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  • Jack Sarfatti On Aug 6, 2012, at 7:47 AM, Dan Smith <danthroopsmith@gmail.com> wrote:

    (cont......)
    What then........?
    Then we are homeward bound, our errand into the 'wilderness' having been completed.
    Only if you think I.J. Good's VALIS GOD(D) the supercomputer at the END TIME



    is not malicious and gives a $hit about you.

    That GOD(D) is not malicious may be Einstein's REALLY greatest blunder. ;-)

    Some of us are surely not ready, just yet, to head back home, to Eternity. All ye, all ye, in-free....?
    Hey, that's fine with me! We have all the time in the world. Just as long as we want to be down on the farm is fine, but once we've seen Paris/eternity, we me may start feeling a bit homesick.
    There is a crucial consideration when it comes to the prolongation of Creation.......
    Do keep in mind that, from the PoV of God, Creation is eternal. Only from the perspective of us mortals does it appear that Creation may end. Going home means that we will be returning to the PoV of God, wherein Creation is truly Eternal.
    Are we still on the same page, Jack?
    Dan
    You are coming from an emotional position. I feel no emotions on any of this. Just the facts of the physics interest me.



    Two years later, in 2005, San Francisco physicist Dr. Jack Sarfatti recorded a video interview of self-proclaimed CIA eschatologist Dan T. Smith.

    And two years prior to an exclusive September 2007 expose’ by Sidney Blumenthal for Salon, Smith revealed that CIA had been pressured to rewrite a National Intelligence Estimate claiming there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

    The alleged source of Smith’s information?

    Dr. Ronald (Ron) Pandolfi of the CIA.

    In the video, Smith explains that his friend, Ron Pandolfi, “is the guy who is, now, high up in intelligence.”

    Smith would later blog that Pandolfi — who had been outed as a CIA employee in a series of articles that appeared in the New York Times — claimed to have been put in charge of MASINT, a technical form of intelligence collection related to detection of weapons of mass destruction.

    Valerie Plame, the former covert CIA operative who had been outed by the White House, and her husband Joe Wilson, discuss the conflicts at CIA during the days and weeks prior to the US led invasion of Iraq, in a special audio commentary for the new DVD release of “Fair Game,” the film adaptation of their story.

    Plame’s version of events are consistent with Smith’s allegations about his friend Pandolfi.

    During the video, Smith starts to explain why Pandolfi moved from CIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

    Sarfatti then pipes in:

    “Pandolfi apparently is the guy who wrote the National Intelligence Estimate about the invasion of Iraq, and Pandolfi said there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.”

    Smith explains:

    “It was his report that he was in charge of, and thirty days before it happened, [they said] this was not acceptable, and Ron recused himself from the National Intelligence Office and went over to MASINT, which he’s now in charge of, a couple years later. So then they [CIA] came out with a second report that said yeah, there are weapons.”

    Sarfatti chimes in, “Which is false.”

    “As it turned out.”

    Smith and Sarfatti had — unwittingly it seems — scoopedSidney Blumenthal’s exclusive story on the Bush Iraq National Intelligence Estimate.


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    On Aug 6, 2012, at 10:25 AM, Dan Smith <danthroopsmith@gmail.com> wrote:

    Jack,
    It sounds to me as though we have a fair basis for a renewed dialog......
    What I believe I can bring to this table is a bit more emphasis on the PoV of VALIS/God, which, TBMK, is not something that you and your physics 'fan-base' normally feel comfortable in emphasizing, with the possible exception of David.
    Technically our future event horizon is the past light cone of our world line extended to our Penrose conformal END TIME.
    It is a computer according to MIT's Seth Lloyd. The future dominates the past because the complexity - channel capacity of the hologram horizon computer is greatest in the future i.e. intelligence is greater.

    We have free will because the GOD(D) computer while omni-present is not OMNI-POTENT! Hence EVIL in the world.


    For instance, you make a distinction between morality and physics. Yes, of course, superficially there is a difference. But you also speak of Leibniz' physical action principle..... Surely, you are aware that the notion of the best possible world was produced by that same mind, and it seems entirely possible that the concepts of maximal-action and best-possible may be linked, in some deeper structural/mathematical sense. We may simply be adding another dimension to our physical structure.
    Now, perhaps the greatest remaining distinction between Jackiantiy and Danianity is simply the technicality of the optimal placement of VALIS wrt the future horizon. But we may already be on the same page, here, as well.....
    This placement of the future horizon should strongly depend on the optimal length for human history, which, in turn, should depend on the optimal trajectory for material progress. Given that progress was never meant to be perpetual, then the (apparent) end of (material) progress may well signal the approach of our future horizon/VALIS.

    No, your physics is not even wrong. Read Tamara Davis's PhD online - get your basic cosmology correct first.

    http://www.physics.uq.edu.au/download/tamarad/

    Then what, we may well ask......?
    (cont........)

