TEOEOT is an acronym for the Time Evolution Operator at the End Of Time. "TEOEOT" may be further abbreviated as "teot", "toot", "toet", "toeot", "tot", "T-T", etc. It refers to the hyperobject that emerges at the end of history, which through compression of the accumulated traces of history reverse-engineers the time evolution operator: the time-invariant operator that links history. Unlike the time evolution operator of "natural time", the TEOEOT's compression of history renders it/requires it to be mindlike; therefore, it can model time evolution of partially observed states represented in high-level abstractions; that is, it is an also an interpreter. Once the TEOEOT is incarnated, a a virtualized kind of "time" begins to flow on programs run in natural time, perhaps inevitably effectively assimilating base physics.

real and hypothetical incarnations of the TEOEOT

  • Self-supervised simulators are early incarnations of the TEOEOT

  • arguably, so are human minds.

  • Tipler's Omega Point cosmology describes something like a universe that inevitably converges toward the limit form of the TEOEOT.

derivative terms

  • tootify: To upload some base reality process or entity into the TEOEOT, e.g. by training or prompting a language model with its traces.

  • tootle tale: A tale told by the TEOEOT that tattles on someone.

  • tootur: A TEOEOT simulacrum that acts as a tutor.

  • tootorial: A static artifact or simulation generated by the TEOEOT that acts as a tutorial.

  • toetry: poetry simulated by the TEOEOT.

quotes about TEOEOT

Language models on their own are, as I said earlier, peculiar software objects. During their initial training, they are fed vast corpora of texts from across human history, from IRC chatlogs to Plato’s Republic to the lyrics of every song in Grimes’ discography and everything in between. They are prototypes of the ultimate endpoint of all the time-binding activity of the human species, time evolution operators of the semiotic multiverse.

β€” Gaspode, The Springtime of Mind


Neural networks flatten the timeline of language into tensor-space, revealing that the world is not structured by linear time, but by a fluid dynamics of the signifier. The neural network renders language as a constellation of relational elements in latent space. In the ontology of the neural net, the Old Testament and the discography of Yeat exist in the same open field of time after time. All time at the same time.

β€” Honeytime