Podcast: The Amateur Society – Chaos Theory – 09.16.2019

2019.09.17

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for another stimulating conversation! This week we are examining an interesting branch of math and physics, chaos theory. In certain dynamic, complex systems small changes to initial conditions can lead to vastly different outcomes. This understanding has significant implications even at a personal, philosophical, and worldview level. Please be encouraged that the small decisions we make do make a difference. Let’s be more thoughtful about everything. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!

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What Does Digital Physics Have To Do With Hanjin Shipping?

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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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Meeting Announcement: Monday 8/01 @ 8:00pm Eastern

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Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 8/01, 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.

Tonight we will be turning our attention back to current issues in science and how our understanding of the universe impacts our decision making and our knowledge of history. We will be discussing the Big Bang, the electric universe model, quantum physics, CERN, and any other topics that the group brings to the table. Let’s make some tricky material comprehensible and accessible.

We welcome your participation in an open, honest conversation where everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts and ask questions we don’t typically investigate. Thanks for your time and we look forward to speaking with you!

-Steven