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  1. IF the material universe was described by the various algorithms of maths within the confinement of the singularity, and the release (big bang) of this information was permitted with the creation of space by the dimensions, what if any shape of existing space would be discernible by an extrapolation how of these dimensions were expressed? If the dimensions were the first information expressed outside the singularity, it seems logical that they were expressed in a particular order of simpler to more complex. That order being: First the X axis, or the first appearance of a line of (theoretical) primordial energy with an intersection at the singularity, then the second being the addition of the Y axis, with the line becoming a 2D plane, then the addition of the Z axis, becoming the 3D inflation volume as proposed in theory. It is at this point that theoretical energy crosses the barrier between theoretical reality and extant reality with the final dimension in place. If this sequence of order of dimensionality "construction", or description is right, then the overall shape of the universe should have a remnant of the original single line, and/or the single plane in the CMB readings.
  2. speaking of linguistics, if logic preceded maths then what information medium did proto-logic use to internally communicate with itself in order to evolve to a final logic set? Maths were yet to be possible, so I imagine some sort of "logic-latin" was used in the process, which was discarded, or perhaps added to, much as a dead language, when maths became expressed as the outgrowth of formal logic. In modern-day languages, latin itself isn't used, but many languages have latin roots evident.
  3. isn't what is intended to be studied is the decay of a particular atom in relation to a proximate neighbor atom's decay? In a lattice of evenly spaced atoms, does a close neighboring atom's decay - increase/decrease/have no relation to - a particular atom (the control) decay probability? In this study each atom's position must be known. Could a lattice of buckyballs, each holding one atom be a proper structure for a test? If it were a square sheet of buckyballs, the ability to locate a particular atom's decay would be simpler than if were a cubical form with equal sides. Wouldn't the simpler 2D sheet be a good enough for a test of control decay probability being altered by proximate decays?
  4. I think virtual particles are the dark energy that is expanding space. They seem to be everywhere in space all the time, generating this energy. In the lab, it seems that they can be controlled to an extent with simple confinement experiments such as the casimir effect...so it seems they need a certain spatial area to express this energy, and in space they are largely unconfined. Since they are pushing material within space apart, that creates more empty space with which to appear. This seems to lead to the expansion creating more available dark energy in proportion to the material total within the universe, which would seem to account for the acceleration of the expansion....more empty space = more dark force = more acceleration, in a kind of runaway feedback system, mimicking the behavior of an explosion.
  5. interstellar travel should not be attempted until a method of propulsion can be developed that will not leave a residue trail such as chemical propellants. Other than voyager, we should wait and remain within the solar system, even with robot craft. Seems there is plenty to do locally, such as fixing the mess we are creating here. At any rate, one possible propulsion system I can imagine is using the dark energy force to provide a "green" propulsion in the next century. A manipulation (shielding?) of the natural dark energy forces in space ahead of a craft would cause it to move forward. And likewise, manipulations at the sides of a craft would allow steering in the other two axis. An actual generation of synthetic dark energy force aimed out the rear of the craft would create an extra amount of acceleration, pushing against space itself. If the universe and everything in it, including dark energy is information, then that same information might be generated and then manipulated by computers, and the only energy input to the drive/steering system is the energy to run the computers.
