Science NewsCurated by RSF Research Staff Home > Science News > Mapping the edge of reality The non-classical behavior observed in many quantum experiments understandably makes many physicists uneasy, as it indicates there is some form of faster-than-light transmission of information, which would have some not-so-trivial consequences for our classical notions of causality. For instance, if there is some hidden network of FTL signaling allowing entangled systems to be strongly correlated across spatial and temporal domains, which experiments all seem to confirm -- then it is theoretically possible to do some "weird" things, like receive signals before they are sent, effect "past" events, and of course there are the potential problems it would pose for relativity theory. So far, however, causality as it is classically understood has been well preserved as it does not seem to be possible to communicate information faster-than-light in any meaningful way through the nonlocality of entangled systems. Whatever nonlocal communication is occurring, it appears to be too subtle to be utilized in any technologically meaningful way... for now. Yet, nonlocality remains an undeniable attribute of many quantum interactions -- what is often referred to as Bell's theorem, which codifies the non-classical behavior of quantum mechanics. In new research from RMIT University, a team of collaborators have used genetic programming to confirm Bell's theorem that excludes classical notions of causality. This has been confirmed by loophole-free entanglement tests of Bell's theorem. The genetic programming consists of an algorithm that allows the computer-generated simulation to "learn", such that it can build causal models through the same process as evolution, imitating natural selection. Dr Chris Ferrie, from the University of Technology Sydney, said: “We’ve light-heartedly called the region mapped out by the algorithm the ‘edge of reality,’ referring to the common terminology ‘local realism’ for a model of physics satisfying Einstein’s relativity. Confirmation of non-classical causality is an important validation the tenets of unified physics, which would predict a priori that nonlocality is an intrinsic attribute arising from the quantum geometry of spacetime. Physicist Nassim Haramein has described how such non-classical signal propagation is an important and indelible property of spacetime. It is also interesting to note the importance of the genetic algorithm in enabling researchers to map out an extremely complex space that would not be possible following traditional computational methods. We already know from the physics of holofractal unified field theory that the living system is an integral aspect of the information dynamics of the universe. These developments in biocomputation give new insights into the remarkable memory encoding capacity, and computational speed of the biomolecular system; and in the above case, the extreme intelligence of the natural processes underlying evolution. Biomolecular computation systems may even be able to outperform quantum computers. The very idea of quantum computation, the ability to perform massive parallel computation, is already a key facet of the functionality of the biological system -- from the synchronization of massive neuronal networks to the proposed entanglement of tubulin topological computations of macromolecular cellular filaments. With biomolecular computation and genetic programming, it is exciting to imagine just how far our knowledge will be able to extend into the "edges of reality". Article: http://www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/2017/apr/mapping-the-edge-of-reality Measuring gravitational waves to see inside starsSeptember 20, 2017New progress in Quantum Machine LearningSeptember 19, 2017The emergent physics of animal locomotionSeptember 19, 2017Water Droplets SuperpropulsionSeptember 18, 2017Supernova observations helping understand general relativitySeptember 18, 2017 Sharing is caring - please share this with your friends: Facebook Twitter If you like this content, you will love the Resonance Academy.