• Math vs real world transition is similar to single machine vs networked

    Posted in Mathy Stuff on Dec 08, 2017

    When moving from the artificially perfect world of (excluded-middle) mathematics back into the real world, we encounter significant changes to our expectations for how things work. Or, as seen from the other directions, pure math feels "liberating" because we don't have to worry about all the pesky details associated with including middles that happens in real life. There is an interesting analogy to this transition found in networking lore:

    L. Peter Deutsch’s 8 fallacies of distributed computing presents a set of incorrect assumptions which many new to the space frequently make:


    1. The net...

  • Hierarchy creates a destructive force within the human psyche

    Posted in Everything on Dec 05, 2017

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4UMyTnlaMY

  • On the delightful coherence and simultaneous incoherence of epiphanies

    Posted in Everything, Mathy Stuff on Oct 19, 2017

    Woke up early this morning and in the world between worlds where some of the best insights come into view, I discovered one of the greater epiphanies of my decades-long study of ternary logic, infinity, zero, and world peace. I was striding through the fields of pure light and clarity -- the miracle of clarity -- which surrounds such an insight, and even had a hard time settling my mind during morning meditation because I was so excited to share the revelation with the world. The insight had arisen out of a philosophical/mathy type conversation on social media the night before, but it was much...

  • On learning how to see ternary logic with ternary eyes instead of binary

    Posted in Mathy Stuff, Neural Nets and AI Stuff, Postinfinity Tergiversation, Pre-Preprint Stuff on Oct 17, 2017

    It required several years of studying ternary logic -- which at that time I still called trinary -- before I began to glimpse a realization that the way we understand ternary is with a profoundly binary lens. In those early glimpses, I began to understand that even the people who discovered ternary logic were relating to it using binary logic's hidden "excluded middle" which is embedded in language itself.

    Kind of like looking at the color blue with red lenses, you're not going to see what you're looking at even though it is right in front of you until you remove the red lenses.

    Discovering a ...

  • On discovering my thoughts have a hint of Informational Structural Realism in them

    Posted in Everything, Neural Nets and AI Stuff on Oct 13, 2017

    Well this is interesting. After I wrote the post talking about a way of perceiving that was beyond quantum, I discover that there is in my thoughts plenty of similarity with an existing idea called "Informational Structural Realism." The original article by Luciano Floridi is abstract-only, but this article on arxiv.org discusses it in good detail.

    While skimming through it to understand if there was any similarity to my own ideas, I find indeed there is plenty of overlap. Not sure yet if the article entails things I don't like, but I may have found an anchor in the lingua franca whereupon I ...

  • For informational ontology instead of against digital ontology?

    Posted in Neural Nets and AI Stuff on Oct 13, 2017

    We must be careful that we do not mistake artifacts of the tools we use to investigate ontology with the ontology itself. For example, we all understand now how the Ptolemaic model of the universe was us projecting our egos outward on Nature and inventing epicycles to explain things so that we remained at the center of everything, which remained true until someone had enough data to prove a more elegant theory, wherein we were no longer at the center and all the colorful drama that developed around accepting this truth.

    In another example, Boolean logic, which pervades language at such a deep ...

  • The nine worlds of which this is one

    Posted in Everything on Oct 07, 2017

    I experienced eight different worlds one morning, one right after another. The overall circumstance in which this happened was strikingly similar to what is found in the dream-layers of the movie "Inception," but this was several layers deeper and took place long before the movie came out. I'm telling you this right at the outset so you understand my experience was a true, organic encounter with our meta-reality, not merely an artifact of an overactive imagination operating creatively upon elements from a movie or a good piece of science fiction. Honestly, until that morning, I had never expe...

  • False is always composed of partial truths

    Posted in Mathy Stuff, Pre-Preprint Stuff on Oct 07, 2017

    I long imagined that the essential flaw of binary logic lay in its foundation axiomsdefinition which exclude middles by asserting everything is EITHER true OR false with no inbetween. (This results in paradoxes which are considered to be unimportant by most people when compared with the overall value of logic.)

    Recently discovered that this flaw is resting on a deeper one still, more subtle and even better hidden: There is no "single thing" which is completely false, because falseness is ALWAYS composed of at least two half-truths. One or both of these "half truths" is being interpreted out of...

  • Apparently you can't convert base2 to base3 without an intermediary

    Posted in Mathy Stuff on Oct 05, 2017

    I assume this is relevant to the ongoing quest to fully understand ternary logic, its strengths and limitations, but do not yet know what to do with it. So here it is:

    You can't convert a base2 number to a base3 number without loading it into an integer. The reason is that 2 and 3 are coprime - they have no common factors. If you were working with base2 and base4, or even base6 and base9, then the set of integers up to the lowest common multiple of the two bases would be represented by two isomorphic sets. For example 13 (base4) = 0111 (base2), so converting 1313 (base4) = 01110111 (base2) - i...

  • Consider an acorn, inside of which there somehow resides an entire oak tree

    Posted in Everything, Neural Nets and AI Stuff, Postinfinity Tergiversation, Pre-Preprint Stuff on Oct 05, 2017

    To keep things interesting, I occasionally start thought experiments on the relationship between finite and infinite from within the singularity, in a sense transporting my mind into infinity and "looking back" upon the finite experience rather than the way we usually do -- from within our everyday finite experience looking into the infinite singularity and wondering how it works. This can be insightful.

    acorn with an oak tree inside of it

    From this perspective, I see quanta as particles being projected as a thin layer of perception outward from self-separated Observers onto an Indivisible Consciousness. It's not easy to mainta...