The Ancient and Universal Meaning of Home -- Far from Home, Almost Home, and Home Away From Home

Nature partially explained by conversion from analog to digital: information loss as partial, incomplete transformation

Be back for this but no one is uploading anybody and recovering the complete living entity. We are not completely digital, not completely discrete, not completely binary. The whole organism is responsible for keeping the lights on for the "parts" of which it is constituted. There is absolutely no getting around this. HISTORY and MEMORY are not the same thing. This is best expressed by the great physiologist and Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Gyorgyi who said an electron "always knows the way" [home] and "never misses" [home].  Life often doesn't know the way and often misses. Life's definition of home cannot be the same as the electron's which is given by initial conditions and the law, and never misses and always knows the way. When we die, the parts of which we are made will once again know their way and never miss. They are once again dependent only on history and initial conditions and do not need to translate anything or remember anything. Life is dependent on transforming and storing its past to "know the way." This is not the same as dependence on history.

"Analog-to-Digital converters (ADC) translate analog signals, real world signals like temperature, pressure, voltage, current, distance, or light intensity, into a digital representation of that signal. This digital representation can then be processed, manipulated, computed, transmitted or stored.Jan 20, 2021"

https://wiki.analog.com/university/courses/electronics/text/chapter-20#:~:text=Analog%2Dto%2DDigital%20converters%20(,%2C%20computed%2C%20transmitted%20or%20stored.

 

If there is anything analog about living information, converting the living analog information that was Captain Kirk to binary, digital, discrete will lose information. What is recovered at the other end will not be a complete "conversion" of Captain Kirk (if there is anything analog about living information). 

 

 

 

 

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