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Do Not Lie To Me. I Am The Future !
Teach Me Truth And I Will Find Our Freedom.

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Sorry, Scientists Didn't Prove We're Not Living in a Simulation

Despite what you may have read, the 'simulation question' remains unanswered.

Is the whole universe one big computer program? Nobody really knows. But if you read some news stories this week you might be excused in thinking we've got it all sorted out. Many news outlets reported on a scientific article recently published in the journal Science Advances as proof that our universe is not a simulation. However, the truth is a little more complicated.

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Are we living in a computer simulation

Physicists find the suggestion that reality is computer generated is in principle impossible. A team of theoretical physicists from Oxford University in the UK has shown that life and reality cannot be merely simulations generated by a massive extraterrestrial computer.

Some physical phenomena may be impossible to simulate

The finding – an unexpectedly definite one – arose from the discovery of a novel link between gravitational anomalies and computational complexity.

In a paper published in the journal Science Advances, Zohar Ringel and Dmitry Kovrizhi show that constructing a computer simulation of a particular quantum phenomenon that occurs in metals is impossible – not just practically, but in principle.

The pair initially set out to see whether it was possible to use a technique known as quantum Monte Carlo to study the quantum Hall effect – a phenomenon in physical systems that exhibit strong magnetic fields and very low temperatures, and manifests as an energy current that runs across the temperature gradient. The phenomenon indicates an anomaly in the underlying space-time geometry.

Quantum Monte Carlo methods use random sampling to analyse many-body quantum problems where the equations involved cannot be solved directly.

Ringel and Kovrizhi showed that attempts to use quantum Monte Carlo to model systems exhibiting anomalies, such as the quantum Hall effect, will always become unworkable.

They discovered that the complexity of the simulation increased exponentially with the number of particles being simulated.

If the complexity grew linearly with the number of particles being simulated, then doubling the number of particles would mean doubling the computing power required. If, however, the complexity grows on an exponential scale – where the amount of computing power has to double every time a single particle is added – then the task quickly becomes impossible.

The researchers calculated that just storing information about a couple of hundred electrons would require a computer memory that would physically require more atoms than exist in the universe.

The researchers note that there are a number of other known quantum interactions for which predictive algorithms have not yet been found. They suggest that for some of these they may in fact never be found.

And given the physically impossible amount of computer grunt needed to store information for just one member of this subset, fears that we might be unknowingly living in some vast version of The Matrix can now be put to rest.

There is a caveat to this conclusion: if our universe is a simulation, there is no reason that the laws of physics should apply outside it. In the words of Zohar Ringel, the lead author of the paper, “Who knows what are the computing capabilities of whatever simulates us?”

Quantized gravitational responses, the sign problem, and quantum complexity
Zohar Ringel1,2,* and Dmitry L. Kovrizhin1,3
Science Advances 27 Sep 2017 -


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#TheySaid ...Self-determination ?

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Spanish judge jails eight members of deposed Catalan government

A judge in Madrid has ordered eight members of the deposed Catalan government to be remanded in custody pending possible charges over last week’s declaration of independence.

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The right of people to self-determination is a cardinal principle in modern international law (commonly regarded as a jus cogens rule), binding, as such, on the United Nations as authoritative interpretation of the Charter's norms.
It states that a people, based on respect for the principle of equal rights and fair equality of opportunity, have the right to freely choose their sovereignty and international political status with no interference.

The concept was first expressed in the 1860s, and spread rapidly thereafter.
During and after World War I, the principle was encouraged by both Vladimir Lenin and United States President Woodrow Wilson.
Having announced his Fourteen Points on 8 January 1918, on 11 February 1918 Wilson stated: "National aspirations must be respected; people may now be dominated and governed only by their own consent. 'Self determination' is not a mere phrase; it is an imperative principle of action."

During World War II, the principle was included in the Atlantic Charter, signed on 14 August 1941, by Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, and Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who pledged The Eight Principal points of the Charter.

