Registered: Oct 2004
A Theory of Everything?
I believe this board is the best place, of all the places to go in the world, for sharing information about a theory I have. I believe the theory I have is what Stephen Wolfram calls 'the ultimate pattern' and which would fall into the category of 'theory of everything' being equivalent to a 'unified field theory'. It has been 3 years since I first became aware of this and it is only now I think I am ready to talk about it. I'm pretty sure that if there is going to a theory of everything, this will be it. The conclusions drawn from the theory are:
- The universe is a spatially infinite and eternally existing cellular automaton.
- The parameters of this cellular automaton are the foundation for all physical rules in the universe.
- The details of this cellular automaton are the ultimate pattern/theory of everything.
What did surprise me is that Stephen Wolfram, a brilliant scientist and philosopher, did not include the implementation I am presenting is in his amazing study of the cellular automata phenomena. I am sure he would have been interested and looked at it further had he come across it. I think I can see to some degree why he missed it, his abstractions, developed with ruthless pragmatism, would not have included the 'odd' details of this implementation. I say its odd because it really is unique and there is not an equivalent implementation, its definition is quite specific and implies limits on variations of it plus its completely symmetric so an inverse definition would be the same as the original.
I am not the first person to suggest that the universe might be a cellular automaton, but I might be the first to suggest an actual implementation. It does challenge some of the accepted truths in physics, but at the same time it embraces plenty of them too. I am not concerned by any of that at this stage, it only challenges conclusions drawn rather than the science itself which by its own admission is incomplete. I am not asking people to accept what I am saying, the reason I am approaching this board is for some advice and guidance. I have reached the limits of my current resources and skill set, I am hoping that what I have so far will raise enough interest to encourage others to spend a little time pointing me in some sort of direction.
From this presentation it should be clear enough that this very simple cellular automata has a surprising amount of features that are worth looking into further.
The advice I am looking for is 'how' to look into it further. I've posted this introduction first and will post some more, so each post is like a small chapter. Some of the reason is to force me to share it rather than endlessly worrying about what sort of response I will get and not doing so. I realise I am in 'nutter' territory however everything I am putting forward is quite reasonable, if not intuitive. The following posts will be:
Space, Time and Possible States - A simple framework for a universe.
Bodies and Movement - Examining simple bodies and their implied behavior.
Mass and Forces - Complex interactions involving multiple bodies.
It probably wont get exciting until the 'Bodies and Movement' section but then you should start seeing some interesting stuff, I will touch on some of this interesting stuff in the 'Space, Time and Possible States' section. Anyhow, I'm going to post that section over the weekend, its mostly written now.
Two lefts dont make a right, but three do.
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