**Ben Goertzel** (*ben@goertzel.org*)

*Wed, 29 Sep 1999 12:21:52 -0400*

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*> I would be glad to explain more of what I mean by that, but first
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*> I request
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*> that you explain the process of your reflection on Hitoshi's ideas which
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*> led you to conclude that this particular concern was the one that
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*> needed to
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*> be expressed.
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On a mathematical level, it seems to me that Hitoshi's theory correctly

unifies

plain vanilla quantum mechanics and general relativity. this is very

exciting.

however, the real interaction between QM and GR is only going to happen at

very high

energies, at which point you need to deal with elementary particle physics

beyond basic

QM. So his theory does not apply to the instances where QM and GR could

plausibly be

observed to interact.... E.g., how do you deal with black hole

thermodynamics in his

theory -- this is something which involves quantum field theory (virtual

pair creation)

and GR together.

Also, a lot of my thinking about unified physics has been algebraically

focused, looking at the algebras underlying chromodynamics & QM and the

algebras underlying

relativity. I am curious how Hitoshi's theory works out in this case. If

we have one

algebra for local systems, how does its multiplication table "smooth out" to

yield the

GR algebra for global systems?

ben

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