Natural sound is continuous but our brains can’t work with continuous well, immediately breaking continuous up into many many discrete components. Sound starts for us at a two dimensional surface, turning continuous sound into a biological spreadsheet.

Natural sound is continuous but our brains can’t work with continuous well, immediately breaking continuous up into many many discrete components. Sound starts for us at a two dimensional surface, turning continuous sound into a biological spreadsheet.

 

Oh I enjoy pedantic. I am the same way. I think things are discrete because they must be for our use. Do I think the world is continuous? No because the more we look, the more there is until there’s nothing. But also we’re going to find nothing because we are incapable of finding continuous.
 
The one place we find continuous is in our data compression in the brain. It’s where lines exist and we based on mathematics on it and it’s really super handy.
 
In short, I think it’s _all_ how we perceive, including the things we believe are objective. But the objective things are better to work with than a single person’s perception and better after removing commonplace illusion effects. But it’s still only human.
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By continuous, I mean temporal. There’s no point when air pressure stops for us.
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There is an ongoing onslaught of air pressures and only a small subset are taken in by us and even only a small subset of that is processed into discrete packets and turned into a fancy spreadsheet with calculations and stuff.
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We’re flatlanders. The continuum we perceive is ultimately illusionary but there’s no escape from it either.
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Well, we’re part of the modeling process. So, if we talk about models with infinite complexity we’re really talking about models with complexity that goes further than we can imagine but that’s not necessarily impossible, just out of our human reach. In short, infinite is still finite.

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What seems to be would be I think an algorithm, a loop that will continue for the theoretical future for eternity and reach to places beyond the imagination without stopping, like a frictionless engine occupying no space and making no environmental transaction other than the output of the algorithm.

 

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