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Daragh Byrne Author

Another book lover indeed! And thank you likewise :)

As it happens, I have a physics degree, and worked in computational physics for a number of years - so energy is familiar territory, as are the evolution of the ideas of de Broglie, Planck and so on. Einstein was notoriously uncomfortable with his discoveries in quantum mechanics. You may have read Bohm already? A book you might enjoy is A.C. Grayling's The History of Philosophy, it gets into the details of the philosophy of the soul. My meditation heritage is broadly Buddhist, and I try on the ideas of anatta for size.

That's an interesting idea about codebases and energy/work. I imagine in principal there is a way to perform such a calculation. In practice, we are notoriously poor at estimating, which perhaps reflects a disorder in consciousness :)

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Yes, i have read that. Bohm is one of the lesser known greats, however his contribution was critical to the development of modern science. Einstein is like the Scully of his circle of friends, so analytical. I guess anyone who worked patents for as long as he did would think like a patent. jk.

This talk reminds me of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory_of_... which i studied heavily while taking humanities in college on the implications of AI and super intelligence. Honestly that was like 20 years ago, and I really didn't dream we would be so close to the verge of what then was sci fi. That is saying something because i have always considered myself pretty future forward.

I would consider myself non-denominational; however if i had to pick a school to fit into, it would be Buddhist. I am currently deep into studying the life work of Hindu Parawashan Yogananda which is fascinating to read about the intersection of christianity and hinduism in his book on Metaphysical Meditations. I too have the same beliefs.

Well put. thank you very much for this intellectual topic. Interesting i original was going to college for astrophysics, but switched into EE, which seemed more practical. And eventually finding my niche in quantum computer science.

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