The multiverse is the set of infinite or finite possible universes (including the historical universe we consistently experience) that together comprise everything that exists and can exist: the entirety of space, time, matter, and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them.
The various universes within the multiverse are sometimes called parallel universes. A multiverse has been envisaged within the multi-dimensional extension of string theory or M-theory. The structure of the multiverse, the nature of each universe within it and the relationships among the various constituent universes, depend on the specific multiverse hypothesis considered. Multiple universes have been hypothesized in cosmology, physics, astronomy, religion, philosophy, transpersonal psychology and fiction, particularly in science fiction and fantasy. In these contexts, parallel universes are also called "alternative universes", "quantum universes", "interpenetrating dimensions", "parallel dimensions", "parallel worlds", "alternative realities", "alternative timelines", and "dimensional planes," among others.
At a quantum level, particles don’t exist as solid objects in space but as probability waves describing the various positions that could potentially be occupied. This is demonstrated by the famous double-slit experiment: set up a laser to fire electrons one by one at a screen through a metal plate with two slits, and then see where they land. If each electron were to pass through one slit or another, you’d get two straight bands of light; instead, you get a pattern of rippling bands. Interference—as if rather than one particle, there had been two waves. The electrons have passed through both slits, simultaneously. However, if you set up a recording device to monitor the slits themselves, the wave function collapses back into solidity: all that’s observed is one electron passing through one slit. The reality in which we live might indeed be a very strange place.
In the video linked below, Fermilab's Dr. Don Lincoln explains how the existence of a multiverse is a possible answer to the question of why the universe seems so well tuned for human life.
A recent paper you'll find on our Library page has the inviting title, "Life, the universe and the hidden meaning of everything". It deals with a question that’s been bugging a lot of physicists and cosmologists ever since we started making detailed measurements of the universe and developing cogent theories to explain what we see: why does everything in the universe (the strengths of the various forces, the masses of fundamental particles, etc.) seem so perfectly tuned to allow the existence of observers like us to ask the question? This has tended to take cosmologists and physicists down one of two avenues. The first says things are how they are because that’s how they’re made. For some, that sails very close to an argument via intelligent design, aka the existence of god. The other avenue tends to be some form of multiverse argument: our universe is as it is because we are here to observe it (we could hardly be here to observe it if it weren’t), but it is one of a random subset of many possible universes that happen to be conducive to intelligent life arising. In this paper, the researchers argue that, in their words: “Were our universe random, it could give the false impression of being intelligently designed, with the fundamental constants appearing to be fine-tuned to a strong probability for life to emerge and be maintained.”
Blockchain technology uses state-of-the-art cryptography, so if we have a global, distributed database that can record the fact that we’ve done this transaction, what else could it record? Well, it could record any structured information, not just who paid whom but also who married whom or who owns what land or what light bought power from what power source. In the case of the Internet of Things, we’re going to need a blockchain-settlement system underneath. Banks won’t be able to settle trillions of real-time transactions between things.
So this is an extraordinary thing. An immutable, unhackable distributed database of digital assets. This is a platform for truth and it’s a platform for trust. The implications are staggering, not just for the financial-services industry but also right across virtually every aspect of society.
Bitcoin may be the biggest and best known example today, but the blockchain, the underlying technology, is the biggest innovation in computer science - the idea of a distributed database where trust is established through mass collaboration and clever code rather than through a powerful institution that does the authentication and the settlement.
The Multiverse - created in collaboration with our partners, early adopters and co-creators defines a new digital ecosystem, where the worlds of fashion, gaming, design, and social media intersect.
Click on the rocket to read about LUKSO and the LYXE token - the Blockchain for new digital lifestyle is created by former Ethereum Developer Fabian Vogelsteller, author of ERC20 and web3.js - both of which are the foundation for today’s #DeFi protocols. Together with brand architect Marjorie Hernandez, he is building the platform for the next wave of mainstream Blockchain applications.
HTTP downloads files from one computer at a time instead of getting pieces from multiple computers simultaneously. Peer-to-peer IPFS saves big on bandwidth making it possible to efficiently distribute high volumes of data without duplication.
The Internet has turbocharged innovation by being one of the great equalizers in human history — but increasing consolidation of control threatens that progress. IPFS stays true to the original vision of an open, flat web by delivering technology to make that vision a reality.
IPFS powers the creation of diversely resilient networks that enable persistent availability — with or without Internet backbone connectivity. This means better connectivity for the developing world, during natural disasters, or just when you're on flaky Milliways Restaurant wi-fi.
