Quni Episode 10: The Power of Habit, Neuronic Signaling, and Sub 20 Kelvin Detections

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Speaker 1:Welcome to the Poet's Guide to the Q-universe. My name's Steven Michael I'm a lifetime prisoner of the tech industry from Seattle, Washington. So what you're about here is my poetical [inaudible 00:00:32], viewing some might say theoretical view of the quantum universe and it's applicability to computing and society and ethics and other human endeavors.

Speaker 1:This is not an attempt to make an academic statement. If you're wondering why I'm doing this podcast I can tell you why because the real universe, as opposed to fake universe has tried to kill me a few times. And we'll get into that in other podcasts.

Speaker 1:But one of the things that left me when I had my stroke and brain damage was a gift to understand and talk about this stuff. And maybe even create music, we'll see how that turns out.

Speaker 1:So thanks for listening, and just a note, if you have small children or if you don't like them hearing expletives, please listen at a time when it won't disturb them. My personal opinion is expletives never hurt anyone. In fact, they're quite cool and creative. So enjoy the podcast. Take care, may all your endeavors bring love and joy to [inaudible 00:01:50].

Speaker 1:Thanks for listening to the Q-universe, a Poet's Guide to the Q-universe.

Speaker 1:Hey what's it like down in the zero [inaudible 00:02:19]? I can't sing, I wish I could, 'cause I would be singing about the universe.

Speaker 1:Hey, the name of this number is Ka. The causative thoughts of the poet.

Speaker 1:So I'm really excited about this episode. Oh my god, it's crazy because I had a really cool conversation today with this dude who's like a scientist, like a real bonafide medical doctor. He's like my hero. We had a great little chat about my podcast tonight and I invited him to come be a hero of the Q-universe. His name is Dr. Jason Kim, and don't tell him I told you this, it's a secret. And he's like my favorite doctor, I hope I didn't piss anybody off by saying that. Anyway, if I did, well you're probably my favorite too, if you got pissed off too. So don't worry about it.

Speaker 1:It's the Q-universe, you know? Everything heals in the Q-universe, it's anti-fragile. Yeah. Okay, so let's talk about what we're gonna talk about. So the conversation I had with Jason, or Dr. Kim seemed like a con because I don't know, we never talked about being on first names. But it's all right. Anyway.

Speaker 1:So before what I tell you what it is, I was thinking about, am I playing the keyboards for me or you? I don't know. They do help me think. And why the Q-universe gave me that I have no idea, but I'm sure there's a reason. So we'll figure that out one day when we get better at this stuff. So here's the conversation we had. I was talking about another of my hypotheses. I gave him kinda like the 20,000 foot view.

Speaker 1:Not the Q-universe, because there is none. Because there's I don't know, like a 20 kelvin view of the Q-universe. That's what I'd call it. Hey, I have a 20K view. Huh? Wait, that's 20,000 foot ... Wait.

Speaker 1:Spooky math. 20 Kelvin and 20K feet. It's the same difference. This is just a different unit of measure. You know what's really cool about the human brain, I was thinking today. Okay, so today I was thinking about the human brain a lot because that's what this dude does too. And I'm always thinking about my brain, because once you get it hurt somewhere you think about it a lot.

Speaker 1:Okay, so I drove away at the blue minis yesterday, and this is what number two at ten sounds like. Number ten is a special number for human. You know why. Look at your hands, and look at your feet. Yeah. And hey we were just talking about 20. So we have two sets of 20 it seems to be. Like if it's a resident number. Just like you had a resident associate in your college dome, I don't know. What are they called in RA?

Speaker 1:Okay, so we got RA variable. But let's get back to the human mind because that's what this podcast is about. I had you fooled for a second didn't I? You thought I was gonna talk about [inaudible] put it in corporate timeout. Hey, you know what? You ask a poet to go do compliance in a company and he gets put in corporate timeout, and he's protecting your data. It's probably a good thing, don't you think? Okay. That's just my opinion. Remember we talked about [inaudible 00:06:27].

Speaker 2:Fun fact.

