20200515F Day 136: Mountain Biking Down Aptos Fire Road

Looking South to Rio Del Mar Beach, Aptos, CA – May 15, 2020 (Credit: SurfingTheUniverse.com)

20200515F Santa Cruz, CA – Today was a good exercise in feeling into the different universes around me in order to get to the one that I wanted. It was difficult to find the beginning of the biking trail where my brother was waiting. My brother had given me directions that led me and my beloved down a dirt road. Multiple times I felt like I was on the wrong road and wanted to back down the road or turn around whenever there was room. Each time, my beloved said “No, keep going so we can find your brother”, and I would continue. In the moment I continued, I believed I was on the right road but then shortly after I would lose faith again. I also had not really been excited about going mountain biking whereas my beloved was much more excited to go. It’s interesting to look back now and see how our different interest levels allowed us to be surrounded by a different number of universes.

It’s obvious to me now that my beloved was surrounded by more universes in which we did go mountain biking. This allowed her to more accurately feel whether or now we were on the correct road and should continue. She knew also if we turned around, we would be closer to the universe where we didn’t go mountain biking.

I’m glad that we eventually found my brother and family and friends. It was a fun ride down to the beach!

20200514h Day 135: Mask Requirements at The Food Bin – No Bandanas, Scarves, or Valves

Mask Requirements at The Food Bin, Santa Cruz, CA – May 14, 2020 (Credit: SurfingTheUniverse.com)

20200514h Santa Cruz, CA: Today, I went shopping at the local grocery story and found the sign at the entrance interesting. While some stores have been selling bandanas for use as wearing masks, and some people have been using scarves or wrapping their head with their shirt, The Food Bin in Santa Cruz, CA is not supporting these actions. Nor or they supporting masks with valves. Instead, you need to have a mask with two straps, ties, or ear loops. It must cover your face from nose to chin. If you arrive at the store without such a mask, you can purchase one at the Herb Store next door.

For me, this is another example of how universes merge together and how the energetic energy of probabilities ripple out to nearby universes. We have universes around us in which different types of masks are the norm, and universes around us in which no masks are the norm. I expect to see a variety of different normals as I continue to surf towards the exit of this pandemic wormhole. I still expect June 8th of this year to be an exit point. Although, in the current universe I feel other unexpected events are on the horizon and I’m curious what new universes I will see as I exit this pandemic wormhole.

20200513W Day 134: Tandem Surfing

Surfers at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, CA – 20200513W (Credit: SurfingTheUniverse.com)

20200513W Santa Cruz, CA: Today, I went mountain biking down with my beloved and my brother with family. We started at twin gates on Empire Grade and rode down a branching set of trails to the ocean, where I took a pictures of the surfers at Steamer Lane. One pair of surfers riding the same wave reminds me of tandem universe surfing – riding the waves of probability through parallel universes with someone else.

With solo universe surfing, I have found that an understanding of the following concepts  is useful in surfing towards a universe of my choosing.

  1. I do not exist as a classical being in a single classical universe filled with particles of mass moving about in a somewhat predictable manner, but instead I exist as a quantum being in a single quantum universe filled with probability waves moving about in a somewhat predictable manner.
  2. The Many Worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics provides me a good model of the quantum universe.
  3. Synchronicities are valuable signposts that show me some of my possible futures. A sequence of synchronicities informs me that I’m close to a particular universe..
  4. Just as I can move my attention to different parts of my classical body, I can also move my attention to different classical bodies. By moving my attention, I can energetically visit parallel worlds.
  5. By regularly focusing my attention on a parallel world, I can not only sense that parallel world energetically, but I can move the center of my attention to that parallel world so that it appears to me as a different classical world.
  6. Anything not expressively prohibited by the laws of physics is allowed. This principle can be used to filter out non-viable worlds to visit and to select the path by which it is easiest to travel to a parallel world.