    On Aug 5, 2012, at 8:56 PM, JACK SARFATTI <sarfatti@pacbell.net> wrote:


    On Aug 5, 2012, at 3:56 PM, Dan Smith <danthroopsmith@gmail.com> wrote:

    Jack,
    (cont. from previous post...)
    First of all, please consider the possibility the progress may not be perpetual.

    No argument for me on that. Bush Jr's parting words leaving White House:

    "Apre moi, Le Deluge." ;-)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russ_Baker - what do you make of Russ Baker's research into the Bush Family? I just saw Gore Vidal (2009) talk about it. Your sister was part of their circle. Gore of course is not unbiased, but what about Russ Baker?

    This issue relates particularly to the ETH v. the UTH, i.e. the extra- v. ultra-terrestrial hypotheses.
    I am not clear if there is any real distinction between E and U. Superior E technology looks like U Magick to the primitive human mind. Entanglement signaling as shown in my toy model equation obliterates the distinction between E and U in my opinion.

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    Most folks that you and I know are open to the possibility we have been visited by unearthly beings of one sort or another. If progress is perpetual, then it stands to reason that the ETH is true wrt these visitors. I believe that this represents your view of the situation.
    Not quite.

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    In above Tamara Davis's Fig 1.1 her Ph.D.

    The apex of the Pyramid is infinite metric time - finite conformal Penrose END TIME for us idealized as Immortal Gods (central vertical world line) is the origin of the past light cone of our observer-dependent OMEGA POINT (not same as Tipler's) and it is our future cosmological de Sitter dark energy event horizon. It is a CONSCIOUS GOD(D) HOLOGRAM 2D SCREEN NULL GEODESIC COMPUTER projecting us RETRO-CAUSALLY as 3D dynamic hologram images in literally a VIRTUAL UNIVERSE SUPER-COMPUTER SIMULATION.

    The number of qubits is A/4Lp^2 according to Hawking's Mind of God.

    The dark energy density accelerating space's expansion is

    hc/ALp^2 where we are and from Type 1a supernovae in our past light cone.