Speaker 1:Wow, that was an interesting thing my PC did. I think I'm getting [inaudible] cock from the Q-universe of crazy signals. So let's go back to the science. So someone accused me of sounding stoned on these podcasts. Well I am stoned on the Q-universe because you know what? It's so cool, it's tiny and wincy and cold and so adorable. I love to curl up there. And I think when I had my last PTSD attack I curled up in the Q-universe, that made me feel better, that was my happy place. That was my yellow submarine. That's high.

Speaker 1:Got away [inaudible 00:07:19].

Speaker 1:Okay, so the blue meanies are gone, so let's get back to the science. The science is about the human brain, so one of the great mysteries of the human brain is we have observed that the brain creates these pathways. And the weird thing is, the more they get used, the easier they flow. That's one of the reasons why once you get pain in one area, there's like this cascade effect because the ancientness of your brain has determined that the more it feels something the easier it should be to feel.

Speaker 1:You know this to be true. This is the way that habits work. So if you wanna check out a really cool book by one of my favorite journalists outfit, you know, the New York Times. The successful gray lady, she's modern and hip and you know what? She's a great lady because the ancient women are the best. Don't give me this old women bullshit. They're wonderful. So if you only think young women are cool, come on, get a clue. Sorry, I get off my feminists soapbox for a second. Let's get back to the science.

Speaker 1:So we were discussing about how pathways get easier the more you feel them. You know this, that's one of the nice things about sex and when you have good sex repeatedly with someone. It gets better and better and better. You know what I'm talking about, go there with me for a second. Because that is your brain.

Speaker 1:Hey, so we got this amazing gift. So how does it work? There aren't a lot of good explanations because when you go look at the organic chemistry there are no clues to why this is happening. Why do these bonds form faster and faster? Or why does this reaction happen faster? Because in theory they're the same molecules, right? There's nothing changed. Huh? Let's go to the 20K zone. And let's see if we can see if this sense of fateful determination based on a path well traveled. On a quantum level is in fact entanglement.

Speaker 1:So if it is, then certainly we can start. You know, I spent a lot of time last night when I was really bummed out thinking about statistical models for this. So when you get down to the 0K game, we're talking about statistical models. If you were thinking we were gonna have a stoasic result, hey, go work in the euclidean space because I'm down at 20K. Kelvin, not 20,000 feet.

Speaker 1:You know this to be true.

Speaker 1:Okay, so statistical models. So let's take two neurons that have never met each other. And let's start measuring the speed of the connection and let's look at the quantum entanglement of those two neurons that have never talked to each other. We see faint signals, they show up like random. They're both throwing out random numbers, right? We have a good model of that, thanks for one of our heroes. You know who I'm talking about. His last name starts with a V, he's a cool prof. We can get him involved as well.

Speaker 1:So where are we going with this? So we get these atoms and they're throwing out these random numbers. And we say, hey lets build a pathway. We can even do this. I don't know, let's use a worm because they tend to be easy to work with. And then we can take a worm model and we can take a floo fly? A fruit fly model. You know what? You know why I like experimenting with fruit flies? They're amazing creatures because they're simple and they have lots of babies.

Speaker 1:And if you ever try to get rid of fruit flies in the spring, and you try to do that without killing them, good luck with that. And they're cuter than worms. But you know, you don't have to have really complex creatures to do this. So let's build the math. Let's do the easy stuff and then once we get there we'll start taking more and more complex organisms.

Speaker 1:Hey we're gonna need a unit of measure for this. Hey, let's get Dr. Kim some credit for this. Let him figure out the unit of measure. Calling Q-universe we're human if we want to do experiments on unknown immunables. The first thing you have to start with is what? You need to develop a unit of measure because that's the way the human brain works.

Speaker 1:I told you I didn't know how to do math, so I have to simplify it. I gotta get it down to its constituents, that's why I like the 20 Kelvin range. We're talking about constituents, it's nice and complex there. And there's not a lot of stoicism. So if you don't have a sense of humor, you probably can't even think about the Q-universe. Because it's non-stoastic just like humor. You never know what's gonna happen, it's really cool. You know what? We could probably come up with an entanglement model for humor. That is like the scariest thing.