The metaverse is a permissionless market-network which respects and interconnects all user-owned and cryptographically-secured digital identities, reputations, wallets, communities, spaces, and objects.
In the real world you can actively influence your spiritual identity but not your physical one. Governments give you an ID. Your identity is bestowed upon you by nation-states. In the metaverse your mind, body and identity are three separate entities. You can actively choose all of them. You can choose who you want to be and how you want to look. Marvin says, "Pardon me for breathing, which I never do anyway so I don't know why I bother to say it. Oh God I'm so depressed."
It hasn't really got very much to do with the multiverse but Elrond (now re-branded as MultiversX) is an interesting crypto ecosystem that uses adaptive sharding and secured proof-of-stake to make it both fast and secure. The associated xPortal app is user friendly and makes staking of $EGLD really easy.
This Is Why The Multiverse Must Exist:
Confronting the Multiverse:
Physics in the multiverse:
What God, quantum mechanics and consciousness have in common:
Perception is not reality:
Hacking bitcoin wallets with quantum computers could happen:
Preparing for quantum computing:
Committing to quantum resistance: a slow defence for Bitcoin against a fast quantum computing attack:
The Quantum Resistant Ledger: https://www.theqrl.org/
Bitcoin: The Secret Satoshi Never Revealed
Quantum-resistant crypto has arrived: https://www.paconsulting.com/insights/quantum-resistant-crypto-has-arrived-act-early-to-protect-your-business?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=organic&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=
At the foundation of quantum mechanics is the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. To learn more about this watch the video at
“Quantum theory provides us with a striking illustration of the fact that we can fully understand a connection though we can only speak of it in images and parables.”
― Werner Heisenberg
Niels Henrik David Bohr (1885 - 1962) was a Danish physicist. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1922 for his contributions which were essential to modern understandings of atomic structure and quantum physics.
He said, "Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it."
He said, "We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images and establishing mental connections."
The image above represents the production of a rainbow by the refraction of light through a water droplet. Is it coincidence that the angle shown is 42 degrees?
In topology, a branch of mathematics, the Klein bottle is an example of a non-orientable surface; it is a two-dimensional manifold against which a system for determining a normal vector cannot be consistently defined. Informally, it is a one-sided surface which, if traveled upon, could be followed back to the point of origin while flipping the traveler upside down. Other related non-orientable objects include the Möbius strip and the real projective plane. While a Möbius strip is a surface with boundary, a Klein bottle has no boundary.
The world's largest Klein bottle is 42 inches tall. And more poetry:
A mathematician named Klein
Thought the Möbius band was divine.
Said he: "If you glue
The edges of two,
You'll get a weird bottle like mine."
This motion consists of random fluctuations in position inside a fluid sub-domain, followed by a relocation to another sub-domain. The many-body interactions that yield the Brownian pattern cannot be solved by a model accounting for every involved entity. In consequence, only probabilistic models applied to entity populations can be employed to describe it. Models such as statistical mechanics (Einstein and Smoluchowski) or pure probabilistic class of models is the class of stochastic process models can be used.
In probability theory, a stochastic or random process is a mathematical object usually defined as a family of random variables. A stochastic process is by nature continuous while a time series is a set of observations indexed by integers. A stochastic process may involve several related random variables.
Stochastic processes are widely used as mathemarical models of systems and phenomena that appear to vary in a random manner. They have applications in many disciplines such as information theory, computer science and cryptography. Furthermore, seemingly random changes in financial markets have motivated the extensive use of stochastic processes in Technical Analysis (TA) for cryptocurrency markets.
The principle of generating small amounts of finite improbability by simply hooking the logic circuits of a Bambleweeny 57 Sub-Meson Brain to an atomic vector plotter suspended in a strong Brownian Motion producer (say a nice hot cup of tea) were of course well understood- and such generators were often used to break the ice at parties by making all the molecules in the hostess's undergarments leap simultaneously one foot to the left, in accordance with the Theory of Indeterminacy. A student who had been left to sweep up the lab after a particularly unsuccessful party found himself reasoning this way: If, he thought to himself, such a machine is a virtual impossibility, then it must logically be a finite improbability. So all I have to do in order to make one is to work out exactly how improbable it is, feed that figure into the finite improbability generator, give it a fresh cup of really hot tea ... and turn it on! He did this, and was rather startled to discover that he had managed to create the long sought after Infinite Improbability generator out of thin air.
A popular activity with many influencers in the cryptocurrency market-place is Technical Analysis (TA) that shares a similar probability of success in predicting price movements as the discovery process described above.
