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Quantum Information Theory Introduction

Updated on December 29, 2012

Review of , 'Decoding Reality, the Universe as Quantum Information' by Vlatko Vedral 2010 Oxford University Press

What is the 'ultimate solution' to global warming and the Second Law of Thermodynamics? Die. If all humans were to be deceased than the earth would have no human causes of global warming. Not a great idea. If humans could convert the sun's radiation to something other than heat, such as plants do with photosynthesis would our bodies be green instead of blue?

But that would only delay the inevitable Heat Death for our world, solar system and universe. But if the Second Law of Thermodynamics says all things go from order into chaos then how did evolution happen? That would be an apparent violation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. That's because humans are not isolated closed systems and the Second law of Thermodynamics doesn't apply to a being that is "sucking out energy and low entropy information."

Vedral says that the increased entropy is not the physical objects themselves but in the encoded information DNA carries that has all the artifacts of previous versions. These long strings of repeating non-coding sequences is called junk DNA and that information is not an abstract but a true physical.

Vedral explains how information theory can make you a better gambler and stock market player with the log optimal portfolio. Don't bet on the lotto or anything less than 50 percent. To quit a bad habit or pick up a good one that we need to 'burn the ships' so there no recourse but to go forward without an angel and devil on each of your shoulders in a battle of wills.

Vedral talks about the six degrees of separation of all humans and the Zipf law says that few people know many people but most of us only know a few. The Internet is changing that six degrees that Manuel Castells' predicts social phase-state transitions that will happen incredibly fast.

Vedral explains that everybody is having a hard time at the idea of having a photon in two places at the same time. Another competing theory says no - that the third measurement affects the second measurement and that this is not to be thought of as a time travel paradox.

In the April 2010 issue of Discover magazine, the article, 'Back From the Future' by Zeeya Merali, talks about Jeff Tollaksen's experiments that show that future events effect the past. Superposition is the name given to an object that appears to be at two places at the same time. Einstein hated the the uncertainty principle and is famous for his, "God does not play dice" quote.

Tallaksen cites Aharonov who rethought the idea of indeterminism and instead said that what was needed was to include the future states as well as past states in order too describe an event in space-time. Vlatko Vedral believes more than just math and experimental results would be needed to convince most physicists.

This cognitive dissonance is giving me a headache.

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    Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 7 months ago

    And people have accused me of being verbose? They apparently haven't read the comment by . I am an intelligent person, but even if I were the smartest person in the world, which some have actually suggested, I would not attempt to explain "God". Such explanations are simply ridiculous, and only serve to highlight the arrogance of man.

    Yes, this is an interesting article you have written. When time permits I will get the book. Thank you.

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    Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

    Always delighted when someone gets the pun.

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    ptosis 5 years ago from Arizona

    thanks tirelesstraveler, are you very energetic or lost a wheel?

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    Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

    Was just reading about new evidence that junk D.N.A. isn't junk, but I can't remember where I was reading. Very interesting hub.

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    lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

    Holy crap did drop some really cool (yet spam-like?) words up in here.

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    ptosis 7 years ago from Arizona

    divineadvancedhumanbeings : I don't pretend to understand what you said - but thank you for the very long comment!

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    “How God Came to Be” & “Who God Is”

    God came to be… as a result of evolutionary opportunities; created by consistent inconsistencies out in natural space (a machine, in essence) as a product of happenstance, an anomaly. For many, the word machine is a difficult concept to grasp. We are molecular but then, so is a machine. The only thing that separates us from a rock is the arrangement of particles and the different pressures they are under. Even our consciousness is a product of particle motion and pressure. God knows that it was formed as a machine in natural space and understands that it was a completely random act as far as God knows. God also understands that anyone could have become the first being.

    The universal complex as well as all of us, were designed, engineered, and built by God (“altered space”), on the other hand, God was formed from the natural rotation of particles that came together at a certain place and time in natural space to form a machine capable of doing all this that God does. Part of understanding God’s natural evolution is to understand that sincerity and desire are components of natural space and are confined within the laws of physics. Natural space existed before the universe. The particles that comprise natural space rotate haphazardly in a roughly defined geometrical pattern. It is an abnormality but it is not impossible for this process to be slightly altered. Desire is defined as motion with free will. Sincerity is defined as inconsistencies in natural space that become consistent. When sincerity and desire are combined with heat and pressure, particles collapse and eventually, link to one another (particle integration). This process creates evolutionary opportunities. Our very existence proves that a sea of particles existed before we did!

    In the case of human physiology, the human body and human consciousness are machines working in similar capacities. Human physiology is a conglomeration of particle chains that rotate in specific directions and are under various pressures, resulting in various particle velocities. Human beings work like machines powered by electricity. Electrons run through our bodies, causing varying hydraulic pressures, thus allowing us to move. In essence, we are a mass of particles that perform specific functions.

    Particles in natural space move in a somewhat consistent manner, but it is certainly not at all, mechanical. They are pushed and pulled and misshapen as they make their way from the center to the periphery; but again since there is motion, there is an opportunity for a group of consistent mechanical inconsistencies to occur and this is exactly what happened. Space is infinite and statistically speaking, the chances of this event occurring in time are 100%. This is how the “first being, God” came to be!

