Notices
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By GiantEvil
  • 1 Post By dedo

Thread: $10000 question: Is reality digital or analog?

  1. #1 $10000 question: Is reality digital or analog? 
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    4
    Yesterday I wrote that reality is analog because it is simple and easy.

    What are your thoughts?


    Reply With Quote  
     

  2.  
     

  3. #2  
    Moderator Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    8,309
    my impression is digital is actually easier.....


    Meteorologist/Naturalist & Retired Soldier
    “The Holy Land is everywhere” Black Elk
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #3  
    Your Mama! GiantEvil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Vancouver, Wa
    Posts
    1,909
    I suspect the universe is fundamentally discreet.
    Check out the following;
    Planck constant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    ccoale427 likes this.
    I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around.
    Lucky me. Lucky mud.
    -Kurt Vonnegut Jr.-
    Cat's Cradle.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #4  
    Forum Masters Degree
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    597
    Analog, because it sounds better.
    Strange likes this.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #5  
    Forum Professor Zwolver's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    1,631
    Well, the difference between analog and digital is, the values. where analog can be anything between 1 and 0, all digital can be is 1 or 0. Then in that case, in general, life is analog. But if you go small enough on the electron level, life is digital, because there eiter is, or isn't an electron.
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #6  
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    3
    I think it's digital because something either exists or not. But like a lot of things I guess the answer can change according to the way you look at things.
    I love Hate
    Reply With Quote  
     

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 13
    Last Post: October 12th, 2013, 09:05 PM
  2. Replies: 17
    Last Post: April 2nd, 2010, 02:12 PM
  3. Where is the closest analog of Solar system?
    By KrupS in forum Astronomy & Cosmology
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: October 28th, 2009, 06:42 PM
  4. Question: "What is Reality???"
    By Merlin in forum Philosophy
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: July 15th, 2009, 05:22 PM
  5. Could reality actually be a virtual reality machine?
    By quantumintel in forum Personal Theories & Alternative Ideas
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: April 20th, 2009, 06:03 PM
Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •