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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
I don't think that you and I are here in a three dimensions, having a conversation 
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in a fourth dimension called time.
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Eric Weinstein
You are going to have to go beyond Einstein to solve the issues created by Einstein's theory.
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Created by wiseguy 3 months ago for
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
Importing information from the tube (rulers) is a new use of the spacetime metric.
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Eric Weinstein
When Einstein said let x be a 4 dimensional manifold with a 3:1 metric called spacetime
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was he describing actual space time or a model of spacetime?
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Eric Weinstein
Was he painting a picture of space time or was he describing what is there at base level?
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Eric Weinstein
This is what I mean by the map may be the territory.
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Eric Weinstein
No one who went to watch a sport's game would talk about the many games hypothesis.
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They understand that every spectator has a different view of the same game
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Eric Weinstein
and that sometimes the people in the stands can influence the game.
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Eric Weinstein
My augmentation of Einstein's theory is, what if the fields (matter and energy) are dancing across
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all possible rulers and all possible protractors.
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Eric Weinstein
And you're sampling the rulers and protractors across one particular choice (the hairband)
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We're currently pretending our particular perception of the observerse is all we know / the universe
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Eric Weinstein
Einstein told us, take 4 degrees of freedom, put 4 rules and 6 protractors on top of them
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call that space time.  Spacetime generates curvature and curvature is measured
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by the stuff floating round in the system.  You set the stuff (matter and energy) equal 
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to the curvature that comes out of the rulers and protractors.
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What you call a world in many worlds is actually a particular way of placing the hairband.
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There are infinite ways of placing the hairband around the tube.
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You can analogize the hairband to the stands and the tube to the pitch in game.
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Together they are the observerse.
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The hairband, like the fertilized egg, has enough data to build the tube.
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which is tell me about the space of all rulers I could have at every point around the hairband.
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Now you have physics happening on the tube, but can only perceive what is along the hairband.
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We are fooled to think physics happens on the hairband (our 4 dimensions), not the 14d tube.
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The towel core is the space of all rulers that could go at any point.
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Every point on the hairband goes through one line / ruler in the length wise direction of the tube.
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Now imagine you could have physics happening not on the line but on the tube, like temperature.
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and the only thing you could record was the temperature at the point at which the band was around.
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With the theory of everything I was trying to find something primitive that unpacks into our world.
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Is there anything with no evident structure whose consequence is us, with tons of evident structure?
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The infinitely thin hairband generates the tube that falls into two pieces.
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The hairband is the analog of space time when it goes round the towel core once.
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Einstein told us that there were four dimensions, four degrees of freedom.
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Two rulers, one for space, one for time and six angles.
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Einstein threw away all but the spacetime metric that he believed in.
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He chose only one set of rulers and protractors to use for the stuff in the universe.
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The three sections would give you the three possible signatures of the diablo object.
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Two of space, none of time; one of space, one of time; two of space, none of time.
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Those are the three possible ways of dividing up two dimensions into space and time.
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So now you have created two dimensions, one space dimension and one time dimension.
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You would also have an angle between space and time so three pieces of extra data.
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You add a middle joining section so it now looks like a juggler's diablo.
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Imagine your proto spacetime was like an infinitely thin hairband.
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Imagine for every point along that hairband you had all possible rulers / things of unit length,
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each ruler can be marked with positive and negative numbers. The circle turns into two pipes / tubes
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Each representing the rulers of the same sign.
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