Friday, July 29, 2011

Schrodinger's Cat

Time for the much anticipated sequel to The Double Slit Paradox post! Here is the link to it if you haven't read it:

So as you can guess the Schrodinger's Cat thought experimented by Erwin Schrodinger. At first he was trying to show how preposterous certain interpretations of the Uncertainty Principle to be used on more macroscopic scenarios. The Uncertainty Principle was created by Werner Heisenberg in 1927. He came up with this when he thought of a theoretical measuring device that could give scientists the precise velocity and position of a subatomic particle, e.g. an electron. This device shoots a single photon at an electron. The more precise of a location we want the smaller wavelength of the photon needs to be. However the shorter the frequency the more energy the photon has causing the unknown bounce of the photon off of the electron would have a larger effect (since we don't know where the electron exactly is we don't know where the photon is going to hit the electron so we won't know how electron is going to bounce off when the two collide). So the more we know the electron's position the less we are sure about its velocity and the more we know about its velocity the more uncertain we are about its position. So we have an inverse ratio between the electrons position and velocity. Now this isn't just faults in this hypothetical device. As it turns out its part of nature, for some reason, for us to be completely certain about multiple states of a particle, not with just position and velocity but other quantum states as well. 

The wave functions of the some of the orbits an electron of
a hydrogen atom. The whiter it is the more likely an electron
will be there when observed.
Somehow this led some physicists to the idea that when not observed particles expand to a wave function. This function gives us the probability of a particles state e.g. position. When the particle is observed the wave function will "collapse" to a random point in the wave function. The function of a particle will tell us the likely hood the particle will be there when it collapses. So now when physicists thought only photons had a wave/particle duality it turns out every particle can be either a particle or a wave. This electrons, protons, atoms, molecules and even.... you! *gasp*

That cat is asleep not dead!
But I guess people don't like pics of dead cats
So when this idea came out Schrodinger found this a little odd. This wave function meant that an unobserved particle could hold two states and be in two, or more, places at once. In a way to show how preposterous this could mean, Schrodinger came up with a little thought experiment. He got a completely sound proof and opaque box. In this box he put a cat and a quite devilish little device. This device has an unstable atom and a can detect when it decays. When it does so it unleashes a poison gas easily able to kill a small mammal such as a cat, especially when there is no circulation. When the cat and this device is placed in the box and sealed off there is no way to detect what is going on in the box. The decay of atoms and subatomic particles is governed by the Uncertainty Principle and is completely random when it does decay. However the rate at which this type of theoretical atom decays is known and after an hour there is a fifty/fifty chance that the atom decayed and didn't decay. 

So according to the current idea of quantum physics the atom decayed and is still intact simultaneously. This means that this device activated and did not activate and that the defenseless cat is still alive AND dead at the same time. However once someone opens the box than one of the two states is chosen and we would either see a non-conflicting alive OR dead cat. No one knows why Schrodinger picked a sort of morbid thought experiment (because no physicists wants to needlessly kill cats, maybe the device can feed the cat so the cat would be a bit peckish or well fed simultaneously instead of dead or alive), but I guess he just wanted to show how weird this new theory could be. 

However instead of debunking this new idea this thought experiment was taken honestly and many physicists think that the cat would indeed be alive and dead at the same time. Some people I think went a little crazy with this idea of observation itself being able to change the world around us. Some people thinks that consciousness, which is what makes us able to "observe" the world, is a fundamental part of the universe, maybe as some fundamental particle which is necessary for life or evidence as a universal consciousness that we are just part of which religions have called God. 

