Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The final archive

we had just arrived, the archive was really here.

in the first thousand years of the internet revolution, many pieces of data were corrupted or modified. Authenticity was difficult or impossible to identify. A data store of original files would be archived and shot into space.

This archive would be unsealed by us and we would have our opportunity to affect the memes of society. We would have our chance to modify history.

It had been done before and will be done again. This is not the final archive.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

General Theory

As all things had changed, perhaps none had changed more than science itself. Whereas in the ancient times science was considered divided into a few fields it, it now was a leviathan; a galaxy of countless facets and features.

Hierarchy had disappeared long ago.

Now, inside the core of a computing device, two agents began to discuss a scientific method for uncovering the final structure of nature.

He began, "Formalized information structure allows for generic representations in physics which are "paradigm-less'. No longer must our logical models use strings or particles - but completely non-analogous entities. This could help us overcome some of the anthropic bias limitations of which we have speculated.

"Anthropic bias acts as a kind of filter - like color already refracted through a prism. You can put all the colors back together into white light, but if you have only one narrow band then you cannot create the full color...Computational informational methods allow for extra-anthropic informational processing.

"I dub it, 'Information-Oriented Physics'.

"I keep wondering if there is a quality of nature which is prime for informational interaction. All information will act together."

At this point she raised a point to him, "interaction? between parts? pieces? Aren't these just particles again that you're talking about?"

He thought for a moment, "Very interesting objection. Perhaps we will need to extend the concept of particles to be anything - including systems - then perhaps we have a model.

"I first thought of this because of how the ideas that electrons orbit the nucleus was thought-up prior to Bohr discovering that the model fit into an observation of the spectrum of hydrogen. It matched the orbits perfectly."

They sat in silence for a moment. She voiced her thoughts, "Bohr found phenomena that matched a model. Then let us make a model which matches any phenomenon."