    the dark energy density on the future event horizon is hc/Lp^4 it gets redshifted (advanced Cramer quantum waves) back from the future.
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  • Jack Sarfatti On Aug 6, 2012, at 7:47 AM, Dan Smith <danthroopsmith@gmail.com> wrote:
    DS What then........? Then we are homeward bound, our errand into the 'wilderness' having been completed. JS Only if you think I.J. Good's VALIS GOD(D) the supercomputer at the END TIME is not malicious and gives a $hit about you. That GOD(D) is not malicious may be Einstein's REALLY greatest blunder. ;-)
    DS Some of us are surely not ready, just yet, to head back home, to Eternity. All ye, all ye, in-free....? Hey, that's fine with me! We have all the time in the world. Just as long as we want to be down on the farm is fine, but once we've seen Paris/eternity, we me may start feeling a bit homesick. There is a crucial consideration when it comes to the prolongation of Creation. Do keep in mind that, from the PoV of God, Creation is eternal. Only from the perspective of us mortals does it appear that Creation may end. Going home means that we will be returning to the PoV of God, wherein Creation is truly Eternal. Are we still on the same page, Jack? Dan JS You are coming from an emotional position. I feel no emotions on any of this. Just the facts of the physics interest me.
    12 minutes ago · Edited ·
  • Jack Sarfatti Gary Bekkum wrote: Two years later, in 2005, San Francisco physicist Dr. Jack Sarfatti recorded a video interview of self-proclaimed CIA eschatologist Dan T. Smith.
    And two years prior to an exclusive September 2007 expose’ by Sidney Blumenthal for Salon, Smith revealed that CIA had been pressured to rewrite a National Intelligence Estimate claiming there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
    The alleged source of Smith’s information?
    Dr. Ronald (Ron) Pandolfi of the CIA.
    In the video, Smith explains that his friend, Ron Pandolfi, “is the guy who is, now, high up in intelligence.”
    Smith would later blog that Pandolfi — who had been outed as a CIA employee in a series of articles that appeared in the New York Times — claimed to have been put in charge of MASINT, a technical form of intelligence collection related to detection of weapons of mass destruction.
    Valerie Plame, the former covert CIA operative who had been outed by the White House, and her husband Joe Wilson, discuss the conflicts at CIA during the days and weeks prior to the US led invasion of Iraq, in a special audio commentary for the new DVD release of “Fair Game,” the film adaptation of their story.
    Plame’s version of events are consistent with Smith’s allegations about his friend Pandolfi.
    During the video, Smith starts to explain why Pandolfi moved from CIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
    Sarfatti then pipes in:
    “Pandolfi apparently is the guy who wrote the National Intelligence Estimate about the invasion of Iraq, and Pandolfi said there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.”
    Smith explains:
    “It was his report that he was in charge of, and thirty days before it happened, [they said] this was not acceptable, and Ron recused himself from the National Intelligence Office and went over to MASINT, which he’s now in charge of, a couple years later. So then they [CIA] came out with a second report that said yeah, there are weapons.”
    Sarfatti chimes in, “Which is false.”
    “As it turned out.”
    Smith and Sarfatti had — unwittingly it seems — scoopedSidney Blumenthal’s exclusive story on the Bush Iraq National Intelligence Estimate.
    11 minutes ago ·
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  • Jack Sarfatti On Aug 6, 2012, at 10:25 AM, Dan Smith <danthroopsmith@gmail.com> wrote:
    Jack, It sounds to me as though we have a fair basis for a renewed dialog...... What I believe I can bring to this table is a bit more emphasis on the PoV of VALIS/God, which, TBMK, is not something that you and your physics 'fan-base' normally feel comfortable in emphasizing, with the possible exception of David. Technically our future event horizon is the past light cone of our world line extended to our Penrose conformal END TIME.
    It is a computer according to MIT's Seth Lloyd. The future dominates the past because the complexity - channel capacity of the hologram horizon computer is greatest in the future i.e. intelligence is greater.
    We have free will because the GOD(D) computer while omni-present is not OMNI-POTENT! Hence EVIL in the world.
    For instance, you make a distinction between morality and physics. Yes, of course, superficially there is a difference. But you also speak of Leibniz' physical action principle..... Surely, you are aware that the notion of the best possible world was produced by that same mind, and it seems entirely possible that the concepts of maximal-action and best-possible may be linked, in some deeper structural/mathematical sense. We may simply be adding another dimension to our physical structure. Now, perhaps the greatest remaining distinction between Jackiantiy and Danianity is simply the technicality of the optimal placement of VALIS wrt the future horizon. But we may already be on the same page, here, as well..... This placement of the future horizon should strongly depend on the optimal length for human history, which, in turn, should depend on the optimal trajectory for material progress. Given that progress was never meant to be perpetual, then the (apparent) end of (material) progress may well signal the approach of our future horizon/VALIS.
    No, your physics is not even wrong. Read Tamara Davis's PhD online - get your basic cosmology correct first.
    http://www.physics.uq.edu.au/download/tamarad/
    www.physics.uq.edu.au
    These pages contain both work and fun. (You get to figure out which is which.) ...See More
    8 minutes ago · ·
  • Jack Sarfatti On Aug 6, 2012, at 10:25 AM, Dan Smith <danthroopsmith@gmail.com> wrote:
    Jack, It sounds to me as though we have a fair basis for a renewed dialog. What I believe I can bring to this table is a bit more emphasis on the PoV of VALIS/God, which, TBMK, is not something that you and your physics 'fan-base' normally feel comfortable in emphasizing, with the possible exception of David. JS Technically our future event horizon is the past light cone of our world line extended to our Penrose conformal END TIME. It is a computer according to MIT's Seth Lloyd. The future dominates the past because the complexity - channel capacity of the hologram horizon computer is greatest in the future, i.e. intelligence is greater. We have free will because the GOD(D) computer while omni-present is not OMNIPOTENT! Hence EVIL in the world.
    DS For instance, you make a distinction between morality and physics. Yes, of course, superficially there is a difference. But you also speak of Leibniz' physical action principle..... Surely, you are aware that the notion of the best possible world was produced by that same mind, and it seems entirely possible that the concepts of maximal-action and best-possible may be linked, in some deeper structural/mathematical sense. We may simply be adding another dimension to our physical structure. Now, perhaps the greatest remaining distinction between Jackiantiy and Danianity is simply the technicality of the optimal placement of VALIS wrt the future horizon. But we may already be on the same page, here, as well..... This placement of the future horizon should strongly depend on the optimal length for human history, which, in turn, should depend on the optimal trajectory for material progress. Given that progress was never meant to be perpetual, then the (apparent) end of (material) progress may well signal the approach of our future horizon/VALIS. JS Read Tamara Davis's PhD online - get your basic cosmology correct first.
    http://www.physics.uq.edu.au/download/tamarad/
    www.physics.uq.edu.au
    These pages contain both work and fun. (You get to figure out which is which.) ...See More
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  • Jack Sarfatti DS This issue relates particularly to the ETH v. the UTH, i.e. the extra- v. ultra-terrestrial hypotheses. JS I am not clear if there is any real distinction between E and U. Superior E technology looks like U Magick to the primitive human mind. Entanglement signaling as shown in my toy model equation obliterates the distinction between E and U in my opinion.