Speaker 1:Hey, when we get done with this we are gonna find somebody to run a threat model on this. So if you don't like where I'm going with this, can you please call me. I won't give you my number, you know, I am me. Look me up. Google me, you'll find me. I guarantee it. And you can IM me, and if you want to do a threat model on this, you know what a threat model is, right? Tell me why this is a really bad idea. I can think of some things off the top of my head. You know I like to sit with an idea for a while before I write it a love letter.

Speaker 1:Right now it's just an idea. I have lots of ideas that turn into dead ends. Those are the good ones. So my hope is that we can actually get these fruit flies and look at two unentangled neurons. And prove we can find a random number there.

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Speaker 1:Are you feeling good about this idea? Of waiting [inaudible 00:15:03]. So you gotta think about the ethics. Because we have a mission, our mission is what? Is to heal. We're healing arts, right? That's what this label does. And threat models they're kind of a downer, but they have to happen because if you wanna see if something's gonna meet your bar of healing or not, you've got to run a threat model. We don't write love letters to hypotheses until we're finished with the threat model. That's what we do.

Speaker 1:That's what we do here. We do science. We do ethical science. What is that? We'll make it up. Hey it's non-stoastic, okay? When we find a Bell Curve we'll let you know about it because Bell Curves can be a dangerous thing. Yes they can. But you know what? It's really hard to have anti-fragility in the universe without Bell Curves. Because things that are heading toward immunability have to have what? Bell Curves, yes.

Speaker 1:Second hypotheses of the show, and when we write our synopsis we need to add our hypotheses in our threat model background. I still need a copywriter for that. I was thinking of calling my bud the Bon and see if he's interested, maybe this will be how I contact him. Hey Bon, help me out. Write me some synopsi, you're like the best at that. Wait, was that the right conjugation on synopsis?

Speaker 1:I don't know, maybe I should as my Latin speaking son. I just asked my fur baby cat, she sat down on the sofa next to me and she's yawning. And she's listening to this podcast and she's yawning. That means she doesn't like my keyboards, if I wanna play keyboards for her I have to be more aggressive. Now she's looking again. She's not yawing. How about you? Are you yawning?

Speaker 1:So why the new age music? Well I kind of like the slow rolling wandering pace for this program. Because these ideas require a lot of deep thought. And I sit sometimes and I fall asleep to my own podcasts. Because it enables me to run my threat models while I'm sleeping. I don't know. I just wish sometimes it wasn't so noisy in there. I've got a lot of entanglement going on in my brain for some reason. It's almost like when those brain cells die. Maybe they left a hole to be entangled?

Speaker 1:That kind of makes sense when you think about if the biological activity has ceased exists. Why not? Let them re-entangle. Because in fact since we know those cells will not ever grow back, that hole is gonna stay there. It will always be on my MRI, but that doesn't mean it's not active from a signaling perspective. So who knows? Maybe we'll get good enough that we can start looking at entanglement fields from a distance. Because honestly it's gonna be kinda hard to freeze the human brain down past below the 20 Kelvin.

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Speaker 1:I hope you find somebody really good. Maybe I can ask my son if he would do an episode on this. He knows a lot of people in the field of computational neural science. So I think they probably have libraries of statistical correlation that can help us find a causative effect here. What do you think? Okay, so we'll find a computational neuroscientist. Maybe I'll ask my friend Natasha to do it. Because I think she would actually make an excellent one, personally.

Speaker 1:I'm kinda figuring out one of my super powers after this whole stroke thing is. I'm really good at meeting people and figuring out what they're talented at. I'm also realizing that it takes a really long time to deeply know someone. But that's another podcast for another day.

Speaker 1:So I'm gonna give a podcast plug for another podcast that I love. I love Hidden Brain. I do. And I was listening to that today and it was so cool because they were interviewing people at the Smithsonian. And they were talking about this dude that created this amazing index of American folklore of the traditional oral tellings through music our society has made. Because that indeed is an ancient part of the brain.

