Wednesday, October 27, 2004



TITLE: "Method and Apparatus for UmourVision"
US Patent Application Serial Number: 10/709,703

ABSTRACT: Normal human vision glimpses only one small time-slice of the complete lifecycle of objects, lifeforms, etc. This results in the assumption that this brief representation is the true nature of the thing, whereas in reality that thing is a very brief collection of atoms and patterns that will soon disperse. With this invention the wearer of glasses or goggles that are equipped with "UmourVision" see imposed on the object viewed a representation of the complete lifecycle of the object, from birth to maturity to decay. This is accomplished by dual GPS locators in the goggles (A) that triangulate distances of RFID tags, WiFi hotspots, etc...(B) embedded in objects and under people's skin. A backend database (C) identifies the object and extrapolates from the visible timeslice the likely lifecycle of the event/object. (Of course, an "object" is merely a slow-moving event.) This view is then super-imposed upon the object so that the wearer can see the true nature of the object (UmourVision).
UmourVision technology also allows the user to select or create various windows (Hamming, Vonnegut, etc...) that apply weights/cutoffs to the lifecycle view. For instance, it is not always necessary or desirable to see the ultimate end of a lover, etc...It may also be desirable to give the "lifetime" of a tree, for instance, a higher weighting (in terms of the view) as opposed to it's time as a treestump or firewood.

Friday, October 22, 2004

Some quotes from our notes...

Here are some quotes that can be applied to the discussion of Umour (some more eloquent than others).

“Set in a frame any old mess is at once cut off from the totality of its natural context, and for this very reason it’s manifestation of the Tao is concealed.”

-Alan Watts

“If you want to get to the plain truth be not concerned with right and wrong.
The conflict between right and wrong is the sickness of the mind.”

-Hsin-hsin Ming

“If you throw some shit on a wall people will see a mess. If you put a frame around it people will see art.”


“Maybe we do the right thing, maybe we do the wrong, spending each day just wending our way along.”

-Billie Holiday

Thursday, October 21, 2004

The Purpose of This Blog

Consider using this blog as an open forum for the discussion of Umour. What is Umour? Umour is something you use when you find it. It's always there yet often elusive. It's the natural chaotic order that we sometimes somehow become aware of, and sometimes even in tune with. Umour is when we realize.

Realize something here sometime.