.



Recent Nathan Coppedge Quotes, as posted at Poemhunter.com

"I found a system without math!"
- Nathan Coppedge (2013).

"Representational reality is virtual reality."---Nathan Coppedge (2014).

"Preferring subjectivity over death is still absolutism." ---Nathan Coppedge (2014).


"[C]ompleteness. It was the most outrageous fact - - the kind of fact some authors have mistaken for death." --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


"Somewhere beyond the exercise of the imagination...was an outer boundary...Every question appertained to it." --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


"The symbol of everything belonged anywhere". --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)

"Metaphysics granted me that all were variables". --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)

"Practical advice was the domain of a scripted set of perfections". --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


"Imagination could live there if it's whole point was not to be dangerous. But the merest hint of adventure, and the mind would snap, and the subject would not longer be practical".
 --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


"Not only practicality was perfect". --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


"Nihilism was the conviction that a person was no more than a value". --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


"Successful religions are subtle annihilations- -the apocrypha of nihilists... Successful people use value as neutral currency, in this sense becoming profoundly immoral". --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


"Imagination can be a force of politics when it is seen that it is imagination doing the computation". --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


"Perhaps, I thought, I was having an absurd religious experience". --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


"[I]t was a representation, so it was a polytheism". --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


"I was now a politician of the meaningless. The sort of person who has meaningful things to say..." --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)

"And sometimes EVERYTHING is what people need..." ---Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)

"The sages are full of advice about doing nothing. It is often better than doing the wrong thing". --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)

"[W]hen I think of the practical, I think of returning to EVERYTHING..." ---Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)

"We can't get everything merely by being practical, and hence, we can't get practicality merely from being practical". --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)

"Practicality is inevitably a simplification". --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)

"If the task is difficult and ordinary, then chances are, there is someone who can say that it involves a ‘special technique'. If there is no special technique available, it is either sacred knowledge, or you're supposed to delegate the task to someone else. If you cannot delegate, and you don't think it's sacred knowledge, and it doesn't involve a special technique, then you know that Fate will step in, for better or worse". --- Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


"To avoid mediocrity, it is important to delegate". ---Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


"[O]nly the trickiest, most intelligent people seem self-sufficient...They have learned to depend on other people's minds instead of their bodies. They have raised the standard, and climbed on top of other people's backs. Only by being dependent have they begun to look independent". ---Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


"[Concerning the higher life...] it is partly because they're delegating about their fate, and their sacred knowledge is a special technique". ---Nathan Coppedge (The Techne,2014)


THESE AND OTHER QUOTES AT POEMHUNTER!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I mentioned someone

from the Non-Objective art movement at the Hyper-Cubism Group on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/HyperCubism

Those who would like to see examples of Hyper-Cubism may visit my Hyper-Cubism Gallery on Etsy, or that group page.

I also have a partly color art book available (not glossy pages, but it's less expensive than most art books by a factor of 1/2): Nathan Coppedge's Hyper-Cubism: Post-Cubist Drawings and Paintings ---currently only available as an e-book unfortunately. Hopefully in-print again next year.

Another, perhaps equally good book featuring Hyper-Cubism I also wrote this year, which is High Art: A Guide to Artistic Perfection, which is purely black and white and thus easier to print.

Remember, Amazon gift certificates work for physical printed book also, not just e-books.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I only sold one book last december

then I sold 11 books in jan - march.

This year I've sold 19 books in december.

So, theoretically I could sell 209 books between jan and march.

I have good books. So I don't discourage it.

New post at the Dimensionism Group


https://www.facebook.com/dimensionism/posts/412906312192790

It concerns the concept of 'vast contingency' and its development in relatively recent works.

It relates to categories such as:

>History of Logic

>Coherentism

>The philosophy of Nathan Coppedge

The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit

may be temporarily unavailable from December 23rd, for a few days, as I am updating the copyright page (the DPT has an official copyright from the Library of Congress).

Monday, December 22, 2014

For those that don't know

I've made 15 sales through expanded distribution to date (two this month).

They are not yet widely available in bookstores, but I would encourage you to order it at the desk at Barnes & Noble if that's what works for you. It should be available for order, but won't be ready on-hand. The more people do this, the more likely it is that I will be officially included.

Since Barnes & Noble is one of the major sellers, I estimate I've sold at least three on-hand copies via Barnes & Noble already, perhaps more. As I suggested, you have to be very lucky to find them. Perhaps I'll do better next year.

Improved Sales

A recent assessment shows that Nathan Coppedge's Perpetual Motion Machine Designs & Theory is up about 300% in the past 6 months, and The Dimensional Philosopher's Toolkit is up about 200% over last year.

Update: I've made over $1 / day on the perpetual motion book this month.

Admittedly I'm doing about 700% better than last holiday season, but I've published almost all of my books since then, so it's hard to gauge what the difference could mean. I've also found a new self-publisher, which could make a big difference. It certainly has for me.

