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Vortex-based mathematics is the most advanced ever known to mankind. Don't have time for a time cube? Time need no longer limit us. Here, Marco Rodin (inventor of the Rodin Coil) gives us the background.
posted by Obscure Reference (45 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Love the YT comments:

Having TED in the title is highly misleading. TED would have an astrologer give a talk about the effect of the sign shift before they'd have a numerologist simplify the world in the most incorrect way possible without bringing in a pantheon.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:40 AM on April 27, 2011


"How is it possible to make such outrageous claims? We have discovered that bullshit is real."
posted by Wolfdog at 5:42 AM on April 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


May the power of Vectron bring prosperity to your house!
Praise Vectron!
posted by Wolfdog at 5:46 AM on April 27, 2011


Vortex-based *anything* is the most advanced ever known to mankind. This goes for mathematics as well as hairdryers and car engines.
posted by DU at 5:49 AM on April 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


The solution to everything and nothing!
posted by ReWayne at 5:57 AM on April 27, 2011


I thought this said "cortex-based mathematics," and I thought, "mod math is really coming into its own!" Then I realized what it really was.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:57 AM on April 27, 2011


It's good to see David Cross stretching himself a little.
posted by DU at 5:59 AM on April 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


Magnets, how do they...
posted by 3.2.3 at 6:00 AM on April 27, 2011


I was told there would math. Where is the math?
posted by humanfont at 6:01 AM on April 27, 2011 [6 favorites]


I only made it a couple minutes in before I was pining for the rationality of the "obama was born on mars" thread.
posted by DU at 6:03 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


If... if we could somehow... harness this lightning... channel it into the flux thruster atom pulsar... it just might work.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:08 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was told there would math. Where is the math?

"That's my logo: times, divide, plus, and minus in one logo. That's because I found out how to do all the functions with math.... instantly."

Marko Rodin is a very hairy man, except on his head (and totally schizo?)
posted by ennui.bz at 6:17 AM on April 27, 2011


and totally schizo?

Watching him, I was wondering what a brain scan would show (should be easy to attach the electrodes). More specifically, I was wondering what you'd see in common among all math/science cranks different than the general populations of a) the general public b) actual mathematicians/scientists c) crazy people.
posted by DU at 6:20 AM on April 27, 2011


Does kinda come off like he's on a permanent acid trip, don't he? I recall making similar observations.
posted by BeerFilter at 6:24 AM on April 27, 2011


TED would have an astrologer give a talk about the effect of the sign shift before they'd have a numerologist simplify the world in the most incorrect way possible without bringing in a pantheon.

Not true.
posted by escabeche at 6:27 AM on April 27, 2011


I wonder. How many people are there (in America) who actually can't tell the difference between this and reality? 10,000? 1,000,000? 100,000,000? Honestly, it depresses me to think about it.

It's fun for us to watch this, because we know. But what if you actually have to struggle to understand and realize that this is bullshit? Compared to someone like that, do we come off as the intellectual equivalent of millionaires lighting cigars with $100 bills?
posted by benito.strauss at 6:32 AM on April 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


Dude is just batshit CRAZY.

I remember meeting people like him back when I worked late nights delivering newspapers to gas stations, long ago. There's always a few in every town, and they seem to coalesce at the Kwik-E-Mart around 2 AM.
posted by EricGjerde at 6:34 AM on April 27, 2011


Gangster computer god worldwide secret containment policy!!
posted by b1tr0t at 6:35 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Now that is amazing! How can a human brain say that stuff and not be so embarrassed has to leave the room.
posted by WagonTyre at 6:41 AM on April 27, 2011


Good grief.

Marko studied all the world's great religions. He decided to take The Most Great Name of Bahaullah (prophet of the Bahai Faith) which is Abha and convert it into numbers. He did this in an effort to discover the true precise mystical intonation of The Most Great Name of God. Since the Bahai sacred scripture was originally written in Persian and Arabic, Marko used the Abjad numerical notation system for this letter to number translation. This was a sacred system of allocating a unique numerical value to each letter of the 27 letters of the alphabet so that secret quantum mechanic physics could be encoded into words. What Marko discovered was that (A=1, b=2, h=5, a=1) = 9. The fact that The Most Great Name of God equaled 9 seemed very important to him as everything he had read in both the Bahai scriptures and other religious text spoke of nine being the omni-potent number. So next he drew out a circle with nine on top and 1 through 8 going around the circle clockwise. Then he discovered a very intriguing number system within this circle. Marko knew he had stumbled upon something very profound. This circle with its hidden number sequence was the "Symbol of Enlightenment." This is the MATHEMATICAL FINGERPRINT OF GOD. [Introduction to Vortex Based Mathematics]

Naturally, the Zeitgeist clowns seem to love this nonsense.

