"in short information is a mode of perception, just as sound and just as color"
HUMAN PERCEPTION -- SENSATIONS OF THE MIND
there is no sound in nature, sound is how we perceive compression in air
there is no color in nature, color is how we perieve wavelengths in electrtomagnetic radiation
there is no information in nature,...
Soak it up. This ball you sit on, called Earth, is huge. It is monstrous. Truly feel it. Let its enormity run through your veins and smother your brain. Feel it lying beneath you. It is unrelentingly, massively, frighteningly gigantic. It is bigger than any other object you've ever dealt with hand to hand. It shows us no mercy as we are...
An Explanation for Time Dilation
I. Introductions and Stuff.
A friend of mine posed a question to me: Why is it that at high velocities, time is affected? This is a phenomenon called Time Dilation, a very important component in the Theory of Relativity. So this got me thinking, and I believe I have arrived at a plausible explanation to this....
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answer me this:
if you could transmit one human experience to an alien species (like make the alien species understand what it's like to taste lava cake, or what it's like to drum with fabric on your thighs) what experience would you...
During fourth year high school, I was introduced to Pascal's "Wager" by my (slightly psychotic) english teacher. Basically, in Wager, Pascal concludes that it is favorable to have faith and believe in God, because, well... it's basically a good gamble. Let me expound:
A man has two options: atheism and theism. In both cases, there...
the humanity people. despite any technological advances and integration of artificiality into our beings, we will always, at our heart, be human. we must reach out on an emotional level to a forthcoming technological race.
Imagine an alien, Fox once said, who's come here to identify the
planet's dominant form of intelligence. The alien has a look, then chooses.
What do you think he picks? I probably shrugged. The zaibatsus, Fox said,
the multinationals. The blood of a zaibatsu is information, not people. The
structure is independent of the ...