What Does Digital Physics Have To Do With Hanjin Shipping?


No, fellow amateurs, I have not delved into a John Nash style madness a la ‘A Beautiful Mind’. However, I may in fact out myself as a quintessential nerd by admitting that when the movie came out and I was 13 I wept at the loss of intellectual genius portrayed in the film. I’d like to blame hormone imbalances due to puberty, but instead I’ll just own up to it. After all, I’m going to be writing about digital physics here, so we’re getting into some unorthodox, nerdy material in any case.

What is digital physics?

In brief, it is the theory that the fundamental component of our current reality is information. Not stuff – matter and mass – not energy – frequency and vibration – but information. Some have used this idea to argue that the entire universe is a computer simulation. I know what you’re thinking…

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The Amateur Society: The Economic Moment of Inertia



Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 9/05, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com.

As we begin the fall months we’ve seen several events of critical importance for the global economy. Unsurprisingly these items, including the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping and the failure of Deutsche Bank to deliver physical gold, are brushed off by most without an investigation into what they portend. With the G20 summit concluding today, the yuan scheduled to be added to the IMF SDR basket at the end of the month, and the slack-jawed US economists awaiting the Fed’s interest rate decision later this month, it is incumbent upon us to analyze current events in the financial realm as we move into a historically perilous season for status quo investment strategies.

Bring your questions to our open forum and join us for another lively and relevant meeting of The Amateur Society. We look forward to having you with us!