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#1 Ettore

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 11:53 AM

The Interactive Space is an attempt to interpret physics through the concept of a non-Euclidean Universe. Here, starting from quantum space, the Universe is described as an emergent set governed by the principles of thermodynamics. 

 

Formally, the Interactive Space lacks a proper mathematical formulation (except for the dimensional interactive factor). So far, a qualitative description of the possible cosmological dynamics from which gravity could emerge, has been provided. Moreover, Interactive Space's logical structure aims to provide possible explanations for those open issues (e.g. big bang, dark matter, information conservation) by daring to put forward a hypothesis about the origins of our Universe. 

 

"The Interactive Space Theory" appears for the first time as a hybrid novel (Sci-Scifi). Here, some of the scientific and rigorous elements presented are intentionally mixed with science fiction ones, thus generating ambiguity. At this stage, it will be difficult to distinguish where the conceptual border is. This ambiguity is intentionally created to push the reader to a reflection about the difference between physics and philosophy. Then, the big question is: does this difference really exist?  


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Posted 25 April 2019 - 01:35 PM

The Interactive Space is an attempt to interpret physics through the concept of a non-Euclidean Universe. Here, starting from quantum space, the Universe is described as an emergent set governed by the principles of thermodynamics. 

 

Formally, the Interactive Space lacks a proper mathematical formulation (except for the dimensional interactive factor). So far, a qualitative description of the possible cosmological dynamics from which gravity could emerge, has been provided. Moreover, Interactive Space's logical structure aims to provide possible explanations for those open issues (e.g. big bang, dark matter, information conservation) by daring to put forward a hypothesis about the origins of our Universe. 

 

"The Interactive Space Theory" appears for the first time as a hybrid novel (Sci-Scifi): "Ettore La Plaza's Universe" published by E. Lo Cascio in April 2019. 

Here, some of the scientific and rigorous elements presented are intentionally mixed with science fiction ones, thus generating ambiguity. At this stage, it will be difficult to distinguish where the conceptual border is. This ambiguity is intentionally created to push the reader to a reflection about the difference between physics and philosophy. Then, the big question is: does this difference really exists?  

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 02:22 PM

Please, see changes. 



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Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:51 PM

So you came here to promote your own book?  I think that qualifies as spamming in the first degree, which is punishable by scorn, derisive laughter, and banishment to the darkest depths of internet hell.  :blahblahblah:


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 12:00 AM

So you came here to promote your own book?  I think that qualifies as spamming in the first degree, which is punishable by scorn, derisive laughter, and banishment to the darkest depths of internet hell.  :blahblahblah:

 

 

"and banishment to the darkest depths of internet hell"

 

He's already there.

 

The scorn and derisive laughter will soon follow.



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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:35 AM

Dear Fahrquad & OceanBreeze,
 
I can understand your point of view. I also understand that it's easy to make these kinds of comments when you hide behind a nickname. My name is Ermanno Lo Cascio (Ettore is my nick) and I'm here because I'd like to share my opinions about some issues of theoretical physics. Yes, some of these ideas have been written in my book so I thought people (interested in physics) would appreciate knowing that some information is available in that book (this has been deleted to show some moderation. Didn’t work :/).
 
As regards to the “promotion” you said, I believe that people are able to decide if to buy it or not. Surely, this communication I did (that you tagged as ‘spam’) does not make the difference in terms of sales (trust me). And, in any case, even if I'm here with the worst ‘marketing intentions’, to be frank, and without hypocrisies, I don't see it as such big sin. Maybe, the big sin is to censure me by tagging it as ‘spam’ while you don't have an idea of what the content is  about (this is called prejudice).
 
That said, if you don’t want to know anything about this topic, please, say it explicitly and I will stop this conversation right here. Moreover, if you introduce yourself as every mature person does when expressing criticism, this would be appreciated by everyone in this forum.
 
I’m concluding, may I kindly ask you to explain what should be the sense to promote a book written in Italian in an English speaking community? Thank you.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 09:32 AM

I guess I need to clarify a couple of things. First of all, despite the fact that a member reported your post as spam, it has not been tagged as such and I appreciate you voluntarily removing the publishing information about your book.

 

Secondly, speaking only as another member here and not a spokesman for the site, you will find that sometimes comments about posts are made in jest, so it is good to develop a healthy sense of humor and not take everything personally. I am sure that Fahrquad’s comment was made in that spirit, and so was my follow-on.

 

That said, if you felt offended by my comment, I sincerely apologize to you.

 

As for the use of nicknames, that is up to the user and I personally find it to be good Internet practice not to reveal personally identifying information when using discussion forums. If you feel comfortable using your real name, go right ahead but don’t challenge others to do the same, or accuse them of hiding.