Link to my Amazon Page.

And, a few fiction titles under my pseudonym, Master Kuo.

I also publish fiction under my primary name, when it's primary. But I'm not saying that Lessons of the Master or The Story of Master Wu are bad books. Indeed, they're very well written, but they come out through a secondary personality. The secondary personality may be more successful, but that's for the reader to determine. I had to take on an alternate identity to write those books. But if I combine multiple identities in the same volume, as I did with Dramatis Personae: Stories for Inventing History, then it becomes a primary volume.


The Dimensional Biologist's Toolkit

BOOK DESCRIPTION

"...[I]t is as though biology fractures philosophy, and quantizes psychology"---The Dimensional Biologist's Toolkit (2014(2015)).

Coherent Theories of Macrobiology: This deeply metaphorical work is the first to give hints of common themes of evolution between earthly and Xenoid phenotypes, to provide general methods of logic for interpreting the genome, and (in the appendix) to deconstruct chemistry into consistent properties affecting neurology and body composition. As ambitious as this work is, the author admits that it is a work of philosophy and not hard science. This is a highly original foray into the field of dimensional biology, a field which the author himself virtually invented.

This is the third volume of the Dimensional Encyclopedia. Previous volumes deal with philosophy and psychology.


Both the text and kindle editions are now available on Amazon.



My Amazing Philosophy Book has a Bestseller Rank Right Now

THE DIMENSIONAL PHILOSOPHER'S TOOLKIT (published 2013, 2014)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #679,197 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
    • #86 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Politics & Social Sciences > Philosophy > Reference

It may be found on Amazon HERE, and Barnes & Noble HERE.



    Sunday, December 21, 2014

    A Link to the Hartford Courant Article is Now Present Online

    "The Motist Agenda represents Coppedge's platform to blend art, philosophy and theories of motion into a new intellectual school." ---- Hartford Courant. Nov 1, 2007.

    http://articles.courant.com/2007-11-01/features/0710310609_1_galimard-perfumery-exotic-flair-scents-and-sensibility


    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    Slow Progress

     quoting a Wikipedia editor at the Reliable Sources Noticeboard:
    The kgbanswers link is useless - it merely mentions your name without further explanation, though I can see no reason to think that it would be considered even remotely a reliable source anyway. The Dalia Martin page says nothing about you, while the inventors.about.com page merely links your website. If these are the best sources you can find, there is no possibility whatsoever of an article on you meeting our notability guidelines - we require significant coverage in multiple independent reliable sources. And it makes no difference if the article is a stub - the notability requirements are the same. AndyTheGrump (talk) 02:46, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
    This is actually sweet-talk, by Wikipedia standards. So I actually feel better. Notice, he doesn't say I can't write an article about myself.


    Over 4200 views to my academic articles

    at AcademicRoom.com.

    Link to my profile HERE.


    Early Method Re-Discovered and Expanded

    I re-discovered an early method from my philosophy, and it's almost as if it came from a past life!

    The simple process involves creating opposites around an eight-pointed star, and combining the neighboring points of the star.

    Because all the points are equally valid, and there are so many of them, one is free to combine them in many possible ways, so long as a sequence is followed.

    Formally speaking, one should begin at the beginning and follow  the circle counter-clockwise.

    Thus, the first truths involve the figure as a whole, while the last truth involves bridging between the last and the first.

    Interestingly, the method applies itself equally to overlapping asymmetrical figures, so long as they are regular polygons. Thus, the system implies greater flexibility with asymmetry than I have achieved with the later systems.

    The phrase 'Thaumoctopus Rhodedendron' is the inspiration for the method.


    White Eye's Confession of Black Holes

    Primitivism wasn't something simple. It still is sometimes.

    'Black holes' meant something simple.

    Mass in outer space.

    In some ways it was necessary.

    The alternative was someone inventing a spiritual rule to control nature.


    Things I May Have Invented

    1. Objective reality (Cartesianism with qualities).
    2. Many dimensional perspectives (Hyper-Cubism).
    3. The opposite of a paradox (the paroxysm in my usage).
    4. The Cartesian method of stars (one interpretation of diagrams, if they are 'star' diagrams)
    5. Iterations of zero: the second concept of zero, called the Volit.
    6. The decimal system in a past life, e.g. first ten numbers.
    7. Black holes in a past life when gifted by God to make a choice to determine human challenges.
    8. Romanticism and palindromes as Marie d' Antoinette.
    9. The word 'poverty' and the book, as a Chinese boy.
    10. Systemontology as R.V. Winkl, a self-named man.
    11. Lip-reading, as a gunner recovering his hearing.
    12. The Roichu, a precedent for the yin-yang.
    13. Astonishment (in Egypt).
    14. Theory (called Feri) also in Egypt.
    15. The name Gilgamesh.
    16. 'Small wits' as Ann Bolyn.
    17. The physical island of Japan, as a Chinese god.
    18. Immortal zodiac concept as a Chinese god.
    19. Kwang Fu Do: the invisible art.
    20. Ambergris, if memory doesn't serve.