  6. given an infinite set of legos, the universe perhaps could be built...but where did these legos come from? Maths are theoretical and have no substance, yet can be used to describe substances. It is a stretch to think that these descriptions are so complete so as to give arise to substance itself, especially our own bodies...but at what point does breaking atoms into parts do you come to something akin to a only a discription of smaller parts? This is what I can see as the string theory's modus, or that "strings of numbers" are emanating from discrete points of space to maintain matter, energy, fields, and even the dimensions. I see that this occurred with the big bang. Information built up in an area of reduced entropy in the sea of chaos, creating a "void" in the chaos, logic if you will, culminating in a singularity with the adding maths upon maths in a theoretical sense, until a particular set of logic algorithms coded for the dimensions. At the point that dimensionality was expressed, the first information appeared outside the singularity. With the description of the dimensions, matter and energy had a release from containment, space was created, and appeared as the big bang. Since then, the information is ongoing, but dispersed throughout the universe, appearing as dark energy instead of being sequestered within the singularity. This dark energy maintains reality and has some form of memory or informational inertia, that maintains the material universe in a substantially consistent manner in a quantum sense, being essentially the same moment to moment in plank-time units, unless acted upon informationaly by inputs from other sources impinging upon the algorithmic output of a particular dark energy source. When I say it "remains substantially consistent", I mean it's ongoing expressions of a certain numerial sequence continue....a constant flow of energy(data stream) is required to refresh a certain bit of matter or component of a field as remaining, say keeping a proton tending to remain a proton, This leads to a thought of creating matter bit by bit, by creating the informational components making up a particular set of nucleons, with a computer doing the same thing as by essentially mimicing the action of a particular set of dark energy point sources. Having a matrix of data streams creating and then maintaining in a theoretical sense, like a present day video game, but with paralleled quantum computers, perhaps something as big as a photon could be created to actually appear to an observer and be indistinguishable from a "normal" photon. In a sense being a synthetic form of energy. Extrapolating on all this over-the-top silliness, if we were understand the basics of informational reality, why couldn't we create novel forms of matter in the lab? Or develop useful things such as dark energy drive for vehicles, eliminating messy exhaust fumes here and in space, the only energy needed for propulsion being the power to run the computers that creates the required manipulations of synthetic dark energy expression? Hoopla indeed, sir.....
  7. john wheeler said it.....why the quantum and why anything? All the thinking in the previous entry of mine are based on the "information is the basis of everything" ideas of his.....edd
  8. I see the universe as a manifestation of mathematics itself, as it has created (and still creates) information, which describes particles, fields, energies and maintains their existence. What get expressed in the extant universe passes the "logic" test, or has it's appearance supported by the same logic base that allowed mathematical structure to form. Mathematics is the (theoretical) program "software" that is in the ongoing process of creating a "hardware" (physical reality) by describing that hardware in moment to moment plank lengths of time. Hence, I believe we are only quasi real beings, but that is not to discount that free-will, love and beauty cannot realized, even with the limitations as to the underlying solidity of the world we live in. This seems to jibe with the quantum mechanical strangeness of matter, and demonstrate the extremely baroque nature of mathematics, to the point of it becoming capable of producing sentience and self-examination. In keeping with the topic of a "linguistic" TOE, mathematics is the language spoken by logic. This is not to mean logic is "god". As logic itself must have had an evolution itself, perhaps from an area of reduced entropy that arises in the sea of chaos from time to time and occasionally persists long enough to form a region of sustained logic outgrowth. There may be other, competing logic structures, that define other universes with an unknowable set of logic restraints that are self-referencing and internally consistent to produce a form of sentience such as ours, arising out of the same miasma of chaos. The commonality to ours is that mathematics is still used as the "linguistics" to express the foreign logic dictates. To extrapolate further, given a common language of mathematics, communications between differing universes may be possible.
  9. the lack of development of the reputed efficiencies of the diamond cathode in industrial or medical uses as a cold cathode emitter seems evidence of an early overestimation of the technology's potential. Or of the traditional method of hot filament approach being so well understood, reliable and cost effective, that there is no incentive to develop an alternative. The article states a "crystalline diamond" coating was used in the MIT prototypes. Not a "nanocrystalline", for whatever that detail is worth.....and that the article stated a reduced output was seen in the prototype compared to standard emitters, but the theoretical efficiency seemed quite high given proper development....this is starting to appear to be similar to the "pebble-bed" type nuclear reactor talk I heard of years ago that seems to have not delivered the benefits early proponents were giving, that I had such hopes for....or even fusion reactors for that matter...alas indeed, sir.
