Can The Universe Itself Be A Smart AI According To Some Higher Being’s Design?

In the last blog post “Can Our Universe Expand Forever Or Expand Then Contract Later Just So It Could Die?” I surmised that the universe (our universe among many others) could have been expanding and contracting according to how it got fed with external energy — where such force would have to wander outside our very own singularity.  Without such external nursery of energy, I surmised that our universe is like a quantifiable fish aquarium.  Nonetheless, we all know that even a human being could be intelligibly randomized things at will — thus I think according to the universe we’re sentient beings are the AI (artificial intelligent).  How about let me surmise some more and say that — what if the universe itself is a higher artificial intelligent force in which it could randomize things at will to expand and contract according to circumstances?

We human beings could only see the results of why the universe is expanding and contracting according to our very own whatever theories — but why would the universe do such a thing?  What’s the point of expanding or contracting?  Expanding to create more empty space for what?  Contracting is like a suicidal attempt of killing itself off so the existence of the universe itself would cease to exist.  Furthermore, perhaps the universe itself is like a smart TV or fishbowl/aquarium in which it was designed by a higher being.  This way the purpose of expanding and contracting won’t be the burden with which the universe has to carry.  This burden could be carried by the designer of the universe.

At this point, I think it’s more like a philosophical thinking than anything concrete on this matter, but it’s so intriguing nonetheless.  In my opinion, philosophical or not, it’s rather important for us sentient beings to dig deeper into our origin.  After all, if we could not remember how we’d come into being, then we would forever aimlessly forget about our root and forever lost — wandering in a dark forest (Three Body Problem’s sci-fi trilogy second book is also titled as The Dark Forest).  I think only when we could figure out our true root of how we’d come into the existence, it is then that we could evolve to be something greater.  Perhaps in such a quest, we could discover new technology to bring us to new heights; we could grow into even more capable and intelligent sentient beings.

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China Develops New Quantum Chip, Boosting Quantum Computing To The Next Level!

Just recently I’d read somewhere online that Quantum computers can hack current encryption technology almost instantly or instantly.  Furthermore, perhaps Lattice Field encryption could confuse Quantum computers somewhat, but I’m not sure how resistant Lattice Field encryption method is when it’s up against Quantum computers.  This means any organization with a powerful quantum computer can hack just about anybody’s encrypted files and encrypted hardware.

If I’m not wrong and up to date, each Qubit can represent both negative and positive states at the same time.  Basically, the traditional binary bit is either 0 or 1, but Qubit can be in both states at the same time.  Now, multiply the numbers of Qubit and you can have a really powerful Quantum computer which can calculate things that would take the traditional computers billions of years to do so.

By the way, take my information with the grain of salt because I’m also too green with Quantum computing.  Anyway, just in, Chinese researchers just reveal that they have developed a new type of Quantum chip which will boost Quantum computing to the next level yet.  Check out the video right after the break.

Could Blockchain Be Used More Appropriately To Facilitate Cashless Society?

Thinking out loud is often done in a haste hints the nature of it.  Thus my thinking out loud in this post isn’t solid, but I like to dabble on here.  One thing people fear about a cashless society is that once the digital numbers are being erased somehow, their worth would be gone without any trace for recovering.  Thus, people are definitely still preferring cash as a mean for emergency backup.  After all, if their digital world is being shut down, they got cash to help them survive daily such as buying foods and whatnot.

Bitcoin is probably going to be an enemy of the banks since banks want to be the middlemen of the transactions.  Bitcoin takes out the middlemen role and allows people to have a direct transaction between the two parties.  In order for the bank to receive commission and gain liquid fund, the bank needs to be able to insert itself into the deal.  Simply put, Bitcoin is against a traditional bank which isn’t accepting Bitcoins!

