The Nature of Reality

This article addresses a deceptively simple question, what is reality? Our first response is to simply say look around you. Everything you see is part of reality. What’s wrong with that as an answer? Actually nothing is wrong with that answer …

Louis Del Monte Interview on the Dan Cofall Show 11-18-2014

I was interviewed on the Dan Cofall show regarding my new book, The Artificial Intelligence Revolution. In particular, we discussed the singularity, killer robots (like the autonomous swamboats the US Navy is deploying) and the projected 30% chronic unemployment that will occur …

Science Versus Free Will

Neuroscience is revealing more and more about the true workings of the mind. It is reasonable to believe that eventually we will be able to completely model how the brain works and what actions a specific brain will take in …

Philosophy on the Nature of Time – Part 2/2 (Conclusion)

In the conclusion of this post, we will discuss Planck time and a new hypothesis, the time uncertainty principle. Planck Time Planck time is the smallest interval of time that science is able to define. The theoretical formulation of Planck time …

Philosophy on the Nature of Time – Part 1/2

One question comes up frequently, is time real? In other words, is time a true physical entity or is it a mental construct? Philosophers have been pondering the nature of time for thousands of years. A philosophy of time weaves …

Implications of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

Let us start our discussion by understanding the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Most physics professors teach it in the context of attempting to simultaneously measure a particle’s velocity and position. It goes something like this: • When we attempt to measure a particle’s …

Philosophical Thoughts About Science and Truth

Theoretical physics, often refereed to as the purist form of science, rests on two incompatible theories: 1. Einstein’s theory of special and general relativity 2. Quantum mechanics Both theories work well in their limited range of application, relativity at the …

Stephen Hawking’s Chronology Protection Conjecture’s Impact On Time Travel Science

Most of the scientific community agrees that time travel is theoretically possible, based on Einstein’s special and general theories of relativity. However, world-famous cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking published a 1992 paper, “Chronology Protection Conjecture,” in which he stated the …

Facts About the Ebola Virus & Suggestions to Constrain Its Spread

Although the Ebola virus first surfaced almost forty years ago (i.e., 1976), we haven’t yet developed an effective treatment or vaccine. According to the World Health Organization, this is the status: Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic …

Will Time Have Meaning in the Post Singularity World? Part 2 and 3 (Conclusion)

In our last post (part 1) we discussed the scientific nature of time. In reality, there is no widely agreed on scientific definition of time. We humans typically measure time with regard to change. For example, one day is the …

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