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    Default Re: What technologies can also be "quantum" in nature?

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    And that was never the problem. Honestly, I enjoyed his threads. But at some point there were over a dozen of them all asking basically the same questions, most of them not featuring enough input from 77 himself to put those topics on proper useful rails towards an answer.

    That said, he was getting better at it, and he was taking the feedback he got seriously. Which is how he ended up leaving here, by using the feedback "you might find better answers elsewhere". If he doesn't return than I suppose it worked for him. Because he did actually appear to get some stuff done. Apparently he actually send a version of that A-Z book for children to a publisher for review. I would have loved to get a look at how finished that actually was. It just wasn't appearing back on this forum, so we all put our input into his project, there is a result, and we don't get to see it. That takes out a lot of the fun.

    Yes, I'm making a bit of fun of him in this thread. He has shown some peculiarities, and when you do that people will joke about it (and if they don't they should, I need more people to get on my case). But he wasn't like the typical type of forum-goer who has over a dozen threads open about the one subject they're interested in, because most of those people tend to be stuck in their thing, convinced they know the ultimate truth and everyone else needs to believe it too. Overall the annoyance factor of typing out a complex response to a simple question only to realize that this three days old thread has already been abandoned for a slightly reworded version so that time you just invested was just wasted while you thought you were helping someone was not that bad a trade off for the interesting discussions he did inspire, and as I said he was improving.

    Overall he was just kind of in over his head, he wanted to know everything about the future and the breaking edges of science but still lacked much of the basic knowledge to get even halfway there. That's frustrating, I know that, but half the reason we can speculate about future technology is because we have all this basic knowledge to build on. You can't straight out of elementary school buy a good calculator and do advanced biostatistics, because you don't know how to do that.

    But the jokes are still too easy. If only someone would list them alphabetically for me.



    I agree with Stack Exchange, it's a pretty good place to ask questions, although you do need to know pretty well what it is you want to be asking, it works best on questions where there is some sort of right answer (e.g. "How would an antimatter rocket using the Einstein-Briggs mechanism actually work" rather than "what's the best far future technology we could research right now for a million dollars if your IQ was 170?") and it doesn't allow the same question twice. But there are also several different science and technology forums that could work.

    Yeah I have several projects in the pipeline and I am obsessed with future technologies. Idk why. I have a severe form of OCD and I am currently on meds for it. Maybe I'll up them. This is just my latest "phase" obsession. As a child it was construction vehicles. Then dinosaurs. Then we get into the really *weird territory. As a teenager it was my physical height and growing taller and when it was 19, it was porn. Now it seems to be technology. (Sigh)

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    Default Re: What technologies can also be "quantum" in nature?

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    when I was 19, it was porn. Now it seems to be technology. (Sigh)
    Good shift.

    Nothing wrong with porn, but technology is waaaay cooler to be obsessed with. Any cool half completed projects from in the meantime?
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    Default Re: What technologies can also be "quantum" in nature?

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    Which is important, because red wuns go fasta.
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    Default Re: What technologies can also be "quantum" in nature?

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    I'm not rolling separately for every atom.
    Either you aren't willing to be god of your campaign, or Einstein was right and god doesn't roll [that many] dice.

    But "quantum" doesn't mean "atomic level", it just means "integer [not real] levels of state". RPGs simply increase the quantum level to whatever they roll dice for.

    Example: if you have 20 [base] hit points, you never are down 15.256734 hp, just 15 or 14. Hit points are a quantum value.

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    Default Re: What technologies can also be "quantum" in nature?

    Quote Originally Posted by wumpus View Post
    Either you aren't willing to be god of your campaign, or Einstein was right and god doesn't roll [that many] dice.

    But "quantum" doesn't mean "atomic level", it just means "integer [not real] levels of state". RPGs simply increase the quantum level to whatever they roll dice for.

    Example: if you have 20 [base] hit points, you never are down 15.256734 hp, just 15 or 14. Hit points are a quantum value.
    discrete odds. The real world doesn't have a lot of quantum processes that involve having 20 base hit points, most of the actual examples of thing that are "quantum" in the real world have the quatum-"choices" play out on a sub-molecular scale. (Example: you can have 0.673842109482etcetc ducks, it's just a little messy). So if you'd want to take advantage of the proposed idea, rolling for the exact odds of an event, you'd have to roll for every molecule. (Or rather for quarks and stuff but let's not make the humor too overcomplicated here.) Hence the joke.

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