Sunday, November 11, 2018

Hacking the Universe


Silicon Valley Billionaires have secret plans to live forever.


Imagine a new startup that offers on-sight virtual reality tours. You enter their futuristic building by the Bay and select a destination, a destination in time. You chose Ancient Rome. You buy your ticket, and they provide you with their latest equipment. Next, you find yourself standing by the original Flavian Amphitheatre, in the center of Rome.

Imagine VR Tours has perfected their technology to where you cannot tell the difference between reality and the virtual world. You soon forget that your experience is an illusion.

Now imagine you are living somewhere in the future, say 15,000 years from now. VR Tours has come a long way. They have endless worlds and time periods to explore. There is no required equipment to wear. Your stay is no longer limited to an hour. You are not bound to one planet. Now imagine you have chosen 20th century Earth and your time there will be 90 years. You stroll through a Gateless Barrier, and your new life begins. Is this possible? Definitely.

An astounding new theory that goes beyond String Theory is the Simulation Theory. It is what the Ancient Greeks and Einstein and others have called the Unified Theory of Everything, the holy grail of modern physics. And it is a theory that more and more computer scientists, physicists, astronomers, and venture capitalists are believing in. Elon Musk is outspoken in his belief that our odds of not living in a simulation are next to impossible. And if we are living in a computer simulation, many believe it can be hacked — hacked from the inside.

The ramifications of such a hack are mind-boggling. Programmers could change the very laws of physics and reality. Time travel, aging, and instant transportation are all possible because those things are just code and data. But let’s back up. What are these wealthy hackers thinking? What are they really up to?

The question they must be asking is who among us are players from the future and who are part of the simulation? Let that one sink in. The simulation could be so advanced that the simulated life forms have consciousness. To them, the simulation is their #BaseReality. And when their simulated life ends, it ends, perhaps forever. The players, on the other hand, return to the Gateless Barrier with new knowledge from their virtual adventure.

With no way of knowing if they are players or sims, the wealthy tech-savvy group has more than one solution. There is an excellent article by Douglas Rushkoff called Survival of the Richestwhere he tells about doomsday survival plans like building underground bunkers, colonizing Mars or uploading their minds to supercomputers. These are the wealthy that have no interest in altering the future for the good of humanity. Survival is their game. 

Curiously, they believe that humans are nothing but objects processing data. They see themselves and all humans as Base Reality objects not worth saving. Only the elite winners survive. This quote comes from the Survival article: “Technology development became less a story of collective flourishing than personal survival.”

But not all of these escape plans are entirely selfish. Some scientists want to enhance the human body and mind with computer technology. Humanity survives as transhumans. Here is an interesting article about Neuralinkby Harbind Kharod. But like the survivalists, these transcendence developers are not hacking the universe. Where is their faith in the Simulation Theory?

Musk does believe in diversification, and he might be one of those funding efforts to escape the simulation we find ourselves in. We know that some billionaires are paying scientists and computer gurus to break the barriers of simulated reality. How they intend to accomplish this greatest hack ever is not entirely clear. However, according to an article in The Newyorker by Tad Friend, “Two tech billionaires have gone so far as to secretly engage scientists to work on breaking us out of the simulation.”

One of the men mentioned in Friend’s article is Sam Altman. Altman is also interested in uploading minds to the cloud. So, in all likelihood, the secret tech billionaires and their teams have multiple approaches to survival:

1) Selfish Survival
2) Human transcendence
3) Hacking the Universe

By far, the most interesting of these is number 3. And Hacking the Universe is the most secret. The billionaire hackers prefer to remain anonymous. So we are left to ask necromantic questions. How do the worlds best minds escape from our simulation? How is it possible to hack a computer from the inside? We do have clues. There are high profile people jumping on the simulation theory bandwagon.