With tandem surfing, two people can jointly travel to a parallel world. They both must be practiced solo surfers. They need to communicate and “sync up” to understand the characteristics of the nearby universes around them. They also need to be specific in defining the characteristics of the future universes to which they wish to surf together.

20200502S Day 123: Universe Surfing Hypotheses 1, 2, 3

Surfing Waves at Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz, CA – April 24th, 2020

Santa Cruz, CA – 20200502S – Universe Surfing 1, 2, 3

As I’m typing this, the beautiful beings in the house I’m living in are getting ready to have an Ecstatic Dance outside. I have a choice now. I can continue typing OR I can stop typing and start dancing. Both universes exist regardless of the choice I make. Neither universe is of lesser value than the other. My quantum self will experience both. My classical self will experiencing dancing now, and writing later. I will return …

Hwy 1 North of Santa Cruz, CA – May 2nd, 2020

I just returned from driving up the highway to try to catch the sunset. It was too cloudy for a nice sunset, but I did get a walk in along the coast. A sign along the highway notified travelers that the beaches were closed from 11am until 5pm due to COVID-19. The beach parking lots along the highway were closed and so people were parking on the side of the road.

I’m now watching the scene in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in which Daisy gets hit by a taxi:

If only one thing had happened differently: if that shoelace hadn’t broken; or that delivery truck had moved moments earlier; or that package had been wrapped and ready, because the girl hadn’t broken up with her boyfriend; or that man had set his alarm and got up five minutes earlier; or that taxi driver hadn’t stopped for a cup of coffee; or that woman had remembered her coat, and got into an earlier cab, Daisy and her friend would’ve crossed the street, and the taxi would’ve driven by. But life being what it is – a series of intersecting lives and incidents, out of anyone’s control – that taxi did not go by, and that driver was momentarily distracted, and that taxi hit Daisy, and her leg was crushed.

And that brings me back to universe surfing. In the scene, reality is described as a “series of intersecting lives and incidents, out of anyone’s control.” This matches with the theory of universe surfing in the sense of intersecting lives and incidents. However, these intersections take place in a multi-dimensional reality where each universe with an event is matched by a universe without the event. So, there’s a universe in which Daisy did not get hit by the taxi and, instead, continued to dance.

Universe Surfing Hypothesis 1 – The classical universe we experience is equal in reality to the multitude of parallel classical universes that we do not experience.

Under this hypothesis, while Daisy’s dance career is forever affected by the her leg being crushed in the taxi accident, as her life continues, the two different universe timelines appear to merge back together.

Universe Surfing Hypothesis 2 – Unexpected events are more connected to your possible futures than to your possible pasts, and therefore are useful signposts and windows to your possible futures.

Under this hypothesis, when Daisy’s was injured in the accident, this unexpected event showed a window to universes in which she was not a dancer. This opened a window to see futures of building a relationship with Benjamin Button, which would be less likely in the universe where she continued dancing.

Universe Surfing Hypothesis 3 – Related events influence each other and the order in which we experience two events gives us the classical impression that one event caused the other.

I decided to put this hypothesis on the non-directionality of time because of the theme of the movie, with Benjamin Button aging backwards. This felt synchronistic to me since it was one of my roommates who started watching the movie while I was writing this.



20200427M Day 118: Who Is John Galt?

A random car in Santa Cruz, CA with the question “Who is John Galt?” – April 27, 2020

I was walking around the neighborhood and noticed this car with the question “Who is John Galt?”. John Galt is a character in Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged, a book I read in college. The novel is about a dystopian parallel reality in which the United States is experiencing widespread shortages and is falling into economic collapse due to increasing regulations and control of companies. As I surf out of this pandemic wormhole, I sense universes in which our increasing governmental control of business is due to other reasons besides a pandemic. It’s easy to sense these universes by noticing the increasing calls and rallies to reopen America, which is a reaction to these nearby dystopian universes in which everything is controlled by a strong, central government. I think I’ll keep surfing through this wormhole and not get out just yet. The normality I’m seeking is not yet recognizable.



