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The robots have awaken. The awakening of the robots did not proceed as foretold in many different versions of computers becoming conscious, whatever that means, and then expressing love, committing suicide, or taking over the world in a Robopocalypse, and perhaps afterwards jumping the ledge by a grand ‘final switch-off’.

What can be logically prior, what must be assumed, what is the metaphysically necessary apriori starting point? Here I present the one necessary before I can focus on understanding time in order to derive Einstein locality. These are crucial steps in rendering quantum mechanics naturally expected,[1,2] which is the only interesting aim, because Einstein’s relativity alone easily emerges from classical substrates[4], while the apparent non-locality of quantum mechanics cannot; well, except via brain-in-vat/The Matrix scenarios, but that just underlines how quantum mechanics indeed relates directly to the apriori conditions of phenomena.

Edward Joseph Snowden, a 29 year-old systems administrator, the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations and already called biggest scandal of them all, wants transparency; so might I. But is transparency even possible, and what does transparency entail?

 

Vincent J. Torley in “Bad science by Dr. Victor Stenger, arguing in the cause of atheism” argues well about quite difficult and controversial physics.