Converts include astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, Elon Musk, theoretical physicist S. James Gate and even philosophers, like Nick Bostrom. They all believe in the simulation argument. Surfer and theoretical physicist Garrett Lisi has made a groundbreaking discovery about a strange 8-dimensional mathematical object that seems to encode all the particles and forces in what we perceive as our 3-dimensional universe. The code name for this discovery is E8. 

Quasicrystal

The E8 movie, Hacking Reality, and narrated by Marion Kerr, is fascinating and well done. Learn why a group headed by Klee Irwin believe our world is a shadow of an 8-dimensional Quasicrystal code or language. Perhaps the language of simulated reality. Finding the language of this universe is a step towards Hacking the Universe.

And quantum physics itself provides big red flags with the famous Double Slit Experiment and Particle Entanglement.


Double Slit Experiment

I’ve been a programmer for a long time. I’ve even written a few hacks myself, like HardRunner for the original Lotus 1-2-3. To me, the only way for humans to Hack the Universe, from inside, is with full-blown Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence.

The hacking system would need chaos theory algorithms for trial and error and quantum chips to harness the power of atoms. Quantum processing is faster than any silicon-based computer ever developed.

Quantum chip enhancements would encode information as quantum bits, or qubits. These qubits exist in superposition at more than one state at a time. The quantum chips for the new AI computer will be unimaginably faster than any supercomputer in existence. Learn about IBM’s efforts with Quantum Computing on their site.

But there is a big problem. There is no true Artificial Intelligence yet. We have not yet reached what is called the Singularity. And there are no actual Quantum Computers that we know of. One of the strangest mysteries in physics is that if you attempt to look at subatomic particles, they will change their values. Observation changes their behavior. If you look at a qubit in superposition to determine its value, the qubit will assume a value of 0 or 1, but not both. By simple observation, a quantum qubit becomes digital.

However, in quantum physics, if you apply an outside force to any two atomic particles, they will become entangled. The second particle will take on properties of the first regardless of their distance apart. Entangled particles, separated by the width of the entire universe remain entangled. A change to one entangled particle is instantly reflected in the other. They care nothing about Einstein’s speed of light limitation. A billion light years of separation does not affect entanglement. The entangled response takes no time at all.

So the magic our brilliant tech billionaires need to find is a way to use entanglement to observe a qubit indirectly. The qubit’s state remains unaltered through indirect observation. That would be some magic trick. 

If these anonymous tech giants want to live forever, their best chance is the Hack-of-all-Hacks. We know that a secret wealthy tech group is pouring big money into an AI system that far exceeds human intelligence. They are building an AI in hopes of communicating with the prior level AI. They are hoping to knockon the Gate of the Endless Barrier.


Epilogue


Peru’s Aramu Muru Doorway to the Gods

If we do exist in a simulated reality that was built in the future, then why hack it? Why not enjoy? Let us stroll through the Gateless Barrier beyond #BaseReality. Let us stroll through the Hindu’s Mumonkanor the Gateless Gateway.Let us stroll through Peru’s Aramu Muru, or Another Universe. 

So enjoy your simulated adventures. And choose your friends wisely if you are not a player. A player may take you back through the Gateless Barrier. Let that sink in. You will have Hacked the Universe with basic friendship. 


by Rob Adamson


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Best NASA Videos Ever!




Using the Helium 8K high definition (UHD) video camera by RED, NASA just released the first ever 8k video from space. Imagine if this was available for the Moon landings. The first steps on Mars should be incredible, like being there.

RED is a digital cinema company. These 8K videos are specifically 8192 x 4320 pixels. The RED camera is the same brand used to record The Hobbit trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, and television programs like Lost in Space.

“This new footage showcases the story of human spaceflight in more vivid detail than ever before,” said Dylan Mathis, communications manager for the International Space Station Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “The world of camera technology continues to progress, and seeing our planet in high fidelity is always welcome. We're excited to see what imagery comes down in the future.”

The original video is available from HERE. But be warned, the vid is over three gigabytes. And good luck finding an 8K display to view it. But imagine future Virtual Reality with a resolution so high that you cannot tell the difference between virtual and real. #BaseReality.