    Hard to believe, but maybe some of it is true!

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Dimensional Mythology, (part 1)

    "The Ware of the Neutrals": The Emergence of the Systems of the Fourth Dimension.

    Editions withheld until their name appealed... 'complicit in this' the ware remained the same, with all the colors of the different. Whose ware was in? Whose fortune beheld? The Editions of names spelled out a world. But it was not the same. Or rather, it was the same, and so different. The fortunes of names each beheld a world. And each world beheld a change. Change took place within. The outer surface was the new world. Within, systems took shape. And in between was the ware. The world survived. And so did the change. The ware survived in the names. And so far as fortune, it survived. Beyond the meaning of the ware.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Paroxysm and Paroxysm

    Jean Baudrillard writes a number of things which appear to pre-figure my concept of the philosophical paroxysm. Even more convincingly, these statements appear in a book called (aptly enough) 'Paroxysm', however the writings have simultaneously a sense of genius and a sense of lack of achievement. He writes:

    "What, then, is the obsession, the secret motive, the endless finality underlying this progression? Finding the irreducible point which gives an unimpeded view of the world." (Paroxysm, p. 113).

    This prefigures my concept of the 'mote of meaning'.

    However, Baudrillard's quest, unlike my own, ends in despair:

    'We must not believe that the truth remains the truth when we strip it of its veil' --- thus, truth has no naked existence. We must not believe that the real remains the real when its illusion has been dispelled --- thus, the real has no objective reality. (Paroxysm, p. 116).

    Although this is interesting, and has led me to develop a theory of 'applicationism', on this point I feel that Baudrillard is being contradictory. He is admitting that he has not solved the general problem of the paradox. He is also admitting --- rather than brandishing --- his lack of objective knowledge.

    In points like these, I defer to my own work, where it is clear that a paradox can be solved by reaching for the opposite of the most meaningful component terms, in the same order, and that objective knowledge can be reached by finding four polar opposites (in which opposites are located along the diagonal), and combining them in a cyclical order. Statements of wisdom surely would dispell this sexual nihilism that Baudrillard proposes.

    HERE IS A LINK TO BAUDRILLARD'S BOOK

    HERE IS A LINK TO MY BOOK ILLUSTRATING PAROXYSMS [or search Amazon for 'paroxysms philosophy' to find both: the top two results]

    HERE IS A LINK TO ANOTHER OF MY BOOKS WITH OTHER METHODS, INCLUDING A SHORTER SECTION ON PAROXYSMS

    More recently I have posted the method on my blog with a full explanation, in the interest of research.

    My Willful Abduction by Seth Rogen

    (Partly regrettable, perhaps).

    One day I was walking the streets of New Haven when someone approached me who I thought I was supposed to recognize.

    “Hi! I’m Seth Rogen” he said. “Want to go to California and ride a motorcycle? I’ll bring you right back!”

    “Well, okay, if that’s all it is, as long as I understand what you mean.” I said. “You mean, innocent as milk, I go to California and ride a motorcycle with no additional obligations, and you bring me right back?” I said.

    “That’s right!” he said.

    “Okay, I’ll do it. Although I might regret it” I said. This was a period in my life when absolutely nothing was going on. I had some art projects, and occasional philosophical leanings. But I didn’t talk to anybody, and my mother didn’t always notice if I went missing for a few days. At least, that’s what I thought.

    So, I was in a car, and then we went into a private airplane.

    “You can sleep if you want” he said.

    We touched down somewhere in what I thought was California, but which according to the video link I posted later, may have been Portland, Oregon.

    “I don’t want a motorcycle, I want more like a motorbike” I said.

    “Well, that’s what it is. But you don’t get to keep it” he said.

    We drove very fast in the car. We weren't there yet.

    Then we were in what looked like an abandoned lot. There was a motorcycle.

    “Well, here we are! Let’s shoot!” he said.

    “Get on the bike” he said.

    “I don’t even know how to ride one” I said.

    “Well, why didn’t you say so!” he said. “The hand-levers are for acceleration. And you turn the bar to steer. You can use your feet to stop. Try going around that little circle over there”

    “Okay, when you’re ready.” I said.

    “Anytime. Go, now!” I dimly recognized one of Seth’s friends smiling in a condescending way on the sidelines.

    I accelerated as lightly as I could, and went in a short loop. The noise of the motorcycle prevented me from hearing whatever they were saying. But I could sense the same innocent-as-hell attitude they had been playing the whole time.

    I had already realized, fortunately, that I needed to reduce acceleration way ahead of the stopping point. So, with difficulty, after I had completed the loop, I came to a stop, some distance down the road.

    When I got back, Seth greeted me by saying “Good job!”

    “Do I get food?” I said.

    “You get a sandwich and this Orangina!” he said.