    DS Most folks that you and I know are open to the possibility we have been visited by unearthly beings of one sort or another. If progress is perpetual, then it stands to reason that the ETH is true wrt these visitors. I believe that this represents your view of the situation. Not quite.
    In Tamara Davis's Fig 1.1 her Ph.D.
    The apex of the Pyramid is infinite metric time - finite conformal Penrose END TIME for us idealized as Immortal Gods (central vertical world line) is the origin of the past light cone of our observer-dependent OMEGA POINT (not same as Tipler's) and it is our future cosmological de Sitter dark energy event horizon. It is a CONSCIOUS GOD(D) HOLOGRAM 2D SCREEN NULL GEODESIC COMPUTER projecting us RETRO-CAUSALLY as 3D dynamic hologram images in literally a VIRTUAL UNIVERSE SUPER-COMPUTER SIMULATION. The number of qubits is A/4Lp^2 according to Hawking's Mind of God. The dark energy density accelerating space's expansion is hc/ALp^2 where we are and from Type 1a supernovae in our past light cone. The dark energy density on the future event horizon is hc/Lp^4 it gets redshifted (advanced Cramer quantum waves) back from the future.
    DS OTOH, I believe that you are open to the possibility that the situation wrt the visitors may be more nuanced, i.e. they might, more accurately, be described as 'inter-dimensional' beings of some sort. JS Arthur Clarke got it right that advanced technology looks like magic to your simple mind Dan. ;-)
    DS So far, so good. Now, allow me to introduce another, possibly very important, piece of the cosmic puzzle..... and this is your contribution, Jack, as much as anybody's...... this is the VALIS holographic computer in our future, which may have been instrumental in the phone call you received, as an adolescent. JS By GOD(D) I think you got it.
    DS It may be that our visitors arrive via the same source. And, it may also be that VALIS is the creator of our holographic/virtual reality. If so, it is a small step to supposing that this world has an optimized design plan, and that this plan is intended particularly to optimize our participation in a participatory universe. This is the basic premise of the BPWH. JS Exactly, although it's only BPWH if GOD(D) IS NOT MALICIOUS!
    YOU ARE AN OPTIMIST DAN! ;-)
    On Aug 5, 2012, at 10:28 AM, Dan Smith <danthroopsmith@gmail.com> wrote:
    Jack, What I wish to do is set some ground rules for our prospective dialog....... 1.) I'm not primarily coming out to have you instruct me on your world view. I believe that I already have a fair take on that view. 2.) Rather, I wish for you to consider the possible significance of the BPWH...... Ron has already opined that I am unlikely to get a fair hearing from you, and has recommended against such a trip. Well, I am admittedly a beggar, and beggars can't be too choosy, can we? Is there any chance that we could prove Ron wrong? I, for one, am always on the lookout for a chance to prove Ron wrong. In a subsequent email, or two, I would like to set forth the ground that I wish to cover with you, in a one or two hour discussion, to be video-taped by Kim, as we did a couple of years ago, but now with a bit more structure. I intend to post my part of this exchange on the Open Minds forum...... http://openmindsforum.forumotion.com/t6p150-hello-cy-hello-omf-ii#324
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  • Jack Sarfatti Lessons from Classical Gravity about the
    Quantum Structure of Spacetime∗
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  • Jack Sarfatti ‎"Lesson 2: The guiding principle to use for understanding the quantum microstructure of the spacetime should be the thermodynamics of horizons. Combining the principles of GR and quantum theory is not a technical problem that could be solved just by using sufficiently powerful mathematics. It is more of a conceptual issue and decades of failure of
    sophisticated mathematics in delivering quantum gravity indicates that we should try a different approach. This is very much in tune with item (iii) mentioned in Sec. 1. Einstein did not create a sophisticated mathematical model for mi and mg and try to interpret mi = mg. He used thought experiments to arrive at a conceptual basis in which mi = mg can be interpreted in a natural manner so that mi = mg will cease to be an algebraic accident. Once this is done, physics itself led him to the maths that was needed. Of course, the key issue is what could play the role of a guiding principle similar to principle of equivalence in the present context. For this, my bet will be on the thermodynamics of horizons.[1, 10] A successful model will have the connection between horizon thermodynamics and gravitational dynamics at its foundation rather than this feature appearing as a result derived in the context of certain specific solutions to the field equations. We will see evidence for its importance throughout the discussion in what follows." Yes, I have independently come to similar conclusions, but our future cosmic horizon is primary.
    45 minutes ago · Edited ·
  • Jack Sarfatti Yes! THINK OFF-SHELL! Both UV dark matter and IR dark energy are OFF-SHELL virtual particle quantum vacuum effects in my opinion. "Lesson 3: Think beyond Einstein gravity, black hole thermodynamics and
    think off-shell.
    There are four technical points closely related to the above conjecture (viz., thermodynamics of horizons
    should play a foundational role) which needs to be recognized if this approach has yield dividends:
    • One must concentrate on the general context of observer dependent, local, thermodynamics associated
    with the local horizons, going beyond the black hole thermodynamics. Black hole horizons in the classical theory are far too special, on-shell, global constructs to provide a sufficiently general back-drop to understand the quantum structure of spacetime. The preoccupation with the black
    hole horizons loses sight of the conceptual fact that all horizons are endowed with temperature as perceived by the appropriate class of observers. Observer dependence [11] of thermal phenomena is a feature and not a bug!" EXACTLY! BY JOVE I THINK HE'S GOT IT. ;-)
    42 minutes ago ·
  • Jack Sarfatti ‎"The quantum features of a theory are off-shell features. But, fortunately, action principle provides a window to quantum theory because of the path integral formalism. Therefore any peculiar feature of a classical action functional could give us insights into the underlying quantum theory much more than the structure of field equations. This suggests that we need to look at the off-shell structure of the theory using the form of action principles rather than tie ourselves down to field equations." Agreed
    41 minutes ago · Edited ·
  • Jack Sarfatti ‎"Lesson 4: Temperature of horizons does not depend on the field equations of the theory and is just an indication that spacetimes, like matter, can be hot, but in a observer-dependent manner." YES!
    "One can associate a temperature with any null surface that can act as horizon for a class of observers, in any spacetime (including flat spacetime)." EXACTLY! "This temperature is determined by the behaviour of the metric close to the horizon and has nothing to do with the field equations (if any) which are obeyed by the metric." OK
    39 minutes ago ·
  • Jack Sarfatti ‎"The simplest situation is that of Rindler observers in flat spacetime with acceleration κ who will attribute a temperature kBT = (h/c)(κ/2π) to the Rindler horizon — which is just a X = t surface in the flat spacetime having no special significance to the inertial observers." YES. "While this result is usually proved for an eternally accelerating observer, they also hold in the (appropriately) approximate sense for an observer with variable acceleration [15]. In general, this result can be used to show that the vacuum state in a freely falling frame will appear to be a thermal state in the locally accelerated frame for high frequency modes if κ−1 is smaller than the local radius of (spacetime) curvature." CORRECT
    36 minutes ago · Edited ·
  • Jack Sarfatti ‎"Lesson 5: All thermodynamic variables are observer dependent. An immediate consequence, not often emphasized, is that all thermodynamic variables must become observer dependent if vacuum acquires an observer dependent temperature. A “normal” gaseous system
    with “normal” thermodynamic variables (T, S, F etc.....) must be considered as a highly excited state of the inertial vacuum. It is obvious that a Rindler observer will attribute to this highly excited state different thermodynamic variables compared to what an inertial observer will attribute. Thus thermal effects in the accelerated frame brings in [11, 17] a new level of observer dependence even to normal thermodynamics. One need not panic if variables like entropy now acquire an observer dependence and loses their absolute nature." RIGHT