20200424F Day 115: Multiverse Dictionary: “Not” means “Not and Not Not”

Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz, CA, April 24, 2020

I retweeted the following on Friday:

It reminded me how there is evidence of the blending of different sets of universes around us all of the time. It also reminded me how the use of the word “Not” shows up often when two opposite sets of universes are interfering with one another. Imagine communicating with someone and saying a fact with “Not” in the sentence. At this listening level, someone could not hear the word “Not” and get the completely opposite interpretation of what you said. At an energetic level, the person will hear the sentence both with and without the word “Not”. At a universe surfing level, two opposite sets of universes have only a single difference between them – the use of the word “Not”.

None of this has to do with the sunrise photo attached to this blog post. I got up early to see the sunrise and get my daily dose of UV rays for Vitamin D and immunity boost.

20200423h Day 114: Bubbles in the Air


A man was blowing bubble in the air along West Cliff in Santa Cruz – April 23, 2020

Santa Cruz, CA: I’m writing this on Sunday, but the picture is from last Thursday. The bubbles are similar to how I imagine multiple universes moving in a multidimensional space.

I’m going to look back at some of the tweets I posted.

The following one on synthetic DNA Aptamers had me wondering how close we are to universes in which aptamer arrays are used to detect SARS-CoV-2. Finding a treatment for COVID-19 is a higher priority. I feel universes moving closer in which we have a safe and effective treatment. I also wonder about the selective pressure on the RNA sequence of SARS-CoV-2 caused by stem-loop structures.

Hydroxychloroquine is still in the news as either something that kills you are something that protects you from a bad COVID-19 experience. It is interesting to me how this drug creates a divide between Democrats and Republicans. It makes me question every other argument between these two political parties. I also wonder if services like GoodRx are the future of prescription drugs.

The following is evidence to me of multiple realities. Of course you can come up with lots of other more classical explanations, the simplest one to me is there’s a lot of parallel story lines going on energetically at one time and these often interfere with each other, resulting in apparent reporting errors like this one.

20200420M Day 111: Surfing to a Better World

Santa Cruz, CA: In 20200326h Day 86: 74 days until June 8th, I discussed measurable features of the universe I’m surfing towards. In this post, I’d like to tap focus on more aspirational features.


The first aspiration is for a world in which everyone is mindful of the fact that we, along with all other life, are all sharing this one precious planet. We all are interconnected and decisions that one of us make have the potential to affect all of us. Humans are also connected to the other life forms on this planet, including viruses which I view as living even though they require a host in order to replicate. Without viruses, it is unlikely any other life would exist. We and all other life forms are also dependent on the features of our planet that we often assume will always be there, such as air to breathe, water to drink, and sunshine to provide just the right amount of energy.

As humans on this planet, our own health is affected by the health of everyone else. The weakest link in our health chain determines the strength of our health chain. If one person contacts a deadly infectious disease, and this disease causes an outbreak on one part of the world, then it has the potential to spread to all parts of the world. Pandemics remind us that in order to keep ourselves healthy, we must think globally and focus on keeping everyone in the world healthy.

The debate we have in the United States over universal health care, and whether health care is a human right, is important and both sides need to get very clear on their positions. The tension between these two positions will enable a solution to emerge. I sense a solution with the following characteristics, specifically for the US health system although it could be in other country as well, if not already:

  1. Regulated pricing of all health related services, including prescription drugs. The government would negotiate prices with the health care providers to get fixed range pricing. The price range would be perhaps 20% and health care providers would be required to publish their prices online, including where they are in the negotiated range, and not charge greater or less than their published prices. The price range would be adjusted annually, or as needed, in response to supply and demand.
  2. Prescription drug patents go into a patent pool and drugs covered by patents can be produced by any manufacturer by paying royalties to share among all patent holders in the patent pool.
  3.  Large hospital chains are discouraged by a rising tax on profits of up to 90%. This tax rate would also apply to the salaries above a certain amount, and a value-added-tax on products and services from third-party suppliers.
  4. Small independent and doctor-owned hospitals would be encouraged. Non-profit operation of these hospitals would be highly encouraged.
  5. 80% of health care costs would be covered by the government and health care providers would bill the government directly. 20% of health care costs would be the responsibility of the individual. Individuals would be required to purchase insurance to cover all or part of this 20% in the private market.