    “Thanks.” I said.

    I ate the sandwich like it was the answer to life.

    “Now we’re going back” said Seth Rogen.

    “That fast?” I said.

    “Yeah!” he said. “Get in the car.”

    I felt a sense of exhileration as the car accelerated abruptly.

    Then we were on a plane.

    "Now you've ridden a motorcycle in California. What do I get in return?" Seth Rogen said.

    "Nothing I said. I don't like motorcycles."

    "That's too bad! You should have told me..." he said.

    "Unless you want rights to my biography" I said.

    He seemed not to notice that statement.

    “I’m not gay” I said.

    “Well, that’s ironic. I’m not gay” he said. “But I was hoping to get a confession out of you…”

    “I’m not gay, not even a little bit” I said.

    “Well, I must say, that’s very ironic” he said.

    About that time the plane touched down. Soon I was back home.

    Needless to say, my mother never believed this story, although the video of me riding the motorcycle is now available on Youtube HERE (or at least something similar. And maybe it wasn't Seth Rogen after all).


    OTHER STORIES:

    The Story of How I Was Offered a Time-Cube

    Real Life Encounter With the Philosopher Colin McGinn

    My 5 Seconds with Warren G. Buffett

    Abducted by John M and His Father

    Sunday, December 14, 2014

    New (Temporarily) Best Seller Ranks at Amazon



    It should be taken into account that nearly everyone's kindle sales have lagged since September, according to Publisher's Weekly. So this rating does not necessarily connote a large volume of sales, just relative popularity.

    ALSO, the next day:

    NATHAN COPPEDGE'S PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE DESIGNS AND THEORY


    Saturday, December 13, 2014

    Technology Innovation Concepts

    Some non-proprietary nudging for the tech industry.

    *Future metaverse users will want to be omniscient, at least in a virtual sense.

    *There will be a need to integrate emotional chemistry with conceptual organizations.

    *Future education will focus on emotional intelligence more than previously. Thus, interfacing with chemistry will have an important communications role.

    *There will be a greater role for originality, but the potential of originality depends on an electronic infrastructure which tolerates transparent, complex commands.

    *Much of the function of interface will be in designing aspects of interface function.

    *Designer functions, engines, glots, patches, hitches, objects, planes, lattices, and queues will define the nature of object-interface from the bottom-up, not just top-down, as suggested by the book Moral Machines (which does not really use this terminology).

    *One of the functions of objects will be logic, which means symbolic representation. Education will involve forming rigorous design rules which define the features of design space (a concept borrowed from Daniel Dennett).

    *Programming will be a powerful tool for determining the functions of design space, but as I understand it, it will be buried deep within a highly aesthetic design system, a system which is simultaneously open-ended, when paradigms are not met.

    *One of the features of defining design space will be the kinds of freedoms we now associate with games (however, needless to say, many of the functions will not be games in the conventional sense. However, users will be encouraged to develop a functional fantasy of the user-interface role).

    *A kernel of truth may be found in the idea that ideas in general will function somewhere between the idea of a programming function and the idea of a symbological function. Idea programming will work with generic tools to build specific, combinatorial knowledge and functions.

    *The user will also be an officiated dual member of virtual and real space. Citizenship will have info-functions which integrate the user with an economic interface, a political interface, etc. Some of this will initially look like the conventional internet, but in actuality will extend the control of citizens over features like A.I., robotics, and manufacturing.

    *Above all, there is a need for integrated functions which are not purely mathematical, but involve syllogistic content, and other types of content involving qualities. This additional content will also structure the functioning of the previous types of 'stale information'.

    *By overcoming 'stale' information, the user will have a means of integrating with A.I.

    *A.I. will not just be a functioning program, but an immersive experience in which users can contribute concepts of logic-function, symbolism, programming, and interface.

    *A.I., however, is not the whole concept, except from a functionalist point of view.

    *Concepts of aesthetics, applied semantics, problem-solving, and creative arts will play a metaphorical role in defining user interface. For example, concepts of art will be interpreted for their functional role as holistic interfaces. Semantic concepts will be used to define the language powers which orient the user with ultimate reality. Problem solving will serve as an adventure with ideal cases, and thus, ideal symbols, which can be viewed coherently. Creative arts such as writing will serve as a secondary tool which can inform the complexity of the user-interface experience.

    *User-interface must transcend ordinary functioning as it has been known, and thus must reach for meta-functions. Meta-functions are of such types as universal functions, perfect functions, intrinsically meaningful functions, and symbolic mapping or corroboration functions.

    *In the immediate future, the resolution of these interface questions will involve such things as
    1.  creating corroborative, symbolic, meaningful, perfect, and universal functions.
    2. defining the media of ideal space.
    3. defining the user-agent role such as the ideal boundary between user / A.I. / and interface.
    4. defining the universal character of user-objects, if necessary, iteratively.
    5. applying basic logic tools to reach for new functions.
    6. engineering 'secret' functions to create exponential results.
    7. engineering invisibility for higher functioning of the system.
    8. finding analogs between things like chemistry and information.
    9. meaningful systems.
    10. omniscience within the system, defined not informationally, but emotionally.


