# Computer Code In String Theory: Does The Matrix Exist?

sasquatch672
Science 13 Jan '13 02:07
1. sasquatch672
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13 Jan '13 02:07
Whoa.

http://www.transcend.ws/has-james-gates-discovered-computer-code-in-string-theory-equations-welcome-to-the-matrix/
2. apathist
looking for loot
13 Jan '13 04:12
I remember watching ants work, and thinking of them as bits, ones and zeros. I was stoned.

That fluff article was stoned.
3. sasquatch672
Don't Like It Leave
13 Jan '13 04:27
Originally posted by apathist
I remember watching ants work, and thinking of them as bits, ones and zeros. I was stoned.

That fluff article was stoned.
You're as solid a contributor as RHP's got, you know that? What the hell would we do without your genius?
4. apathist
looking for loot
15 Jan '13 05:14
You decided you don't like me, so you'll insult everyone else? I'm okay with that.
5. Soothfast
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16 Jan '13 04:331 edit
Originally posted by sasquatch672
Whoa.

http://www.transcend.ws/has-james-gates-discovered-computer-code-in-string-theory-equations-welcome-to-the-matrix/
Computer code is a human invention, and so too is string theory. Just on account of that we might expect some similarities between them. And then we have to consider that there is no definitive experimental evidence to suggest that string theory has anything more to do with the physical universe than many other competing theories.

However if string theory proves correct, what are the implications? Just this: computer code is structured, and so too is the universe; and so, we could expect some commonality between the two structures. We already see many mathematical constructs manifesting themselves in nature: the Fibonacci numbers, the Fibonacci spiral, the Golden Ratio, as well as pi and the number e. Go figure: mathematics is also structured like computer code and the universe. In fact I'd say the latter two are grounded on the former, as are all things.
6. Kepler
Demon Duck
17 Jan '13 10:41
Originally posted by Soothfast
Go figure: mathematics is also structured like computer code and the universe. In fact I'd say the latter two are grounded on the former, as are all things.
I'd say the former two are grounded on the latter. No universe results in no clever critters to produce mathematics or computer code.