Whoa, dude... you just blew my mind! 

I love this list!

On Thursday, October 17, 2013 5:46:14 AM UTC-4, Stephen Lin wrote:
>
> A quote I got somewhere: "Understanding that the world is a Panopticon is 
> the easy part; the hard part is figuring out whether you're on the inside 
> looking out or the outside looking in."
>
> Anyone have any thoughts? :) Personally, I find it interesting that 
> quantum physics allows _either_ non-determinism or non-local determinism, 
> and relativity seems to imply that non-local determinism, if it exists, can 
> never be proven without violating causality. Very much a Panopticon: 
> there's plausibly anyone watching and also plausibly everyone watching, and 
> no way of finding out which.
>
> Furthermore, if physics is always symmetric, then you can't tell if, in 
> the process of watching, you're actually the one being watched instead :)
>
> -Stephen
>  

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