Banks can accept Bitcoins, but people won’t use banks as of how they would use a traditional bank.  Bitcoin users may want a bank to behave as a trustful Bitcoin exchange to facilitate the Bitcoin transactions in safety manners.  This way any Bitcoin bank can still insert a banking role in a non-traditional way into the deal.  Since Bitcoin will be more transparent — plus demoting a traditional banking role somewhat, I don’t think the banks will be able to create more creative derivative means for creative investments.  I could be wrong since this is thinking out loud session.

Bitcoin is also very similar to a cashless society because it isn’t cash and it’s digital medium.  Taking away Bitcoin, underneath it all is the technology itself which is the blockchain.  The blockchain technology is more important than the clothes it is wearing such as a crypto coin (i.e., Bitcoin).  Why?  I think blockchain technology is good at keeping transactions honest.  This honesty is rather important for cashless society don’t you think?  Nonetheless, current Bitcoin way isn’t helpful for blockchain technology since the implementation is rather crude, allowing people to hack and steal each other Bitcoin without a clear way to trace back to the original owner of the lost Bitcoins.

If I’m not wrong, a will be successful cashless society could use the blockchain technology to keep cashless money honest so the original owner of the money won’t fear the tyranny of a cashless society shutdown event.  By that I mean the only way for a person in such a society to lose wealth is being incriminated with evidence and wealth get confiscated by a court of law.  In such an orderly way the blockchain technology could be used to keep track what money belongs to whom before the exchange takes place and long afterward so a cashless society shutdown event which occurs by any other mean besides the legal ones such as the one I stated just a moment earlier would be a futile effort.

I think people would be able to accept a cashless society when their wealth won’t be suddenly disappeared overnight in a mysterious event.  Of course, people are still going to fear that if they’re innocent and being convicted wrongly; their wealth got confiscated in such a rude event — they could be helpless as they would not be able to survive daily when their digital wealth got shut down in a cashless society.  I think once one accepts a cashless society, one has to accept such possibility as there won’t be any legal cash laying around to act as a legal tender for acquiring daily things.

By writing this blog post, it doesn’t mean I support a cashless society!  I just merely thinking about the possibilities and effects of it all when such a society occurs.  Although China isn’t a purely cashless society, because paper money is still going to be a legal tender within China.  Nonetheless, China is one of those countries that is leading the race in facilitating the use of money through digital devices such as the smartphone.  I think once the money becomes digital numbers, money is indeed facilitating a cashless society.  A cashless society is definitely taking some shapes or forms around the world, and so I’m writing this to amuse myself with both negative and positive possibilities of such a phenomenon.

BandLab Releases the New Cakewalk Sonar Platinum Now Known As Cakewalk by BandLab For FREE!

So, I was using Cakewalk Sonar Platinum Digital Audio Workstation for past couple years, but then Gibson killed this DAW product line.  Many people were mad since they too had used Sonar for a long long time.  I was agitated by the news, and so I went online to look for the alternative to Sonar Platinum.  There are many alternatives to Cakewalk Sonar Platinum, but the cheapest professional version of whatever out there is still around $60 or so.  I thought I have to spend more money for a DAW since Gibson killed Cakewalk Sonar.  Luckily, BandLab, a Singapore company, decided to buy off Cakewalk Sonar product line so they could continue to build and support the awesome DAW.  I was patient in waiting for BandLab to release the update for Cakewalk Sonar, and my waiting is now paying off big time!

For couple days already but I just got the memo, BandLab had just released the early access version of Cakewalk by BandLab.  Basically, Cakewalk by BandLab is now the new name for what used to be Cakewalk Sonar Platinum.  Not only BandLab had released the early access version of Cakewalk, BandLab announced that Cakewalk by BandLab is now FREE for everyone!  Yep, you heard it right!  Anybody can now freely download a full top of the line version of Cakewalk DAW that used to cost a huge amount of money!  This means you get to save a huge amount of money from not spending any money on DAW and use this saved money for something else that could help you improve the quality of your mixes.

