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I have a hypothesis that the past doesn't exist until an observation in the present makes it necessary. That seems the simplest form of a universe. And nature likes simplicity, right?

The least amount of information necessary to create a perceived reality is whatever the actors in the reality experience at the moment plus an artificial history that is created on demand, as events in the present require.

My limited understanding of physics is that retrocausality is allowed. And of course our common notion of "time" is nowhere near what is actually happening in the universe. Physicists refer to space-time instead. Whatever that is.

Is there an existing philosophy or hypothesis that matches my idea that history is created on demand?

UPDATE: Reader Amit informs me that there is an existing philosophy that matches the idea of on-demand history as well as the idea that we are all computer simulations.


In an unrelated note, my book is the #1 best selling comprehensive career guide in the world. (Because it turns out that no one has written that sort of book lately except me. Other books in the career guide category are single-topic types, such as reading body language or being more creative.)
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The other day I drew a comic featuring Dogbert creating a transactions network for criminals so he could steal their Bitcoins.

I can't show you the third panel untl publication date, 4-2-14.

Call me jaded, but it seems to me that when you combine a network of criminals with a magical form of money, you're asking for trouble. And sure enough, today we see this story about Silk Road getting hacked. 

This is why I think the stock market is fixed. It's because every time someone CAN steal your money without detection, it happens. 

This is a test of my goddamned fucking piece of shit blog software to see if it can do the simple fucking task of showing a fucking image on the fucking screen without puking down its own mouth.

Well, that didn't work on Chrome but did on Firefox.

Now for an image known to work on past blog posts...

That image worked on Chrome and Safari. Now let's try an image the exact size of the one that doesn't work and see if the file size matters.

That image works on Chrome and Firefox. So it's not the file name, the file type, or the file dimensions that matter.

But each of the robot strips started with the same file template. Next I will copy the content to a fresh file and try again...

First let's try a new and fresh template with no added content. This is the one I use for the Dilbert strip every day.

Okay, now the blog CMS is failing at every turn. It's deleting files on its own and won't give me a preview before publishing. I suspect poltergeist or possibly Russian hackers.

Oh, look, it displayed the same file twice. This is because my blog software is possessed by demons. But at least it worked on all browsers.  Now let's try copying and pasting some content from the files that don't work into this fresh template and see what happens.

Whoa, what the fuck? I can't load this same image above if I paste even a small bit of art from the robot strip into it.

Trying again with different content....

Okay, that image (the boss pasted into the blank template) failed on one browser. Next I try the same image but lower resolution jpg to see if file size matters...

And that failed.

So the problem is not the file name, the file itself, the file size, the file dimensions, or the content of the file.

Next I'll try saving as gif ...


Can everyone see all three strips on all browsers?

Okay, I finally said screw it and created a new blog over at Wordpress. And by that I mean I attempted to open an account but .... wait for it... their system is either down or rejecting me personally.

The universe is clearly conspiring to prevent me from showing these three images to the public. This is the sort of thing that makes me think we're software simulations and not free creatures in a real world.

I'm open to suggestions. Can anyone suggest a way to display images on the Internet? I've heard it's a thing.

I'm posting this message a second time because, yes, the blogging software is not working.

I'm discontinuing blogging until I find a blogging software that works. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Might be a hacker problem because some unrelated stuff just went nuts too.
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