The real physics propeller heads don't.

http://www.physforum.com/index.php?showtopic=25520
posted by felch at 7:06 AM on April 27, 2011


I think I saw this guy speak before. It was at a bus station, and he was talking to a urinal.
posted by sswiller at 7:20 AM on April 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


What you're saying is: TEDxCharlotte will let just about any dumb-ass come up on stage to talk?
posted by chasing at 7:20 AM on April 27, 2011 [3 favorites]


After I watched this, I had a minor epiphany about Buckminister Fuller.
posted by jimfl at 7:28 AM on April 27, 2011


With people like this, it's like words have become their reality, as if you can just string sentences together and do science.

It would be interesting trying to force them to say anything concrete about what they actually mean, but I imagine it would either go nowhere or end in someone getting angry.
posted by lucidium at 7:39 AM on April 27, 2011


I believe we've entered the "vortex of cruciality." Remember that, huh? Advanced, right?
posted by MarshallPoe at 7:43 AM on April 27, 2011


This guy isn't even smart enough to turn in Time Cube quality work. Pure cynical cashing in. Fuck this guy.
posted by cmoj at 7:59 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


This guy isn't even smart enough to turn in Time Cube quality work.

You sound baffled. This has baffled countless scientists and mathematicians, don't feel bad.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 8:36 AM on April 27, 2011


Randy Powell - Advanced Vortex Math - Part 1

It seems like some kind of modular arithmetic? uh.
posted by kuatto at 8:37 AM on April 27, 2011


Sort of like Szukalski but without being able to draw as well.
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:39 AM on April 27, 2011




I seems like it's based on a kind of Baha'i numerology.

Also, Yes!!
posted by kuatto at 8:57 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]




Obvious bullshit. If the tragedy is that your science isn't getting enough attention, you know what? Make some observations and DO something with it!
posted by LSK at 9:35 AM on April 27, 2011


Vortex-based *anything* is the most advanced ever known to mankind. This goes for mathematics as well as hairdryers and car engines.

Miller Lite leveraged this very fact to great effect last year.
posted by TheShadowKnows at 9:55 AM on April 27, 2011


I wonder. How many people are there (in America) who actually can't tell the difference between this and reality? 10,000? 1,000,000? 100,000,000? Honestly, it depresses me to think about it.

I'm not watching this right now -- I'm at work. (Although I teach math, so I suppose watching this would be work?) But when I was in grad school I was the TA for a class called "Ideas in Mathematics", your standard math course for humanities-ish people who are afraid of math. We had them give presentations. One of them presented on Imagining the Tenth Dimension, which is a crackpot video on higher dimensions (I think there's also an accompanying book). I don't remember what I said immediately after the presentation in order to point out that they had just presented on a bunch of bullshit while simultaneously not offending them.
posted by madcaptenor at 10:10 AM on April 27, 2011


Jeepers creepers - does TED, as in TED, actually have something to do with this? If so, they should probably modify their tagline from "ideas worth spreading" to "ideas".
posted by Salvor Hardin at 10:28 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Salvor Hardin: Jeepers creepers - does TED, as in TED, actually have something to do with this? If so, they should probably modify their tagline from "ideas worth spreading" to "ideas".

This does appear actually be a part of TEDx Charlotte which is some kind of TED franchise: "TEDxCharlotte is a licensed TED Event aimed to inspire, educate and bring together TED followers and other innovative thinkers in Charlotte and the surrounding area." ... "TED has created a program called TEDx–a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience."

Way to lower your standards, TED!
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 10:43 AM on April 27, 2011


Does kinda come off like he's on a permanent acid trip, don't he? I recall making similar observations.

the way his eyes dart around makes it seem like he's seeing things, lots of things, things the audience isn't noticing. actually, i'm more interested in the audience.
posted by ennui.bz at 10:53 AM on April 27, 2011


This video made me sad. Then people cheered at the end and I got really sad.
posted by Dodecadermaldenticles at 12:40 PM on April 27, 2011


Nine numbers evenly spaced around a circle. And yet what was contained within was the secret to all the sciences that had eluded humankind for centuries. Marko had discovered the true nature of numbers themselves. He had discovered mathematical perfection.

Oh. Well, that's alright then.
posted by eeeeeez at 2:08 PM on April 27, 2011


" Marko called his machine, “The Flux Thruster Atom Pulsar Electrical Venturi Space Time Implosion Field Generator Coil.” "

Of course. So evident once you really think about it.
posted by eeeeeez at 2:10 PM on April 27, 2011


Wow, it's a good thing we guessed right when we picked base-10 as our counting system.
posted by nobody at 2:44 PM on April 27, 2011 [6 favorites]


Lex Luthor
posted by Flex1970 at 3:33 PM on April 27, 2011


Marko called his machine, “The Flux Thruster Atom Pulsar Electrical Venturi Space Time Implosion Field Generator Coil.” "

Nonsense. Everyone knows that it's properly called a Time And Relative Dimensions In Space. It's just a box that's bigger on the inside than on the outside. No big deal, really.
posted by KingEdRa at 7:17 PM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


this is how all english majors sound to me
yeah that's right
i went there
posted by LogicalDash at 7:30 AM on April 28, 2011


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