    If you want an official citation of this article, visit the facsimile page at: https://www.academia.edu/9761334/Technology_Innovation_Concepts



    My Blog has a Higher Rank

    than Philosophyblog.net !

    Mine is ranked 2, theirs is ranked 1...

    Poor Philosophy Blog!

    But it's not my blog...

    Symbols I have Collected Over the Years


    LEFT: A symbol of dimensional philosophy, tentatively called "The Aperture". I have used it as a logo for The Dimensional Encyclopedia.









    LEFT: "The Amalgam". I used this as one of the major stages of personal development in my psychology book, a stage that precedes The Universalist and The Integrator.







    LEFT: "The Arc of History". From a dream.







    LEFT: "Dream Door" from earlier work. The frown shape actually represents an entrance onto the sublime through inverted forces.








    I also have a book of symbolism in the works. The nearest thing I have published so far is The Book of Uniques (Coppedge, 2014).


    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    The Third Soul of the Dimensional Encyclopedia

    "There are objective qualities, and mathematical anomalies."

    ...

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    Up to the Top 2% Now at Academia.edu

    NATHAN COPPEDGE


    total views about 200 document views in the last 30 days

    followers gaining ground recently


    Monday, December 8, 2014

    About my life...

    I live alone, in New Haven, CT. I get inspiration from a spattering of book sales, and moderate web traffic. I'm a web statistics addict.

    I visit my mother many of my weekends. She lives in Guilford, CT in her new and enormous, although not completely perfect house. She and her second husband  keep chickens in the side of the yard. The back yard is about 4 acres, and has a river behind it, and at least two sort of defunct apple trees.

    I go to her house to use the internet and improve my social life (what of it there is: hard to understate the matter). What I care about are intellectual things, although I'm still finishing my undergraduate degree, so I can't boast as much as some people can. I thought I would be done with college a decade ago, but mental illness set in (paranoid schizophrenia, which I prefer over depression). For those that don't know, I have published over 40 books this year through my CreateSpace account. Most of them haven't sold any copies, but the Nathan Coppedge's Perpetual Motion Machine Designs & Theory---a version of material that I have made available on the web since 2006, with many updates----has sold over 50 copies now. Overall, I've exceeded my minimal goal of selling 100 books in 5 years. In fact, it's only been three years since I first published at AuthorHouse. That was a big mistake, but it gave me some confidence to find a new publisher (with some encouragement from my mother).

    Three critical reviews of my work have given me encouragement:

    "You are clearly a philosopher of this present age" --- Jamal Martin, quoted at Project-Syndicate.org, where I have posted many detailed comments on high-profile articles.

    "Who is credited with 'the theory of perpetual motion'? Several scientist (sic) has been credited for their theories of Perpetual Motion such as Isaac Newton, Nathan Coppedge, and Albert Einstein." ---KGBANSWERS.CO.UK

    "Nathan Coppedge, philosophical writer and artist in Hyper-Cubis(m) has impressive work in perpetual motion on his websites" ---Ramesh Maneria, PhD.

    It is my hope that, at least privately (publically online), my reputation will improve and I will be considered a great man. If most of my dreams come true, I will take immortality medicine and found institutions before there is any danger of death.

    It's the subtle things that matter, and I try to keep accounts of the small details that contribute to general well-being over time.

    I don't smoke or drink. I haven't ever had sex (at least not in this life). I've gained a little weight from my medication, but I don't really over-eat. Sex is too dangerous, so far. Although I think I was offered sex once or twice. Hard to tell what that means, sometimes.

    Life is okay, because I'm not depressed, and although I'm 32 I have money from a Social Security benefits program for disabled people (schizophrenia). I thank goodness that my I.Q. is above average and my family doesn't cause too much trouble, and I don't have any criminal friends.

    If there's innocence in this, it's not the worst kind of innocence. Sometimes I can predict that I'll be innocent when I'm 62. My wisdom is behind me. Now I'm trying to live my life by being forwards-thinking. Some wisdom is ahead, but it isn't the struggle it used to be. And I shouldn't gloat, because I'm still socially dysfunctional (don't use your imagination, it's mostly ordinary and lonely on the surface). It all adds up to what I planned for, minus some sanity and minus a professorship.

    I no longer plan to be a professor. I've probably said this before. That was the sophomoric hurdle. As soon as I'm qualified, I have a larger view of life. But at the same time, I've never gotten there.

    Dimensional Metaphysical Morals

    1st Dimension: Meaning is of the essence
    2nd Dimension: Of course, it involves applied formalism.
    3rd Dimension: Can try making it more material.
    But there is a risk involved.
    4th Dimension: Have to be original to do something
    better than the 3rd dimension.
    (if working with 3-d).

    Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Improved Sales Rank


    For those interested, you may buy the TEXT ON AMAZON.

    Past Life Concepts by Nathan Coppedge



    I have deduced that I have had little experience with therapy, little experience with emotional happiness, a limited amount of education (e.g. at elementary level), and a surprising amount of influence in shaping history, usually through a contrapuntal inventiveness that means nothing in the short term.

    Based on these conclusions, the types of lives I might have lived are vastly narrowed. If there is a danger, it is a danger that I haven't lived, or that mere information has been confused for a real role in history. However, I suspect that if information were the problem, I would have more education by this point. So, the conclusion is that the most conservative case is that I haven't lived very many lives. The second best option, however, suggests a lot of importance that has been neglected by historians, or perhaps a history which would contradict the one being written by politicians.

    1. A. Perhaps this is my first life, lived again and again through Nietzsche's concept of eternal return. In that case, I might be learning something more than previous examples of myself, but only incrementally. Perhaps there is a hidden 'clone army' of these selves, permitting hive-mind learning. But these kinds of theories are just as bad as straight historical importance, and in some ways more absurd. They depend on a modern millieu, or a non-chronological set of events. This is not my favorite choice, just perhaps the most likely, according to physics. However, in some ways it shows a lack of imagination as well.

    1. B. Perhaps I had one prior life in which I received a minimal education and some comfort food. But why wouldn't I be more perverse than that? Or, why wouldn't I have more historical importance, if an earlier period in history means more energy, according to the laws of entropy? Apparently, something needed to happen, and it wasn't just other people. Either I had one life and it was interesting enough to contend with this one, or I must have lived more than one previous life.

    2. A. Perhaps I can 'sketch out' a concept of one prior life, the one most memorable to me, probably one less impressive than the current one. I can imagine being a homeless bum nicknamed the 'burgher king' --- who just tried to find his way home and constantly thought about hamburgers. But in some ways this is merely a trope, and it wasn't the first prior life I thought of (or the second, if I count my childhood attempt to compare myself with King Richard).

    2. B. Perhaps, instead of the most reasonable life to remember, it is the life that I actually remember. In that case, it might be the first life I remembered, the day I picked my first four-leaf clover: the life of Pippin son of William Tell. Perhaps I am not that famous: maybe I would be more socially conscious by now. Maybe I would have loads of wit and witticism to shunt off others' concern for me. Perhaps I would be very rich by now, or more educated, if, as I remember, I studied a little Aristotle around 1515...

    2. C. Maybe, however, if I remember one prior life, then I can remember more than one. Maybe life was more magical in the days before the computer age. Maybe it was a time before the public acknowledged dimensionism and evolution. Maybe I was even a God to compensate for discomfort (since I had concern for myself, and engaged with the myths of the time)--- or, more likely, the basis for the myth of a god. Hence, I remember the life as Aston-I-Shed, the boy phoenix. But didn't I read Harry Potter before I thought of this story? Indeed, I did.

    2. D. What if I really did have prior lives, but they are very hard to remember---via the sleep of Lethe, caused by drinking ordinary milk, etc.? Perhaps the sleep of Lethe only affects people between lives, not during a single life?... If it's about the sleep of Lethe, then it's obvious: I was Marie Antoinette, or some virtual counterpart of hers. Of course, doing my hair and being ruler of France is what I would do with my diabolical powers and good intentions, if I was half unconscious and gaining confidence about the meaning of history. But, really? Doesn't this depend on a theory that language is acquired naturally during the nurturing period? Was Marie Antoinette much more gifted with French than she could ever learn in a lifetime? Perhaps not. But perhaps I am not really that brilliant (wouldn't she think she was brilliant?). But more likely, I have to adopt a natural language view, which is that most of my prior lives involved some form of English, or else not much language ability at all...

    3. A. Now what if I'm serious? If I'm a man, I have to predict that I was a boy. If I'm a commoner (or not very rich), I have to predict that I was always at least this poor, or perhaps didn't earn my keep when I had a lot of money. One theory is that I was a gambler. But gambling in the big extravagant sense is a recent phenomenon. I will keep this in mind, that I may have gambled, but I wasn't very good at it. What does foolishness bring to mind? Surprisingly, it brings to mind the idea of being a cad named Aaron Burr, who was not very good at being a spy, and was finally executed by the British on an island off of North Carolina. Are these historically factual details? Probably not. After all, there are many people who (for stupid reasons, I think), consider it possible that I was Nathan Hale, the American spy, who upon his death said that he would give his life for his country. Perhaps he was stupid enough, is a nagging thought. But what if stupidity is partly taught by the context in which it develops? And, when have I ever been motivated by patriotism, except through accidents? Would dying as a patriot really lead me to study philosophy? Or, would it more likely lead me to feel angry and rebellious? My impression is that Nathan Hale is much more physically-minded than myself. And immaterialism speaks of hidden secrets about my history: things I merely forgot, that were highly significant.