One guy I saw on "Through the wormhole" (and yes in hindsight I realized that's very similar to my subtitle thing and I did make mine later, but whatever I like mine and I'm sticking to it) actually saw this as a evidence that we are in some simulation or game since in video games it doesn't render anything the player isn't looking at or doesn't update objects that are decently far from an the player to increase the speed of the game. However there is a huge difference between rendering objects to a screen for a human to understand and the how objects need to be perceived to objects in the simulation it self. In video games points of the model a translated from the position on the model in respect to the objects position in the world, then translated in relative to the camera's position in the world, then projected to a 2d plane which is then rendered onto your screen (there's a few more steps from camera to the screen but there more technical and unnecessary for me to tell you, but that's right I'm learning stuff in video game school XD). This is required for objects to be seen and takes up allot of processing time which is why we don't do that for objects behind you or out of your field of view in a game or simulation. In real life, photons bounce off of objects and certain frequencies are absorbed, the rest go into your eye and hit certain light sensitive cells depending on their relative position to the eye. The entire frequency of white light, usually sunlight, minus the color absorbed by the object gives the incoming light the opposite color which we observe. This happens all the time in a light filled environment whether someone is looking at an object or not. For more reasons why I don't think this world is not a simulation observe this post:

I, being a skeptic atheist, don't believe in anything special about us and do not think there is some sort of ethereal or physical "thing" that is consciousness. As I've said before nothing special happened when three to four billion years ago when life originated. The universe didn't go "These bags of chemicals shall be able to observe and collapse wave functions when these other organic chemicals have no such power!" However I do believe that particles can exist as a wave and have all the implications that come with it, especially since experiments, such as the Double Slit Experiment, prove it. I just think that the definition of "Observation" is misconstrued by some people. When I first heard about the Double Slit Experiment I was like "Whoa! If  I open and close my eyes it changes how electrons behave!?" But then reading it up some more I realized that by observing the electrons it something more like Heisenberg's theoretical measuring device. They hit the passing electrons with photons to see which slit it went through (I'm assuming you've read the post I linked at the top so read that first plox). And it was this bombardment that affected the particle and wave like patterns. So looking at something start up doesn't really affect the actions of the observed object since photons are constantly hitting you any ways. However if it's pitch dark, using a flash light to look at the world around you will affect it, not because you're looking at it but because you're hitting it with a flash light, or the photons from the flashlight rather. 

Picture related, but also pretty trippy. 
So now looking at the Schrodinger's Cat experiment with this mentality the answer, to me at least, but what do I know, is that the act of the device that is measuring the unstable atom causes the atom to collapse to the a single decayed/not decayed state. This means that no matter how much the box is sealed off it is still being observed by the device it self not some scientist. So the cat would remain in one state at all time, box being opened or closed regardless. Also I would like to think that the cat would be able to look at itself and decide if it's dead or not, but I guess that brings up other things. 

Once again I'm a 20 year old in a gaming school and not taking any quantum physics and am mostly self taught so I could be completely wrong and it would be awesome if some Ph.D in physics came up and told me some awesomeness and correct any mistakes or misinterpretations I made. However I stand in my "This world is not a computer simulation" claim. And of course having a Ph.D or anything is not a prerequisite to leaving comments on my blog (well I guess a computer and hands are but that's more of a physical than a rules thing), so fill free to comment cause, you know, it'll be cool 'n' junk. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

NASA Blue Beam Project

Sorry about not updating in the past couple of weeks. I've been on vacation so I was not able/not willing to post stuff.

So during this break anonymous put a link in the comments to my 2012 post, This led to a website talking the NASA Blue Beam Project. To be honest I don't believe a lick of it and most of it I don't think even an anaconda could swallow, but I'll give anything someone links or posts in the comments. I might not make a post about it but I will read up a bit of it. So the Blue Beam Project is a NASA/UN joint operation (I'm not really sure, everything says the whole thing is orchestrated by the United Nations and I never hear anything about how NASA is involved but it's always referred to as the NASA Blue Beam Project so I don't know) that's supposed set up the world's populace to accept the a single "Satanic" New Age religion which is required for their New World Order, which is a single global dictatorship, why a single new religion is required for the New World Order I have no idea.

The Blue Beam Project (I also have no idea why it's called that) comes in four steps;

1. The architects of the Blue Beam Project will plant false evidence in certain areas, and then cause earthquakes in those areas, leading people to "uncover" the evidence. These objects will prove that either the teachings and meanings of all the major world religions were misinterpreted or disprove religions completely.

2. The next step is to use satellites to make holographic images all over the world. Each region's messiah, such as Jesus in Europe and the Americas and Muhammad in the Middle East, saying how the everyone has been misinterpreting their religions.

3. The third step is to have messages reach into the minds of every human on the planet, making them feel as if God is talking to them from within their soul. God says to them again that everyone has been misinterpreting all the holy scriptures.

4. The final step comes in three parts:
a. They'll make holograms in the sky (presumably the same technology used in step two) making it seem that aliens are invading the Earth. In a desperate attempt to survive the attack all the nuclear nations of the world will then use their nuclear arsenals on the holograms, leaving them defenseless.
b. Then a race of good aliens, still all holograms, will come in and destroy the invading aliens.
c. Now this is the most confusing part of the Blue Beam Project. Supernatural forces will then travel through wires and possess all electric devices (that will by this time have all have microchips in them) and will push people to suicide or permanent psychological damage).

After these four steps the UN (or whoever) will then believe that the world is ready for any new messiah so when they present this to the world they plan the world will grasp for any kind of security and will convert to their new religion and accept a world dictatorship. 

I apologize to any one who reads these and does believe in this but I don't think I even have to say anymore about the Blue Beam Project and any normal sane person wouldn't believe this at all. I have no idea why a whole world religion is necessary for a world government. And the first three steps where all essentially accomplish the same thing. Also as an atheist I know hard it is to convince most religious people. Given the tons of geological biological and experimental evidence for evolution millions of people in the United States still don't believe in it. I can't imagine what proof they could uncover after step one that could make everyone in the world question their beliefs that their ancestors have been following for thousands of years. Also if I was christian having a giant image of Jesus Christ in the sky making me think it is actually him talking to me from heaven would make me believe in Christianity even more, hell if I saw that I might just believe in it right then and there rather than question Christianity, and I feel that would go for all religions.

To implement step three one of the sites talked about LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device) which is essentially a laser for sound. The sound emitted from LRAD does not dissipate in three dimensions like normal sound but all the sound waves travel down a single path directed by the device. This allows three cool things; it allows you to send sounds long distances without the sound dissipating and getting quieter, it makes sound appear to come from what your pointing at rather than the device itself and for military purposes you can have the device deafeningly loud to nonletahly cripple any opponents but only people in the direction of the device will be affected while the friendlies can stand a few feet away and not hear it any where as loud.

So this technology is supposed to be used in step two allowing the various messiahs to talk to everyone in the world. However this technology is uses normal audio, just fashioned in a way to not spread out. So satellites would not be able to send audio signal through the vacuum of space. Even if that was possible I can't imagine how satellites will be able to send messages to the six billion plus people of the world.

For their third step they planed to use LF (Low Frequency), VLF (Very Low Frequency), and ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) electromagnetic waves bursted at the same frequency as the human brain. This supposedly makes it seem as if voices are coming from the inside your head. LF and ELF waves range from microwave and radio waves frequency. And the their are two common household devices that uses these electromagnetic waves, you guessed it: Radios and Microwaves! If you live in any decently sized town Radio waves constantly travel through your head and yet nobody can tune into a radio station with their head (I did hear a story where this female comedian heard radio stations through her teeth fillings). Cell phones also use microwaves to send signals and I hope no one picks up my cell phone calls without my consent.

Step four is well... I mean the UN wants to fake an alien invasion just to make the countries of the world use up their nuclear arsenal leaving them unable to defend them selves against the UN's nukes, which is comprised of those same nations.... Then then a second alien race comes in to destroy the bad aliens and just as quickly disappear as fast as the whole world is supposed to forget about them. Then the websites literally say supernatural forces are supposed to travel down fiber optic cables, coaxial cables and other wires to some how scare the worlds population to suicide. TV's and hairdryers have to do some scary pretty scary shit to make me want to kill my self. An interesting sentence was that they said that step four was very similar to how the Soviets spread communism. So they made huge realistic holograms convincing the peasants that aliens where invading the Earth so the peasants of 1917 Russia and the third world countries of 1940s and 1950s would use their nuclear arsenals. When this retaliation would ultimately fail friendly aliens came, destroyed the bad aliens and left without a trace. Then the Soviets possessed the electrical appliances of the poorest people of the first half of the 20th century, with all their TVs, smart phones and iPad2's. Look it up in any history book it's in there, trust me.

