|More On Pattern Bufffers(Very, very complex)|
|Posted By: Scifiteki||Date: 12/21/01 8:44 p.m.|
I just finished reading 'Quarantine', by Greg Egan (If you haven't read it, go read it. It's a very confusing book at first, but still good)
Anyway, the hole book is basically about quantum mechanics, specifically, the wave function. (If that doesn't ring a bell, then perhaps Schrödinger's Cat will)
In the book, people discover a way to *suppress* the collapse of the wave function, and therefore giving them the power to choose possibilties, no matter how remote (By selective collapsing of the possiblities, or eiginstates)
Anyway, here's my theory. It's full of holes, I know, but maybe someone else can come and patch them up. What I think happens, normally, is that the pattern buffer, when used, 'smears'(stops the collapse of the wave function by) the person. Then, it strengthens the possiblity of the person suriving for a certain amount of time. In proabablity, it's very crude, normally, but when combined with the player's 'Jjaro underwear'(Sorry, I had to steal that), it effectively allows them to smear forever, or until the next pattern buffer. The times when you die make you come back because.....
Perhaps the end screen should have been 'a trillion deaths'. :)
I know, I know, there's holes even I can see. I'd explain them away, but I don't have the time. Think about it. "No collapse, no time assymetry"
Addendum: Woops! OK, even I didn't quite get that. Here's a some help:
Wow. That was really, really complicated. Maybe someone can rewrite that in a way that makes more sense, if they understand it.
|More On Pattern Bufffers(Very, very complex)||Scifiteki||12/21/01 8:44 p.m.|
|Re: More On Pattern Bufffers(Very, very complex)||SiliconDream =PN=||12/21/01 11:50 p.m.|
|Re: More On Pattern Bufffers(Very, very complex)||SiliconDream =PN=||12/22/01 1:04 a.m.|
|Re: More On Pattern Bufffers(Very, very complex)||Yossarian||12/22/01 5:49 a.m.|
|Re: More On Pattern Bufffers(Very, very complex)||Mark Levin||12/22/01 6:02 a.m.|
|Re: More On Pattern Bufffers(Very, very complex)||Scifiteki||12/23/01 8:20 p.m.|
|Re: More On Pattern Bufffers(Very, very complex)||Arsonperbuilding||12/22/01 7:22 p.m.|
|Re: More On Pattern Bufffers(Very, very complex)||SiliconDream =PN=||12/22/01 7:46 p.m.|
|Dink!||Djof||12/22/01 8:09 p.m.|
|Re: Dink!||Max||12/28/01 6:45 p.m.|
|True.||Djof||12/28/01 7:39 p.m.|
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