Replicating the universe by digitizing our own behavior
A logical exercise. Can you find the fatal flaw?
- Everything is a wave. (Wave mechanics per Louis DeBroglie)
- Waves can be arbitrarily complex, composed of any number of other waves. (Wave interference)
- Any wave can be losslessly decomposed into its component waves and later recomposed. (e.g. Fourier series)
- Waves are often viewed as particles. (Wave-particle duality)
- Any wave can be losslessly transformed into particles or points, and vice versa. (e.g. Fourier transform)
- Everything we are, do, experience, or imagine — whether concrete or abstract — is a wave.
- Our body is an expression of cellular life, evolution, and the universe (as far down as it can be represented by waves).
- Our behavior is an expression of our mind, brain, body, cellular life, evolution, physics, and the universe (as far down as it can be represented by waves).
- Our behavior is a wave and thus it can be viewed as or transformed into points or particles.
- Our behavior can be decomposed into components that are as detailed as necessary.
- At a high level, our behavior can be viewed as a series of actions (choices, whether conscious or not) over time.
- At a lower level, each of our actions, no matter what degree of complexity or level of abstraction, are composed of smaller actions down to the cellular level and further on to fundamental physics.
- The points or particles representing our behavior can be viewed as, transformed into, or represented as waves.
- Any aspect of our behavior can be digitized as points in time, beginning with a single point.
- Each aspect of our behavior is a component of the complex wave that represents our body. Put another way, any aspect of our behavior is related to any other aspect.
- The specific choice of which action to digitize first is of little consequence; any action will do.
- Any fraction or slice of our behavior can be digitized independently of any other.
- By digitizing an aspect our behavior, we also digitize an expression of our mind (and body, and life, and physics, and the universe as far down as it can be represented by waves).
If we were to digitize our own behavior in the greatest possible detail of action, the result would be a complete replication of our mind, body, cellular life, physics, and the universe as far down as it can be represented by waves. Or points, for that matter.