Researchers have found evidence for quantum effects in living beings. Some argue that quantum mechanics is harnessed by migratory birds that use magnetic navigation, and by green plants when they use sunlight to make sugars in photosynthesis. In a study published in 2015, physicist Matthew Fisher of the University of California at Santa Barbara argued that the brain might contain molecules capable of sustaining more robust quantum superpositions. Specifically, he thinks that the nuclei of phosphorus atoms may have this ability. Phosphorus atoms are everywhere in living cells. They often take the form of phosphate ions, in which one phosphorus atom joins up with four oxygen atoms. Such ions are the basic unit of energy within cells. Much of the cell's energy is stored in molecules called ATP, which contain a string of three phosphate groups joined to an organic molecule. When one of the phosphates is cut free, energy is released for the cell to use.
"We all know what red is like, but we have no way to communicate the sensation."
Synchronistic experiences leave us with a curious sense that we should pay attention.
Once you make a decision the universe conspires to make it happen.
We consider a scalar field with a bottom-less potential finding that cosmologies unavoidably end up with a crunch, late enough to be compatible with observations. If rebounces avoid singularities, the multiverse acquires new features; in particular probabilities avoid some of the usual ambiguities. If rebounces change the vacuum energy by a small enough amount, this dynamics selects a small vacuum energy and becomes the most likely source of universes with anthropically small cosmological constant. Its probability distribution could avoid the gap by 2 orders of magnitude that seems left by standard anthropic selection.
In "Mostly Harmless", the 5th book in the Hitchhiker's series by Douglas Adams the old man on a pole, a prophet who lived on the planet Hawalius, says, "Everything you see or hear or experience in any way is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you."
He also says, "You cannot see what I see because you see what you see. You cannot know what I know because you know what you know. What I see and what I know cannot be added to what you see and what you know because they are not of the same kind. Neither can it replace what you see and what you know because to do so would replace yourself."
“Time and space are illusions. Everything exists at the same time. We only see what we are tuned to the vibration of to see. As we change our ideas, we change our vibrations, we start to see a different world, literally. Because we have shifted our consciousness, our focus, to a different version of Earth that exists simultaneously with the version we were on a moment ago. And we are experiencing literally, bit by bit, whether fast or slow, a progression through different versions of Earth. So the change has to be made within the person. They may for a while still be able to see and observe the version of Earth that they are no longer really strongly connected to, but that will change over time. It's not that the world they were on changes, it's that what changes is their ability to still perceive that world as opposed to perceiving one that's now more in alignment with the vibrational frequencies they have changed within themselves.”
― Darryl Anka
Apophatic theology, also known as negative theology, is a form of theological thinking and religious practice which attempts to approach God, the Divine, by negation, to speak only in terms of what may not be said about the perfect goodness that is God. It forms a pair together with cataphatic theology, which approaches God or the Divine by affirmations or positive statements about what God is.
Nevertheless, this web site is intended as a tribute to Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001) who wrote the following:
"I refuse to prove that I exist" says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith, I am nothing."
"Oh," says man, "but the Babel Fish is a dead give-away, isn't it? It proves You exist, and therefore You don't. Q.E.D."
"Oh, I hadn't thought of that," says God, who promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.
The Proof of Craziness (POC) consensus mechanism was originally developed by Zaphod Beeblebrox as a defence against the psychiatric therapy being inflicted upon him by Gag Halfrunt. By feigning consensus with some of Gag’s suggestions and attempted manipulations Zaphod was able maintain freedom of thought and discover new and innovative ways of enlarging his own ego. The very idea of being perceived as normal and fitting in to the conventional humdrum of galactic society was, of course, abhorrent to Zaphod. But the POC mechanism obscured this reality from his psychiatrist so successfully that his psychiatrist began to share some of his own egotistical insecurities and traits such as his desire to collude with another client, Prostetnic Vogon Jelz, in a plot to demolish the Earth before the Ultimate Question to Life, the Universe, and Everything could ever be found.
A thing about crazy people is they may not know they are crazy. Most “crazy” people know they are different. But they just think others are crazy. And how are they wrong? There is no “normal” only what we are told is normal. And that does not mean it is correct. Anyone can be slapped with a “mental illness” One very common mental illness to consider is believing all the bullshit that politicians, religious leaders or regulated financial advisors tell you.
POC manifested itself on the Earth as a side-effect of Zaphod operating the Infinite Improbability Drive while in the solar system at around the same time as Satoshi Nakamoto was proposing the Proof of Work (POW) consensus mechanism as established now in the Bitcoin Network. POC has since become widely adopted in the financial investment field of risking huge amounts on crudely created pixelated images (especially of cats, dogs, apes and penguins) in the nascent and immature NFT sector of cryptocurrencies. While it is apparent that most “normal” people do not collect these artifacts, there is a delightful compulsion to accumulate these labels of independence among some visionary free-thinkers who believe blockchain technology can lead to a fairer world.