I think BandLab will change the music industry in regards to DAW specifically!  How?  As of now, I don’t see any professional DAW out there that is completely FREE.  Yet, BandLab released Cakewalk as a FREE DAW.  By the way, Cakewalk is a very professional DAW, and it is now FREE!  Imagine that!  So, I think other DAWs out there will have to either drop the prices or come out with better features somehow to make their DAWs unique just so they could compete against Cakewalk by BandLab.  Cakewalk users don’t have to be desperate now since BandLab is going to improve Cakewalk even more!  Basically, if Cakewalk gets smarter such as getting AI features and such, I think other DAWs will have a hard time in competing against Cakewalk by BandLab.

I found a YouTube video which addresses the announcement of the new Cakewalk by BandLab DAW.  You can watch it right after the break!

Update!

I just installed the early access version of Cakewalk by BandLab, and I was surprised that it recognized the settings of Cakewalk Sonar Platinum.  It allowed me to import the customized settings that I had with Cakewalk Sonar Platinum, and so I didn’t have to mess around with the settings of Cakewalk by BandLab!  It was a quick installed and I got to play with the new Cakewalk again!  Oh, I did have to add the locations of VSTs and rescan the VSTs again!  Nonetheless, everything is now working so smooth!

Will AI Be Used In Dealmaking Soon?

In the very near future, when Artificial Intelligence is more capable, will governments around the world readily deploy AI to do things such as drafting a free trade agreement?  As I’m watching the news clip on YouTube, and this person states that an FTA between two parties is going to take a very long time, possibly years, to complete since complex deals could be involved with complex, new technology and so forth.  This is true as we’re human and it takes time for us humans to digest and make sense of things before we could readily draw upon an agreement of something.  For AI though, things could be fast-track in milliseconds, I assume.

I guess when such a time comes, whichever country has a more advanced AI could get an upper hand in an FTA deal, assuming that each country won’t be able to replicate the other country’s AI tech.  Obviously, if a country’s technology is so easily being stolen, then their future AI tech is not going to be able to be kept as a secret.  What’s worse is that a competitor could replicate and improve on the tech to leave the original creator in the dust.  As the former dilly-dally without any progress, the latter may also be able to figure out the flaws within the former’s AI tech, allowing the latter to exploit the flaw to squeeze out an advance in a deal such as an FTA deal between two trading countries.

Let’s humor ourselves and imagine how a scenario would unfold when a country without AI tech is engaging in a fictitious FTA deal with a country that got a really advanced AI tech.  Obviously, no AI secrets would be included in the deal!  I suppose the country without AI tech would look at the FTA draft that they’d taken years to mold without any confidence when they propose the terms in the FTA meeting with the counterpart that got an advanced AI tech as the assistant in the dealmaking.  Meanwhile, the side with advanced AI assistant would probably have already made a decision on how to negotiate the terms beyond the first draft that the side without advanced AI assistant is proposing.

I think the side without advanced AI assistant would probably be even more cautious in coming to an agreement with the terms that are being proposed by the side with an advanced AI assistant, knowing that the advanced AI assistant would probably have given better advice to the owner of the AI assistant.  Perhaps, the side with advanced AI assistant could use the AI to come up with terms that are so subtle that allow the counterpart to not being able to see the true meaning of being taken advantages of.  Would this allow the FTA deal to fast-track in real time?

Hyperloop vs Super High-speed Maglev Train, Which is cheaper and more affordable? Which is faster and safer and more enjoyable?

Remember Hyperloop?  Elon Musk’s Hyperloop suggestion is probably in the work by someone in the West, but in China, they’re testing super high-speed train that could reach 1000km/h.  I think Chinese are combining the concept of Hyperloop and Maglev Train into one, and this could allow any Maglev train to travel in a vacuum which increases the speed of the Maglev train.  This makes me wonder which is more efficient and cheaper to build, Hyperloop or Super High-speed Maglev train?  I think Hyperloop requires digging a tunnel, but the Chinese could build durable but affordable materials to form a vacuum which encases the Maglev train.