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  1. What if meta-cognition is the brain thinking about the concept it has formed of itself just as how the brain thinks about the formed concepts it has developed of different objects inside of its environment. And instead of the brain thinking of the brain thinking of the brain recursively the brain thinks of different cognitive objects in which it has direct mirrored control over such as say a hand or an arm which surmise to a singular entity it has formed and connected it to a concept learned known as "itself." Learning in this case just implies that the language and working for the word "itself" has been acquired through some sensory means.
  2. then would the sound possibly come from their potential crunching of paper bag due to there strong jaws being able to provide a large enough force and not there movement on the paper bag? p.s. apologies if this was an implied understanding
  3. I think that the intensity of the sound from an ant would depend on the material that the ant is stepping on. If an ant is stepping on a empty metal bag then than is going to emit more sound than being on say a rug or a carpet.
  4. thank you for the correction, learned something new today
  5. well there are an infinite number of possible inventions to create and discover. The first thing that pops into my mind is "apple-pizza." Invention is just the combination of different things. Now if you are trying to discover "useful" inventions that is up to self interpretation and is a subset of the infinite number of things. And a sub set of infinity is itself infinity. Now for the scientific fields they give you a rule book to follow and tools for design in order to determine if an invention will work or not. Think of a magical spell book for a wizard. Scientists and engineers are basically wizards who have collected this giant tome of knowledge full of rules from observations of reality. Your job as an inventor is to study those rules and come up with new inventions using those rules for objects properties and the phenomenon in which they produce. Same, except the money part. Reality is what you make it kid, Just don't go crazy. If you focus on and chase the money you will never invent to your highest ability. You will only invent what investors tell you and they do not really have an imagination outside of money. Its like your going to people who do not understand something and asking them to give you something they do not have. These quotes are your sails! What makes your heart soar in the darkest of times. You cannot compress the infinite search for the impossible! You are not supposed to narrow it down, that is the point. Use them as your winds of discovery, if you do not like a rule in your tome of knowledge question it and repeat the experiment. If you do not like an invention that has already been made break it and look inside and build something new. Skipping in the tome is fordiden if you want to invent anything possible. And mechanics is one of the most important parts! You can make robotics, automata, rockets, cars, etc. As an scientist you are a discoverer, looking at the tomes to question and explore and explain As an engineer you are a building of the known As an inventor you are both and engineer and scientist bottled up into one. If you give up, you will never create that lightning in a bottle.
  6. dang, that is exactly what this is isn't it. Dang, thought I made some kind of break through in the field of energy
  7. I actually just watched a video describing an understanding of relativity, not sure if it was general though. It goes about stating that every accelerating body, no matter where you are is equivalent. So if you are falling from a building somewhere or in the middle of space they are equivalent instances. In regards to being on a spacecraft surrounding a massive body you as not actually being "attracted" to the massive body, whereas spacetime is actually curving i thiiink outside of your inertial referance frame, do not quote me on that one. It is like not moving while at the same time things are moving "upwards", however I beliieeeve one of einsteins equations states that this is allowed due to a certain part of his equation. If you wish to learn more about this, or get the full understanding, Veritesium on youtube gives a much better rendition of it than I. Check him out! Yep, from what I understand everything is represented by a given model of the framework of reality, not reality itself. I do not believe that you can fully and accurately represent reality with 100 percent accuracy and precision because once ya do it becomes 100 percent wrong the next pico second. Thats just the way it works, no existing explanations of reality is ever or will ever be "correct," they just match up with observations more and more.
  8. I believe that you are refering to logic, if this is the case then you may be attempting to replicate de Morgan's theorum. In which case you are very close. What made you believe that this expression that you came up with is correct. May you missed a small step somewhere in your logic.
