# Nicholas Thompson

Editor, Wired Magazine

520 3rd St **San Francisco**, California 9410

Articles & Books:

• The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan… (Macmillan, 2009)

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Third email: Wednesday, January 28, 2019, 9:36 AM

Dear Nicholas,

Amazing… Once lived in Andover, lots of friends on the faculty. Back in those early days, we spent a fair amount of time discussing the work of Paul Nitze. Then, you have your own amazing story cutting your path through this wilderness called life.

Which comes first, mathematical logic or particles and waves?

…what about the infinitesimal Planck base units?

If, just as an exercise, we create a grid from the Planck units by applying base-2 (doublings), there are 202 notations to the current age of the universe. That assumes Planck Time to be the first moment of the universe and that 202nd notation includes the current time.

Is it a logical grid?

Is it worth exploring a little?

Can we start there?

Thanks.

Warmly,

Bruce

Second email: May 2019, 9 PM

Dear Nicholas Thompson,

Let’s look at a simple, integrated, mathematical

model of the universe that starts at the Planck scale,

let us assume those numbers are describing a real reality,

and then let us use base-2 (doublings) that take us to the

current age and size of the universe in just 202 notations.

What if Newton’s absolute space and time threw us off

(1687, Principia)? Did his concept throw off Hawking and Guth?

Of course, theories are fine, but they don’t necessarily last forever.

What if space and time is derivative and finite?

That would be a major paradigm change.

What if the universe can be mathematically encapsulated

so all time, all space, everything, everywhere, are within

a grid of just 202.34 base-2 notations from the Planck scale?

That could change the way we see things, ourselves,

our world and this universe.

Most sincerely,

Bruce

First email: Sunday, March 24, 2019, 8:56 PM

Dear Nicholas Thompson,

What if we are off and have been for over 300 years?

Was Newton right or wrong with his concepts of absolute space and time (1687, Principia)? Did his concept throw off Hawking and Guth when they reinforced their big bang theory?

Of course, theories are fine, but they don’t necessarily last forever. What if space and time are derivative and finite?

That would be a major paradigm change.

What if the universe can be mathematically encapsulated so all time, all space, everything, everywhere, are within a grid of just 202.34 base-2 notations from the Planck scale?

That could change the way we see things, ourselves, our world and this universe.

Most sincerely,

Bruce

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Bruce Camber