it is digital in the sense of steps but then we have to be careful not to mistake digital and sampling rate; the very notion of “rate” comes FROM a “smooth reality” assumption; this notion that we can break up a smooth continuum into evenly spaced, evenly sized discrete steps, convenient because that happens to be oscillations which are modeled on hypothetical circles; and so when we are at DIGITAL we end up back at continuous because of our mathematical tools which are based on continuous reality assumptions from Newton’s time.

it is digital in the sense of steps but then we have to be careful not to mistake digital and sampling rate; the very notion of “rate” comes FROM a “smooth reality” assumption; this notion that we can break up a smooth continuum into evenly spaced, evenly sized discrete steps, convenient because that happens to be oscillations which are modeled on hypothetical circles; and so when we are at DIGITAL we end up back at continuous because of our mathematical tools which are based on continuous reality assumptions from Newton’s time.

sampling always reaches that point where you can’t go any more fine. I think that’s been one of my most fun quests; trying to see what kind of granularity is possible with the different sensory modalities.

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I _think_ with the acoustic modality in humans you get SINGLE NEURON activation which as at the millisecond level; useful in as fast as 5 ms with discrimination; so for example, if tuning an instrument you can sense the fine beats between two notes of the same instrument that are out of tune.

 

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