A Theory of Pixelated Spacetime and of Reality as a Quasicrystalline Point Space Projected From the E8 Crystal.
At the root of emergence theory’s formalism is the concept that all of reality is made of information. Information is meaning conveyed by symbols. Languages and codes are groups of such symbols that convey meaning. The various possible arrangements of these symbols are governed by rules. The language user makes free-will choices regarding how to arrange the symbols, in order to produce meaning, according to these rules. Fundamentally, then, the existence of information must therefore imply a “chooser,” or some form of consciousness, in order for it to be actualized.

Emergence theory’s spacetime builds upon Einstein’s spacetime model, in which the future and past exist simultaneously in one geometric object. We view this geometric object as a system in which all frames of spacetime interact with all other frames all the time. In other words, there is a constant, dynamic, causality loop relationship between all moments in time.

We view consciousness as both emergent and fundamental. In its fundamental form, consciousness exists inside every tetrahedron/pixel in the 3D quasicrystal in the form of something we call viewing vectors. We can think of viewing vectors as micro-scale observers in something like the traditional quantum mechanical sense. These observers actualize reality by making ultra-fast, Planck scale choices about the binary states of the pixels (on, off, left, right) at every moment in time.

Our group hypothesizes that an entirely geometric language or code, using geometric symbolism, is the fundamental way in which meaning, in the form of our physical reality, is expressed. A central feature of reality behaving geometrically is that all fundamental particles and forces in nature, including gravity, can transform into one another, through a process called gauge symmetry transformation, in a manner that corresponds precisely to the vertices of the 8-dimensional polytope of a crystal called the E8 lattice. However… we do not appear to live in an 8-dimensional universe. Experimental evidence indicates that we live in a universe comprised of only three spatial dimensions.

What kind of geometric language or code, then, would express a geometric, 3-dimensional reality that is deeply linked to the 8-dimensional, E8 lattice?

We believe the answer can be found in the language and mathematics of quasicrystals. A quasicrystal is an aperiodic, but not random, pattern. A quasicrystal in any given dimension is created by projecting a crystal – a periodic pattern – from a higher dimension to a lower one. One of the clearest examples of this projection can be seen in Quantum Gravity Research’s new film “What is Reality”.

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