Once this New World Order is established they require that everyone is a part of this. To track down any humans who run into the wild to live off of wild animals and fish, the conspirers plan to put microchips in every single fish and edible animal. So they plan to go everywhere and put trackers in the billion of billions of edible animals of the world. And of course they know exactly when every animal gives birth so they can put the trackers in the day their born. And somehow they're going to know based on the movements of the billions of blips on the world map when an animal is captured by a human not just a normal carnivore.

I would like to hope it's just a troll to mess with me because I would feel bad for humanity if some of us believe this is real. However there are multiple websites about this and some are pretty old so that would seem to be a pretty deep troll. And I've seen some crazy things that people believe in. Two of the websites where I got most of the information from where based off of a French Canadian where English is definitely not his first language, so if someone knows more about this and can answer some questions I had and fix any things that I may have misinterpreted (I'm looking at you Mr. Anonymous who put up that link).

If you were wondering these are the three sites that I looked up this stuff on:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Time for a new game concept! "Burden" (working title) is my oldest and my detailed concept, so I might be able to spread this out in two or three posts, hehehhe. So the setting takes place in this universe about 500 years into the future. Earth's diplomacy has changed allot. A century into the future China is one of the most powerful powers in the world rivaling the US and growing whilst American economies and strength has stagnated. China begins to flex its muscles and begins territorial expansion. Starting the Imperial war China conquers all of Asia up to the end of Turkey and Ural Mountains. After the war Europe was completely ravaged and all most every government lost power relative to the chaos in modern Africa. The American economy finally collapses and fuses together with Mexico and Canada to synergistically  support the government and forms the United Nations of North America, or UNNA. After years of recovery Europe is joined together again under one flag as the Roman Republic, harkening back to the original rise of Europe, and eventually becomes one of the most advanced Superpower. By the 26th century the "Universal Engine" (working name), which allows ships to open a portal to another dimension, dubbed the "Jump Dimension", and then jump back to this dimension at any point in this universe so the distances of any point is irrelevant in respect of travel time (I know this interferes with relativity and could possibly allow travel back in time, but shut up it's a video game).

Eventually a colonizable binary planet system is discovered (instead of a moon orbiting a planet it's two equally massive planets orbiting each other), called Pollox and Castor. The sentient species is quite humanoid but with a few distinctive features, I actually havn't figured out what these features would be yet. The technological level of the Descourian species is at the level humanity was at in the 14th-15th century, high middle ages. The Descourians have the ability to shape energy into different forms allowing them to appear to be able to do magic (cause lets face it if the don't have any biological advantage humans would completely decimate them, being a mellenia more advanced). They also have a naturally occurring alloy that's harder than any metal on Earth allowing them to make almost indestructible armour and Weapons that can pierce through a inches of steel (again more balancing). The planets are also tidally linked so the same faces are always facing each other. And the sides that face each other have points where the energy that powers the Descourian abilities pools together and allows the inhabitants to travel between its surfaces.

Their are three main powers on the Descourian planets; Ledia, Avor, and Doraia. Etymology time! Ledia came from lead, I'm not sure why I just remember that it is. Avor came from the good god of Fable "Avo" and I just put an 'r' in the back, and Avor is a theocracy. And Doraia came from the word Doric which is a type of Greek column, mostly cause they are based off of Roman and Greek civilizations. Also Pollux and Castor are twins that came from either Greek or Roman mythology. Descouria, I actually don't remember how I came up with that name.

Anyways, The largest of the three, Doraia is the most Isolated and the other two Ledia and Avor are religiously uncomfortable with each other as the Ledian kicked the Avorian converts out of their lands and banished them to the nearby continent (I do have a map for both planets but not on this computer, I might remake it for another post). Recently (past hundred years or so) the Descourians began colonizing the opposite planet, Pollux.

So the UNNA and the Roman Republic decided to split the Planet of Castor, UNNA would get the two smaller continents which ended up being populated with the Descourians and quickly allies with the Avorians who see the UNNA military as the angelic army of their god. The Romans colonize the larger uninhabited continent but then begins having trouble dealing with the deadly wildlife. Soon the Chinese Empire (before the Imperial war China had a regime change giving rise to the now called Chinese Empire giving the war its name) colonizes the unclaimed planet of Pollux. To counter American diplomacy, the ally with the Ledians.

