Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Humans as Universes

Even though we roughly know how the universe works, we still don't have a satisfactory way of describing our personal experiences. The laws of physics, as we know them today, allow one to accurately simulate the time evolution of a person who is being tortured. But this doesn't explain the feeling of being tortured. Or perhaps it does? Perhaps all there is to our experiences of the physical world is a calculation. There exists a mathematical description of us and that is precisely what we are. The universe in which we live is ultimately also just a mathematical object in which we are embedded. So, in certain sense, we are universes in their own right.

1 Comments:

Blogger QUASAR9 said...

YEP, but again we all have to go to the same airport and hubs 'most' others use to catch a plane. And traffic jams are caused by lots of individual universes wanting to drive cars on the same roads at the same times. But I like where your thinking is going.

Incidentally traffic jams, on roads, the internet or blogworld, the same principle/factor TIME. Q

Wed Jun 14, 06:26:00 AM PDT  

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