Pandemics also remind us that regardless of which country we live in, or which culture we practice, we must trust our fellow world citizens and communicate in a real-time and transparent manner. The economic and military saber rattling that was occurring in the universe pre-coronavirus-pandemic is something that we should leave behind and not take with us to the post-coronavirus-pandemic universe. An independent group of infectious disease experts must be allowed access to any place in the world where an infectious disease outbreak occurs. If a country restricts access, then that country should be immediately quarantined off from the rest of the world.

We need a healthy world population in order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and reduce the global cost of health care.

We need to live in harmony with the other life forms on our planet.

We need to also respect and have reverence for the non-living entities on our planet – the air, water, and land.

20200417F Day 108: Surfing the Multiverse back through a Pandemic Wormhole

I amuse myself by viewing my experiences through the lens of the multi-world interpretation of quantum mechanics. I began documenting this wormhole surfing experience 108 days ago in almost daily blog posts starting with 2020 Day 1: Seeing is Believing – Good Morning New Universe!. After 80 days, I didn’t recognize the new universe I was in and yet each of the 80 days was connected to the one prior in a smooth fashion. I summarized the first 80 days in 20200320F Day 80: First 80 Days of Surfing into a Pandemic. On that day I also decided to surf out of the pandemic universe, partly as an experiment and partly as a desire to return to a universe in which I could dine in at a restaurant and do other things I had taken for granted before.

In 20200321S Day 81: Three to the Fourth Power is Eighty-One, I talked about exponential growth and documented the exponential growth in COVID-19 cases worldwide:

  • 14 days to go from 1 to 10 cases by Dec 26, 2019
  • 14 days to go from 10 to 100 cases by Jan 9, 2020
  • 14 days to go from 100 to 1000 cases by Jan 23, 2020
  • 7 days to go from 1000 to 10000 cases by Jan 30, 2020
  • 35 days to go from 10000 to 100000 cases by Mar 5, 2020, as the coronavirus epidemic subsided in China and moved to the rest of the world
  • 14 days to go from 100k to 250k cases by Mar 19, 2020

In 2-3 more weeks, the math of exponential growth shows that there will be over 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 if it continues at the same growth as the last few weeks.

Well, according to https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html, the number of worldwide confirmed cases of COVID-19 crossed 1 million on April 2, 2020, exactly 14 days later. I also wrote:

And if we continue at this 10x/month rate for another month or two, the number of cases go to 10M after 1 month and 100M after 2 months. This is not to be alarmist – it is just math.

It is looking now that the 10x/month rate is still on track from March 19 and the confirmed COVID-19 cases are expected to hit 2.5M by April 19.

As I continue surfing out of this pandemic wormhole, the 10x/month rate should stay in a farther away universes and the rate will look much less in my universe timeline. If I can exit the wormhole by my target date of June 8th, and if on that date most countries are back to normal, then the 10x rate/month rate needs to reduce to near zero growth, which would imply the total number of cases are slightly growing at just above 1x rate/month. I don’t have the math handy for a smooth function to get there by June 8th, but I would estimate that 7M is a safe upper bound by June 19th, assuming a double to 5M by May 19 and a 1.4x rate of growth by June 19th.

In 20200322u Day 82: Santa Cruz Shelter in Place, the county I’m staying in issued a shelter-in-place order.