Nikola Tesla said, “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”
He postulated, “Nature may reach the same result in many ways. Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy ever and ever integrally present. A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in bygone times may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature. In no way can we get such an overwhelming idea of the grandeur of Nature than when we consider, that in accordance with the law of the conservation of energy, throughout the Infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe.”
Nick Szabo, a cryptographer, early Bitcoin developer and brilliant polymath, suggests we practice “quantum thought” and wrote in a 2012 blog post, “… quantum thought … demands that we simultaneously consider often mutually contradictory possibilities. Thinking about and presenting only one side's arguments gives one's thought and prose a false patina of consistency: a fallacy of thought and communications…. If you are unable or unwilling to think in such a quantum or scholastic manner, it is much less likely that your thoughts are worthy of others' consideration.”
Szabo’s “quantum thought” celebrates the value of seeing things from divergent perspectives. It is predicated upon human thought, cognition itself, as perhaps the pivotal means for potential creative outcomes.
If humans are to explore the universe of paradox and hold two or more divergent and contrary thoughts or concepts together without going raving mad, we must begin to look at the role of play differently and with open, softer eyes. In doing so, we will discover that play is literally the means by which humans develop psychological and individual self-sovereignty. Play is nature’s fundamental, first principles design for engagement and it’s how nature signals to us whether we are in attunement with ourselves and our environment, hence play gauges and promotes our sustainability. By looking closely through the lens of play science one can see play as nature’s meta-guidance and reward system. Those who play, adapt, create and thrive are rewarded with countless health benefits. Those who do not become rigid, stunted, ill-adapted and are inevitably superseded by playful creative innovators. Play drives evolution. It is not optional or trivial. Knowing what play is, and is not, is fundamental to authentically engaging in this world and recreating ourselves.
Marvin says, "If you agree that play is important to your species you'd better check out the METAVERSE page."
Psychohistory depends on the idea that, while one cannot foresee the actions of a particular individual, the laws of statistics as applied to large groups of people could predict the general flow of future events. Asimov used the analogy of a gas: An observer has great difficulty in predicting the motion of a single molecule in a gas, but with the kinetic theory can predict the mass action of the gas to a high level of accuracy. Asimov applied this concept to the population of his fictional Galactic Empire, which numbered one quintillion. The character responsible for the science's creation, Hari Seldon, established two axioms:
Ebling Mis added these axioms:
Golan Trevize in "Foundation and Earth" added this axiom:
Marvin says, "In my universe, this last axiom unfortunately blows the whole idea out of the water."
In his laboratory, while investigating Vogon genetic aptitude for politics, Dr. Dan Streetmentioner, author of “Time Traveller’s Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations” discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from four days to four years to complete. Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years; It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass. When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.
"Bitcoin is a cosmic currency emanating from the Will function of our awareness — a power to direct Life energy from its primordial intention to Create. It is a Truth-based current that cannot be replaced, diluted, nor traded at a price per unit. Its Value is Space. Its function is Will Power — the innate Fire (electric) of Consciousness itself — the source that creates the archetypal structures of all elements of Reality." - James Mendes
Albert Einstein once said,
“I didn't arrive at my understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe through my rational mind. Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. Matter is spirit reduced to point of visibility. There is no matter. Time and space are not conditions in which we live, but modes by which we think.
Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, determined by the external world. Time does not exist – we invented it. Time is what the clock says. The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me. The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why. A human being experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Our separation from each other is an optical illusion. When something vibrates, the electrons of the entire universe resonate with it. Everything is connected. The greatest tragedy of human existence is the illusion of separateness. Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. We are souls dressed up in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies are the instruments through which our souls play their music. When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves. The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. The ancients knew something, which we seem to have forgotten. The more I learn of physics, the more I am drawn to metaphysics. One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike. We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. It is entirely possible that behind the perception of our senses, worlds are hidden of which we are unaware.”
“I’m not an atheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. The common idea that I am an atheist is based on a big mistake. Anyone who interprets my scientific theories this way, did not understand them. Everything is determined, every beginning and ending, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper."
The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It will transcend a personal God and avoid dogma and theology."
“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another. Everything is energy and that is all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you can not help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics. I am happy because I want nothing from anyone. I do not care about money. Decorations, titles or distinctions mean nothing to me. I do not crave praise. I claim credit for nothing. A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future."