Monday 8 April 2019

Born to do Math 115 - Double Duty in a Minecraft World (2)

Born to do Math 115 - Double Duty in a Minecraft World (2)
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
April 8, 2019

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Rick Rosner: On the other hand, if you're making a sculpture of a horse out of clay - and for the moment ignoring the horse is made out of molecules and atoms that follow the rules of physics, in a macro sense, you do not see the molecules and atoms. 

You see a homogenous material. That isn't limited to analog ways. There used to be a lot of talk about analog and digital stuff. Minecraft and Lego would be digital. They are grainy. They are made out of a bunch of roughly identical blocks that fit together in systematized ways.

That would be digital and precisely defined as opposed to analog, which is the clay. You can mush it around it any way that you want. I would suggest that there is a possibility that in terms of whether stuff that happens that we register in the material universe is registered as information in the information universe.

I would argue that no so much. There may be some flexibility. You can sculpt a horse out of clay. You can do it in a gazillion different ways versus more limited ways you can do it with a horse made out of Minecraft blocks, especially if you're limited in scale. 

You can make a horse that is horselike out of Minecraft as you can out of clay if you're allowed to make a trillion Minecraft blocks and can make a huge ass horse, but assuming that Minecraft blocks are half of an inch across and your horse is 8 inches. 

Your horse is going to look blocky and pixelated, grainy, as opposed to your clay horse. There will be the ways that you can make a horse, including box cover, are very limited compared to the flexibility that you have to make your horse out of clay and to keep tweaking the horse for whatever effects you want, or because you are lousy at working with clay.

It is not unreasonable to think that there might be flexibility in the information content of the universe. A looser linkage between the information in the universe and the manifestation of information as matter that we experience.

That the informational universe or the information processing universe does not care that our horse sculpture looks like or that there is a planet making horse sculptures. That information might be more holographically distributed, so that individual events in our world. Somebody makes a horse. Somebody eats pizza. Somebody trips down a flight of stairs.

That those are not significant in the information universe. Although, I don't know because this is the initial stage of thinking about that. There is a caveat. A picture of a black hole versus a photo composite of telescopes that gather information from a galaxy 55 million light years away, where the center of the galaxy apparently has a huge central black hole with 5 billion solar masses.

We got a donut looking picture of that central black hole. I would assume that there is a looser connection between events as we experience them and events as the information processor that is the universe experiences them. 

That some things are big enough that they do have, at least, some semi-informational meanings. A central black hole, a supermassive black hole, at the center of a galaxy that has the mass of a billion suns. 

I would assume that the occurrences centered around that black holes have definite informational meaning to the universe's information processor. That the flow of matter into and out of a massive central black hole probably reflects a huge flow of information into and out of the universe's information processor.

I assume that the universe is a pipeline of information into the universe. The same way the cosmic background radiation is the horizon at apparent T=0. If you're going to slide new matter into the universe, you can do it by bringing it into T=0 at the apparent edge of the universe close to the time or the apparent time that time began. 

I assume that those things, the flow of matter into and out of black holes, massive ones and galaxies, proto-galaxies, sliding into view at what looks to us like close to T=0. Because as time goes on, we see more and more of the universe originating from around T=0. 

Then if we watch long enough for billions of years, we would see the stuff from around T=0. we would see more proto-galaxies sliding and maturing. Anyway, all that stuff has us perceiving it as physical phenomena. 

I would assume that those things are at a sufficiently huge scale that they have something to do with how the universe is perceiving the information that it is processing. I guess that is sufficient, for now.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer
Rick Rosner

(Updated March 7, 2019)

According to semi-reputable sources, Rick Rosner has the world’s second-highest IQ. He earned 12 years of college credit in less than a year and graduated with the equivalent of 8 majors. He has received 8 Writers Guild Award and Emmy nominations, and was named 2013 North American Genius of the Year by The World Genius Registry.

He has written for Remote ControlCrank YankersThe Man ShowThe EmmysThe Grammys, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He worked as a bouncer, a nude art model, a roller-skating waiter, and a stripper. In a television commercial, Domino’s Pizza named him the "World’s Smartest Man." The commercial was taken off the air after Subway sandwiches issued a cease-and-desist. He was named "Best Bouncer" in the Denver Area, Colorado, by Westwood Magazine.

Rosner spent much of the late Disco Era as an undercover high school student. In addition, he spent 25 years as a bar bouncer and American fake ID-catcher, and 25+ years as a stripper, and nearly 30 years as a writer for more than 2,500 hours of network television. He came in second or lost on Jeopardy!, sued Who Wants to Be a Millionaire over a flawed question and lost the lawsuit. He won one game and lost one game on Are You Smarter Than a Drunk Person? (He was drunk). Finally, he spent 37+ years working on a time invariant variation of the Big Bang Theory. 

Currently, Rosner sits tweeting in a bathrobe (winter) or a towel (summer). He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, dog, and goldfish. He and his wife have a daughter. You can send him money or questions at LanceversusRick@Gmail.Com, or a direct message via Twitter, or find him on LinkedIn, or see him on YouTube.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing
In-Sight Publishing

(Updated September 28, 2016)

Scott Douglas Jacobsen founded In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal and In-Sight Publishing. He authored/co-authored some e-books, free or low-cost. If you want to contact Scott:, Scott.Jacobsen@TrustedClothes.Com, Scott@ConatusNews.Com,, Scott@Karmik.Ca, or SJacobsen@AlmasJiwaniFoundation.Org.

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He was a Francisco Ayala Scholar at the UCI Ethics Center, Member of the Psychometric Society Graduate Student Committee, Special Advisor and Writer for ECOSOC at NWMUN, Writer for TransplantFirstAcademy and ProActive Path, Member of AT-CURA Psychology Lab, Contributor for a student policy review, Vice President of Outreach for the Almas Jiwani Foundation, worked with Manahel Thabet on numerous initiatives, Student Member of the Ad–Hoc Executive Compensation Review Committee for the Athabasca University Student Union, Volunteer and Writer for British Columbia Psychological Association, Community Member of the KPU Choir (even performed with them alongside the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra), Delegate at Harvard World MUN, NWMUN, UBC MUN, and Long Beach Intercollegiate MUN, and Writer and Member of the Communications Committee for The PIPE UP Network.

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