Ito, Joi

Joi Ito

MIT Media Laboratory
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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CV  co-authored Whiplash, a book with Jeff Howe

First Tweet: February 6, 2019

A quiet defiance in the face of the formalities developed over forty years of big bang cosmology, there is a more simple model of the universe beginning with Planck’s units, base-2 notation, and a natural inflation (doublings):

First Email: January 22, 2019

Dear Prof. Dr. Joichi Ito (aka Joi):

I have been reading your dissertation — — as an introduction to your thinking. It seems you might be pleased to see a very simple, but new model for integration based on the Planck Scale, simple doublings or base-2 exponentiation, so it starts at the very first moment of time and goes to the current time, the infamous Now, in just 202 steps.

The simple chart of numbers is here:
The simple history:
The current explanation:

If you have a moment, I would be glad to chat with you.That history goes back to MIT and the Machine Architecture Group:

Best wishes


PS.  You might enjoy knowing about Frank Wilczek’s suggestions: and even about Viki Weisskopf’s guidance:

First Email: October 21, 2016

A most-simple, natural process by which natural inflation quietly encapsulates the universe uses base-2 notation from the Planck Time to the Age of the Universe to create a matrix of just over 200 columns where each Planck base unit doubling can be readily observed. Though logical, most-simple, integrated, and predictive, this mathematical view of the universe can now be tested, compared and contrasted will all existent measurements within cosmology. Over two-thirds of the entire chart is a focus on the first second of creation (from the first notation through to notation 145). A light year is encapsulated within notation 169. The first aeon, a billion years, is within notation 189. All of human history is easily within a very small part of notation 202. By looking at the raw data, this simple, little model would appear to provide a clear alternative to big bang cosmology. It reinforces the extensive work on natural inflation models, and it provides a very different entry point to questions about Dark Energy and Dark Matter, isotropy, homogeneity, and the very nature of space-and-time and the finite-and-infinite.

Not until February 2014 had anybody done the simple-but-tedious work to double the infinitesimal Planck Time, then double each result 202 times. As a consequence, this application of base-2 notation has not been studied. The 202-column chart of the universe that starts at Planck Time and goes to the Age of the Universe reveals a simple logic for natural inflation that readily mimics the big bang cosmology of Stephen Hawking and Alan Guth.

Because it is an entirely predictive chart, this nascent base-2 model can readily be tested with all existing data from all other models of the universe.

There is much more to come.

  1. The model of just over 200 columns: (Please Note: It is a large file that is horizontally scrolled).
  2. Alternative to big bang cosmology:
  3. Space-time, finite-infinite:
  4. Stephen Hawking and Alan Guth: