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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Einherjar86, May 16, 2018.

  1. Einherjar86

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    I don’t believe so. It seems to be a formalism in which operations using real numbers give way to imaginary values:

     
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    sqrt(-1) is a complex number, not real.

    sqrt(-1) * sqrt(-1) != (does not equal) -1 thus it's complex

    this board needs LaTex support :(
     
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    https://www.quantamagazine.org/frau...389976173&mc_cid=299d427b84&mc_eid=d876fb4325

    This is fucked up.

     
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    This is really fascinating. As someone who's mesmerized by black holes, I'm absorbed:

    https://www.quantamagazine.org/why-black-hole-interiors-grow-forever-20181206/

    Contemplating the relationship between spatial size and informatic complexity... this is just a mind fuck.
     
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    Doesn't that shit blow your mind? Like, how infinitesimal you really are on a grand scale.
     
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    I honestly can't even. And also how complexity appears to spit in the face of actual spatial presence--that computational interaction can somehow make more out of space than is actually there. It's insane.
     
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    Bubbling brooks of liquid methane and deserts of titanium dunes.
     
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    Science fiction doesn't touch this insane fucking universe.
     
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    Fascinating. I knew sand was used to make glass and concrete, but you really don't think about the astronomical amounts required to sustain urban development and growth.

    We're quickly approaching the limits of how much growth geological raw materials and fossil fuels can sustain. The years between now and 2050 are going to be interesting.
     
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    You would think that some company could make a hybrid material to mimic the properties of sand but be much stronger. No idea though as I sucked at chemistry and physics.
     
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    Sand might be the first resource we seek on an interplanetary scale.
     
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    This is why body horror is and always will be more genuinely horrifying than the supernatural or most other horror styles.

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    A Cereal Leaf Beetle after being parasitized by a parasitoid wasp which lays its eggs inside the larva of the beetle. The eggs hatch within the larvae and begin to feed on the beetle while it is still alive, before they burst out and kill it.
     
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    Absolutely. I believe the beetle in that image I posted was implanted with ichneumonidae eggs.
     
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    I'm pretty sure.

    Also, the body horror angle is spot on. Ichneumonidae reproduction inspired H.R. Giger's Alien designs, and in general body horror engages anxieties of parasitism. It's unsettling to think our bodies are subject to forces our minds can't control.
     
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    Is that true? I don't think I knew that but it totally makes sense.
     

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