From: Carlo Wood (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Apr 07 2002 - 09:30:52 MDT
On Sun, Apr 07, 2002 at 10:44:57AM -0400, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
After reading http://sysopmind.com/sing/shocklevels.html
I decided to unsubscribe, as I clearly do not
belong on sl4. Not because I am shocked about it
(actually, I am not even shocked by level 5) but because
the topic doesn't match what I want to discuss.
--- I hereby define SL5: - Stopping the Entropy Death of the Universe. - Making Civilization survive the next Big Bang. - The relationship between God and Heisenberg uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics (or how humanity can occupy that quantum mechanic space themself and become God). Those three combined: maybe we will create God ourselfs, the universe collapses and "we" survive as a super-intelligence in the form of the "uncertainty" (NOT!) that plays a role in the causality of microscopic quantum states leading to macroscopic (real world) effects. -- Carlo Wood <firstname.lastname@example.org> PS This is a personal idea of me. Modern quantum mechanics teaches that a quantum state describes no more than the probability to observe possible classical states. However, it never explains what 'observing' is, except that it seems to involve a human. I think that 'observing' needs to be replaced with with a formula describing the entropy of the system involved. In other words: when an atom emits an electron in a quantum state with 50% chance spin "up" and 50% chance for spin "down", then an observation by a human forces the quantum state to one of these classical values (up OR down *) because the entropy of the human brain is very very low (very very complex) and it just doesn't happen that the WHOLE brain stays in a 50%/50% quantum state as a result of the Law Of Carlo thus. Never really formulated that law, but at least it gets rid of the assumption that a human needs to be involved. *) Another theory is that we DO stay in a quantum state and a parallel universe is created. I think that is nonsense. PS2 Goodbye everyone!
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