Speaker 1:Hey, maybe my next book will end up at the Smithsonian, who knows. Maybe my current one is, who knows. But anyway, I hold anyone on that episode in great respect. Including the dude that did the work, because one of my favorite book is Grays Anatomy. G-r-a-y-s. Not the show, although the show is cute.

Speaker 1:Anyway, [inaudible 00:21:04], yeah. Hey you're like a hero of the Q-universe. Let's do a podcast together one day. Because honestly let's get a little bit of the Q-universe into Hidden Brain, because I can guarantee you, once you get into the 20K. The zone. I wanna talk about the 20,000 foot zone. I'm talking about the 20 Kelvin zone. You're gonna find some really cool stuff down there. The universe is super clever.

Speaker 1:Okay, let me wrap up this and I'm gonna talk about one more thought that I had. So let's talk about the proximity of time. I was re-reading this book on spin and charge detection in quantum materials. And one thing that is pronounced when dealing with those materials is the fact that each of those quantum fields that you're reading the spin charge, your SC, your spin charge. Let's just call it SC, because spin is misleading. Because honestly we're just talking about non law of rhythmic curves of voltage. It's not really ... Well it is complicated and it's super cool. But it's simple because it's the Q-universe.

Speaker 1:And it certainly is beautiful. So if you're gonna create like the kickest ass compression algorithm, how would you do it? Because if you look at even our really good ones, and this may lead to some really cool compression theory in the quantum universe. [inaudible] a clear view of the hypothesis.

Speaker 1:That's why I call it the hypothetical event horizon. It's when you could barely discern through the fog of your knowledge level be. Even with the hundred million iterations, or kazillion iterations that I'm capable of. I don't know.

Speaker 1:Okay, so if you're gonna create the kickest ass compression algorithm. I'm not talking about MP3's, I'm talking about like Flac because when you take an uncompressed analog signal, which is what the universe is. Or at least we think we're uncompressed, but I'm pretty sure we're compressed. Last part of the hypotheses, and then we're gonna wrap the show.

Speaker 1:The last part of the hypotheses is that if ever single spin charge, that's readable, is on a different time scale and this is why when [inaudible] algorithm is running the Fourier algorithms, there's tons of noise. We see this drift. And eventually we have a decoy [inaudible] event. So that helps you conceptualize the idea of quantum de-coherence. Because in fact until you measure the spin density of the curve, you have not surface Schrödinger's cat. And you know I think Schrödinger was a really cool cat.

Speaker 1:Yeah I've said that before. My cat Sophia if even cooler because I can play with her, I don't have to worry about her dying when I know she's alive. It's just not the way my neurons wanna behave. Okay, so here is your elliptical curve in the number sequence of this. And here's the only hint I'm gonna give you to the math. Go look at Plank's Constant and we'll post this paper and look at the equation.

Speaker 1:Because Plank, god. Oh my god, I really ... You know if you wanna give me a first edition, give me a first edition of all his books and research papers. Oh my god. That would be so cool. That would be so amazing. He is like the biggest super here of the Q-universe. And as we go through the [inaudible] in my paper. And eventually we'll get there, I know we're still on the first postulate. Which is time is a carrier wave. But I'm still riffing on that.

Speaker 1:But we'll get to the next one and we'll riff on that for a while. So thanks for listening to the Q-universe. It's for fun, I hope you enjoyed geeking out with me because I certainly enjoyed geeking out with you. And Sophia's looking at my hands on the keyboard, so I'm gonna jam a little bit. And you guys can think.

Speaker 1:Hey I forgot to eat lunch. I'm gonna let the keyboards jam a minute. I'm gonna go get a bite and I'll be back.

Speaker 1:I have heroes involved in creating this podcast. So my first and closest hero that I'd like to thank is myself. Is Steven Michael. I just can't even believe it's me. I suffer a little bit from delusions of failure. And friction. So thanks for putting up with my test cases. Next up is Jessie Hewie, 'cause he does magic. So thanks for the magic. Please subscribe via your favorite podcast channel, thanks.