In positing new futures, Allochronic Cycles imagines an artificial intelligence that learns from nature’s different timescales and responds to human time as it interacts with the cosmos, planet Earth, the plant Arabidopsis and COVID. The artificial intelligence predicts the acceleration of human impact on these macro and micro timecycles, which is observable in the rotation of the independent yet interconnected disks.
An artificial intelligence (allochronic intelligence) monitors and interacts with wall-mounted, spinning disks programmed according to distinct times. The allochronic intelligence observes the lag time between prehuman and human cycles, generating possibilities for time forecasting and anticipating future outcomes. Each of the disks and their associated cycles interacts with the others through lasers. The allochronic AI observes the interactions among the different timescales and can potentially interrupt those and reset the cycle. At the same time this AI measures human disruption, calculating atmospheric carbon levels. The artificial intelligence predicts the acceleration of human impact on the macro and micro timecycles, which is observable in the rotation of the independent yet interconnected disks. As the disks’ and the timecyles’ interactions are mitigated through the transmission of the lasers, the AI influences the disks’ cycles and shifts them, according to its calculations.
“Allochronic Cycles,” a name that refers to being out of step with a geological epoch, demands that we as humans evolve our intelligences. By synchronizing with other species and broad planetary systems, we have the potential to become more-than-human. “Allochronic Cycles” proposes that intelligence originates in the complexity of nonhuman life cycles.