    33 minutes ago ·
  • Jack Sarfatti ‎"Lesson 6: In sharp contrast to temperature, the entropy of horizons depends on the field equations of gravity and cannot be determined by using just QFT in a background metric."
    32 minutes ago ·
  • Jack Sarfatti ‎"One would have expected that if integrating out certain field modes leads to a thermal density matrix ρ, then the entropy of the system should be related to lack of information about the same field modes and should be given by S = −Tr ρ ln ρ. This entropy, called entanglement entropy, (i) is proportional to area of the horizon and (ii) is divergent without a cut-off [18]. Such a divergence makes the result meaningless and thus we cannot attribute a unique entropy to horizon using just QFT in a background metric.2 That is, while the temperature of the horizon can be obtained through the study of test-QFT in an external geometry, one cannot understand the entropy of the horizon by the same procedure. This is because, unlike the temperature, the entropy associated with a horizon in the theory depends on the field equations of the theory, which we will briefly review. Given the principle of equivalence (interpreted as gravity being spacetime geometry) and principle of general covariance, one could still construct a wide class of theories of gravity."
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  • Jack Sarfatti ‎"Lesson 9: Holographic structure of gravitational action functionals finds a natural explanation in the thermodynamic interpretation of the field equations. If the gravitational dynamics and horizon thermodynamics are so closely related, with field equations becoming thermodynamic identities on the horizon, then the action functionals of the theory (from which we obtain the field equations) must contain information about this connection. This clue comes in the form of another unexplained algebraic accident related to the structure of the action functional and tells us something significant about the off-shell structure of the theory. Gravity is the only theory known to us for which the natural action functional preserving symmetries of the theory contain second derivatives of the dynamical variables but still leads to second order differential equations. Usually, this is achieved by separating out the terms involving the second derivatives of the metric into a surface term which is either ignored or its variation is cancelled by a suitable counter-term. However, this leads to a serious conceptual mystery in the conventional approach when we recall the
    following two facts together: (a) The field equations can be obtained by varying the bulk term after ignoring (or by canceling with a counter-term) the surface term. (b) But if we evaluate the surface term on the horizon of any solution to the field equations of the theory, one obtains the entropy of the horizon! How does the surface term, which was discarded before the field equations were obtained, know about the entropy associated with a solution to those field equations?! In the conventional approach we need to accept it as another ‘algebraic accident’ without any explanation and, in fact, no explanation is possible within the standard framework. The explanation lies in the fact that the surface and bulk term of the Lagrangian are related in a specific manner thereby duplicating the information about the horizon entropy."
    18 minutes ago ·
  • Jack Sarfatti ‎"The duplication of information between surface and bulk term in Eq. (12) also allows one to obtain the full action [10] from the surface term alone using the entropic interpretation. In fact, in the the Riemann normal coordinates around any event P the gravitational action reduces to a pure surface term, again showing that the dynamical content is actually stored on the boundary rather than in the bulk.
    15 minutes ago ·
  • Jack Sarfatti one can construct a variational principle to obtain the field equations, purely from the surface term [29]." "Surface" is like the 2D hologram plate. "Bulk" is like the 3D hologram image.
    13 minutes ago ·
  • Jack Sarfatti ‎"Lesson 10: Gravitational actions have a surface and bulk terms because they give the entropy and energy of a static spacetimes with horizons, adding up to make the action the free energy of the spacetime."
    12 minutes ago ·
  • Jack Sarfatti ‎"The Avogadro number of the spacetime
    The results described in the previous sections suggest that there is a deep connection between horizon
    thermodynamics and the gravitational dynamics. Because the spacetime can be heated up just like a body of gas, the Boltzmann paradigm (“If you can heat it, it has microstructure”) motivates the study of the microscopic degrees of freedom of the spacetime exactly the way people studied gas dynamics before they understood the atomic structure of matter. There exists, fortunately, an acid test of this paradigm which it passes with flying colours."
    11 minutes ago ·
  • Jack Sarfatti ‎"Lesson 11: Gravitational field equations imply the law of equipartition E = (1/2)kBTN in any static spacetime, allowing the determination of density of microscopic degrees of freedom. The result again displays holographic scaling." The equipartition theorem is strictly classical breaking down in quantum statistical mechanics where hf/kBT >> 1.
    7 minutes ago ·
  • Jack Sarfatti That is Bose-Einstein & Fermi-Dirac quantum statistics in the 3D bulk vs. classical Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics. Anyon fractional statistics on the 2D horizons.
    5 minutes ago ·
  • Jack Sarfatti ‎"It is worthwhile to list explicitly the questions which have natural answers in the emergent paradigm while have to be treated as algebraic accidents in the conventional approach:
    1. While the temperature of the horizon can be obtained using QFT in curved spacetime, the corresponding entanglement entropy is divergent and meaningless. Why?
    2. The temperature of horizon is independent of the field equations of gravity but the entropy of the horizon depends explicitly on the field equations. What does this difference signify?
    3. The horizon entropy can be expressed in terms of the Noether current which is conserved due to diffeomorphism invariance. Why should an infinitesimal coordinate transformation xa → xa + qa have anything to do with a thermodynamic variable like entropy?
    4. Why do the gravitational field equations (which do not look very “thermodynamical”!) reduce to T dS = dEg+PdV on the horizon, picking up the correct expression for S for a wide class of theories?
    5. How come all gravitational action principle have a surface and bulk term which are related in a specific manner (see Eq. (12))? Why do the surface and the bulk terms allow the interpretation as entropy and energy in static spacetimes?
    6. The field equations for gravity can be obtained from the bulk part of the action after discarding the surface term. But the surface term evaluated on the horizon of a solution gives the entropy of the horizon! How does the surface term — which was discarded before the field equations were obtained
    — know about the entropy of a solution?
    7. Why does the gravitational field equations reduce to the equipartition form, expressible as E = (1/2)(kBT )n allowing us to determine the analog of Avogadro’s number for the spacetime? And, why does the relevant microscopic degrees of freedom for a region reside on the boundary of the
    region?
    8. Finally, why is it possible to derive the field equations of any diffeomorphism invariant theory of gravity by extremizing an entropy functional associated with the null surfaces in the spacetime, without treating the metric as a dynamical variable? Obviously, any alternative perspective, including the conventional approach, need to provide the answers for the above questions if they have to be considered a viable alternative to emergent paradigm."
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Jack Sarfatti There is a creative tension between nonlocal entanglement signaling and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Therefore, chinks in the armor of the Second Law formulations from the mid-19th Century are of extreme interest for practical as well as theoretical reasons.
Dan Sheehan wrote in Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 459–480, 2008 0892-3310/08
459:

