# Qualitative calculations with binary numbers

```Hi Bruno Marchal

IMHO in Platonia (the Eternal) all logical statements must always
be either true or false forever. However, in this everyday world, where time
is a factor, such necessary logical statements become contingent,
and may only sometimes be true. And possibly not everywhere. ```
```
The I Ching provides a numerical way of combining, separating,
and systematically manipulating qualitative situations, since
these have visually been associated to trigrams of binary numbers.

For example 111 or all yang lines is male and yang-ish.
000 is female and having softer heavier female qualitites.
Then combining and reading down from left to right, 000000 is female
111111 is male.  111000 or male over female is stagnation
while 000111 with female over male, is bliss. Which is what
womens' lib teaches.

There's so much more to such manipulations that it would take a book to
show them all.

Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
9/14/2012
Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him
so that everything could function."

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From: Bruno Marchal
Time: 2012-09-14, 03:38:43
Subject: Re: Simple proof that our intelligence transcends that of computers

On 30 Aug 2012, at 04:40, Terren Suydam wrote:

> hmmm, my interpretation is that in platonia, all computations, all the
> potential infinities of computations, have the same ontological
> status. Meaning, there's nothing meaningful that can be said with
> regard to any particular state of the UD - one can imagine that all
> computations have been performed in a timeless way.

OK. And not only they all exist, (in the same sense as all prime
numbers exist), but they all exist with a particular weighted
redundancy, independent of the choice of the U in the UD.

> If so, it follows
> that the state that corresponds to my mind at this moment has an
> infinite number of instantiations in the UD (regardless of some
> arbitrary "current" state of the UD). In fact this is the only way I
> can make sense of the reversal, where physics emerges from "the
> infinite computations going through my state".

That's correct.

> Otherwise, I think the
> physics that emerges would depend in a contigent way on the
> particulars of how the UD unfolds.

Yes.

>
> Whether the infinities involved with my current state are of the same
> ordinality as the infinitie of all computations, I'm not sure. But I
> think if it was a "lesser" infinity, so that the probability of my
> state being instantiated did approach zero in the limit, then my
> interpretation above would imply that the probability of my existence
> is actually zero. Which is a contradiction.

This does not necessarily follows. We can be relatively rare. To
exists more than an instant, we need only to have enough normal
computations going through or state, but the initial state can be
"absolutely" rare. The same might be true for the origin of life.
Logically, as I am agnostic on this, to be sure.

Bruno

>
> Terren
>
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 4:41 PM, meekerdb
> wrote:
>> But there are no infinities at any give state - only potential
>> infinities.
>> Of course that also implies that "you" are never complete, since at
>> any
>> given state in the UD there still remain infinitely many
>> computations that
>> will, in later steps, go through the states instantiating "you".
>>
>> Brent
>>
>>
>> On 8/29/2012 9:04 AM, Terren Suydam wrote:
>>>
>>> It may not even be zero in the limit, since there's an infinity of
>>> computations that generate my state. I suppose it comes down to the
>>> ordinality of the infinities involved.
>>>
>>> Terren
>>>
>>>> Not zero, only zero in the limit of completing the infinite
>>>> computations.
>>>> So
>>>> at any stage short the infinite completion the probability of
>>>> "you" is
>>>> very
>>>> small, but non-zero. But we already knew that.
>>>>
>>>> Brent
>>>>
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