Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Born to do Math 50 – Metaprimes (Part 16)

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Born to do Math 50 - Metaprimes (Part 16)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
April 26, 2017

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Rick Rosner: By working locally, you can achieve a lot of efficiency without achieving optimal efficiency.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: That’s funny. Maybe, that’s the reason for segmentation into relatively definite structures at various scales in the universe.

RR: Yea, I mean, the interactions among particles have highly local aspects. Where you can envision two atoms, you have two atoms. They are a centimeter apart. You can picture on atom emits photon and the absorbs it. You can draw a line between the atoms based on the photon exchange. Feynman says or anyone good at quantum mechanics says you can draw the line, but it takes place across all of space and time.

So optimization in space and time reflected in the structure of space and time is mostly local, but that the optimization is good but imperfect, which makes sense in that it reflects a sloppy universe that we live in.

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