As foreshadowed in my blog post here, I came up with a method of FTL communications. I finally took the time to remember it and write it on a post-it note, which I will reproduce here:
The other day when I was ordering pizza, I got to thinking about point-of-view assumptions that are ingrained in my English-speaking culture; I suppose that these examples could be called culturally or anglocentrically deictic. (I can’t speak for other English-speaking cultures, so I don’t know how inherent these assumptions are in other cultures.)
Sometimes I have patent-worthy ideas. Here is some art priori for posteriority:
Lately I’ve been thinking about how some skills (usually “hand-eye coordination” skills) are based on an individual’s ability to create an isomorphism. That is, the ability to map one’s body onto something abstract (or at least ‘non-body’).