  9. Systems Presentation: The Vapor Engine Today I would like to present to you all a concept for an technology called the "vapor engine." All criticism is gladly welcomed and encouraged. Outline First I will begin by providing a non-formal design for the concept, Next I will go into explanation for how the system works, Next I will end by presenting potential issues that I see with the given system and why it would most likely not work from a personal perspective. Finally I will discuss potential applications for this system I then leave it to the forum posters to critique and analyze the system as a whole. Thank you for your time Part 1- The design (Figure 1) (apologies for the poor design quality, I will attempt to make up for it in the description) part 2 - The Systems Description The vapor engine is a system in which follows the following process. Fluid is deposited into the upper portions of the system, It then flows through a turbine fan and then the fluid becomes deposited into a resting chamber. After which a centralized heating element or an environmental heating source is used to vaporize the fluid. Next the fluid travels up to the highest point of the container until it reaches the systems ceiling. Finally a cooling element is then used to convert the vapor back into a fluid state in which runs the turbine. The systems energy to power the turbine, I believe, would come from both the heat of the environment along with the weight of the fluid. part 3 - Potential Issues with the System 1) Enough water would need to be obtained form the vapor -> fluid conversion in order to run the turbine, because of this very little, if any, power would come from this system. 2) if placed in a heated environment the cooling would be a problem to condense the fluid from a vapor to a fluid (*There are potentially thousands upon thousands of more issues, however have not spent much time thinking about this system so I have not discovered them yet) part 4) Potential Applications 1) an interesting demonstration of a scientific principle in a container I want to finally thank everyone for taking the time to read through this idea, Have a wonderful rest of your day. (Figure 1: personally developed image)
  10. @studiot naw its cool in terms of you being in a rush and having to scan it through quickly, I'm going to need a minute to read through it and comprehend it. and yes some thing like that but also being able to expand the concept of set theory to all counting problems.
  11. ok, that makes more sense
  12. thanks man, I have been working on it and I think I am starting to understand the product rule more clearly. Here is the statement I am currently working with... " Suppose that a procedure can be broken down into a sequence of two tasks. If there are n1 ways to do the first task and for each of these ways of doing the first task, there are n2 ways to do the second task, then there are n1*n2 ways to do the procedure." Below is a picture of how I am currently interpreting it. I think you need to split up the procedure into multiple sub procedures or "tasks" and there are n number of ways to do the first task and for each of those n1 number of ways to do the first task there are n2 number of ways to do the second task. I am starting to get it however I having problems digesting it conceptually.
  13. interesting, so for clarity and learning sake say if I have a 0 and I multiplied it by a 1 would the 0 be considered symmetrical? Because I started with a 0 and ended up with a 0?
  14. Ok, so I'm taking discrete mathematics this semester and I cannot....can not, for the life of me understand the basics of counting. I was in class an the professor was talking and everyone was agreeing and I was sitting there wondering about how many fries can go with a shake, because I saw my future and it involved flunking out of college *little bit of humor there* . Any help, any would be appreciated in understanding the concepts of counting. The first thing that I need help on is understanding the core principles behind the product rule and how it relates to set theory so that I can at least have some reference.
  15. ok, so I am taking discrete mathematics this semester and I have no idea what is going on. So imma get to understanding that first before even attempting this project that I have been procrastinating on.
