“Listening to the Logos rather than to me, it is wise to agree that all things are in reality one thing and one thing only”
Note: pdate pending on nature of unit u, should be ready after chinese new year ....
–Heraclitus (Greek philosopher 500BC)
The Programmer God and the Simulation Hypothesis
God vs science debates tend to be restricted to the premise that a God does not need science and that science does not need a God. As science and God are thus seen as mutually exclusive there are few, if any, serious attempts to construct mathematical models of a universe whose principle axiom does require a God (the Intelligent Design hypothesis). In other words, if there is an Intelligence responsible for the 14 billion year old universe of modern physics, being the universe of Einstein and Dirac, and beginning with the big bang as the act of 'creation', then how would a GOD do it? What construction technique might HE (or SHE) use?
This text outlines the physics of a Virtual Universe model that is analogous to a Computer Universe, formerly known as the Simulation Hypothesis (are we living in a computer simulation?), the premise being that the laws of physics were programmed into the universe (they are equivalent to the universe OS) and that the programming rules used are what we refer to as the laws of nature, which I conjecture to be mathematical. In this scenario the physical universe is growing, as living organisms grow, via these (mathematical) organic laws such that the big bang (the start of the simulation) was followed by a pre-programmed cosmological natural selection process that led to the formation of habitable planets and then to the next stage in the evolution of the universe; life itself.
The analogy is that of humanity as characters within a computer game. We are given an intellect, a freedom of choice and a learning capability so that the game may then play out itself, presumably leading to an outcome that is not pre-determined. However this would require that these characters (thats us) perceive themselves and their (computer) generated environment as being that of a real physical material world. The Celestial Programmer thus needs to solve these 2 principal problems;
(1) how to generate non-deterministic intellect (free will) algorithmically and
(2) how to generate an apparent physical reality.
I propose that there is a fundamental set of mathematically based rules via which a self-aware Swarm Intelligence (that's us) could naturally evolve and that these rules also underpin the 'laws of physics'. These rules are complementary, they were chosen to overlap and give rise to increasing complexity. The premise being that our intellect and self-awareness is the sum of our neurons, each neuron working according to this rule set. We do not create thoughts, we grow them. The algorithms used in most Artificial Intelligence programs are based on our understanding of this Swarm Intelligence.
I then show how mass, space and time as the Planck units; Planck mass, space (Planck length), Planck time, Planck temperature, Planck charge ... can be reduced to geometrical rather than physical constructs, and that the dimensional units M = mass kg, L = length (space) m, T = time s, A = charge (ampere) ... can be replaced by a single unit u which defines a rule-set that dictates the relationships between the Planck units.
In this model there is no physical reality as we think we understand it. Particles such as electrons are how the universe stores and manipulates its data, photons are the means of data exchange.
This book Plato's Cave, the title taken from Plato's Allegory of the Cave (The Republic) for reasons that will become apparent, describes a model of a virtual computer universe simulation programmed according to simple geometrical rules. This model presumes 2 parallel universe; the physical universe which we observe and which science can measure, and a dimension-less (without mass, space or time) mathematical realm (the software domain) that projects our physical universe as an image, such as popularised in the sci-fi film The Matrix and in the writings of Plato and Pythagoras.
The theory behind this model is derived from the formula for a dimensionless black-hole electron. It is the structure of this virtual black-hole electron formula that suggests how the universe could have been programmed, it also implies that there is a 'Programmer', whether we label this God or Intelligent Design ..., such that our universe did not appear as a result of random chance but is because it was in some sense planned to be.
As the Ancient Universe, being the Universe of the ancient philosophers; Plato, Pythagoras et al, the eastern mystics from Buddha to the Tao and of course Genesis of the bible, describes a deity based universe, our journey to decode the 'Programmed Universe' begins there. The journey ends with the mathematics of a dimensionless black hole that resembles the virtual universe as described in the biblical Genesis as the Void, the Tohu va bohu (תֹ֙הוּ֙ וָבֹ֔הוּ) - a Hebrew phrase in Genesis 1:2 that describes the condition of the earth before God said, "Let there be ...
Mathematical realism (aka Platonism) becomes Virtual Reality.
In summary, the text introduces a potential solution to a Virtual Universe Simulation (the Simulation Hypothesis aka The Matrix). The credibility of this model derives from the precision of the calculated values for the dimensioned physical constants (table below) despite the simplicity of the geometrical forms for mass, space and time (MLTA). Physics has no model which can do this.
There is significant mathematics behind this model. This text is my interpretation of this mathematics; the reader is invited to draw their own conclusions.