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RX Reven' said:
ProDarwin said:
RX Reven' said:
ProDarwin said:

^If you get scared half to death twice, you are now 75% dead.

I love’s me some Zeno’s paradox.

No need for heads to explode…this is just an indication that we live in a quantum universe where there are minimums for space (1.62 x 10 to the minus 35 meters), time (5.39 x 10 to minus – 44 seconds) and I personally suspect other things like angles and probabilities; see Planck Minimums.

Basically, Zeno’s paradox gets resolved if we accept that at some point, there is no half way…you are either here or you are in the next unit of space…you are either now or you are in the next unit of time.

Fun fact, there are far more Planck units of time in one second than there have been seconds since the big bang 13.8 billion years ago.

What is the Planck Minimum unit for Life? (% alive)

Simple…one moment you’re alive and then, 5.39 x 10 to the minus -44 seconds later, you’re dead.

In terms of percent alive…I think this is best characterized as a probability and I believe there is a lower bound (may I indulge myself by calling this the RX Reven’ Minimum) where the probability of being alive could be zero or it could be 1 in a Googleplex but it couldn't be 1 a Googleplex squared for example.

Essentially, I suspect that at some point, extremely low probabilities spontaneously drop to zero because, well, the universe doesn’t have enough memory capacity to hold infinitely large numbers….same with angles and maybe some other stuff that haven’t thought about.

Sorry you asked???

I'm with you, except fo the first part... time is not a measurement of life - that's age.

We need a different measurement of life.  Like a health-bar in video games.

Brett_Murphy
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1/14/20 9:10 a.m.

You guys haven't defined the requirements for "alive" well enough. 

Brain activity? Able to go on living without life support? Any cellular activity at all? 

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ProDarwin said:
RX Reven' said:
ProDarwin said:
RX Reven' said:
ProDarwin said:

^If you get scared half to death twice, you are now 75% dead.

I love’s me some Zeno’s paradox.

No need for heads to explode…this is just an indication that we live in a quantum universe where there are minimums for space (1.62 x 10 to the minus 35 meters), time (5.39 x 10 to minus – 44 seconds) and I personally suspect other things like angles and probabilities; see Planck Minimums.

Basically, Zeno’s paradox gets resolved if we accept that at some point, there is no half way…you are either here or you are in the next unit of space…you are either now or you are in the next unit of time.

Fun fact, there are far more Planck units of time in one second than there have been seconds since the big bang 13.8 billion years ago.

What is the Planck Minimum unit for Life? (% alive)

Simple…one moment you’re alive and then, 5.39 x 10 to the minus -44 seconds later, you’re dead.

In terms of percent alive…I think this is best characterized as a probability and I believe there is a lower bound (may I indulge myself by calling this the RX Reven’ Minimum) where the probability of being alive could be zero or it could be 1 in a Googleplex but it couldn't be 1 a Googleplex squared for example.

Essentially, I suspect that at some point, extremely low probabilities spontaneously drop to zero because, well, the universe doesn’t have enough memory capacity to hold infinitely large numbers….same with angles and maybe some other stuff that haven’t thought about.

Sorry you asked???

I'm with you, except fo the first part... time is not a measurement of life - that's age.

We need a different measurement of life.  Like a health-bar in video games.

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Brett_Murphy said:

You guys haven't defined the requirements for "alive" well enough. 

Brain activity? Able to go on living without life support? Any cellular activity at all? 

You know, that's not a bad way of putting it.  # of functional brain cells.

A brain has 100 billion cells, so you could be scared half to death 36 times and still be alive.  The 37th would kill you.

 

Edit:  Forgot 2 zeros in the original calc.

 

wvumtnbkr
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1/14/20 9:12 p.m.
ProDarwin said:
Brett_Murphy said:

You guys haven't defined the requirements for "alive" well enough. 

Brain activity? Able to go on living without life support? Any cellular activity at all? 

You know, that's not a bad way of putting it.  # of functional brain cells.

A brain has 100 billion cells, so you could be scared half to death 29 times and still be alive.  The 30th would kill you.

 

Trees don't have brains.

Appleseed
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1/14/20 11:14 p.m.
914Driver said:

Brett_Murphy
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1/14/20 11:24 p.m.

In reply to wvumtnbkr :

So, by our current metric, trees aren't alive. Easy. wink

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ProDarwin
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1/15/20 7:22 a.m.
Brett_Murphy said:

In reply to wvumtnbkr :

So, by our current metric, trees aren't alive. Easy. wink

Trees can't be scared either.

The metric was for humans.  Focus, people!

RX Reven'
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1/15/20 10:35 a.m.

I once heard “you die twice…the first being when your heart stops, the second being the last time someone thinks about you”.

I know, not a meme, ready for the Batman slap.

Appleseed
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1/15/20 2:45 p.m.

Remember that meme thread, where people posted memes? WHere did it go?

 

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