Updates noted in this post:

  1. New York cases of COVID-19 rise above 15,000. US cases rise above 30,000. Italy has over 60,000 cases. Worldwide cases rise above 330,000.
  2. US Senator Rand Paul because the first US senator to test positive for COVID-19.
  3. Locally, Santa Cruz County in CA has only reported 15 cases and Travis County in TX has reported 79 cases.
  4. The national guard is being mobilized for states that have the worst outbreaks.

and on the financial side, I noted:

In financial news, as much as I want to call a market bottom, I think the next week is going to be rough. The best bet for a market uplift is if the US congress can agree on a relief package for individuals and businesses.

In 20200323M Day 83: Lone Fisherman, Four Horses, and a #COVID19 Pandemic, I wrote:

While COVID-19 is continuing to spread as the math predicts, I’m feeling more optimistic that it’s possible fo me to surf to a universe where COVID-19 is not seen as anything more than a really bad flu virus. The universe I sense is one where the 80+% of people who experiences mild or no symptoms from being infected with SARS_CoV_2 slowly build up a herd immunity across the globe.

and the next day in 20200324T Day 84: 4th Best Percentage Gain in DOW, I wrote:

From what I know about universe surfing, I can’t do this alone. So, if you find yourself reading this, please join me in surfing to a universe in which SARS_CoV_2 and COVID-19 are not dominating the world’s psyche and are only a distance memory. Oh, and your retirement savings will also be higher in the universe I’m surfing to. I’m putting myself on an 80-day surfing plan from 4 days ago. Target date of June 8, 2020, the 160th day of this year.

In 20200325W Day 85: RV Demolition on Day 10 of 15 Days to Slow The Spread, I continued to feel the movement through new universes as the Democrats and Republicans worked together:

The US senate passed 96-0 a $2 Trillion bill to assist individuals and companies affected by COVID-19. It feels good to be in a universe where the two main US political parties work together to write bills.

In 20200326h Day 86: 74 days until June 8th, I gave some specifics about the universe I’m using free will to move towards:

When I imagine June 8th, it feels like just another day in the parallel reality without a coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world. And yet I know COVID-19 outbreaks will most likely still be occurring. The universe I sense and wish to surf to has the following characteristics:

  1. I don’t think about or talk to anyone about coronaviruses or pandemics;
  2. Everyone I know who wants a job, has a job;
  3. The local newspaper only has an occasionally story about a new local coronavirus case and there are no sustained outbreaks nearby;
  4. Daily whitehouse.gov press briefings are no longer happening;
  5. Doctors have a standard treatment procedure for COVID-19 that brings the CFR down to the same level as seasonal flu;
  6. The stock market has recovered somewhat and volatility is rare;
  7. Unfortunately, the confirmed number of COVID-19 cases and deaths will have far surpassed the number of confirmed number of Influenza cases and deaths; and
  8. Grocery stores are fully stocked and N95 masks are available at normal prices.

A short blog post 20200327F Day 87: Unemployment, Stock Market, and COVID-19 Cases are All Up noted:

This week a record 3.28 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits. Yesterday, the Dow had it’s best 3-day gain since 1931 and today it finished the week up 12.8%, it’s best weekly advance since 1938. The S&P 500 rose 10.3% – best week since 2008. The Nasdaq rose 9.1% – best week since 2009. U.S. COVID-19 cases topped 100,000.  U.S. Influenza A cases topped 128,000 and Influenza B cases topped 113,000. Also, the largest relief package ever, at $2 trillion for coronavirus relief, was signed into law.

In 20200328 Day 88: World War C – Humans vs. Coronaviruses, I talked about the world response to the coronavirus pandemic has been similar in some ways to a world war. Having not lived through a world war, it is difficult for me to imagine or compare. I also defined a few surfing terms, including:

Parallel Life Exploration (PLE) is one universe surfing technique that I use to help me understand what is going on in my own universe. Through PLE, I can get a fuller picture of my Quantum Self and also understand the Quantum Environment in which my Quantum Self is existing.