    3. B. Now what if I'm NOT serious? What if I try to trick myself into remembering my past? If Nathan Hale is realism (and a bit stupid or overwrought), then perhaps there are lives which are less realistic, but still better choices --- or, at least, more meaningful ones. Two ideas spring to mind: a life in virtual reality as a kind of Google-soul inside a supercomputer (doing very basic things), or a madman taking the name Euler and believing he could solve math problems. Either of these lives might have a grain of truth, except that I haven't ever been very passionate about math, in my memory, and today people don't tend to believe that people get reincarnated in virtual reality, at least not before it was created. But perhaps these lives could supplement a much longer history. Perhaps I had a half-life in which I did some physical therapy to recover functionality. That might be possible if I had been famous, but dysfunctional. It also seems possible that, given the length of many lives, the Euler scenario was a small detail in a quasi-modern life, in which I had heard of the name Euler.

    3. C. Now, what if I'm a little bit serious, and agree that it's possible that some ridiculous things happened (although not very often)? For one thing, the past lives that I do remember (whatever they are) might have echoes in other past lives, creating a more rational picture. I'm keeping the principle that education improves over time, but I'm not ruling out that I had some kind of role in history. After all, my current interests in perpetual motion, philosophy, fiction-writing, and making quotations speaks of some prior experience in influencing history---perhaps something more overt, and less intellectual. Maybe 'God learned his lesson' so to speak: which seems like a rule for all prior lives. Now I think that I might have been in Egypt more than once, if I really was the basis for the myth of the chief god  of Egypt. My other life must have involved the other significant thing in Egypt: the Library of Alexandria. However, I didn't know how to read, so the only thing I might have done is burn some books! Similarly, if I was Marie Antoinette (although I did not remember this life first, by any means), then perhaps I was also Anne Bolyn --- who I remember as making a bargain to be '(only) a little bit clever' --- much to the chagrin of Henry VIII. That would explain the karma for having my head chopped off twice --- royal edict.

    3. D. But what about my current good fortune? Why am I not depressed? Why do I have a good-hearted interest in intellectual pursuits? Following the rule of entropy again which says that prior history had more power, perhaps there is some intellectual mythology that I have not uncovered. After all, the Egyptian mythology strikes me as superficial. And, how on earth did I bargain to become a god in the first place? Surely I either did some mythological explorations, or already had become a god? What I am predicting at this point is a mixture of significant and insignificant lives. What were my insignifcant lives? How insignificant could it get? Perhaps I was a vagrant. Then, how did I survive? Probably for not very long. So I remember being an Urchin in the city of Ur, who also had his head chopped off (unpredictably), therefore explaining the later instances in which the queens had their heads chopped off (physical karma / chain reaction). I also remember being a very stupid Chinese boy who thought to invent a book of bound pages. His relatives thought he was stupid, anyway. But the idea caught on in Europe. I imagine that the boy's (or girl's) name was Poverty.

    3. E. If my insignificant lives were so significant, such as discovering a city, or inventing a book (my current sign is libra, suggesting a connection to books---and who has authority over books but the Chinese---, and I have a kind of soul, so I must have some authority over books), then there may be a major life that I am forgetting, which explains how I made good on misfortune in the least fortunate cases. I began to remember my life as a Chinese god who lived for at least 350 years. I reasoned that things weren't as they appeared in that life. I did have magic powers, but it was basically imagination, and I had some very basic problems. I wasn't as good with herbs as people remembered. I even poisoned some of my friends. And I needed a woman to help me wash my behind in a river. This seemed authentic enough, if that time in history was not the age of information.

    3. F. What, however, was more reasonable, if I already believed in magic? I could return to part 1, and believe that I watched a stage magician, and later invented the story of Guo the Immortal. Or perhaps there were some legends in my life that didn't involve magic. So I remembered my life as an orphan child who invented the story of Rip Van Winkl --- somewhere near Baltimore and Appalachia. In that life I was motivated to escape the Civil War, and mostly succeeded: a real example of heroism, also involving a kind of Libran laziness. I can remember formulating the idea that I would become an Esystementologist, a kind of metaphysician or logician. However, at that point I was mostly illiterate, so that would explain my current development into a quasi-educated person.

    3. G. Somewhere along the way I started to look for details that would help to explain the cohesiveness between the lives. I remembered a life in which mostly all I did was invent the name Gilgamesh to keep the big brutal soldiers from massacring me. I developed a small reputation as a sorcerer, by using rhetorical powers to convince people that big brutes had turned into pigs. However, mostly I was very skittish, just trying to get food in a very muddy location.

