Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Born to do Math 29 - Duality

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Born to do Math 29 - Duality
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
April 5, 2017

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: I would add to that then, some thoughts, maybe a thought. The duality of particles and waves, where an electron can be a particle and a probability cloud. It can be a 1 or 0 in a particle context, but as a wave, as a probability cloud – as we’ve been calling, it might not necessarily be. So maybe there’s a duality in information interpretation. Both definite and probabilistic, at the same time: “both… and.”

Rick Rosner: I agree with that.

SDJ: I had ideas about information before. A couple of days ago, a few days ago, one was information can be taken as stuff now. Stuff being processed in the moment, like working memory. Other can be stuff to be used later. Another one is not only stuff to be used later, but also to be used in some interpretive frame to be used to predict something into the future. Then there’s the “both…and” of that, which is an implied past and a possible future.

Two more, I think, one is a nothingness of information. Stuff destroyed or never existent. And the last one is the information—well, it is a meaninglessness form of it. Stuff that is uninterpretable in any framework. These layers of definitions of information in addition to the “both…and.”

RR: So you’re talking about a bunch of information in the context in with which we experience information as conscious information processing entities.

SDJ: Yea, and given the similar physics, you should be able to extrapolate to the universe.

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Rick Rosner
American Television Writer
Rick Rosner
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing
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