The Theory of Geometric Unity is an attempt by Eric Weinstein to produce a unified field theory by recovering the different, seemingly incompatible geometries of fundamental physics from a general structure with minimal assumptions. On April 1, 2020, Eric prepared for release a video of his 2013 Oxford lecture on Geometric Unity as a special episode of The Portal Podcast.
Eric has set April 1 as a new tradition, a day on which we are encouraged to say heretical things that we truly believe, in good faith, without fear of retribution from our employers, institutions, or communities. In this spirit, Eric released the latest draft of his Geometric Unity manuscript on April 1, 2021.
An attempt is made to address a stylized question posed to Ernst Strauss by Albert Einstein regarding the amount of freedom present in the construction of our field theoretic universe.
What really interests me is whether god had any choice in the creation of the world.Albert Einstein to Ernst Strauss
Does something unprecedented happen when we finally learn our own source code?Eric Weinstein, in The Last Question for Edge.org
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