  16. Ok, first I do not nor will I ever condone the use of insults nor the condemning of someone solely off of the basis of an idea, nor the usage of slander, whether it be direct or indirect, toward another person. That is in no way to progress a discussion. Second one must follow the rule defined by this community in order to fully experience it. That is agreed on when you enter into it, so if they say you cannot post a million word essay then that's it period. Going back to your discussion on Resource Based Economies I honestly enjoy the concept, in fact back in college I came across it and found that it was interesting to say the least. It even influenced my own dreams and aspiration due to it ability to solve a few problems. That being said I also believe that it has its draw backs. One being that how would one rate or determine if certain resources are required vs. others? At what point do you define a resource as being a "resource." I define it as being a "useful thing to build other things." And if that is the case then at what point does a resource become "valuable." If it is valued at a certain point then that is a demand for it, in order to satisfy that demand there must be a supply. This is the basis of economics. In order to satisfy that demand you must have some workforce. This is where automation could come in sure, in fact a large amount of companies are actually switching towards automated methods in order to prevent the usage of persons who do work at a much slower rate. So in a sense I believe that capitalism is kind of headed into that direction already. However let me pose a hypothetical. Lets say that you have a piece of metal which is considered a resource for a specific process to make something else. Lets say you have only one of that said resource and you need 20, how would you satisfy everyone's demand for it? I have my own answer in mind, however I would like to see how you would answer it @IDoNotCare
  17. I believe that I have seen the venus project before, from my understanding it is based around the concept of a "resource based economy" where the economic trade and value distribution is primarily based around the number of resources currently available at any given time. Ex: The development of a car would be valued at the amount of steel or metal which would be used to form that car instead of value based economics which is dependent on supply and demand. I would need to look back on it again to make sure thought. p.s. need to go back and read through the posts to gain a better understanding of the discussion, give me a minute.
  18. Ok, I think I have gained a full grasp on your tile method, you are not saying that mathematical objects are not the foundations of mathematics, whereas it is only a block used where logic acts as the connectors metaphorically speaking. And you pose a good question, where does symmetry play in terms of mathematics? And what is symmetry from a mathematicians perspective? Now all that's left to do is to show that all fields of mathematics naturally arise from this understanding. Somehow making a conical mapping visualizing the interlacing's.
  19. wow, this is awesome! from my understanding it looks like a solid grounding for a project like this. I will need to read over your post in more detail to gain deeper understanding thought. Some stuff to unpack
  20. Oh how I wish to defeat this demon of laziness. The bias of the mind which prevents me from seeing the beauty of the world. That inner that says, "you do not need to learn, for it is the games of those more keen to it than you. Sleep for all of eternity. rest now child for it is meant only for those chosen to defy god. To pluck from his apple of reason. You wish not to defy the infinitely all knowable do you." Oh but I do, I wish to grasp the apple and bite at its core. To give up my mere existence to view the world as not just sheets of paper but as intricate systems, oozing with the beyond infinitely unknowable. I will not listen to you demon or angel or whatever creature you may claim to be from some delusion of myself and of man. For I know that in any sense I will die. And even if I die, I would prefer to look onto the world laying on my back resting upon the shoulders of giants than sit atop a tower of my own mere delusion.

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  21. ok cool! have taken a taken a look at learned some cool stuff, like did not know about the Pythagorean theorem being so widely used and it being one of the only ones to be so widely used. It gives me the impression that math is more of an artform with accidental applicable properties.
  22. Mathematics is the sheet upon which any universe may be displayed.

  23. looking back at the image ghideon linked I am thinking that this should be a tiled mapping which does not incorporate the progression of time. Also I am thinking that categories are still present, however not in as a distinct form. I feel as if listing different areas of mathematics takes away from the blended nature of it, showing the intrinsic beauty which can be found from the flowing of concepts together. The tiling suggestion is still a good method of interrelating mathematical concepts together, however I would also like to see where one thing connects to another instead of leaving just a void for the viewers mind to wonder what could be in that space. I am also thinking about looking back at previous research papers in the fields of mathematics as far back as I can find in order to see if I can find the different connections that I mentioned seeing that these are the origins of the concepts.
  24. I have thought about it for a little bit, mathematical notation and symbols, and have come to the conclusion that they seem as if they extend very much into multiple different fields of study. Encompassing even outside of mathematics such as in physics and the other sciences. I remember reading that mathematics is a science in and of itself, however I would need to preform more research on that one. Symbols, in my opinion, are conceptual representations of some physical or virtual object which expresses some given action or process maybe. In terms of mathematics, because it is a pattern defining field of study it would make sense that it would utilize patterns more often then not. So maybe mathematical notation is itself pattern connections to form more pattern connections to develop entirely new "universes" from simple rules and behaviors. However very much unsure as this is just my thoughts without much research.
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