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  1. I've read the TOE, all 800+ pages. While I thought it was interesting it is a metaphysical work based on the authors own experiences, many of them out of body. I can't really relate to that, and although I don't doubt they are real, they are highly subjective and of limited view, which I think the author would agree. Thus, the idea that a digital, fractal, entitiy was able to start from the void and pull itself up by its own bootstraps is far beyond the view of anyone. Furthermore I'm undecided of whether "reality" is holographic or simulated. The interactive nature of the system along with some of the current theories in physics indicate that it may be some sort of hybrid that is unlike any concept we are familiar with. With that said, I think Campbells work is important but is not a stand alone.
  2. @Plato, Yes, that falls into a belief for me and I'm largely basing that idea off of some downstream fractal nature of All That Is, as well as metaphysical readings. The question then becomes can a continuous system actually have a minimum that is not the maximum as well? Energy divisions within that system are largely irrelevant, at least from what we think of as a minimum unit. The maximum may therefore be bounded by self (is this infinite?) but discretely unbounded within, if that isn't too much of an oxymoron. Hard to say how far we can extrapoate. @ Sky, the relation has to with how many dimensions we can visualize. Space-time is difficult and Susskind in one of his lectures indicates that two is really the limit. Multidimensions can obviously have some sort of mathematical representation but outside of that we really have trouble saying what things are. Most of us try to relate back to the physical. Space time is difficult for me as even a basic concept, I couldn't imagine 10 or 20 dimensions.
  3. @Sky I posted link in the other thread but you're right there are more direct Susskind lectures. The interesting thing is that the findings are agreed upon by a number of prominent figures. In the context of the holographic principle, the planck length is the minimum relevant measure. However the minimum of the energy source which sustains both the grid/matrix and the "projection" can't be known. A bit is also within this system as it relates to minimum information but I believe this is related to the physical component only and the consciousness minimum is descrete but beyound our ability to relate in any meaningful way.
  4. I don't have a specific measurement other than the planck length as it applies to "physical" reality. However I think the concept of a "gestalt" is noteworthy and central to consciousness. I don't know how to divide a body and get a more accurate description of the whole. The whole is the measure.
  5. Interesting discussion here...much of it involving black holes. A Thin Sheet of Reality The Universe as a Hologram
  6. Inaccurate enough that the execs don't have confidence in the number by the current system, which I feel is mostly indirect cost allocation and not accurately defining costs that are actually direct in nature. The rationale for this isn't entirely clear but it has to do with contract negotiation and knowing or saying we know where our pricing limit should be. The raw material acquistion varies in cost and so we have a given product that has a number of cost variables from the start. The other reason is to more quantitatively evaluate our options, so yes scenario analysis. There's a lot of things going on at the moment from cost control, to growth initiatives so the goal is perhaps more open ended than I would like. ABC was big a few years back but I've never really talked to anyone that has used it first hand. I agree though, lots of grunt work.
  7. Anyone use or implement this form of costing? I'm trying to determine an accurate method for product costing but the traditional methods being used seem to be inaccurate. I have the following issues: -mixed overhead within a regulatory environment (FDA/ manufacturing) -varying methods of raw material acquisition -products derived from other products -stepwise and linked processes from independent departments Direct costs aren't hard to figure out, just time consuming. Overhead allocation seems to be the biggest issue. I thought I might have better luck with ABC cost object approach than the traditional allociation. Thoughts?
  8. Just finished reading The Bloodlands. A good book if you want to understand the significant loss of civilian life from the late 20s to mid 40s in eastern europe.
  9. I would say many if not most strong introverts are HSPs, and that would include many INTJs and INFJs. HSP has defined me since I can remember. My parents would call me sensitive or explain to others that I was just sensitive. Interestingly I was really in tune to emotion in others so that would often manifest itself in empathy or isolation. In the book cited by the OP she talks about serotonin and HSP. I can confirm that SSRIs do have an effect on sensitivity. I often wonder how different things would have been with "normal" sensitivity levels.
  10. I think part of the problem is the terminology. Virtual is often synonymous with not real. I prefer the objective vs. non-objective view where objective is in and of itself, not requiring any external input. I'm of the opinion that the non-objective is indeed the case with input from outside this reality frame.
  11. Challenge needs to be near your ability. Less = boredom, More = frustration. Conditions, equipment, etc... can help focus ability to meet the challenge level.
  12. There's a small local company I'd like to work for with two different positions that I think I'm qualified for. Is it best to apply for one or the other to show dedication to that potential postion or will applying to both show versatility and desire to work for the company (at the risk of desperation)? I'm assuming that based on the size of the company the same people will be doing the interviewing.
  13. ^Probably one area where I differ from MBT. I don't see an arrow of time outside this VR, though it is conceptually hard for me to accept.
  14. This is my point. Hence why I believe free will exists and why knowing but not all knowing beings exist. It is probabilistic but not set, so choice still exists. It may be a limited choice depeding on the options available but limited, or likely/unlikely does not mean none. Full knowledge makes time and process irrelevent since the end is already known. Obviously I'm assuming that the world is not objective, and that something did not come from nothing.
  15. The conconclusions of Sam Harris are wrong or simply don't go far enough. We actually respond to the stimulus slightly before it's given. Either this is retrocausal or we are subject to a data feed outside not only outside our subconscious but potentailly outside our local reality frame. So we either have a decision point one we receive the data or there is a form of unknown determinism.