Friday, June 16, 2017

Shinichi Mochizuki has left the Universe

Japanese Mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki calls himself an "Inter-universal Geometer". Let's parse that!

1. "Inter-universal" implies that there are at least 2 universes.

2. "Geo" -- Earth.

3. "meter" -- to measure.

Mochizuki is apparently measuring Earths in multiple universes.

How is this possible? Mathematical frameworks exist which allow for the existence of alternate universes. One interpretation of Quantum Physics says that everything that can happen in a quantum probability cloud, does happen. The Universe forks in the same probabilistic proportion as the probability cloud, and observers in different universes each observe different discrete outcomes of the same quantum event.

Do these alternate universes actually exist or are they just mental constructs? How would you empirically detect another universe? The whole proposition seems to be riddled with paradox! Let's suppose you could construct an experiment to detect other possible universes. As soon as your "alternate universe detection device" detects another universe, that other universe is immediately part of this universe. It's called "Uni"-verse for a reason. Think, McFly!

If other universes exist, then there seems to be no logical way to get there from here. Other universes are utopias, like those true but undecidable expressions that Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem talks about.

In her article, "The Paradox of the Proof", Caroline Chen mentions Jordan Ellenberg, a Mathematics professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who wrote about Mochizuki's Proof of the ABC Conjecture -- “Looking at it, you feel a bit like you might be reading a paper from the future, or from outer space...”.

Through numbers, Mochizuki might have found a way into other spatio-temporal dimensions. Quantum particles are "quantum" because of these dimensions. Numbers themselves exist because of those dimensions. If your mind did not frame your senses along these orthogonal dimensions, you would not be able to grasp the concept of numbers at all. For example, an electron apparently does not cross all the intermediate states from one orbit to another. An electron really has more dimensions than the ones we imagine. So we see the electron as jumping from one quantum state to another.

A Flatlander would see a sphere crossing their world as a circle that appears out of nowhere, does some neat geometric behaviors ( expansion and shrinking ), and vanishes. In current paradigms, there is no causality at the quantum level. It takes higher dimensions to preserve causality. Causality implies time, and in a deterministic universe, there is no time at all. The electron does not jump from one orbit to another, without traveling through intermediate states. The electron is actually part of a continuous multidimensional shape that contains more information than a tesseract. It is our strobing consciousness that causes us to perceive the electron as a discrete entity instead of as a continuum.

Causality is an illusion. Time is an illusion. The Universe, with all its myriad causal forks and natural patterns, is a single timeless, unmoving, supra-causal entity -- like the coral paperweight from "1984". Do you want Meaning? Free will? Privacy? My, aren't we greedy! Ok, I'll drop a few more not so subtle clues.

Once you edit the code in your head to preserve determinism using higher dimensions, you can do quantum computations by spawning entire universes at will.

Cosmic Lock-Picking -- try any and all permutations and combinations necessary. Find a universe where the safe cracks open, and jump there.

Prime factorization? What's that? Crypto is for mere mortals!

If you do manage to hack the Universe with your mind, please be kind and grateful. That's all I ever ask!

So why is there Something, instead of Nothing? My answer is so obvious that it says nothing -- The question is wrong. Nothing is real. In Nothing however, there is Nobody to ask the question, "Why is there Something, instead of Nothing?".

If you think I have lost my marbles, please take a look at the picture on Mochizuki's site. If there are other Earths, could we please move to a better one? A sleepy, Blue-Green Earth, where we invent technologies from scratch, to live in peaceful harmony with the Earth, with nature, and with each other!