Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Born to do Math 42 – Metaprimes (Part 8)

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Born to do Math 42 - Metaprimes (Part 8)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
April 18, 2017

[Beginning of recorded material]

Rick Rosner: Basically, the interactions define their position and given all particles are defined by a bunch of random interactions. All of those particles are going to have roughly the same velocity, roughly the same uncertainty in position. Every one of them is going to be roughly as jittery as every other particle in that gas, excluding border conditions where particles in the corner of a container, say, will have different interactions than those in the middle of the container.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: That’s intriguing. It’s effective theories again. Not only effective theories, as you’ve explained, as we’ve talked about, describing liquids and gases, which means the physics appears to be very established. If you take a 10-degree turn on that into digital physics lane, IC lane, you come into the thought, at least for me from what you’re saying, of an effective theory of information.

Where things are being defined within a given volume over a certain amount of time, that can be described as an effective theory of information. An effective theory of the definition of data in a volume plus time, range – time range.

RR: Yea. When you say effective, I think practical.

SDJ: Yea. In colloquial terms, in common language, it’s a “for all intents and purposes” theory. Right?

RR: Yea. What’s crazy is that quantum mechanics, which is introduced to people with all sorts of disclaimers saying, “This is not the world you know. It is kinda crazy. If you think you can picture or understand quantum mechanics, then you probably don’t.” You can probably pick up a bunch of quotes from big physicists like this such as Feynman. That things are so absurd or strange compared to our macro world.

But in a way, quantum mechanics is supremely pragmatic. How can you define the world when you can’t define the world precisely? How can you know things when you can’t define things completely?

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