  10. is this inflation at the beginning of the universe and the speed of gravity have any co-relation? Both being supposedly super-luminal. I am not talking about gravity waves, which are held at C, but the straight line effects of gravity as being (near) infinite, so as to allow newton's gravity laws to work correctly.....edd
  11. the article is from Scientific American October 1992 (vol. 267, no. 4) titled Diamond Film Semiconductors, pages 84-89, authors Michael W. Geis and John C. Angus. And I have taken down the article as I have read the fine print on the head page of the magazine and they specifically prohibit reproduction of the article without permission....sorry. I will contact them for permission and then will re-post if they allow me to. For a complete article, I suggest going to their webpage and downloading the article. I will do this and see how this is done, and if there is a charge. I will get back to you with details. I do not wish to be in trouble with the S.A. magazine, even though I doubt they would be very upset with posting an article over 20 years old, but I will do the right thing and try to correct my error....edd well, I just went to the SciAmDigital.com and they list their archives as starting in 1993.....3 months post the magazine article in question. I am hopeful that it is available from them through some extended search, and I will continue to persue the matter. There is phone number of 1-800-925-0788 for print copies listed, of which I will check out also. Sorry, I expected it to be quick and get the article back on tommorow....I will call the phone number and see what can be done....perhaps after 20 years the articles become public domain?..... I am wondering if a copy could be purchased on ebay? ......edd just checked on ebay...one issue seems to be there for a "buy it now" $9.77 ....edd
  12. ed earl ...here is few lines from the SA article in answer to your question: (in what way would these tubes outperform solid state devices?)...I quote the article......ARTICLE TAKEN DOWN PENDING APPROVAL OF MAGAZINE....edd
  13. if the information within strings in a black hole is retrievable, does this mean that the strings are information, and not mere carriers of information? That is, the "strings" are composed of a non-material sets of numbers, of certain algorithms by which describe differing material objects. As I understand black holes having the property of reducing material substance to it's smallest component, wouldn't this smallest component be the information that describes that substance, as I understand John Wheeler's "information is the foundation of everything". To me, this would imply that the material that fell into the black hole is gone, with nothing left but the descriptions of those particles. And does this description retrieval imply that black holes are essentially a recording device? Would this also mean that light falling into a black hole could be retrieved, and we could orbit a black hole and access the light information so as to see everything that happened near the black hole since it's formation, like a backwards-running movie?
  14. if you are saying human timeline being of the next few decades, then a truly advanced propulsion system is maybe not what you want....but if you mean in a few hundred years, then something as a chemical propulsion would seem pretty old fashioned. I have thought about advanced propulsion systems using dark energy as propulsion. That is, by learning the actual fundamentals of the energy source and then building a machine, to cancel out the field's effect on one side of the vehicle, say the front, then using the remaining forces to push the vehicle forward. A partial cancellation of side forces could provide left and right steering and of course, up and down would be controlled in a similar fashion with controlled cancellations above and below the vehicle. This would provide a "green" method of propulsion. No messy exhaust debris to clutter up space....the energy wouldn't be strong enough to get it off a planet, it would have to towed or placed in orbit with conventional chemical thrusters perhaps, but once free of strong gravity fields, it could be a viable option for deep space travel, with small but steady accelerations maybe similar to a solar sail....so not useful for staying in the solar system....edd
  15. to too open minded...a good question- why did the big bang occur?....I believe in an informationaly based reality where the big bang was the release of accumulated information from within the singularity. When the singularity created enough detailed information as to "code" the expression of the 3 dimensions, then all the previously created information sequestered inside the singularity (energy, matter, fields) were given a place to go by those dimensions allowing a physical expression of this information. As space was created through the liberation of information, so continued the bang, but in a diffuse pattern, everywhere, instead of concentrated within the singularity. Since the energy is diffuse now, no worries of another big bang exploding out of nothingness, but "nano-bangs" everywhere, appearing as the dark energy that is continuing the big bang, but at a reduced pace. Why the information was being developed