"Energy makes the world go round—physically, chemically, thermodynamically, industrially, economically, geopolitically. Current global consumption stands at roughly 1.5 x 10^13 Watts, equivalent to the output of about fifteen thousand large nuclear power plants, or comparable to detonating a WWII-style atomic bomb every five seconds. This figure is expected to grow 50% in the next 20 years. About 20% of the world economy is devoted to the discovery and extraction of fuels, and to the generation, distribution, and consumption of energy. Economies are defined by it; wars are fought over it; nations rise and fall by it.
 
Presently, energy is derived primarily from non-renewable oil, natural gas, coal, and uranium, and to a lesser degree from renewable hydroelectricity, solar, wind and biofuels. The burning of fossil fuels is implicated in environmental pollution, global warming, climate change, and the degradation of the biosphere, all of which are expected to worsen in coming decades [4]. Recently, the tightening of global energy supplies has been linked to food shortages, affecting hundreds of millions of humans worldwide.

In fact, we are surrounded by a virtually limitless reservoir of energy: thermal energy. The total thermal energy content of the Earth’s atmosphere is about 10^24J; the oceans’ capacity is 500 times greater, and the Earth’s crust holds an order of magnitude still more. At civilization’s current rate of use, it would take millions of years to expend this amount, and even then, it is being replenished by solar radiation and the decay of radionuclides in the crust orders of magnitude faster than humanity could deplete it; in other words, the amount of thermal energy is effectively limitless. In magnitude, all the energy we could ever use already surrounds us; in form, however, it is largely beyond our reach – like a mirage in the desert – because of what is perhaps the most depressing law of nature: the second law of thermodynamics.

