Thursday, 20 January 2011

Systems built out of incompatible entities last longer.

Just came to me, of all the time I had in my hand, hours ago, just at the time I was ready to go and attend other daily matters, the idea or more likely the notion of incompatibility.

Systems instantiate selves, by virtue of incompatibility. Incompatible states the essence in every system's existence, of ever to be. Incompatible states retain their identity, what makes them unique, and out of, and despite of, their incompatibility, the ties that hold them together, are as strong, and stronger than what pushes them apart. What tries to separate them.

The essence of the existence of opposite forces in reality, like the positive and negative charge, the south and north poles in electromagnetic forces, and even to the core of the atom itself, the strong nuclear force that keeps protons and neutrons together, even down to the quarks within each proton and neutron, and why not down to the strings suggested in whatever way, their interaction is interpreted.

How come I have connected such a notion of incompatibility, with the existence of inertia itself. Inertial forces out of the necessity to hold the structures brought into existence, intact (..and not falling apart)? Counteracting the forces unleashed by each of the incompatible partners, as they are unwilling to co-operate with each other, each one of the participant states, fighting hard to rid self of, from the embrace of the other, assert their uniqueness, but if they meet with success, the structure built out of such (reluctant) co-operation, collapses, cease to be, and all the structures built upon it, collapse, cease to be. Reality evaporates into nothingness. All that is ever be, ceases to be.

And the forces developed, that keep structures intact, the very existence of the objects, as such, are immensely stronger as they descent to the deepest level of reality, to the atom, to the baryons of these world. And it weakens as it goes up the ladder of existence, systems pulled apart, collapsing with the mere push the weak human individual, can afford.

Joining together incompatible states, what brings a system to be, and the more incompatible being, the stronger the hold.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Past, present and future concurring? Nonlinear time

Mind-boggling ideas. Nonlinear time? Playing havoc with your mind. The musings I found in Chris Opperman's CD Baby website were far far interesting. That beats any bed time conversation by far

"Non-linear time is the theory that states that time doesn't REALLY occur in a linear fashion, but instead is more of a constant. However, we as human beings can only perceive time in chronological order. Some scientists theorize that the reality of time is that the past, present, and future have already occurred," said Linda."

I just liked this initial fervour and before I check this out further I want to put it into my mind and see what will bring out. Some scientists theorize that the reality of time is that past, ..... What reality is that? What realm past, present and future events are, or more precisely took place? And are taking place? Unfold? Since they are events they involve objects, objects that take up space. Time needs space. Space and time go together. Incompatibles? Anyway, leave that.

If the passage of time, the arrow of time can be imagined as vertical, now we have to think that the arrow of time is horizontal, extends horizontally? Bubbles? Bubbles of space? Time creates space and space creates time? The expansion of the universe looked at as the composite effect of time and space? Chaotic composition(?), spawning emergence as a result of time and space being incompatible (again), and by being incompatible means that they are not loosing their identity or integrity at any time but they continue to interact and by this continual interaction bring about the creation of ..., the world, universe, reality, the physical realm itself.

Time will create space? Create space where there is no space? A bubble of space? But space on its own accord can create time. Freshly-made space creates time? A bubble of time? Bubbles within bubbles? Co-existing? Concurring? Events within a bubble unfold in a linear fashion? Corresponded time and space, in each bubble a whole universe, and all the bubbles a multiverse? Space-driven universe and time-driven universe?

Past, present and future happening at the same time? Concurrently unfolding? How can this justify the nonlinear time notion? As a whole, as a multiverse time progresses as spikes, fragments of arrows? Broken into pieces? Constant? As regards, if looked as an aggregate quantity? Of the multiverse? That it could not surpass a defined pre-determined value? Which means that the values in each component universe fluctuate? Universes that exist in the future compensate against universes that exist in the past? Bringing up a multiverse overall aggregate value for time that remains constant? Be that zero? The present?

Or is it not time that is constant, but instead an aggregate value for time and space. Spacetime? A critical value(?), which if it is exceeded the bubble bursts?
The universe bursts? A way to eliminate universes that do not abide with the rule(?)? The rule being that overall, for the multiverse, time or spacetime is constant? To bring along the idea of the parallel universes in countless millions? Each time a decision is made and the world bifurcates? Chaotic bifurcations?

And to bring forth the anthropic principle and account for premonition as Linda mentions

"Well, that would explain why some people experience psychic phenomena or have premonitions, wouldn't it?" continued Linda. "The only way that someone could see into the future would be if the future has already happened."

any human individual or other living thing that acts as an observer or an agent, instantiates(?) a universe, becomes its centre, its very own parallel world, co-existing parallel worlds, mixtures of worlds as we come across each other? Or, our world and all others as objects within it. Explaining ego? How would that account for premonition? May be not. But premonition could only be imagined if we were somehow responsible for the splitting into parallel worlds. Which, by virtue of the decisions we make, we are. Decisions that have to do with

"It's your own life you make, based on your choices and the risks you take."


"Our future will always be based on our choices and the risks we take, since we can only perceive the future on a linear basis anyhow."

the choices and risks we take, and the critical value, coming out of time or spacetime being constant determines whether newly formed bubble, cum universe, cum parallel world would burst or not? Premonition being built out of our feel for time and space intrinsic in our consciousness by being the agents responsible for its creation?

Time? what is time?