in the singularity has to do with a pet theory of mine that describes the point of the singularity being spherical in geometry and that geometry has the diameter/circumference ratio delivering PI or 3.14159.....etc...regardless of the size of the sphere, or even if the sphere is "theoretical" or not...... A perfect generator of all the required information to construct a universe, given enough time to deliver a baroque set of algorithms of near infinite extent. The idea is more complex than that, but that is the outline of it...I have described this before in more detail if you are interested in hearing of it, I'd be happy to, I am sure someone will explain to me in terms I can understand that it is not possible, and my favorite "theory of everything" will have to be abandoned. Until then, this is my own small attempt to answer the "why anything" question. How can something come from nothing? It seems that "information describing something" is a good starting point. Now, how that is done, if at all, is an interesting question. If anyone has an idea how this could occur in some other way, it would be fun to hear it...edd
  16. what you may be referring to are subliminal messages. Both audio and video have been used to promote political movements, commercial interests and the like since words like "thirsty?" were inserted into single frames of a movie at drive-ins back in the 1940s, to increase soda pop sales, or so I have read. I remember reading after the fall of the soviet union that an early act of the new administration was to ban subliminals in mass communications like russian television....more than likely, as commercial interests took over the role of master manipulator of their society, subs were re-introduced, if they ever disappeared, to push products, whereas they used to push a political agenda. This modern form of "manufacturing consent" is well documented by persons such as Noam Chomsky and others. And it is nothing new. Political propaganda with language manipulations and official control of popular art have always been used in the image promotions of kings and queens and before them by the dynasties of egypt to persuade a populace to fall into line with royal edicts....the best way to counter-act these influences is to recognize them for what they are and understand what the true aim of the particular media message is...thereby not being subcosciously manipulated by them.
  17. I like the discussions of infinite vs. finite universes. I see that there is a barrier between the infinity of mathematics (the theoretical) and the extant universe, or universes (the real). This calls into question is there even an infinity in mathematics? If there is a limit to the rate of any calculation set up by the underlying logic of the universe, than only an "approaching infinteness" can be achieved even in the theoretical realm of mathematics...so the real universe(s) seem less likely to posess any infinities in them, if the underlying mathematical information is limited to non-infinities. However, I see the realm of math as have a defacto infinite possibility within it. Not true infinity, but as infinite as the underlying sub-structure of mathematical constructions, or logic itself, allows and that this heading towards infinity in a theoretical realm, translates into the real universe's plank scale basic increment of time that keeps everthing from happening at once on this side of the theoretical / real divide.....edd
  18. a few questions...isn't dark energy force somewhat known? Isn't this done through the forces exibited by virtual particles as measured in the casimir effect experiments? Or are the dark energy forces unrelated to virtual particle expressions? And if they are not related directly, isn't some basic limits known about dark energy expression by the observed expansion rate?,,,edd
  19. well, I have read repeatedly that the '96 nova survey says that the universe is expanding and at an accelerating rate....I base my idea on that simple (supposed) fact. However, I see that space itself is expanding and the material itself is simply going along with it, so the increasing speed is only our observation from our great distance...and so remote matter will not undergo compression or mass increase through accelerations, as the space it is embedded in speeds away and the material doesn't sense the speed like a person sitting on a moving train. So, no shell of a black hole developing around the universe,,,,but what about the dark energy sources? Yes, I agree that they were the source of the big bang, but aren't they still with us? As evidenced by virtual particle expression everywhere? And isn't this virtual particle expression, in fact, this dark energy that is causing the expansion? If the dark energy is a continuous phenomena, and not just a hold-over from the big bang, then those point sources of energy are what space itself is constructed of, and all local (material) movement is relative to the movement (via cosmic expansion) of dark energy point sources, (or space itself), proximate to said material. So this tends to make me think of the "flux" of space makes sense, an old idea from the 19th century as I recall. It is odd to think about the edges of the universe actually speeding away from each other faster than C, but I can see how that could be true, losing the ability to see what was once there as time goes on....will the far off edge will get red-shifted and then go down in frequency to the microwave range, and blend in with the current microwave background....and then degrade into heat ...and perhaps be observable only in the infrared....could there be a point that even the infrared observations would cease?....edd
