Planck Time. The Butterfly Effect. Uncertainty. Many Worlds.
You exhale at this exact moment in time. 2,000 years from now, the motion of particles in the air caused by your breath has caused a pebble at the top of a mountain thousands of miles away to shift slightly, creating a rockslide that kills hundreds of people. You do not exhale at this exact moment in time. The pebble does not move, and the people are spared. Which world line are you living? Can you feel the other world line occuring parallel to yours?
In one unit of Planck Time, there are an infinite number of variables that can (and according to Many Worlds, do) occur. Our consciousness travels along a very specific world line, namely the intersection of the space/time vector and our own probability (read: reality) vector. Thus, for every miniscule quantum of time that passes, an infinite number of world lines spawn and continue parallel to our own. This compounds every miniscule quantum of time, meaning an infinite infinite number of realities that travel along the space/time vector we do, albeit with a different probability quanta of change in each one. There is a universe next to ours that is virtually indistinguishable as a single electron gained fractional momentum of spin and immediately lost that momentum, causing no noticable change to beings on our scale. There is a universe next to ours that is utterly alien because a molecule of water in the Precambrian era was not converted to oxygen, eventually leading to the atmosphere being inhospitable to air-breathing animals for millions of years after animals in our world line could survive in it.
An infinite, infinite number of worlds. The air is so think, sometimes I feel like I'm wading in dimensional soup. Sometimes I worry about waking up in an unfamiliar one.
Woo else has been up since 3 am? Cus I know I have.
I need sleep
What is consciousness?
Like yeah we know that we are alive because we are breathing, we bleed, we're talking, we interact with others. But then, how exactly do we know that for a fact we are conscious? How do we classify something as "conscious". But, if we were able to classify consciousness and even identify it and what makes it up, would we be able to transfer consciousness? Like transferring it to a machine, other people, or even into a computer program that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
It's completely possible. 'Organic matter' is just the stuff primordial life found fit to create itself from and ultimately similar systems could be made from other elements.
A organic brain compared to a synthetic, non-organic brain may have some differences in design and it may be hard to counteract some things such as response times of electrical signals if we have to upscale certain systems in the brain but overall I don't see why we couldn't.
There's no reason to attempt it for at least a century or two from now and it's... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7694286 Surely this topic is currently being researched and looked into at this very moment. The other question is: how do we know we're conscious? Yeah we're aware of what happens around us, but how do we know that we truly are conscious? What animals fall under the category of being conscious? If so, what are the requirements?
>Emeagwali studied for a Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan from 1987 through 1991. His thesis was not accepted by a committee of internal and external examiners and thus he was not awarded the degree. Emeagwali filed a court challenge, stating that the decision was a violation of his civil rights and that the university had discriminated against him in several ways because of his race. The court challenge was dismissed, as was an appeal to the Michigan state Court of Appeals.
>Emeagwali received the 1989... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>As a fan of Dragon Ball, Z/GT/Super, Planet Namek has been an icon throughout the stories of the famous anime series/manga series created by Akira Toriyama (Animated by Toei Animation). I have made this petition to get Kepler 22b an official name, which will be named after a very lavish planet. Its a good name isnt it /sci/?
It may be a future home for humanity, little kids will ask their father what the planets name means, and they will reply. "It comes from Some ancient japanese cartoon about half naked men/aliens screaming at each other"
Well, i guess i could let it pass as earth means "dirt" or "the ground" in latin.
I am getting real tired of planets being named "X5340-343" kind of shit. Sure, keep it that way in the scientific catalogs for database purposes, but giving a planet a good name is important, and I think we lost that spirit of the whole thing along the way somewhere.
>>7694118 I think it's good to give boring names to boring planets
So far we have confirmed the existence of over 2000 exoplanets, most of which consist of gas giants with no particular characteristic. In the next few years (basically with TESS and its successors) we'll start to find small and rocky planets which may possibly be similar to earth. At that point we'll start giving them cool names, also because the general public will become interested etc
Ok /sci/, I'm a retard and I accept it. However I have a question for all of you non-retarted people: does energy truly exist? Is it actually something that truly is, or is it just a representation of systems capability to work? Can energy be an actual substance and exist without the system, or is it just a property of the system?
IQ means nothing The 3 best engineering countries in the world= Japan, S. Korea, and Germany IQ means nothing The 3 highest IQ countries in the world= Japan S. Korea and Germany... IQ means nothing, the coincidence is happenstance lol
>industrialized nations that teach discipline towards taking and passing tests and also assign merits on the results of said tests happen to do well on tests You are not equipped to present the type of propaganda that you wish to normalize.
I swear this is not another religious bullshit, but what are the evidences that prove evolution is not only a genetic similarity between living beings? Because I'm sure a lot of people who believe in evolution today think the scale of complexity and similarity between living beings is somewhat a prove for evolution, which is not exactly.
>>7693858 Actually, probably comp-sci with a concentration in artificial intelligence. It won't give you a very deep understanding of probability theory but it will give you an excessive amount of experience with problem solving on large Bayesian networks and stochastic processes.
What are your reading habits /sci/? What kind of things do you like to read besides science related stuff? Do you read more than one book at once? I'm c reading La Insoportable levedad del Ser (The Unbearable Lightness of Being), I always read in spanish when I'm out of my house mainly the time I spend at uni or when I'm waiting for the bus. While I'm at home usually at nights I tend to read in english, atm I'm reading The myth of Sisyphus and other essays by Albert Camus I'm currently learning french so I just read in french on weekends and I'm reading le petit prince antoine de saint exupéry
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the content originated from them. If you need IP information for a Poster - you need to contact them. This website shows only archived content.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content you can contact me at email@example.com with that post and thread number and it will be removed as soon as possible.