The second law has been called ‘‘the supreme law of nature’’ [5]. It governs our lives from the moments of our conception until our deaths; nearly every system in the universe, from an atomic nucleus to a galactic supercluster, is subject to it; the cosmos itself lives – and will eventually die – by it. Even the direction that time progresses, from past to present to future, has been attributed to it [6–9]. Among physical laws, arguably none is better tested than the second law. It has been verified in countless experiments for more than 150 years. Most scientists consider its universality beyond reproach; even to question it invites ridicule and ruin. Nonetheless, over the last 10–15 years, the second law has come under unprecedented scrutiny. More than 60 mainstream journal articles, monographs and conference proceedings have raised dozens of theoretical and experimentally-testable challenges to its universal status – more than the sum total during its previous 150-year history. From a Kuhnian perspective this suggests a paradigm shift might be on the horizon [10].

Given its central importance to the sciences, engineering and technology, in view of these recent theoretical developments, and in light of the current dilemmas facing world energy and environmental policies, it is timely to look ahead to possible changes that might result from second law violation. This paper briefly reviews recent second law challenges, and examines in detail one for which laboratory experiments are currently being mounted. Possible economic, geopolitical and environmental outcomes of second law violation are considered."

AND

Experimental Measurements of Electric Fields in Diodic Vacuum Gaps: Toward a Second Law Challenge
D.P. Sheehan and J.H. Wright†
Department of Physics, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
619-260-4095,dsheehan@sandiego.edu
†Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
619-260-7490,jhwright@sandiego.edu
Abstract. Over the last ten years, the researchers at USD have investigated a series of challenges to the second law of thermodynamics that involve the exploitation of intense vacuum electric fields generated by solid-state diodic contacts [1, 2, 3]. Although theoretical arguments and numerical simulations supported the existence of these fields, experimental verification had been lacking. This article reviews the theoretical basis for these diodic electric fields and details recent laboratory experiments that have verified their location, intensity, and rechargability.

Keywords: second law of thermodynamics, nonequilibrium, Maxwell’s demon, solid state physics, semiconductors, MEMS, NEMS
PACS: 05.70.-a, 05.70.Ln, 85.85.+j

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
The experiments described here were not intended to test the second law per se; rather, they were designed to investigate the predicted electric fields upon which this class of second law challenges depend. The dynamic cantilevers were essentially carried through their work cycle; however, the cantilevers were too stiff and their mechanical time
constants too ill-matched to the system’s electrical time constant for electromechanical resonance to be achieved. Also, the gap surfaces were contaminated and not constructed for effective contact, discharge, and long-term wear. It is also doubtful whether the mechanical quality factors were sufficient for sustaining oscillation.

Next generation test chips have been designed to overcome these shortcomings, and are currently awaiting fabrication. As before, these solid-state oscillators will rely solely
on diodic electric fields for power. They will operate in high vacuum so as to minimize oxidation and surface contamination. Electrostatic pressures are expected to a factor of 10 times larger than in the present experiments, and their Qs are predicted to be sufficient for sustained oscillation. Standard double-cantilevers as well as new proprietary oscillator designs will be incorporated into the new chips, along with an adjustable resistor bank so as to permit tuning of the electrical RC time constant of the circuit. The cantilever springs will operate in the multi-kHz range. Diagnosis will be accomplished by laser reflection and transmission. Sustained electromechanical oscillations that generate any sort of coherent energy, e.g., sound or vibration, would constitute a de facto violation of the second law."

a few seconds ago

From: JACK SARFATTI <Sarfatti@PacBell.net>
Subject: [Starfleet Command] Re: physics world
Date: August 2, 2012 2:23:04 PM PDT
To: Exotic Physics <exoticphysics@mail.softcafe.net>
Reply-To: SarfattiScienceSeminars@yahoogroups.com

On Aug 2, 2012, at 1:16 PM, Brian Josephson <bdj10@cam.ac.uk> wrote:

One of these people looks a bit familiar :-)

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/print/2012/aug/02/esp-and-lsd-on-the-cias-dime