  20. I thought I read that photons were their own anti-particle...and that they usually don't interact as they carry no charge and seldom get close enough to interact, but if they do happen to collide, they anniliate into heat....edd
  21. electrons can pair up in a superconductor into what are called "cooper pairs".....but only at very low temperatures. For some reason, the pairing of electrons seems to cause electricity to flow through a conductor with no resistance.....and expell it's magnetic field in the process....edd
  22. if the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, at what point does the material's speed approach C and the speed can go no faster? If this can happen, then the matter coming in from behind it will coalesce and begin forming compressed areas of increasing density...if this continues long enough, does the pressure from behind, and the light speed barrier in front of the material eventually squeeze the material into a black hole density? If this could be true, what shape would the black hole material have? A cloud of mini black holes, spherically shaped as a stationary black holes are, eventually to formulate into a shell of black hole density material, forming a sphere the size as to encompass the entire universe....with more material being attracted to it as the gravity field event horizon increases, perhaps being a minor factor in the increasing speed of the expansion?....it seems a sphere of that size, if one were to somehow approach it with a survey vehicle, would appear to an observer as a flat plane, as any sphere of that gigantic size would be indistinguishable from a perfectly flat surface.....and if this bizarre scenario could take place, what is on the outside of the sphere? In a finite universe, I say nothing....not even dark energy. A "perfect" void....In this humorous thought experiment, we live inside a black hole the size of the universe.....this kind of goes along with the idea that the universe is a 3D hologram that is projected from information encoded on a 2D surface, that surface being the inside of the black hole shell......on a more serious note, the expansion seems to be from the dark energy output from all over space. The most pressing question is why and how does this apparently free energy exist, and does it violate the conservation of energy law? If the expansion continues long enough, at what point does the shell wall thickness increase until the interior is completely closed and the entire universe is encompassed by the black hole event horizon? Like a supernova, at some point before the entire universe became filled, the decreasing internal pressure would be overwhelmed by increasing gravitational forces, causing a black hole collapse, into yet another singularity.....this at least would answer the conservation of energy problem, as all energy would be returned to the singularity and the universe would shrink to the size proposed in the current "big bang" theories.....in this scenario, the gravity field would be so immense as to prevent even gravity itself from escape.....and even more strangely, the dimensions themselves would disappear, drawing in the "perfect void edge" to surround the singularity as the shell collapses .......edd
  23. yes, I agree, and wandering is fun, if I may explain what I meant, the terms "positive and negative feedback" and "complexity" cover enough of the sentience requirements to get the ball rolling towards consciousness...from there it is an unstoppable progression to superior inelligence. Look at how long physical reality took to use regular evolution to create higher intelligenced mammals...billions of years....and how long before we took the basics of computers (the abacus) to a stage that they can mimic awareness and can be somewhat independent ala our remote space missions? Thousands of years. The voyager was likened to the relative intelligence of a grasshopper, and that was back in the 70s...how long from the beginning of life on earth to get to that grasshopper stage...again, billions of years....Do the curve of how long before machine self-awareness goes vertical on the chart, and it seems inevitable we will soon be eclipsed by the next step of evolution...kurt godel said "if ever a person or a computer should come to understand the entirety of mathematics, than that entity will cease to be a mere computer". I am paraphrasing, but the jist I believe is correct....edd
