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Author Lee Bloomquist wrote on Jan. 10, 2017 @ 21:50 GMT
Essay Abstract

This is a toy model of dark energy.

Author Bio

Lee Bloomquist is a retired Engineer, who also worked as an industrial researcher. He learned of the theory of information in this paper (Jon Barwise's informationalism) from organizing a workshop at Stanford's Center for the Study of Language and Information with Keith Devlin and Ted Goranson: The...

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Gary D. Simpson wrote on Jan. 12, 2017 @ 15:58 GMT
Lee,

Many thanks for an interesting read. I had to study it a little while to understand your nomenclature but it is worthwhile.

Your essay seems to argue that an object has a physical property that allows it to predict the future! To some, this might seem impossible, but to me, this seems very possible. You might find my essay to be interesting in this regard. I will combine your...

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Author Lee Bloomquist replied on Jan. 13, 2017 @ 03:08 GMT
Thanks Gary. Looks like you are interested in the Division Algebras. They are fascinating. Division let's you say things about "possibility." If that interests you, there's something about it in the first section of a paper you can download here. I wonder what it would mean for the wave functions you are studying.



Joe Fisher replied on Jan. 14, 2017 @ 16:59 GMT
Dear Mr. Bloomquist,

All visible objects have a real surface. As I have thoughtfully pointed out in my brilliant essay, SCORE ONE FOR SIMPLICITY, the real Universe consists only of one unified visible infinite surface occurring in one infinite dimension, that am always illuminated by infinite non-surface light. Reality am NOT guesswork.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Author Lee Bloomquist replied on Jan. 15, 2017 @ 01:56 GMT
Thanks for commenting, Joe. Reminds me of-- "Darkness sees no light and light sees no darkness."




Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Feb. 9, 2017 @ 00:59 GMT
Very nice essay Bloomquest,

Very good idea and logic is good. Probably you need to make some corrections in your essay. In page 7 last para and in page 8 first and second para… You mentioned dark energy and Blackhole. These concepts not required. They are not even required in large scale universe also. Physics at large scales can be explained without these in a much better way. Probably...

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Author Lee Bloomquist wrote on Feb. 10, 2017 @ 02:41 GMT
Thanks for commenting!

More generally the idea is to look for equations that might reveal an information channel between different parts of the same system (as when using certain maths, the Born rule can be used to construct an information channel between the nonStandardFuture and the nonStandardPast).

As another example, the equation defining proper time in terms of coordinate time...

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta replied on Mar. 18, 2017 @ 09:22 GMT
Thank you sir,

I saw that essay. It was good and nicely discussed about nicely. your words......." However, despite a great deal of evidence for the validity of this correspondence, we do not have a deep understanding of why or how spacetime/gravity emerges from the degrees of freedom of the field theory. In this essay, we will argue, based on widely accepted examples of gauge theory /...

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Member George F. R. Ellis wrote on Feb. 19, 2017 @ 07:07 GMT
Dear Lee

this is a very interesting essay. I very much like the breadth of vision. And I agree very much about Feynman and wandering.

Two specific issues. First, your concept of the origin of dark energy may relate to a very interesting paper by Thibaut Josset, Alejandro Perez, Daniel Sudarsky: arXiv:1604.04183.

Second, Probability Learning is crucial to life: it is...

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Author Lee Bloomquist wrote on Feb. 19, 2017 @ 23:53 GMT
Professor Ellis,

First I must express my sincere respect. You have been recognized by Nelson Mandela for your opposition to apartheid. Perhaps of related interest, I have recently watched the video of a speaker in Soweto say that now South Africa has the chance to light, and lead, the world in peace.

Second, your essay demonstrates the logical equations of physics and then the...

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Author Lee Bloomquist wrote on Mar. 6, 2017 @ 01:07 GMT
This is an Extended Abstract of the essay.

This is a toy model of dark energy. The original motivation for building this model was to report to physicists the finding of a new mathematical object I called the Born infomorphism, a transmission of information from the nonstandard future into the nonstandard past involving the Born rule and a nonstandard model of time. Guidelines from the essay contest— to which this essay is submitted— have given the model its present form.

