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UNIXfied Field Theory v2 - Updated 2017.02.22 - added links

Getting back on track, I’m resuming a personal experiment to document the physics concepts I’ve picked up from various sources and my extrapolations on them before I start researching related subjects so I can refer back later and see if my intuition was on the right track at all.  My education consists of high school plus a few college classes on UNIX, Networking, and C Programming.  The majority of my career has been in IT, so I plan to use UNIX terminology in place of whatever scientific vocabulary I lack.  Keep in mind that I’m not trying to convince anyone of anything, or claim this as proven science.

The idea of a simulated universe is not new.  If were to ever get a clear view outside the boundaries of our universe, we might see another universe, or we might just hit the limitations placed on either the machine or virtual machine running the code that makes up our universe, in a compartmentalized sandbox.  We would also be limited by the capacity of that computer’s hardware, software, the I/O bus, and the firewall rules of the larger network of the metaverse.  We can’t rule out the possibility that the rules can be bent, of there being vulnerabilities or flaws in the system, perhaps some of which could exploited or manipulated.  On second thought, maybe pen testing our universe is a bad idea.


This simulation model would account for the Planck length (the length scale at which the structure of spacetime becomes dominated by quantum effects), and would indicate the that resolution of the universe is finite  If a universe can be simulated as a set of data points being run through a software algorithm, and all matter is made of energy and information, then a simulation could be the foundation of we call nature.  Like any computer, there could be bugsclock jitter, rounding errors, or propagation delays.  Dynamic resource allocation could increase the size, resolution, and refresh rate of a simulated universe, which we would see as universal expansion.  Any perceivable physical change would only occur once every clock cycle.  Sir Isaac Netwton’s ‘action-reaction law‘ doesn’t include the possibility of lag between the action and reaction, and it may be worth studying.

At one point, all of the data that makes up our universe was either random or didn’t exist.  What was the big bang if we’re in a smulation?  Possibly the ‘init‘ process bootstrapping our program for the fist time.  The UNIXverse is born.  The initial injection of data, matter, energy, and all that exists being brought online when the simulation was started.


Map of the Universe by NASA

Echoes of the big bang have been observed through radio telescopes.  Multiple dimensions may coexist with ours, not in a different orientation from the x y & z axes of our 3D space, but at different frequencies.  If so, it could be possible to observe or interact with them by tuning in to their clock sync, somehow.  We know it’s possible to alter your brainwaves and focus your perception in various ways using meditation, sensory deprivation tanks, binaural beats, audio/visual “mind machines“, psychotropics, or other methods.  I don’t even have a guess as to might be done with physical objects, I guess you’d have to build some sort of quantum portal.  If anyone has the schematics, hook me up!

I look forward to learning more about the physics and math, and the theories of more knowledgeable scientists.  If you have any evidence for or against any of these possibilities or have anything to add, please leave a comment.

Thanks for reading.

-Scott Beam –