These awesome 8k displays are coming though. Samsung demonstrated a TV using artificial intelligence to upscale 4K to 8K.  It's not real 8K, but it's close.  Sony has a prototype  TV with true 8K resolution. 

Now the good news. Sharp is shipping a 70-inch 8K Television in Europe. The cost is around $14,000 US dollars.  Sharp apparently colluded with RED to design and build their TV.

Smaller screen TVs do already have 8k, but what's the point? With a 32 inch display, you cannot experience the magic of real life 8k. 

Below is NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold shooting on the International Space Station.












Wednesday, October 31, 2018

#HashTag Marketing Campaigns for Apps

This article on Medium by one of our contributing writers, Robert Adamson, went through several revisions while he was experimenting. It now has some valuable information. If you are looking to market a Mobile App or anything else that can benefit from Hashtag Campaigns, this is a good read and recommended by Best Camera.

At first, he appears to be promoting his new book, but then you can tell he is sharing his hard-earned knowledge about how to start a Hashtag campaign and how to combine a Hashtag with a Hyperlink.

Click Below




Thanks, Robert, and here's your hash #BaseReality 

Next time publish here first :)

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Computer Industry is stuck in the 1950s

This article is popular on Medium. I wanted to share this with you on Best Camera.




Rob Adamson

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Apple Restricts Templated Apps for Good or Bad?

  • App Store Review Guidelines for 2018


  • 4.2.6 Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected unless they are submitted directly by the provider of the app’s content. These services should not submit apps on behalf of their clients and should offer tools that let their clients create customized, innovative apps that provide unique customer experiences. Another acceptable option for template providers is to create a single binary to host all client content in an aggregated or “picker” model, for example as a restaurant finder app with separate customized entries or pages for each client restaurant, or as an event app with separate entries for each client event.
At first, all Templated Apps were completely banned. But now, as long as the owner of the App submits the App themselves to the App Store, Apple will accept them. 

This seemed unfair. It felt like eliminating social media websites or something. But in retrospect, this current policy seems to make sense. Websites are not installed. When a user installs an App, they traditionally want to know who owns the App. They expect to know who created the App and who is responsible.

This new policy has no impact on third-party Software Development Kits (SDKs). And third Party Web Services (APIs) are not targeted by Apple. That would be weird because the backbone of Apple's entire global industry is based on the building blocks of SDKs and APIs. 

Also, cross-platform environments like React Native appear safe for now. 

Let us know your thoughts on this policy from Apple. There is definitely food for thought here. 


Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Magic of Detectng Fonts



Let’s look a three Apps for discovering fonts used in Web Pages, Mobile Apps and even in the real world.  *Important, for significant projects be sure you have the appropriate licenses. 



WhatFont is a free App (IOS Only) for discovering the font used on a web page right from your mobile device.

Install WhatFont App from here.

Ok, so why would you want this App? If you develop software or design web pages, this App is valuable. Once you spot fonts on a web page, you can use them in your own designs. Once you know the name of the typeface, you are able to search and license the fonts. This App only works in Safari. No real magic here.



WhatTheFont from MyFonts is free (IOS Only). This App uses your camera or photos and scans for fonts using advanced image recognition. Like magic, this App works on everything from web pages and mobile app interfaces to real-world snapshots.

WhatTheFont finds the closest matches from their own database. From there you can purchase the MyFonts directly from within the App. They also have a forum that you can use to submit fonts that are not recognized.


Adobe Capture from Adobe is free (IOS and Android). Like WhatTheFont from MyFonts, this App also uses the camera to scan for fonts. Besides fonts, it scans for colors, brushes, patterns and more.

Adobe calls the fonts discovery feature Type. This App looks for matching fonts in Adobe's Typekit library where you can purchase directly from the App.





Because all three of these Apps are free,  you could use them all (at least on IOS). You can also compare prices between MyFonts and Adobe for fonts you love and discover.