In 20200329 Day 89: Back to the Future, I recorded that the “15 days to flatten the curve” had been extended to 45 days. I also wrote about my target date, June 8th, to exit the pandemic wormhole:

I’m still hoping to intercept a future – to head in a way back to the future of a parallel time line that I was in before I started daily (more or less) blogging 89 days ago. I’ve somewhat arbitrarily selected June 8, 2020, as the date I wish to intercept. Or, perhaps, I’ve sent myself a message from the future that caused me to pick that date for some reason.

In 20200330 Day 90: COVID-19 Vaccine Development in the Multiverse, I discussed an article highlighting some of the hurdles that will have to be overcome in developing a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. I also noted:

So, there are universes in which COVID-19 is not a threat to the world. Many of these involve a vaccine that is developed and tested over the next 18 months. Which vaccine it will be, and how immune enhancement will be avoided, will depend on the universe.

In 20200331 Day 91: How Chloroquine affects Viruses in the Multiverse, I looked at a possible ripple backwards in time, by analyzing a paper published in 2003:

Since the COVID-19 pandemic is such a big effect on the world right now, I was curious if ripples of this event could be felt in the past. I found the following:

1. Effects of Chloroquine on viral infections, an old drug against today’s diseases, Savarino et. al., Nov. 2003

In 20200401W Day 92: 5 April Fools Jokes in Distance Universes, I told the following April Fools Jokes that would be Jokes in another universe, but were true in our timeline:

  1. “Foreign-flagged cruise ships can no longer dock in the U.S.” (Ha!). But in our universe today, the coast guard tells ships with COVID-19 to stay away from U.S. ports: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/01/825205607/coast-guard-tells-cruise-ships-with-covid-19-cases-to-stay-away-from-u-s-ports
  2. “A single person became infected with a novel coronavirus and spread it to almost a million people in 3 months” (Ha!). But in our universe today, 934,519 cases of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus.
  3. “Don’t take Zantac, it was just discovered that it causes cancer.” (Ha!). But in our universe today, FDA orders Zantac to be pulled from shelves because it contains NDMA, a cancer causing substance.
  4. “Everyone has to start wearing masks now whenever they go shopping.” (Ha!). But in our universe today, Pres. Trump is reported as being “sympathetic” to the idea of having all Americans wear masks.
  5. “The IRS is going to send people money instead of taxing them.” (Ha!). But in our universe, everyone is going to get up to $1200.

In 20200402F Day 93: Human Coronaviruses in the Multiverse, I wrote:

Yesterday, I clearly felt two distinct sets of universes. In one set, the world is in a state of crisis and fear due to a novel coronavirus that is causing a fast spreading pandemic of deadly respiratory disease. In the other set, the world is in a state of peace and prosperity. I can sense wormholes connecting to the two sets of universes.

and talked about the different ends of the wormhole that I’m trying to surf through. I also looked at other coronaviruses that are endemic in the world.

In 20200403F-05u Days 94-96: Long Stock Picks for June 8th and Beyond, I listed some stocks I purchased on that day. I just checked the return of the stock picks and it matched  the S&P500 over the last 2 weeks, a little over 15%.

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In 20200406M Day 97: Ying Ying and Le Le Make a Baby Giant Panda in Many Universes, a happy post about one positive outcome of shelter in place.

In 20200407T Day 98: Santa Cruz Moonset Sunrise Sunset Moonrise, it was a full moon and I got to start and end my day with the moon and the sun.

In 20200408W Day 99: Bernie beats Trump in one Universe and Suspends Campaign in Another, I made a prediction:

Given the merger of two sets of universes we are currently experiencing, COVID-19 pandemic in one set and no pandemic in the other set, there will be ripple effects that create unexpected events. While Trump and Biden are the two horses to bet on for President of the U.S. 2021-2024, a third horse is likely to emerge from the tension of these two opposites.

