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

  1. #1 $10000 question: Is reality digital or analog? 
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    Yesterday I wrote that reality is analog because it is simple and easy.

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    my impression is digital is actually easier.....

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    I suspect the universe is fundamentally discreet.
    Check out the following;
    Planck constant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Analog, because it sounds better.
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    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..
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    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.
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