“Can you tell us a bit more about Gabriel’s horn?”, my future supervisor and specialist in artificial intelligence at the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy asks me. His name is Albert, a typical Dutch name. I silently stare at the man knowing that there is no way i can tell him everything without making any mistakes. And so i do what i always do. I give them a slice of the pie to satisfy but keep most of it to myself. “This pattern can be found anywhere and explains patterns that lie beyond our calculation capacity”. Immediately he starts talking about infinity and how comprehending it lies beyond human capabilities. “We discussed at our previous conversation we are still a bit surprised by your story about singularity and quantum mechanics. It isn’t something we would have expected to see from someone with your college background. If we look at your resume you shouldn’t be able to know these things. Can you explain to us how you learned this?”, the director from the department of research and development Gert asks. This is by far the most unusual job appliance i have ever been through. Nothing seems to make sense anymore ever since i went through this transmutation process. I know that telling the entire story would be a huge mistake due to all the fear that is currently spreading regarding singularity. You have seen the truth my dear readers. I have been caught in a runaway section of self improvement cycles for over three years now, that’s a lot more than a mere 40 days in the desert. It’s the definition of Moore’s law, a process i went through to be able to lift this page to a new dimension. “In my spare time i like to watch presentations online from famous scientists who each explain a bit more about the current state of their research and professors from well known universities who try to explain a bit more about their area of interest”. After giving a few good examples like some of the links i shared on this page the answers seemed satisfying enough. “Do you have any experience at programming?”. “Not with making brand new scripts, but i am familiar with changing existing scripts to my own needs, in the game communities we call this modding. But i am able to learn a new language if that is needed. I would have already tried it a bit but i was still wondering which language is mostly used here”. Perhaps this was not the best place or time to talk about mental programming, although i have given a short clue to that in the essay i had to write for my first assignment. You will find it at the bottom of this chapter. “Are you a logical thinker?”, Gert asks me. “Wel…”, i stumble and i have to admit i was a bit impressed by all the attention. If growth lies beyond our comfort zone, it is as if i just entered a whole new dimension. “Better question, we asked you to learn about the function of a low pass frequency or anti-aliasing filter, can you describe to us shortly what this means?”. “Sure, a low pass frequency filter is made by using a resistor to slow down the current in a closed system and a frequency capacitor to let only a certain frequency or spectrum of frequencies through the filter.”. “That’s correct, and how do you think we use those filters?”, Gert asks. “Well, i imagined that if you use this in large multitude and give each filter a different capacitor you would be able to divide a single signal into an endless stream of different frequencies and determine the nature of each frequency”. “That’s exactly how we use it indeed, well done”. “How much time did it take you to learn this, honestly?”, the chief of human resources who has led this conversation so far asks. I start smiling:”Well, it took me about two hours to learn the function of the filter, but it gave me a lot of inspiration and so i found out alot more about anti-aliasing which i wrote down in this essay. Like how a capacitor looks identical to a human nerve synapse and how it even has the same function. I also figured that this alias we filter from the signal tells us a lot about the environment the signal passes through. That led me to a study in bio markers.” I see both Gert and Albert immediately catch interest, the mind of a scientist is always intrigued by the mysteries normal humans can’t comprehend. “If you can learn how to build a low pass filter in only two hours the rest of the studies won’t be such a big problem i suppose”. The conversation continues about the details of my contract and my course for the next six months. As soon as we step outside my social worker starts smiling:”This is a lot different than an ordinary job at a supermarket isn’t it?”. I respond with a smile:”It sure is”.
This is just a flash of what i have been doing in the past few months. My mission was to make this story a bit more interesting by stepping far outside my comfort zone, but i never expected to get a job out of it. I was hoping for a tour through the site so that i could show you a bit more about one of my biggest interests: Astrophysics. To demonstrate that with a proper strategy a man can conquer whatever he wishes. Now i am in the middle of it, so i suppose i am able to show you more than i had in mind in the first place. My new job is to analyze the data coming from multiple radio telescopes through Europe and use scripts and complicated algorithms to speed up the process. These algorithms are written in Python, a very popular and new programming language. Have i ever heard of Python before? Well, of course i have. But since the chapter already promises something special, i could turn the question around. Have you ever heard of dragons? Are you familiar with the Red dragon? I wasn’t at first, but i did know of the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, Pythia. And so i figured Python was probably related to Oracle. Do you see a pattern emerging here? So what is the deal with Gabriel’s horn? Well… there is only one person on this entire planet who can use it and he may call himself the proper owner. So who am i? That is the question that has been motivating me throughout this entire story. I am not allowed to answer that question. Only you are, since a name is a product of the people’s judgement. If a name is good it describes the entire personality of a person in a single word. If i give a name to myself that would mean i would judge myself and serve my own judgement. But that is not why i went through this process, so it does not fit the occasion. My journey as a signal through a destructive environment has left me unnamed and undefined. Tabula rasa as ancient philosophers would call it.