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What is Reality? Information Continuity, Real Numbers, Quantum Mechanics – an interview with Gregory Chaitin on “Closer to Truth”


What is the fundamental nature of reality?

A leading theory these days among physicists and mathematicians is that true reality consists of information or “bits” – that it might be digital, consisting of 0s and 1s, as Gregory Chaitin, mathematician at IBM, states here.

Matter may just be an epiphenomenon of the universe as it processes information like a computer.

Very Platonic…


When Chaitin mentions “God” here, I don’t think he’s referring to the Judeo-Christian concept/understanding of God, but more of the Spinozian understanding of God as a great (or ultimate) organizing principle or logic that orders the universe – the same concept of God that Albert Einstein had – rather than a personal supreme deity.

In a nutshell, is the universe, or reality for that matter, really Mind, information, computation? 

Are we living inside a computer simulation right now for that matter (i.e. like the “Matrix”) as some philosophers and even scientists believe in?






Gravity waves, the multiverse, and God

Galaxy expansion


As you may be well aware by now of the monumental discovery announced yesterday with the evidence of gravity waves as predicted by Einstein practically a century ago, it will be interesting how this finding will affect theology, our understanding of God, and creation down the road.


One of the implications of this recent finding, other than validating the occurrence of the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago and the rapid expansion of space (faster than the speed of light) within a fraction of a second after the Bang, is that this will most likely further the case for the multiverse theory – that our universe is just one in a whole sea of an infinite number of universes – as predicted by quantum theory.  Universes might pop in and out of existence all the time.  In fact, we might even be living inside a much, much larger universe that cannot be detected by our current technology, something like the omniverse.


Such a thought is absolutely mind-boggling and unfathomable to say the least.