Could Yes Also Mean No? Oh, The Realm Of Probability and Possibility!
I don’t usually think in a mathematical sense but I rather think in a philosophical sense… I think! Anyhow, I love to wonder about the realm of randomness and probability from time to time. It’s intriguing to me when I think about how large is the universe; it seems to go on endlessly without a border in sight like how earth got its own boundary. Thus, I would think — could we ever calculate the possibilities and the probabilities of each possibility and the possibilities of each probability within our own universe?
The universe is so large and so we may not know where it would end so there could be a beginning of something else. Multiple universes? We don’t know really! But I guess scientists out there got their own mathematical formulas and scientific theories to provide them some basics of a foundation to provide many inputs into a computer model so we humans can simulate a known universe. Nonetheless, what we don’t know may not allow us to calculate what we want and wish to know — that is the beyond!
Quantum computing is gaining innovative developments each day. This could allow us to have a much more powerful mean to calculate whatever. I guess we could simulate a known universe in a quantum computer with more ease than how we’re doing with traditional computer technology. The question is, can a quantum computer help us sprinkle the probabilities and the possibilities of what is known and what is only guesswork into our computer models so we could arrive at a point where we may discover more about our own universe?
I even question on the rigidity of theories and known facts because I think to go beyond one must take a risk in traveling the unknown seas — in a time when we have no idea and not a clue of what would lie ahead. Could the rigidity of theories and facts prevent us from developing more knowledge? Nonetheless, we cannot just simply enter a magical element into a well-developed computer model to simulate what we truly want to know about the universe, right?
But to think a fish cannot fly could be right on earth, it could be wrong on another planet when everything could fly! Of course, I truly do not know if there is such a planet. This is the magical element I’m talking about! Thus, entering the probabilities and the possibilities of what if as if how we explored the unknown seas back in time. Right now, our new unknown seas are the new boundaries and borders and stuff within our universe.
I also think if such a magical element could help us discover more about the universe, could it allow us to calculate the probabilities and possibilities of a possible future — given that we’re knowing some known facts and theories that would be married to a magical element or elements? I guess quantum computer technology could really help us here. I skim some texts on probability through the web and they describe probability as events with yes and no such as 1 and 0. Nonetheless, I question this as I ponder whether a fish could fly. Why? Sometimes, could yes also mean no?