Eventually the Avorians see the coming of humanity as a sign from their god to begin their long planned crusade to reclaim their homeland from the Ledians and launches an attack against them. Quickly China helps their new allies and fights the Avorians. Since tensions where building due to colonization claims and no one in the west has yet to forgive China the UNNA declares war on both Ledia and the Chinese Empire. As this war is going on Eventually an new Alien Civilization lands on Pollux called the Third Race, Humanity being the first race and the Descourians being the second (at first me and my friend didn't have a name for them just referring them as that and then it just stuck). A completely organic race they alter the genes of its members to form different classes and even technologies such as ships and mounted guns and creatures that would serve the purpose of vacuums and stuff like that. They travel the galaxy in huge ships that travel at sub-light speed slowly but patiently wiping any sentient civilization out that uses mechanical technology, they have reasons for which I'll explain another time. Quickly they become a force to great to ignore and the Humans and the Descourians declare a temporary alliance to fight this force. Eventually the Third Race finds one of the largest pools of energy and use it to increase the speed they can produce troops tenfold. Eventually they completely over run Pollux.

The UNNA is forced to play its hand and use the Anti-Matter Bomb, a weapon they where producing to finish off the Chinese. It opens another gateway to a different dimension which if very chaotic and filled with antimatter and when it pours out of the bomb and comes in contact with normal matter it explodes with exponentially more power than a Hydrogen Bomb. When they drop the bomb on the overran planet it is even more powerful than expected and rips the planet apart. While the threat of the Third Race is over a meteor shower decimates the Descourian population on Castor and a small asteroid belt forms a ring around the planet. The Descourians universally banish the Humans off of their last planet blaming them for the most deadly war in their history.

And that is pretty much the end of the first Game, I do have some general ideas for a trilogy if I do make this game and it becomes popular enough to have sequels. I plan to have this to be an RTS, mostly similar to the Total War series (which is my favorite RTS series ever, I highly recommend it). I was thinking of having it as a FPS/RTS mix, but I feel it would be to clunky so I dropped the FPS part. There are, obviously, three Races; Humans, Descourians, and the Third Race. And each race is split into three factions. Humanity has the UNNA, Roman Republic, and Chinese Empire. Descouria has Ledia, Avor and Doraia. And the Third race has the Bubonians (from the Bubonic plague), Stygia (from the word Stygian), and the Kroatoans (from the Roanoke colony).

The campaign would be split up into three campaigns. Starting off as the Humans, the player chooses to play as one of the Human factions and each faction's story happens simultaneously. Act two begins when the Third Race lands on the Descourian planets, where the player plays as one of the Three Third Race factions. The end of Act two is when the Third Race takes over the energy pool. After that the player chooses a Descourian faction and obviously ends when the bomb is dropped on Pollux.

Good example of this point of view. 
The name "Burden" comes from the 19th century term "The white man's burden," where Europeans, mainly the British, felt that they were "obviously" "superior" to the other races of the world and that is was their responsibility to help lift up the other races of the world to be civilized. While from there point of view it was a nice thing to do, but since they felt they were superior in every way it ended up in the spread of Western culture at the cost of native culture and ended up being detrimental on a global scale.

Even though I did used to do art in high school I can only do well when I can see the what I'm drawing and I'm quite Horrendous when it comes to drawing from purely from my head including concept art, so even in future posts I probably won't have much pictures for Burden, which I apologize for, cause I know it's nice to have pictures to break up text.

I'm pretty good with this overall story for Burden. Later I could do posts on the pregame history of Humanity, Descouria and the Third Race and go more in depth into Campaign story. I could also go into more depth about human technology, and Descourian lifestyles. So if y'all like it I shall keep on posting stuff about Burden. And as always if you guys have any opinions or think something should be changed or tweaked leave a comment in the comment section and I shall decide whether I approve or not. And my current plan for the the next couple of posts is to talk about Schrodinger's cat and then finish my Western Hegemony by talking about the rise of America and compare its rule over the world over European's reign.