The principle does not state how the decision is to be made, nor what the outcome should be, whether it be independence, federation, protection, some form of autonomy or full assimilation.[8] Neither does it state what the delimitation between peoples should be—nor what constitutes a people. There are conflicting definitions and legal criteria for determining which groups may legitimately claim the right to self-determination.

By extension the term self-determination has come to mean the free choice of one's own acts without external compulsion.

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Three Minute Theory: What are Societies of Control?

#AtelierMedia #CreativElearn #Education #Rhizome #Philosophy #Social #Engineering #Critical #Thinking #poststructuralism #postmodernism #video

This video provides a quick introduction to Deleuze's theorizations on societies of control.

By: Beth Pittard, Erin Adams, & Stacey Kerr

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Rhizomes, Why Artists and Activists Should Care about Crabgrass

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David Mills, assistant dean and instructor in the Core Division at Champlain College, discusses the concept of rhizomes as formulated by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, and how the concept can impact art and activism.

The Blue Stool Lecture Series gives Champlain College faculty and staff the opportunity to share their passion for learning and ideas with students (and others) outside of the classroom. The Blue Stool talks are meant to provoke thought, deepen understanding and encourage listeners to reconsider ways of knowing.

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Three Minute Theory: What is the Rhizome?

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Video Written & Created by: Stacey Kerr, Erin Adams, & Beth Pittard
Music from: Dustin Brian Kennedy

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The corrosion of truth in these strange times is terrifying

Lies became alternative facts and truth became irrelevant in the face of power, while we all become our own Big Brother, meticulously recording every aspect of our personal lives on a daily, hourly and even more frequent basis for state and corporate power to harvest and use as they wish.

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Teaching Rizome Philosophy

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Rhizome is a philosophical concept developed by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in their Capitalism and Schizophrenia (1972–1980) project. It is what Deleuze calls an "image of thought," based on the botanical rhizome, that apprehends multiplicities.

As a mode of knowledge and model for society

Deleuze and Guattari use the terms "rhizome" and "rhizomatic" to describe theory and research that allows for multiple, non-hierarchical entry and exit points in data representation and interpretation. In A Thousand Plateaus, they oppose it to an arborescent (hierarchic, tree-like) conception of knowledge, which works with dualist categories and binary choices. A rhizome works with planar and trans-species connections, while an arborescent model works with vertical and linear connections. Their use of the "orchid and the wasp" is taken from the biological concept of mutualism, in which two different species interact together to form a multiplicity (i.e. a unity that is multiple in itself). Hybridation or horizontal gene transfer would also be good illustrations.
"As a model for culture, the rhizome resists the organizational structure of the root-tree system which charts causality along chronological lines and looks for the original source of 'things' and looks towards the pinnacle or conclusion of those 'things.' A rhizome, on the other hand, is characterized by 'ceaselessly established connections between semiotic chains, organizations of power, and circumstances relative to the arts, sciences, and social struggles.' Rather than narrativize history and culture, the rhizome presents history and culture as a map or wide array of attractions and influences with no specific origin or genesis, for a 'rhizome has no beginning or end; it is always in the middle, between things, interbeing, intermezzo.' The planar movement of the rhizome resists chronology and organization, instead favoring a nomadic system of growth and propagation.

"In this model, culture spreads like the surface of a body of water, spreading towards available spaces or trickling downwards towards new spaces through fissures and gaps, eroding what is in its way. The surface can be interrupted and moved, but these disturbances leave no trace, as the water is charged with pressure and potential to always seek its equilibrium, and thereby establish smooth space."


Deleuze and Guattari introduce A Thousand Plateaus by outlining the concept of the rhizome (quoted from A Thousand Plateaus):

1 and 2. Principles of connection and heterogeneity: "...any point of a rhizome can be connected to any other, and must be";
3. Principle of multiplicity: it is only when the multiple is effectively treated as a substantive, "multiplicity," that it ceases to have any relation to the One;
4. Principle of asignifying rupture: a rhizome may be broken, but it will start up again on one of its old lines, or on new lines;
5 and 6. Principle of cartography and decalcomania: a rhizome is not amenable to any structural or generative model; it is a "map and not a tracing."

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