New methods introduced by Jon Barwise (e.g. Information and Impossibilities), Samson Abramsky (his paper and his presentation on Big Toy Models) and others (e.g. Jerry Seligman, Information Flow, Lawrence Moss, Vicious Circles) have been applied to the architecture. Specifically, a co-algebra called a stream is built within a Chu space, which is then placed inside the monad (as in nonstandard analysis) that is nonstandard time. Which monad, called clockTime, then becomes the output of another stream, properTime. In previous work, this stream is "zippered" together (a technique for combining streams which are modeled by non-wellfounded sets) with David Bohm's Holomovement. Inside this architecture, the essay presents a new mathematical expression for the collapse of the wave function. This new mathematics for the collapse of the wave function seems, perhaps arguably, like the simplest possible to imagine. Collapse of the wave function seems to look like the diagram which is expressed in the text as a table.

Taking the idea from Bohm and Hiley in The Undivided Universe— that the two sides of the simplest equation for the Born rule are from two different processes— the model applies a different algorithm for each side of the equation. These are a pair of algorithms from mathematical game theory-- from the mathematical game called probability learning. In this context, the signature of a learning algorithm becomes evident. What is it learning? The laws of physics. Since it doesn't know the laws of physics, the particle must learn the laws of physics. And so it seems logical that instead of being an object, the particle in this architecture is a process (in fact, a stream). Which in previous work on the model is used to "complete" quantum mechanics, by complementing the Schrödinger equation with a co-algebra that is a stream.

All of which, in this essay, models dark energy as the waste stream from the above mathematical game, now seen as a thermodynamic engine. Forces between particles are in this model entropic.

For context, the mathematics which Feynman used in his famous lectures to talk about the goal of least action is "mindless" insofar as there is no decision process modeled in that mathematics, i.e. in the mathematics Feynman used there is no explicitly modeled process by which a player with intentions selects among possibilities to achieve the goal of least action. Here, the model begins with Abramsky's paper, in which at least the "possibilities" are made explicit. In the new mathematical model for wave function collapse, the mathematical model of such a decision process becomes explicit. So in this architecture, the decision process by which a choice is made among possibilities in order to achieve a goal is universal— from the Born infomorphism on up.

Which leads to a testable hypothesis— The Dream Child Hypothesis. In previous work on this model, the non-wellfounded set "self = (self)" was modeled by Petri nets, which are, again, a co-algebra. To make this Petri net model work, a feedback loop is needed. In the case of animals, such a feedback loop may involve either enteroceptors or proprioceptors. The former are involved in the heartbeat and the latter are involved in the breath. The Dream Child Hypothesis holds that "self=(self)" begins, not when the feedback loop is closed by enteroceptors, but when the feedback loop is closed by proprioceptors. Neuro-imaging with laboratory animals should be able to test the hypothesis.




Richard J Benish wrote on Mar. 9, 2017 @ 23:48 GMT
Dr. Bloomquist,

I enjoyed your thought-provoking essay which attaches human emotions to particles and stars:

"The toy model says we are all the same in the Universe: star- dust, stars, particles, human beings— all are driven by unconscious fear of some kind. And for human beings in the current world situation— this is a problem. Many important choices seem to be largely based on...

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Author Lee Bloomquist replied on Mar. 10, 2017 @ 02:04 GMT
Richard, Thank you so much for commenting. There are a lot of interesting essays in this contest-- including yours. And, it's clear to me that you are enjoying your work! I hope that some gifted experimentalists get interested. Very Best Regards, Lee




Dizhechko Boris Semyonovich wrote on Mar. 17, 2017 @ 23:11 GMT
Dear Lee Bloomquist

I inform all the participants that use the electronic translator, therefore, my essay is written badly. I participate in the contest to familiarize English-speaking scientists with New Cartesian Physic, the basis of which the principle of identity of space and matter. Combining space and matter into a single essence, the New Cartesian Physic is able to integrate modern...

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Author Lee Bloomquist replied on Mar. 18, 2017 @ 00:25 GMT
Thank you Dizhechko Boris,

"self = (thinking, self)"




Rick Searle wrote on Mar. 20, 2017 @ 00:14 GMT
Hello Lee,

I enjoyed your essay. In a way it brings things full circle from my own more literary take. Science began by taking mind out of matter, but if you're right, will conclude by having brought it back in.

http://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/2817

Best of luck,

Rick Searle

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Author Lee Bloomquist replied on Mar. 20, 2017 @ 10:27 GMT
Thank you Rick.

"Being is thinking and being." -Parmenides




Author Lee Bloomquist wrote on Mar. 22, 2017 @ 02:10 GMT
Fyi-- Here's a link to some other comments in the contest.




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