 

My suggestion is to lighten up and I hope you will continue to post your ideas here and have an enjoyable discussion.

 

Oh, Welcome to Hypography! :lol:

 


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 10:49 AM

 

Dear Fahrquad & OceanBreeze,
 
I can understand your point of view. I also understand that it's easy to make these kinds of comments when you hide behind a nickname. My name is Ermanno Lo Cascio (Ettore is my nick) and I'm here because I'd like to share my opinions about some issues of theoretical physics. Yes, some of these ideas have been written in my book so I thought people (interested in physics) would appreciate knowing that some information is available in that book (this has been deleted to show some moderation. Didn’t work :/).
 
As regards to the “promotion” you said, I believe that people are able to decide if to buy it or not. Surely, this communication I did (that you tagged as ‘spam’) does not make the difference in terms of sales (trust me). And, in any case, even if I'm here with the worst ‘marketing intentions’, to be frank, and without hypocrisies, I don't see it as such big sin. Maybe, the big sin is to censure me by tagging it as ‘spam’ while you don't have an idea of what the content is  about (this is called prejudice).
 
That said, if you don’t want to know anything about this topic, please, say it explicitly and I will stop this conversation right here. Moreover, if you introduce yourself as every mature person does when expressing criticism, this would be appreciated by everyone in this forum.
 
I’m concluding, may I kindly ask you to explain what should be the sense to promote a book written in Italian in an English speaking community? Thank you.

Regards,
E

 

I was the one that thought you were spamming. I thought that because you announced the name of a concept (Interactive space), did not explain what it was and then talked about your novel on the subject. I thought that was spam and reported it. I am pleased to find you are a real person and not a robot. 

 

So what can you tell us about the concept? I had thought non-Euclidean geometries were already part of some of the current models, but I am not an expert.   



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Posted 26 April 2019 - 11:30 AM

Welcome new member.  The fact that you have found yourself here is prima fascie evidence that you have been banished to the darkest depths of internet hell.  Enjoy the intellectual exchanges and sarcastic comments all of which are meant in good humor.  :spin:



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Posted 26 April 2019 - 02:44 PM

Ok ok. Let's breathe now. Is all good. No one is offended and, thank you for your warm and original welcome. It was ice-breaking, at least. ;)

 

That said, let's start doing some good "pull marketing" ... (be sarcastic, enjoy the intellectual exchange) :P

 

Answering to exchemist, I'll try to explain what "The Interactive Space Theory" is.

Well... that might seems a paradox, but, in general, I don't know exactly what this "theory" is. I'm serious. Let's say that the Interactive Space is an experiment and the scope is to stimulate the readers' imagination to go behind the borders of the scientific knowledge and to find an answer (your own answer) to the question: "who I am?".

To do that, I've designed a path and some novel physics concepts. Objectively speaking, some of these concepts could be interesting for physicists  (at least, I hope so) e.g. the cosmological dynamics from which the gravity could emerge. Other concepts, inspired to ancient Greeks philosopher, are very ambiguous instead (this is kind of intentional and no! I would not be able to say if those concepts are right or not. I'm serious. Sorry for that. :/ ) Anyway, for those rare cases for which I have an answer, I'm not going to tell you what is "science" and what is not.  So, in this experiment, in the "Interactive Space Theory" framework,  you will have to make your own interpretation. As Virgilio did with Dante, I only drive you till a certain point, after that, you will walk with your own feet.   

 

I hope that now it will be more clear why this "theory" appears as a Sci-Scifi novel and not on peer-reviewed journal (where I usually see more science fiction than on Netflix). Anyway, I'm going to talk only about the dark side of this story: the theory.

 

So, please, accept my "disclaimer": from now on, pay attention and be prudent. I'm moving in between a shifting border (reality/imagination).

 

Then, going to the point, one of those main concepts I've designed is the non-Euclidean universe. The idea is very simple: distant objects do not look small. They are actually small. So, what is usually called "apparent diameter" is considered as the "actual diameter" and from this little assumption, a set of the hypothesis are derived (using logic/thought experiments) and all of them define the framework of the "Interactive Space Theory" (IST).

 

To be more precise, IST is based on quantum space and it's partially coherent with Mach's Principle and General Relativity as well. In addition, here, gravity is described as a non-fundamental force (and this is partially coherent with Erik Verlinde ideas [1]).

 

Of course, there is more... but I'm scared to lead to spoilers or to "subliminal marketing accuses" (like if I were selling cigarettes) : - D

 

References

[1] Verlinde, Erik. "On the Origin of Gravity and the Laws of Newton." Journal of High Energy Physics 2011.4 (2011): 29.