    3. H. I still wonder if I ever enjoyed myself by indulging in pleasures. But mostly my conclusion is that unless I was Marie Antoinette, I didn't do much of anything like that. Maybe I had one life in the Mediterranean that passed very quickly in which I drank wine and thought about women, but I'm starting to doubt that that happened. It seems to be based exclusively on a painting I saw once of women posing on a building in Morocco. I have also thought about what I might have been before I was human. Perhaps all of this is a deluded dream, and I made a hard bargain in a kind of hellish place to avoid becoming a meat animal again. Or perhaps I was once a spinosaur dragon who ate a small man: I can sort of remember this. I remember having red scales. I also remember being a boneheaded dinosaur who crashed heads and then 'mated' with some large green eggs. These memories seem to verify that some of what I remember is real --- maybe not the same reality other people share, but at least something that influenced my development, in some concept of history.

    All of my past lives (possibly including some future ones) are recounted in a story called Dramatis Personae Available on Amazon, including a fairly detailed account of the life of Marie d' Antoinette (perhaps that is a first).

    Some of the stories are also included in a 320-page volume called the One Page Classics, along with a lot of philosophical literature and other types of stories.



    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    New Discovery!

    I distinguish the fourth dimension from time, calling time 'variablistic', in my paper: The Dimensional Truth of Objects "Ab Origine". The result in this case is four laws which describe a four-dimensional world, much like our own three-dimensional world (in my humble opinion):


    THE LAWS OF THE FOURTH-DIMENSIONAL WORLD

    1. Realities are immunities.
    2. Problems are isomorphized.
    3. Problems are not global, and
    4. Ideals are not idealizations.


    Kind of like:

    1. Defies definitions
    2. More crap
    3. Good stuff
    4. Less shit.


    NOTES:

    Searching the web, there are exactly 72 results for 'Perflexity'.

    Eilanier-Stargazer writes in a poem:

    "there is perflexity / that claims my sanity" (2005).

    Another site claims, similarly, quoting  Jurgen Reeder: ”Articulating perflexity, rather than guiding, is what ethics is all about.” (2006).

    Similarly, a June 2008 document mentions:
    "[The] many pitfalls and perflexities during [An Nyong Haseyo's] stay at Saint Louis College"

    It is also mentioned in a document called the Sixth Annual Conference-Convention of the Cantor's Assembly and Department of Music of the United Synagogue of America, in reference to some sort of "old perflexity" about emptiness.

    Two other documents refer to an obscure figure named Mithri-dates, both spelled with a hyphen.

    In a document called "Convict(ion)" by Maya Vicente L. (2012), the word is used differently, as a biblical inflection (although, so far as I know, she is not quoting the bible directly):
    "...[Y]our source of wisdom for all your perflexities?"

    This biblical sense is clearly different from the use of perflexity as a solution to the fourth dimensional problem. And clearly cobwebs is not what people should look for, either.

    An undergraduate student from Trinidad has praised my work



    "You are clearly a philosopher of this present age." --- Jamal Martin


    Mr. Martin describes himself as: Economics Student, Bsc Computer Science undergraduate, businessman/entrepreneur, investor.

    ---Project-Syndicate.org

    Monday, December 1, 2014

    I'm now (barely) more popular

     on Academia.edu than someone who wrote NaNoWriMo 2014: My Experiences.

    I had thought of that as a famous paper.

    So, good news!

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

    Nathan Coppedge's Perpetual Motion Machine Designs & Theory (Kindle Edition)


    Still in the first year, so I feel competitive.

        The Contingency List: The Subtle Inspirations for Perpetual Motion

        a tin basin: specific angularities, smoothness, and sturdiness.

        an aquatrave: this medieval device could lift water with leverage, causing it to pour out at a higher level.

        carpenter's bezel: this was for carving beveled angles in wood. Lends subtlety to leverage.

        children's seesaw: made balanced forces seem like an industrial principle.

        balancing scales: proves the principle of equilibrizing.

        magnet: the subtle forces that don't require a magnet, but are proven by it.

        pressure plates: a differential force principle.

        pivot-point: if weight bearing can create long horizontal motions, displacement may repeat the cycle.

        photons: these seem to filter through space without expending energy, b/c no mass.

        graphical diagrams: graphics don't seem to require energy, and can represent systems.

        beads: beads can make small differences, but the difference is there.

        cables: strong materials might make a critical difference.


        Less subtle: Mass, Fusion, Cities.


        See also my earlier article: Sources of Inspiration for Perpetual Motion.


        In the next few days

        my book, Dramatis Personae: Stories for Inventing History will be updated with a pretty extensive story of the life of Marie d' Antoinette. For those that hunger after stories of gods and heroes, this may be just the thing. The book already includes the story of gods named Zheng Guo and Aston-I-Shed, as well as lesser heroes or villains of alternate history such as R.V. Winkl, Poverty or the inventor of the book, and Aaron Burr.

        The book will be updated in the next three days. Feel free to purchase it when the listing says that it is 80 pages. That is the updated edition.

        Or browse Amazon's updated author page for Nathan Coppedge at: http://www.amazon.com/author/nathancoppedge