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hyperspace (hý┤per-spÔs┤) noun
Space that has four or more dimensions.
hyperspace /hi:'per-spays/ /n./
location that is far away from where the program counter should be
pointing, especially a place that is inaccessible because it is not
even mapped in by the virtual-memory system. "Another core dump ---
looks like the program jumped off to hyperspace somehow." (Compare
jump off into never-never land.) This usage is from the SF
notion of a spaceship jumping 'into hyperspace', that is, taking
a shortcut through higher-dimensional space -- in other words,
bypassing this universe. The variant `east hyperspace' is recorded
among CMU and Bliss hackers.
- from _The New Hacker's Dictionary_ by Eric S. Raymond
Well, that is my position. That feeling is the truth. Process is not pushed by causality as we have been led to believe. Telos is real. The universe is being inevitably drawn toward its completion. And as its completion looms ever larger in the future, it casts a shadow back into time. And human history is the shimmer on the surface of nature which says the protein form is about to emerge. I compared it to the dilation of the cervix. History is the dilation of the cervix, which announces over a very brief geological moment fifteen thousand years, that a species is about to go hyperspacial.
- Terence McKenna
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