The primary purpose of this website is to make freely available my final version, the revised 12th edition, of my book (I was 66 years old when I completed my work on my book and uploaded the revised 12th edition to this, my website; the date was February 21, 2022). My book’s title and subtitle are:
At this website, and on my own computer, the revised 12th edition’s two files are tciy-revised-12th-ed.html and photo-of-Kurt-Johmann-taken-Feb-25-2013-at-age-57.jpg (file size is 1.2 megabytes and 132 kilobytes, respectively). Also at this website, and on my own computer, the immediately preceding edition, the 12th edition, is also two files: the same photo-file of myself at age 57, and this file tciy-12th-ed.html which has a file size of 1.1 megabytes. Both the 12th edition and the revised 12th edition are here at my website, free to view and free to download.
A quick jump to some other items here: a video in which I give an overview of my book, I read selected parts of my book (mp3 audio files), my essays, and an addendum for my book.
I’ve already placed both the 12th edition and the revised 12th edition of my book in the public domain (near the beginning of each book, see the heading This Work is placed in the Public Domain and my dated statement that I make below that heading), because my goal with my book, and the reason I spent so much time and effort working on it, thru many different editions, over the course of many years, is not to make money (on the contrary, it has cost me money), but to instead give myself the most accurate and correct and overall best reality model that I could create for myself, given both my limited mental abilities and my limited knowledge of the world. And because I am pleased with the final result of my work on my book, I (Kurt Johmann) offer the reality model I created for myself—as presented first in the 12th edition, and then a better and more complete presentation in the revised 12th edition—to others freely.
The 12th edition (roughly 160,000 words) and the revised 12th edition (roughly 171,500 words) are large books, with many parts, covering many subjects, and the book, in certain parts, has a lot of algorithms and code, which assume what I call in my book the computing-element reality model.
include, but are not limited to, the three university degrees in Computer Science that I have: a BA (Rutgers University), and a Masters and PhD (University of Florida).
There’s a high-definition video I made in the year 2020 of myself giving an overview of the 12th edition of my book. This video is 69 minutes long and is currently hosted on YouTube at this address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-jURB4Pq5k
The final edition of my book is the revised 12th edition, and I haven’t made an overview video for it, but because the revised 12th edition is a copy of the 12th edition with some improvements and additions that I made (the biggest addition is the new section 10.5 regarding the changes to my mind that I experienced when I was 65 years old, which made me an old man), the above overview video of the 12th edition is also a good but incomplete overview of the revised 12th edition.
The PDF file I made for the interior of the printed version of the 12th edition, is likewise free to view and free to download: tciy-12th-ed.pdf (the Subject Index is on pages 205 thru 208). Its file size is 1.5 megabytes. I’ve already placed this PDF file in the public domain, see here. Warning: the first 2 pages of this PDF are blank, so begin viewing this PDF at page 3. If curious, the printed 12th edition is here.
An addendum for the 12th and revised 12th editions of my book, regarding copying a soliton/mind’s mind to replace the mind of a different soliton: The subject of copying a mind from one person (a soliton/mind) to another, is mentioned in my book, but I give no algorithm for it. This addendum, written in 2023, is an important addition to my book, and it gives a full discussion of, and an efficient algorithm for, mind copying, and it’s also free to view and/or download, and I’ve placed it in the public domain.
The two Videos I made about the 12th edition of my Book.
Seven Essays I wrote, in the years 1999 thru 2003.
Selected Readings from my Book: In January 2018, I used a high-quality microphone with a pop filter to make these recordings, and I speak USA English as a native speaker—without any regional accent, as far as I know. In these recordings, all the quoted text was read from the 12th edition of my book. However, these recordings refer equally to both the 12th edition and the revised 12th edition, because it turns out that none of the quoted text in these recordings was changed in the revised 12th edition.
Usage of Mathematica ® is the same in both the 12th edition and the revised 12th edition.
Two Blog Posts by me, Kurt Johmann, from when I had a WordPress ® website—from September 2017 until February 2022—that I paid a web-host for, and used as the home on the internet from which I made freely available the 12th edition of my book.
Saved parts of the About page, from when I had that WordPress website.
All Editions of my Book in a Zip File: Within a detailed description of the zip-file’s contents, there’s a link to the zip file itself (its file size is 2 megabytes), which is freely downloadable and can be opened on your computer.
Send an email to this website.