Disparate notions striking my mind .. it feels like assembling pieces in a puzzle .. congruency foreseen .. applying it

time .. have been spun in its entirety .. universe effectively frozen .. the arrow of time .. its passage already set .. time, ticking clocks ... an illusion?

universe .. inflation .. the instantaneous jump .. in its evolution .. happened for its entirety ... the universe full to its brims ... time arbitrary .. chunks thrown here and there .. apparent, its passage, only for the objects within a chunk ..

pockets of time continuum

I read there "..after or simultaneously with any other event in the universe." .. it stopped in my tracks .. seen it as unfamiliar .. strange .. though .. something that is taken for granted .. and as such familiar .. solely .. on the basis of the notion of time .. held in our minds .. but is that so?

why .. we are so certain .. that such simultaneity exists .. it sounds as, that such claim is based .. on arbitrary grounds ..

time and space .. incompatible(!) .. I must have pondered on that notion .. and forgot ..

Monday, 17 January 2011

Quantum mechanics unpalatable?

"Some physicists still find quantum mechanics unpalatable, if not unbelievable, because of what it implies about the world beyond our senses."

.. the world beyond our senses .. if not unbelievable .. belief and senses hand-in-hand? .. quantum mechanics unpalatable?

"The theory’s mathematics is simple enough to be taught to undergraduates, but the physical implications of that mathematics give rise to deep philosophical questions that remain unresolved."

.. mathematics .. enduring factor .. spurs imagination .. new vistas unfold .. surpasses the boundaries human senses have drawn .. unpalatable .. the taste revealed .. discovered .. does not go down smoothly .. no mystery there .. it is expected as human individuals are foremost creatures of habits .. their lives must go on .. should feel cosy and secure within .. can not do anything else but avert from the physical implications brought forth .. need time to adjust .. to get familiar with what it is asked by them .. there will be the time that the newly-found perspectives would become deep-seated within the mind .. and define their lives along these lines .. and together embark on the journey to resolve the philosophical questions arising

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Ontology. For a common language? Discerning between context-tied and context-free.

In John Holland's book of 'emergence, from chaos to order' there is something that fits my current streak of thoughts, and though haphazard I feel compelled in contemplating about it, in fear I would loose sight of the track it opens up.

In page 241-242, is mentioned

"In modifying the starting conditions, and in deciding which phenomena are critical or characteristic, insight and taste are indispensable. In the study of emergence, interdisciplinary comparisons are a critical aid in developing these two traits. As I 've emphasized in several places, interdisciplinary comparisons allow us to differentiate the incidental from the essential. When we look for the same phenomena in different contexts, we can separate features that always present from features that are tied to context. Moreover, what is hidden in one context may be obvious in another. Both aspects offer great help in the construction of models of emergence."

The incidental which is context-tied and do not confer any weight in elucidating the rules applied for every phenomenon under the emergence regime and the essential, which is context-free and bears relevance to universal laws emergence adheres to. The constant attempt to discern from all the information phenomena provide to the essential and steer away from the information that its presence appears trivial and it is not crucial in our understanding of the phenomenon itself. Emergence governs every phenomenon and its deeper understanding leads to worthwhile applications in explaining any phenomenon to ourselves.

Without this knowledge we feel lost, overwhelmed unable to function in an appropriate manner.

systems .. agents ... units ... variables and parameters ... environment ... self-organising ... emergent. The systems created by systems ... evolving .. self-organised. Agent based systems, become the agents of other systems, expanding in space. Agents of systems, are systems themselves.

Human individuals agents of societies. Human individuals systems themselves. Poly-systemic as comprised of many systems.

system-subsystem-instance separation

Experimental techniques in low-temperature physics By Guy Kendall White, Philip J. Meeson

"Most properties of materials are categorised in terms of the phonon system, the electron system and the spin system (i.e. the nuclear or electronic magnetic moments). Since spin and magnetic moment are closely related in quantum mechanics, we will use the terms interchangeably.
These different subsystems, although intimately mixed together in any one material, can be separated in the imagination and analysed as independent systems.

"Consider for example the separation of the phonon system from the electron system in a metal. This proceeds from the knowledge that the phonon system is 'heavy' arising from the motion of ions in the lattice whilst electrons are light. The mass difference (and differing statistics) influences the available energy levels in each system and ultimately limits the flow of momentum and energy between the two systems. This 'adiabatic' or Born-Oppenheimer approximation regards the two subsystems as separate but interacting via an electron-phonon interaction. In this particular case of a metal, for instance, phonons dominate the high-temperature heat capacity whilst electrons dominate the low-temperature heat capacity; however the electron-phonon interaction ensures that the electrons and phonons are in good thermal equilibrium at all temperatures for most practical purposes. This is because the coupling is in fact relatively strong, and at low or high temperature one or the other system has a relatively small heat capacity. In the intermediate regime thermal contact is still good, but subtle effects due to non-equilibrium may be discerned."

This paper describes a mechanism for defining ontologies that are portable over representation systems.

In that context, an ontology is a specification used for making ontological commitments.
"The formal definition of ontological commitment is given below. For pragmetic reasons, we choose to write an ontology as a set of definitions of formal vocabulary. Although this isn't the only way to specify a conceptualization, it has some nice properties for knowledge sharing among AI software (e.g., semantics independent of reader and context). Practically, an ontological commitment is an agreement to use a vocabulary (i.e., ask queries and make assertions) in a way that is consistent (but not complete) with respect to the theory specified by an ontology. We build agents that commit to ontologies. We design ontologies so we can share knowledge with and among these agents."

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Space the final frontier. Is it?

The human mind to get to grips with the concept of space.

...inter-dimensional, dream-scape, inner-space

...from the 11 dimensions postulated in string theory, the notion of phase space introduced by chaos theory, the branes of quantum cosmology ..

..acquire a firm hold, add-on to the concepts arsenal to fire, kickstart, spark people's intuition