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Message 1 of 3 (875479)
04-26-2020 7:37 PM

This article is about Stephen Wolfram's approach and possible solution to bringing QM and relativity together. My only possible contribution would be to possibly ask questions but I thought it might interest some, even if it isn't promoted.

New Theory of Everything - Stephen Wolfram

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Wolfram, who works with a couple of collaborators, describes how relativity and space-time curvature are an emergent property in these universes. He then describes how quantum mechanics is an emergent property of these same universes, when they are studied in a different way. By this way of thinking, relativity and quantum mechanics are different sides of the same coin. He goes on to show how they are intimately connected with another, increasingly influential and important idea in modern physics: computational complexity.

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04-27-2020 9:29 AM

Thread Copied from Proposed New Topics Forum
Thread copied here from the Theory of Everything thread in the Proposed New Topics forum.

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04-27-2020 8:35 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by GDR
04-26-2020 7:37 PM

Yah, we need to be careful here. I've been a Wolfram fan for decades. But Dr. Wolfram was the boy genius who seems to have slipped sideways and now teeters on the edge of Never-Never land.

He is still the greatest genius the world has ever known as he attests with his own analysis of his own work.

Thing is he might be right.

No one else has been able to verify his postulates since they are algorithms run in computer models without any connections to actual physical phenomena. Extrapolating one to the other is proving to be problematic.

Whether the universes his rules conjure from his algorithms running in his computers hold any relation to reality has not been shown ... yet.

Factio Republicana delenda est.

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