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Originally posted by tgidkp
Originally posted by tauristercus
..... pick a starting point say, EXACTLY 10 billion digits AFTER the decimal point.....
oh, is that how deep it goes?! huh. i always wondered how to quantize an infinite value.....turns out you just chop it off without anyone noticing!
the quantum physicists will be pleased! YOU have found the bottom, they can finally end their search!
Originally posted by Quadrivium
Question tauristercus,
If your two civilizations, on each end of the universe, were to start at the 10 billionth decimal place and cause a "gap" in the numbers, at the same time, would it not be possible to create a wormhole effect?
Or because the "gap" would change pi throughout the universe at the same moment it would not be possible for both civilizations to do so at once?
As you can probably tell I am over my head here but I usually read and enjoy these types of threads. We truly are children who are just learning to crawl. There is so much for us to learn.
Originally posted by tgidkp
reply to post by tauristercus
you said in the OP that there was some position of pi at which it could no longer be detected. this is tantamount to telling the quantum physicists that reality is not founded on a bed of continuity.....that there really is some sort of "particle" at the bottom. einstein would like this idea very much.
Another point to bear in mind is that it's not strictly necessary to use ALL the digits after the decimal point and they could be considered essentially superfluous to virtually any mathematical calculation that requires pi to be used as part of the calculation.
What I'm trying to say here is that if you did a mathematical calculation that used a value of pi with say, 1 million digits after the decimal point; and then did the same calculation but used a shorter value of pi with say,only 500 thousand digits after the decimal point, you'd find that the results of both calculations were for all intents and purposes, identical.
Originally posted by tauristercus
...they would be virtually identical....
Originally posted by tgidkp
Originally posted by tauristercus
..... pick a starting point say, EXACTLY 10 billion digits AFTER the decimal point.....
oh, is that how deep it goes?! huh. i always wondered how to quantize an infinite value.....turns out you just chop it off without anyone noticing!
the quantum physicists will be pleased! YOU have found the bottom, they can finally end their search!
Originally posted by RestingInPieces
OP, it doesn't make any sense because the FTL communication you are attempting to create inherently relies that FTL communication already exists.
... and if that FTL communication didn't already exist, then the effect to create the FTL communication would merely propagate at the speed of light.