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 02:50 PM

Ok ok. Let's breathe now. Is all good. No one is offended and, thank you for your warm and original welcome. It was ice-breaking, at least. ;)

 

That said, let's start doing some good "pull marketing" ... (be sarcastic, enjoy the intellectual exchange) :P

 

Answering to exchemist, I'll try to explain what "The Interactive Space Theory" is.

Well... that might seems a paradox, but, in general, I don't know exactly what this "theory" is. I'm serious. Let's say that the Interactive Space is an experiment and the scope is to stimulate the readers' imagination to go behind the borders of the scientific knowledge and to find an answer (your own answer) to the question: "who I am?".

To do that, I've designed a path and some novel physics concepts. Objectively speaking, some of these concepts could be interesting for physicists  (at least, I hope so) e.g. the cosmological dynamics from which the gravity could emerge. Other concepts, inspired to ancient Greeks philosopher, are very ambiguous instead (this is kind of intentional and no! I would not be able to say if those concepts are right or not. I'm serious. Sorry for that. :/ ) Anyway, for those rare cases for which I have an answer, I'm not going to tell you what is "science" and what is not.  So, in this experiment, in the "Interactive Space Theory" framework,  you will have to make your own interpretation. As Virgilio did with Dante, I only drive you till a certain point, after that, you will walk with your own feet.   

 

I hope that now it will be more clear why this "theory" appears as a Sci-Scifi novel and not on peer-reviewed journal (where I usually see more science fiction than on Netflix). Anyway, I'm going to talk only about the dark side of this story: the theory.

 

So, please, accept my "disclaimer": from now on, pay attention and be prudent. I'm moving in between a shifting border (reality/imagination).

 

Then, going to the point, one of those main concepts I've designed is the non-Euclidean universe. The idea is very simple: distant objects do not look small. They are actually small. So, what is usually called "apparent diameter" is considered as the "actual diameter" and from this little assumption, a set of the hypothesis are derived (using logic/thought experiments) and all of them define the framework of the "Interactive Space Theory" (IST).

 

To be more precise, IST is based on quantum space and it's partially coherent with Mach's Principle and General Relativity as well. In addition, here, gravity is described as a non-fundamental force (and this is partially coherent with Erik Verlinde ideas [1]).

 

Of course, there is more... but I'm scared to lead to spoilers or to "subliminal marketing accuses" (like if I were selling cigarettes) : - D

 

References

[1] Verlinde, Erik. "On the Origin of Gravity and the Laws of Newton." Journal of High Energy Physics 2011.4 (2011): 29.

When I used to fly on business a lot I sometimes liked to amuse myself with the idea that what the plane did was to shrink the outside world (as seen from the window), in order to get rapidly to the chosen destination. But I never succeeded in developing it. This sounds like a similar idea.  



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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:01 PM

I believe in Frank Herbert's "Dune" series the Guild Steersmen would "fold space" with their minds using "Spice".  Obviously this ability only exists in Science Fiction, but the idea is a tantalizing one.  Screw Europa, I want to go for a stroll on Proxima B before I die. 

 

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:08 PM

What genius named "Reticulum" and "Telescopium"?

 

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 11:18 AM

When I used to fly on business a lot I sometimes liked to amuse myself with the idea that what the plane did was to shrink the outside world (as seen from the window), in order to get rapidly to the chosen destination. But I never succeeded in developing it. This sounds like a similar idea.  

 

That's probably due to the cheap scotch they serve in business class.



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Posted 28 April 2019 - 12:06 PM

That's probably due to the cheap scotch they serve in business class.

Ha. If only.

 

I used to have these hallucinatory ideas when returning to Dubai from rather gruelling visits to commission the oil plants in Saudi Arabia and Oman that I was involved in setting up. Not much chance of scotch, cheap or otherwise, on those flights. 

 

Even the UAE customs officials were sympathetic, when we came back from KSA. I once got the last plane back on Christmas Eve (phew!). When I put my bag on the table for the customs guy to check it as usual for porn, booze etc, he asked me, "Whurrr you come from?" , to which I replied "Riyadh". He then zipped up my bag without further ado and said, "How you like Riyadh?", to which I replied, evenly, looking him in the eye, "It's good to be back." 

 

He laughed, reached out his hand to shake mine and said "Happy Chrrristmass!". I was rather touched.



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Posted 29 April 2019 - 08:19 AM

The fact that Muslim nations are alcohol free makes it even harder to explain some of their actions. 





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