The Primordial Singularity is clearly very large, for it encompasses our universe, which is very large -- currently unmeasurably so. Yet it has the nature of perfect, instantaneous communication: when something happens on one "end" of its immensity, the information is communicated instantaneously to the other end (and all points between) instantaneously.
There is no time involved, (for it is somewhere within the singularity that time exists -- as a temporary state dwelling in what must be one small portion of the greater singularity). Yes, "one portion of the singularity" is a paradox, but fo...
Posted in Mathy Stuff on Jan 04, 2018
Need to think about this one for a while, I think the author is onto something, but I need to understand entropy a little better before I can assess this:
When we're working with binary states entropy isn't a 1 or a 0. Its definition is instead related to the amount of information we can hold versus how much we're actually holding. Same is true for a ternary state. The catch here is that we only have access and effects from two states. We basically have 1 and +0 and -0. With no way to tell if a zero is negative or not. We've altered entropy's definition here. Since no information actually ever...
Posted in Mathy Stuff on Jan 01, 2018
The guy offscreen arguing with the professor in the last couple minutes of the video is making a point I've contemplated many times. I'll paraphrase:
"The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is not a statement about the intrinsic nature of quantum mechanical things (as it is commonly presented), but a statement about the inability to measure below a certain threshold in size because our instruments of measurement are so crude they change the state of that which is being measured. So why not develop ways of knowing the state of things which doesn't rely on banging into them with photons?"
Posted in Everything on Dec 30, 2017
Posted in Mathy Stuff on Dec 08, 2017
It took me a long time to figure out the Monty Hall problem. I was relieved to discover it also took Erdos a long time, and most others. After much stumpification, I found this thread and finally got it:
The exact wording of the problem can change the answer. For example, in this version
There are two doors with goats and one with a car. You choose one door from the three. The host selects one of the doors with a goat from the remaining two doors, and opens it. Should you switch doors if given the chance?
has a different answer than this one
There are two doors with goats and one with a car...
Posted in Mathy Stuff on Dec 08, 2017
When moving from the artificially perfect world of (excluded-middle) mathematics back into the real world, we encounter significant changes to our expectations for how things work. Or, as seen from the other directions, pure math feels "liberating" because we don't have to worry about all the pesky details associated with including middles that happens in real life. There is an interesting analogy to this transition found in networking lore:
L. Peter Deutsch’s 8 fallacies of distributed computing presents a set of incorrect assumptions which many new to the space frequently make:
Posted in Everything on Dec 05, 2017
Woke up early this morning and in the world between worlds where some of the best insights come into view, I discovered one of the greater epiphanies of my decades-long study of ternary logic, infinity, zero, and world peace. I was striding through the fields of pure light and clarity -- the miracle of clarity -- which surrounds such an insight, and even had a hard time settling my mind during morning meditation because I was so excited to share the revelation with the world. The insight had arisen out of a philosophical/mathy type conversation on social media the night before, but it was much...
It required several years of studying ternary logic -- which at that time I still called trinary -- before I began to glimpse a realization that the way we understand ternary is with a profoundly binary lens. In those early glimpses, I began to understand that even the people who discovered ternary logic were relating to it using binary logic's hidden "excluded middle" which is embedded in language itself.
Kind of like looking at the color blue with red lenses, you're not going to see what you're looking at even though it is right in front of you until you remove the red lenses.
Discovering a ...
Well this is interesting. After I wrote the post talking about a way of perceiving that was beyond quantum, I discover that there is in my thoughts plenty of similarity with an existing idea called "Informational Structural Realism." The original article by Luciano Floridi is abstract-only, but this article on arxiv.org discusses it in good detail.
While skimming through it to understand if there was any similarity to my own ideas, I find indeed there is plenty of overlap. Not sure yet if the article entails things I don't like, but I may have found an anchor in the lingua franca whereupon I ...