Paradigm Inversion Meter & Eschaton 'Quantum Detector'
The world wide web will be our best indicator of how near we are approaching to the Eschaton.
But, before the Eschaton, comes the Paradigm Inversion. We have a reasonable chance of catching the paradigm inversion right here on the web, even in its early stages where it is now. But the fun part is that, as we know from Quantum Physics, you cannot observe something without influencing it. That could mean that the watched paradigm never shifts, or it could be that we will facilitate it by merely observing it, if we are lucky.
All we need to build our Paradigm Inversion Meter(PIM) is a slightly clever links section, a good pair of eyes and a bit of luck to be looking in the right places at the right times -- nothing fancy here, just some common sense.
First we have to define for what it is we are looking. We are looking for the paradigm inversion from materialism to immaterialism. We need also to designate an anticipated event so that we have something to mark the point of inversion. Arbitrarily, I suggest the point at which the general news media begin to pick up the signals of this inversion coming from the Internet itself. This is assuming, of course, that the paradigm inversion does not then fizzle out. By getting seismic readings off of the web, we can try to predict when the early rumbles from the paradigm inversion on the web will begin to reach the media.
Four general areas for observation come to mind:
The problem is to find the specific sites on the web that are closest to the various possible epicenters of the inversion. If things go according to plan, Dan's Place would wind up being the Epicenter, of course.
We already have a diagram depicting the anticipated conceptual convergence toward the Aquarium world view. This diagram now needs to be expanded to reflect the more specific function of our PIM.