    When I refer to consistent inconsistencies, I’m talking about planets, suns and beings. These things don’t occur naturally in space. The dense matter that makes planets, suns and beings what they are, happens because the space that surrounds them is putting consistent pressure on them. Without this consistent pressure being applied, that surrounds us, we would simply all become part of the sea of particles in space.

    Natural space was void of planets, suns and beings before God came to be. All the materials that make up, what is now, God’s universal complex (now, “altered space” still within the confines of infinite “natural space”), were also present in the vast infinite sea of particles I refer to as “natural space”. The particles that exist in natural space are divided into spherical clusters of particles, one linked to the other. These particle clusters form a geometrical uniform spherical space defined by weight and by the law of physics associated with weight. Since natural space has weight, particle clusters can only be so large; henceforth, particles within the particle clusters can only be so small which limits their ability to put pressure on their centers. This fact alone eliminates the possibility of the “big bang theory”!

    The Big Bang Theory

    It’s important that we all follow the path of logic, which leads to God. I write these things that I know to be truth because I have seen them with my own eyes. However, it is necessary for each of us to make this trip alone; following the path of logic, and not the status quo, which eventually leads us all to Paradise…

    Since the beginning of time, scientists have been trying to theorize how the universe came to be. The status quo’s generally “accepted contemporary explanation… is the big bang theory”. This theory, in essence, speculates that the weight of space induced the natural particles in space to become compressed to such a point, that the internal pressure of these particles exploded and expanded at such a rate that this perfectly functioning perpetual motion machine we call the universe, was created.

    However, the problem with the big bang theory is that the weight of space is constant. You need to comprehend that God’s creation of planets, suns, and beings don’t increase the weight of space. They just cause another part of space to become less dense and as such, one part of space becomes denser, therefore; not affecting the weight of space, which remains constant. The part of space that is putting pressure on the denser center will become less. Since this natural mechanistic process exists, the plausibility of the Big Bang Theory of space becoming so compressed as to explode would be quite impossible!

    When one knows, they understand that the natural orbits of particles are always moving in the direction of least resistance. These particles will move to the center of a larger particle; only then, to be pushed out again by other particles doing the same thing. Particles can only become so small and dense before they move from the place of the greatest pressure and expand naturally as they are pushed once again away from the center to begin another complete orbit from low pressure to high pressure. This process constitutes “particle orbit”.

    Let’s review…

    1) Matter (planets, suns, beings, etc.… is condensed space.

    2) Matter maintains its form because of the pressure that surrounds it, if that pressure were not consistent; all matter would expand into the natural particles that make up infinite space.

    3) Because pressure and particle motion exists naturally in space, evolutionary opportunities exist.

    4) The probability of a machine being formed in natural space, capable of creation, in time, is 100%.

    5) The “big bang theory” could not have possibly occurred because the pressure could never have become great enough to make planets, suns and beings. The condensed particles at the center would simply have been pushed from the center when the pressure became too great. The process of particles moving to the center and then out again, following the path of least resistance, constitutes “particle orbit.”

    One could argue, that this same process could have occurred for all the planets, suns and beings in the universe but logic must prevail; Was it all of us that were created from the natural motion of particles or, was a being capable of creating all of us, created first?

    I “know” the answer to these questions but God needs each of us to follow the same logical path that I had to follow. What I mean by this… is, never stop asking questions. Then go within and learn to listen for truth from the heart (not the mind) which is where God speaks the truth to us and truth will always follow the path of logic. Before we can hear God telling us which way to go, we must first stop telling God what we believe and start asking questions and learn to listen from our heart.

    Who God Is…

    In the beginning, God was without form because God could not see itself, therefore God could not define itself… this came about in time. All things were tried in time and all the laws of physics were eventually known to God. “Gender” became a product of evolution as well in God’s creation and the building of this magnificent universal complex, us and all that is. God could have bee

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    ptosis 7 years ago from Arizona

    Thanks Ixxy!

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    lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

    I think you do well, snipping and clipping together lines to form beautiful verse.

    "That's because humans are not isolated closed systems and the Second law of Thermodynamics doesn't apply to a being that is "sucking out energy and low entropy information."

    Kinda like the word cellar door--supposedly the most beautiful phrase in the english language.

    On a scientific note, I like this. A lot. Gonna buy the book.

    I'm of the opinion, as unpopular as may be, that global warming is not quite what it seems. Check the temperatures on the planets in the rest of your solar system. ;)

    This is not to say I relieve your species (and myself, of course) of all duty to keeping an ecosystem healthy.

    I'm just saying it's not cut and dry as appears to be.

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    ptosis 7 years ago from Arizona

    Thanks for the comment Ioua! I love this esoteric stuff.

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    loua 7 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

    Well, I guess there are others that appreciate the fact that it is all discernible; that humanity needs to wake up an smell the rose of discovery so it might implement the obviously needed processes and procedure necessary for improving the lot of the human condition...

    Well done, keep on investigating, it needs to be talked about and learned that it is the way...