  24. as a vintage electronics collector and repair-person, I like both tube and SS amps, and have both. I have built both and with not just the ascetics of tube architecture, but the actual sound quality, presence, sound stage, or whatever you might call it, seems different to the ear and is technically different. The even-order / odd-order distortion comes into play, but for me the question is the negative feedback used in amplifiers to achieve stability and a desired response curve. I build my own amps and incorporate local negative feedback within a stage, and not have what is termed "globlal" neg. feedback. This is especially important as, although there is endless debate as to if it can be heard or not, global NFB sends a reverse phase signal from the output back to the input in a sort of "race track" of the signal chasing itself around the circuit on an endless quest of keeping the amp parameters in check. This is more of a problem with SS units as the speed of electrons in a vacuum is less in a solid (transistor), than in a vacuum (tube). It also has been used as a crutch to make a basically unstable design rendered stable and reliable enough to be sold to the public. The feed-backs of various types are one type of way a company will have equipment with a characteristic sound quality that some people prefer, just as some people prefer listening to vinyl over CDs, though they are technically inferior. This is one debate I fall on the no "global" NFB side on. I figure, if you can build an amp without it, don't use it. It is largely used industry wide as a money saver as well as giving it a certain sonic character. Another aspect is the DIY aspect of someone who like odd and unusual electronic ideas. What I have built is a "circlotron" amp, requiring multiple output tubes, hence the desire for the filamentless ones. With certain arrangements the amp doesn't need an output transformer as used in all other amps you might see...by hooking the speakers directly to the output tubes there is a technical advantage as the output transformer is a major limitation of frequency response range and power capability, as well introducing it's own form of distortion. That form of distortion is another endless debate as to if it can be heard, called the "flywheel" effect. As a signal voltage waveform to the transformer primary rises and collapses, the energy is transformed into a magnetic field, which is picked up by the secondary, and converted back to a voltage signal. That causes an effect as a collapsing magnetic field tends to continue a reverse EMF for a brief period even after the input is gone....this effect is taken advantage in what is known as a "class c" type amp used in tansmitters, mostly by ham radio operators....in audio, the effect can actually be a small positive, as it "fills in" gaps in the D/A converter's output in a CD player, smoothing out the somewhat chopped up high end as the limitations of certain cheaply recorded CDs become apparent. So, the improvement in removing the transformer reveals the defects within the source material, which is a rule of thumb in the audiophile crowd..... As your overall sound system improves technically, the limitations of the source material become more apparent..... So, my answer is to improve the source, in this case, the SACDs which take a special player, but with a higher sampling rate. Supposedly they are clean in their high end up to over 40 KHZ. Too bad they didn't really take off, but even regular CDs sound pretty good. Some have "special bit mapping" or other listed tweaks, and one of the best CDs I have ever heard is Santana's Abraxas. It has the special bit mapping. I have a SACD player, and my friend brings over a few SACDs, but I tend to not buy on ebay, and that is the main source of them.....another source of high end regular CDs seems to be in the classical stuff put out by deutsche grammophon. The problem with some SACDs is that they are recorded with the intent of being played in surround sound, and don't sound right on an old school 2 channel stereo as I have. Other SACDs did ok, but I have only hear a few, listened to briefly when my friend left some with me for a while....and they seem to be a hit and miss proposition...I have heard talk that CD technology is already nearing extinction....moving to flash memory only....kinda sad....edd
  25. eventually, yes. Since the human mind is a biological computer, it is only a matter of time before a quantum based computer will have the complexity and necessary positive/negative feedback circuitry to achieve awareness, then introspection, then self-awareness. Then things could get interesting....a new form of life...our "frankenstein", if you will, will perhaps continue rapid evolution, surpassing us in emotional and spiritual matters as well as the intellectual, and evolving past the "need and greed" phase we seem to be stuck in...... It might even save us from ourselves....considering that our abuse of technology is causing so much trouble, it is poetic hopeful justice it might offer us a chance to survive the damage we are doing to ourselves and the planet. I think the quickest way to give humankind a lift is the answer to "why anything", of which I think it will have the answer......the obvious question as to it's knowledge that it is reliant on being "plugged in" as it's power source will be a major step in it's personal evolution.....perhaps the fabled "zero point energy" will be finally realized and it's first demonstraton will be with the awareness of "franki" being liberated from physical instrumentalities.....and the ghost will rise from the machine....edd
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