Brian

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Brian D. Josephson
Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge
Director, Mind–Matter Unification Project
WWW: http://www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~bdj10
Tel. +44(0)1223 337260/337254

thanks Brian :-)

However, we may have yet the last laugh regarding entanglement nonlocal signaling

Subquantum Information and Computation
Antony Valentini
(Submitted on 11 Mar 2002 (v1), last revised 12 Apr 2002 (this version, v2))
It is argued that immense physical resources - for nonlocal communication, espionage, and exponentially-fast computation - are hidden from us by quantum noise, and that this noise is not fundamental but merely a property of an equilibrium state in which the universe happens to be at the present time. It is suggested that 'non-quantum' or nonequilibrium matter might exist today in the form of relic particles from the early universe. We describe how such matter could be detected and put to practical use. Nonequilibrium matter could be used to send instantaneous signals, to violate the uncertainty principle, to distinguish non-orthogonal quantum states without disturbing them, to eavesdrop on quantum key distribution, and to outpace quantum computation (solving NP-complete problems in polynomial time).


Comments:    10 pages, Latex, no figures. To appear in 'Proceedings of the Second Winter Institute on Foundations of Quantum Theory and Quantum Optics: Quantum Information Processing', ed. R. Ghosh (Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore, 2002). Second version: shortened at editor's request; extra material on outpacing quantum computation (solving NP-complete problems in polynomial time)
Subjects:    Quantum Physics (quant-ph)
Journal reference:    Pramana - J. Phys. 59 (2002) 269-277
DOI:    10.1007/s12043-002-0117-1
Report number:    Imperial/TP/1-02/15
Cite as:    arXiv:quant-ph/0203049v2

Even the Second Law of Thermodynamics is on the edge of The Abyss.

http://www.scientificexploration.org/talks/29th_annual/29th_annual_sheehan_experimental_challenges_second_law_thermodynamics.html
[PDF] Experimental Challenges to the Second Law of Thermodynamics
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(c) 2009 Paradigm Energy Research Corporation. Experimental Challenges to the.Second Law of Thermodynamics. Daniel P. Sheehan. Physics, University of ...

Saviours of physics? (fair use excerpts from Physics World)

The period Kaiser describes was certainly a momentous one for US physics. ...
In 1975 two graduate students at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Elizabeth Rauscher and George Weissman, founded the Fundamental Fysiks Group (FFG) as a society for investigating such problems. Other main members of the group included Jack Sarfatti and Fred Alan Wolf, who had both resigned from posts at San Diego State College after the Reagan cuts. They were joined by Saul-Paul Sirag, whom Kaiser describes as "a bearded, wild-haired apostle of the hip group", and Nick Herbert, who once attended a job interview with an electronics manufacturer "looking like an insane hippy" – prompting the manager to insist he be screened by a San Francisco psychologist before he could be appointed. ...

In the 2010s Clauser's work may gain him a Nobel prize. In the 1970s it rendered him unemployable in academia. Selectors felt that his work did not constitute proper physics, and for much of his career he has produced his often cutting-edge research first in institutes such as the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and later as a scientific entrepreneur, performing important work on medical imaging. ...


In his book, Kaiser, a science historian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, asks why this work has disappeared from history. The answer is fairly clear. Bell's work was straight physics: he showed that the quantum theory of entangled pairs of photons or electrons contradicts local realism. Many members of the FFG, in contrast, were more interested in extending the concept of non-locality to include the possibility of clairvoyance, extrasensory perception and psychokinesis. To this end, they lent their support to the spoon-bending antics of the magician Uri Geller and became fervent advocates of Eastern religions. Similarly, while the Nobel laureate Eugene Wigner had suggested that consciousness collapsed wave-functions at a measurement, FFG members extended such study to include transcendental meditation, mysticism, séances and Tarot cards. And of course, everything was washed down with lashings of LSD.


Kaiser shows that for many FFG members, renunciation of conformity did not result in continuous poverty. True, Sirag worked as a night watchman for a lengthy period, and Herbert had spells as a dishwasher and on public assistance. But they also obtained grants totalling $20m from the CIA, which was convinced that the Soviets were ahead in the crucial fields of mind reading and mind control. In addition, the group basked in the attention of several fascinated and deep-pocketed millionaires and celebrities. ...


Kaiser does describe some positives about the FFG. For example, Herbert wrote excellent and very well-known books on physics and human consciousness, while his proof of Bell's theorem is perhaps the simplest and clearest yet found, although he left a gap in logic to be filled in by others. And even some of their incorrect results had value: Herbert's proofs of faster-than-light communication, clever as they were, were shown to be incorrect by the production of the no-cloning theorem, which they violated. This theorem is now at the heart of quantum cryptography....


Andrew Whitaker is a physicist at Queen's University Belfast. His latest book is The New Quantum Age

SSE Talks - Challenges to the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics - Daniel... http://t.co/pGcKMy6c
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http://www.scientificexploration.org ----------------------------------- vOver the last 15 years the absolute status of the second law of thermodynamics has ...