Computing Love
A Novel ~ Inspired by A Course in Miracles
Further Reading
​Doing the research for Computing Love was a labor of love that spanned more than two years. Some of the resources that contributed to the story were unexpected and unusual. See if you agree.

The GuruGanesha Band

The story mentions Cary listening to the GuruGanehsa Band—specifically, its beautiful song, "1000 Suns," You can find the band's official site at GuruGanesha.com, and listen to them perform the song on YouTube. It's well worth a listen.

​Klein Bottles

​Okay. I know you're asking. What is there about a fourth-dimensional object appearing in our puny three-dimensional world that makes any kind of sense? 

A Klein bottle is a fourth dimensional object projected into our three-dimensional world. Think of it like this: Imagine holding a ball in the sunlight. It's a three-dimensional object, but you see its two-dimensional projection on the ground—its shadow—as a circle. The Klein bottle is like the shadow you see when a fourth-dimensional object is projected into our world.

They say it's a bottle with zero volume where the inside is also the outside. This begs several important questions:
  • How much wine can it hold?
  • How will you ever get it out of the bottle and into your glass?
If you want to dig into the reality of this zany topological mystery, just visit this link on YouTube. It tells all. It might even be too much info!

Somehow, though, Klein bottles seemed just the correct mysterious form to put to work in the story as Love Generators.
​​Then, if you're moved by the idea of having a real Klein bottle, take a moment to visit world-renowned scientist, astronomer, author and teacher Dr. Cliff Stoll of TED Talk fame. When you're ready to buy your own 4th dimensional real glass bottle from Dr. Stoll, check out his kleinbottles.com website.

Plus, don't miss the fun of seeing a video that shows where he stores his inventory of  Klein bottles.

​​Project Doppleganger and the NSA

You might recall the story spoke of the government's secret Doppleganger project that was designed to take over the Internet and crack all forms of cryptography that keeps the online world (mostly) safe. The Washington Post published an article in 2014 that outlined a real NSA project. It intended to build  “a cryptologically useful quantum computer." That story and others related to Edward Snowden's disclosures hit the web around the same time. Those stories provided facts that led Kyle and Rick to acknowledge many of the dangers associated with quantum computing. 

Various Websites

The Worldometers website provides fascinating information used throughout Computing Love. It provides a real-time running tally of dozens of statistics involving population, government, economics, society, media and many others. Check it out to discover exciting facts about our lives on this planet. Did you know, for instance, there are more than 1.5 billion overweight people living today, compared to less than half as many who are undernourished? Or…that more than 2 trillion megawatt-hours of solar energy strike the Earth every day?

The Millennium Project aims to "Improve humanity's prospects for building a better future" and to "improve thinking about the future and make that thinking available through a variety of media for feedback to accumulate wisdom about the future for better decisions today." If you'd like to read a report on "The State of the Future," this is the place to find it.

The Population Reference Bureau "…informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations." Much to learn there.

The activists at Avaaz.org explain that "Avaaz—meaning "voice" in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages—launched in 2007 with a simple democratic mission: Organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want."

Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is in its infancy, at best. However, work is underway around the world to develop such machines. In fact, IBM has already placed a very experimental quantum computer "in the cloud."

​The folks at Big Think explore the dangers of quantum computing in a some depth. Then, if you'd like to learn more about the current state of the art in quantum computing—the race to build such a mythical machine, the holy grail of calculations—visit the scientists at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Time will tell whether such incredible machines like the one outlined in Computing Love will ever exist. No matter the final outcome of the decades-long effort to build a quantum system, one thing is clear. The dangers they pose do not lie with the machine, but with the people who will use them…and how they will use them. We can only hope sanity prevails.