by Alex Vikoulov [Posted June 24, 2019 3.33 pm PST]
James Scargill at UC Davis finds the theoretical grounds for existence of low-dimensional lifeforms based on neural network connectivity, making this discovery a great contribution to Digital Physics and Digital Philosophy.
The Anthropic Principle, a "tautological" principle in cosmology that presupposes the "fine-tuned" universe where complex observers like us humans could arise to ponder about how it came into existence and turned out just right to accommodate all its diversity and complexity of life, has been recently called into question. At first glance, it's hard for us humans to imagine any complexity to which we would ascribe qualities of living things to arise in 2+1 dimensions. Should "life" arise in this low dimensionality surely it would be "too simple" because of a lack of topological dimension and physical forces we enjoy in our 3+1D "human" universe. Or, so the anthropic argument goes.
by Alex Vikoulov [Posted June 18, 2019 11.11 am PST]
The social media giant announces a new digital currency called Libra to be used as a peer-to-peer payment within messenger apps. Analysts agree that could legitimize the space, make it easier to buy other crypto assets.
On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, Facebook has officially announced details of its cryptocurrency, a digital coin called Libra which will let you buy things or send money to people with nearly zero fees around the globe. Transactions will be facilitated by a third-party wallet apps or Facebook’s own Calibra Wallet that will be built into WhatsApp, Messenger and its own app. The launch of this blockchain system is expected in the first half of 2020.
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