posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 05:51 PM
Originally posted by pause4thought
They could check the source code. If the message came from a Windows PC the guy could well be in purgatory.
Star for the good joke!
Let's run with this for a bit, just for fun if you want. Lots of assumptions, of course, but...
What if it's true? In a discussion recently on "The Other Side" and where it might be, a person said, "It's as close as your TV set." The idea
that there is a higher dimension to which we depart upon death, one made of finer stuff, is not a new one. Obviously science does not accept the idea
and 'practical' people dismiss it outright. But this is ATS, so let's say that idea of "as close as your TV set" means that the next dimension is
physically very near, but beyond our senses, both human and machine-generated.
If this is really true, there's got to be a scientific basis for it. It's just that science hasn't yet figured it out. 150 years ago science would
have laughed at quarks, branes, and string theory and called it religious mumbo jumbo, so there's no reason to assume science has it exactly right
Today memory is essentially free. You can get a gigabyte key fob at any convention with a company logo on it for free. The amount of room a given
chunk of memory takes is almost infinitely smaller than it was a couple of decades ago thanks to Moore's Law. So the energy it takes to flip a bit
isn't very much. Now if the energy it takes to flip a bit gets low enough that it passes the threshold of the difference between the two worlds were
talking about here, then you have the potential, at least, for communication. And if you get someone knowledgeable on the other side who deems it
worthwhile, you might have the basis for a conversation.
It might seem like a b-grade movie plot, but just for S & G's it might be an interesting avenue to pursue.