Post by John Dallman Post by Rick C. Hodgin
Nearly all of the code should work with recompile. No real changes.
And this includes code which has been designed around x86 quirks,
including nearly all of the assembly language opcode
I still don't see why you want to make it 40-bit rather than 64-bit. A
lot of software is now 64-bit capable, and more will be. And porting
between 64-bit platforms is easier than porting to a new pointer size.
Neatness of setting up segments just isn't relevant to application
To be honest, I don't know why I had the initial idea. However,
something later happened which made me think it may have been
The number 40 is significant in the Bible. And in late 2014 I had
a dream where I saw a very specific sequence of events. I wrote
about it sometime shortly thereafter on my Facebook page. Here are
the series of images and descriptions I saw in the dream:
It was a progressive sequence which flowed like a fluid animation.
When I published the images, I purposefully withheld part of the
sequence, which I did knowingly, but also didn't know why at the
time. To be honest, I still don't know why. :-) In any event...
At the time I didn't think twice about it, except that it really
struck me as unusual because I don't usually have dreams like that.
Later, when I was at a co-worker's desk, he had his computer
monitor's desktop showing a sequence of images. His chosen theme
was flowers and butterflies on flowers. I was helping him with a
Visual FoxPro computer problem, and it took several seconds here
and there to process the file to the point where the error in the
program was, so I sat there looking at his desktop watching it
cycle through the images. The more I looked at the images on the
butterfly wings, the more I began to realize they looked like UV-
unwrapped texture data as you might find in a 3D animation project.
In fact, it was so striking in that regard I was floored.
I then began to consider the dual-nature of the butterfly, how it
starts out life as a caterpillar and then sometime later goes into
its chrysalis with its body dissolving and reassembling itself into
a new creation, and in that way the DNA of the butterfly serves two
distinct purposes: caterpillar, and butterfly.
I began to consider my relationship with God, and my faith in Jesus
Christ, and the message of the Bible, and it occurred to me that
perhaps God had encoded a message within our DNA (the DNA of all
life) so that each organism He created, those which likely follow
after kinds specifically, compose a message He crafted before He
created the Earth. And that within that message was information
that could not be decoded until the end times when the technology
we would have would be able to sequence the genomes and identify
the base-4 nature of DNA.
I then reflected back on my cross dream. The cross was laid out
in a very specific pattern, with each part of the cross being
specifically comprised of two cyan colored circles touching each
other. It occurred to me that this double-connection is very
similar to the relationship seen in the A,T and C,G pairing found
in DNA base pairs.
I then began to consider the geometry of the cross layout in my
dream and drew out a format which showed what it would be if the
parts which were not part of the cross had been filled in with
emptiness, but rather filled in with other double-cyan circles.
This resulted in this image:
If you'll note, there is a 5 x 8 configuration there, which is
I began to consider this in relation to my prior unknown-as-to-why-I-
had-it interest in the 40-bit 80386 extension project, and there were
just too many similarities to ignore.
This led to me thinking about all of this for a few days, and I then
created a project I call "DNA Project Butterfly":
I began to consider that the A,T and C,G combinations relate to
separate sets of data, possibly instructions and data, or possibly
immediate data and address data within the volumetric DNA data which
God had seeded in the "unused" or "junk" DNA sections that our
scientists to date have not been able to find a purpose of.
I began writing some software which explored this possibility,
trying various combinations on the first genome which occurred to
me, which was the Monarch Butterfly (see the image on the Google
groups link above).
If you look closely at the wing, you can see that it looks like
there's a simple candle there. I again reflected back on the Bible
and the line, "And God said 'Let there be light.' And there was
The word Monarch means "king" and the Monarch butterfly has this
candle image on its wing, one which is very obvious to see, and
since Jesus is called King of kings, and Lord of lords in scripture,
I thought, "Maybe this is God's way of starting the ball in motion,
so that the information contained within the DNA can be discovered."
I was able to procure a download of the Monarch butterfly DNA and
began scanning for common data types we have, assuming a type of
32-bit floating point representation for the 3D data points, colors,
texture mapping, etc. I didn't find anything obvious. I began
looking for other forms, and over time I began to consider the 5x8
sequence of the cross dream I had, with the sequences on what would've
been the cross posts themselves as being special data. I also tried
to inject ideas relating to things God has instilled in His people as
by guidance, such as letting the land lay fallow every 7th year, and
the 7x7 year of Jubilee, etc.
I simply haven't had enough time to go through the permutations. But
in the process of discovery I was able to find a lot of information
in prime numbers which I think when you examine their digital roots
reveals some crucial information in how to decode the DNA in a way
that sorts out "noise" from "signal".
It's all a theory, and one I have failed to test to date. But, to
answer your question why I was going to 40-bits ... I don't know.
I believe it has been divinely inspired so that I would continue on
this path with DNA Project Butterfly, or at least seed the idea to
those who have the time, funding, and technical skill to continue
the work and discover that which I believe is there: A full 3D
animation sequence from God to man, one which reveals inside the
very DNA of all life the story of God, Man, the Fall, our Salvation
through Jesus Christ, our Restoration to His Holy Kingdom, and the
condemnation of those who remain in rebellion against Him, those
who are unwilling to go to His Son and ask forgiveness for their
It would really be quite something. And I look forward to seeing
how that particular story ends.
But as for the 40-bit CPU, I believe that encoded within the "pages"
of DNA data in the 5x8 (40-bit pattern) are something like what we
saw on the Itanium, bundles of 40-bit words containing instructions
which define and self-assemble the message God put into the DNA data,
so that it is itself the computer program, the hardware to run it
(through an understanding of what the data there means, then applied
to the computer hardware we have today through an emulation library
that is constructed), and the data from which the computer program
is seeded, and continues to wield throughout the movie.
I have also had the thought that Ezekiel's Third Temple, described
in much greater detail in the Bible than the other two temples,
possibly describes an integrated circuit. When the Lord physically
appeared on the Earth He would walk over blue sapphire. And it
occurred to me that this sapphire substrate could be the foundation
for a radio circuit of some kind, one which also contains logic and
compute abilities, that is essentially the hardware required to
compute the DNA Project Butterfly story.
It's all theory. It's all wild I admit. However, these things
have occurred to me, and I have pursued them, and they have not
gone away from my thinking, but are placed back into my thoughts
from time to time. I have a white board at home covered with ideas
relating to these things. I just need time, funding, and some
people educated better than I am in the nuances of scripture to
bounce ideas off of, as God assembles His team to complete this
I look forward to seeing how it all ends. It would be really
amazing to see the message from God to man in the very fabric
of the life which He first created on this planet.
Rick C. Hodgin