Monday, September 27, 2010

Quantum Physics. A hiding to nothing.

Imagine a computer program that wanted to analyse itself to the most fundamental level. By knowing its own source code, then relating that to the instructions created by the compiler, a level of insight might be gained.
A more complex program might be able to deduce the structure of registers and maybe even something about the internal workings of the processor and make a fairly good guess at deeper aspects of the system.
Unfortunately, a quantum analysis of a "bit" within a word cannot reveal the structure of a transistor or the type of substrate upon which the transistor is constructed.
Quarks, Leptons and Bosons all make up the base classes of our universe. However, even though we may be able to analyse them. How can we be aware of the "transistors" upon which they are expressed?

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