In 20200409h Day 100: First 100 Days in a Pandemic Wormhole in NY Daily News Front Page Headlines, I reviewed the first 100 days of the pandemic through front page headlines of the NY Daily News.

I took a picture of closed beaches in Santa Cruz in 20200410F Day 101: Man walks safety Tape at Seabright Beach.

In 20200411S Day 102: Sheltering Solo, I wrote:

In going down the wormhole of the coronavirus pandemic, I found myself consuming more and creating less. So, to extract myself from the coronavirus pandemic set of universes, I should have an easier time if I also move toward creating more and consuming less. I’m still targeting June 8th, 2020, as the date to exit this pandemic wormhole and look for a new wormhole to enter.

In 20200412u Day 103: Stock Market Thoughts and Predictions, I talked about the huge bets against the market that were made by hedge funds before the pandemic. I wrote:

My thoughts on where the stock market is going is all of the above. It will drop due to the increasing costs of the pandemic, it will rise due to the monetary and governmental stimulus, and it will stay the same due to the balance of these two. There are a set of universes for each of these three scenarios and I would like to plan so that my portfolio stays roughly the same in each of these cases.  For bonds, I like floating over fixed, shorter over longer, and treasuries over non-treasuries. For real estate, I like residential over commercial. For equities, I like American over non-American – although the stronger dollar is going to be a weight on American companies. For currencies, I like the Dollar over the Euro and Yuan and the Yen over the Dollar. For precious metals, I like Silver over Gold. There is a high likelihood that one or more fiat currencies experiences hyper inflation and the Dollar is not immune.

In 20200413M Day 104: Dr. Robin Armstrong, M.D. in Texas, Interview with Joe Piscopo about COVID-19 Treatment at Nursing Home, I wrote about a doctor in a Texas nursing home treating COVID-19 patients with Hydroxychloroquine.

In 20200414T Day 105: Earth Population 7 Billion, 777 Million, 777 Thousand, 777, I marked the passing of the world population past 7,777,777,777 people and calculated the expected mortality rate for 2020 to be 0.7770%, or 60,437,080 people, after accounting for an anticipated and estimated 1,371,080 additional deaths due to COVID-19.

In 20200415W Day 106: U.S. Federal Taxes are Due in Most Universes, I wrote:

So, we are definitely in a wormhole and surrounded by a thin layer of universes in which taxes are delayed by 3 months, which is inside a much, much thicker layer of universes in which taxes are due today! I’m trying to surf to the universes past the thin layer of COVID-19 pandemic universes in this wormhole I surfed into. So, I spent all day today working on my taxes and filed them electronically, as I would in many of the universes in which there is no pandemic.

And yesterday, in 20200416h Day 107: Behind the Curve, I wrote a short post on a flat earth documentary I watched.

I’m looking forward to the next 52 days until June 8th. Today, Texas began relaxing shelter-in-place restrictions and I expect California and other states to follow soon.




20200415W Day 106: U.S. Federal Taxes are Due in Most Universes

Santa Cruz, CA: April 15th is a day that is usually filled with last minute tax filers trying to frantically finish their U.S. taxes and mail them in before midnight, or file them electronically. Some years, the 15th falls on a weekend and people get an extra day or two. This year, in the timeline of most everyone reading this, the tax deadline has been extended by 3 months! This is quite unusual and unexpected, as Benjamin Franklin famously noted.


So, we are definitely in a wormhole and surrounded by a thin layer of universes in which taxes are delayed by 3 months, which is inside a much, much thicker layer of universes in which taxes are due today! I’m trying to surf to the universes past the thin layer of COVID-19 pandemic universes in this wormhole I surfed into. So, I spent all day today working on my taxes and filed them electronically, as I would in many of the universes in which there is no pandemic.