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String Theory and the Lottery

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Posted: June 11, 2006, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

What is the relationship between String Theory and the lottery? Does that include the LOTTERY when they say that "string theory is a theory of EVERYTHING"?

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    Posted: June 11, 2006, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

    Personally, I believe that just as in quantum mechanics, the Heisenberg principle applies. With lottery balls moving about randomly like electrons, that would make sense.


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      Posted: June 12, 2006, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

      The only thing I know about this term is the super string theory. But it has no relation to the lottery balls.

      If you can travel far outside the edges of the universe and look back, eventually you'll see strings which are comprised of clusters of galaxies situated like a wiggly string. Clusters of galaxies from one end to the other.

      Mind Boggling......

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        Mind Boggling indeed!

        As Albert Einsten once said, "All things are relative." Each string vibrates at a certain frequency, much like the strings on your guitar.

        But what does all this have to do with the lottery?

        I believe that in BOTH cases, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle applies.

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          The only other concept for which I have heard of "String Theory" is in direct relationship within space and time. As I understand it (and if I am wrong, I am sure someone out there will take the time to correct me), there are fundamental concepts that science fiction revolves around. The purpose is to create a conceptual image, be it visual or mental, that the reader (or viewer) could make a presumption that such could come true. One such creation is that of an "ion engine". A functional "ion engine" actually exists now, yet previously, it was stuff of science fiction.

          The concept of "String Theory", as I understand it, is that time and space exist not in a lateral plane. But instead, imagine a really long peice of thread. Take this peice of thread and basically ball it up in your hand. Under "string theory", it is believed that space and time is capable of criss-crossing itself such that one could literally "jump" across at the correct points, allowing time travel. If anyone recalls the TV series from many years ago called the "Quantum Leap", it was an illustration of just such a theory possibly occuring. The prime drawback of "String Theory" is, one can ONLY travel within the course of time that one has actually lived.

          How can this be apply to the Lottery? Well, consider this, there are a few, who will take a deck of cards and randomly deal out 3 or 4 cards to help them determine which number they should play. One could, in theory, take a section of string (or rope) and divide it into the multiple sections equal to the number of available balls within the Lottery game they are interested in. Then, holding the tagged rope above the floor in a straight line, drop it. Then, wherever the various divided points come in contact, select those as "possible" numbers to play. This is the simplistic method that I would know how to describe. The programers out there that are capable of developing software to simulate a rope dropping into a pile could also simulate just such a thing that could, in theory, be applied to the lottery. The Lottery is fundamentally a game of chance. When the rope hits the floor and the sections fall and cross each other is just as random as which ball (or number) will occur.

          Above is perhaps the most simplistic concept I can offer that one could utilize "String Theory" in aiding them in selecting numbers for the lottery. Hummm...I wonder just how much I could make on EBay now if I made a few such ropes and sold them as super-duper Lottery Number selector. Heck, I am sure, with the "right drop", one could easily hit the Lottery. And hey, if it didn't, it was cause you just didn't drop the rope correctly which wouldn't be my fault, right? Oh well, gotta have fun folks, good luck to all.

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            Posted: June 13, 2006, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

            From my limited understanding, "strings" are the fundamental constituents of all matter. Particles such as photons, electrons, and gravitons are all made up of "strings".  Electrons and photons, for example, are both strings vibrating at different frequencies.  Lottery numbers have "vibrations" and can also be looked at as "strings". (IMO) Smile

            P.S SirMetro, your "rope" example was profound.

            Thanks and Good Luck! Thumbs Up

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              Posted: June 13, 2006, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

              Here is what appears to be an interesting site to look into string theory on http://www.superstringtheory.com/index.html

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                Posted: June 13, 2006, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                Very interesting...

                Thanks!

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                  Posted: June 13, 2006, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

                  A Brief Table of String Theories

                  TypeSpacetime
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                  Bosonic26Only bosons, no fermions means only forces, no matter, with both open and closed strings. Major flaw: a particle with imaginary mass, called the tachyon
                  I10Supersymmetry between forces and matter, with both open and closed strings, no tachyon, group symmetry is SO(32)
                  IIA10Supersymmetry between forces and matter, with closed strings only, no tachyon, massless fermions spin both ways (nonchiral)
                  IIB10Supersymmetry between forces and matter, with closed strings only, no tachyon, massless fermions only spin one way (chiral)
                  HO10Supersymmetry between forces and matter, with closed strings only, no tachyon, heterotic, meaning right moving and left moving strings differ, group symmetry is SO(32)
                  HE10Supersymmetry between forces and matter, with closed strings only, no tachyon, heterotic, meaning right moving and left moving strings differ, group symmetry is E8 x E8

                   

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                    Posted: June 14, 2006, 10:02 am - IP Logged

                    Thanks! If I could only apply those theories to the lottery! Cool

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                      I personally plan to buy me the string theory program on dvd from NOVA tomorrow...I plan to use it as inspiration and wanderment. Eventhough it may not be related, whenever i see scientists so damn smart than could figure out or try figuring out complex phenomena mathematically and deduct certain phenomena based on mathematical equations calculations and computations that requires 25 zeros, then it makes me think the following. If they haven't done so already, i am sure that if the smart people [not smartest], could do all that, then i am sure they could crack Powerball. And again to crack the Powerball you don't need to predict the 6 winning numbers in 1 combination, all you need is either 3 things...
                           First, If you can contain the 6 winning numbers in 16-18, 33%-50% of the time you would have cracked the lottery.
                           Secondly, it doesn't have to be 16, if you can let's say make/design a unique 35-sized abbreviated wheel, and "WEAVE" the numbers ingeniously/smartly, so that it will give you 1 or 2 tickets having 5of 5, then you would have cracked the lottery, you don't have to win the first prize of mega millions to crack the lottery. If you can obtain the second prize, and perhaps do it often you would have cracked the Powerball..
                          Third, again, if you can create/design let's say a unique 40-sized abbreviated wheel for pick6 that would guarantee plenty of, 4of 5, and you could "WEAVE" not wheel, the numbers [using parameters of 85% of the time patterns] to be connected/wired to let's say 30 bonus ball and perhaps let them appear several times, in a very ingenious/smart way, you would have then gotten AT LEAST 1 or 2 ticket having 4of 5 + the bonus ball, redeming you 10-20 thousand dollars. You could then do it several times and accomplish 200,000 that powerball gives for the 5of 5 ticket, in less than months...With a 40sized wheel, i'll say that you would contain the 6 winning numbers, 50% of the time. So if you bet everyday for 1 month, you would have gotten 150,000. And the keyword for you to crack the lotto would have been "patience"...With this option you would have optimized your wheel...
                      So it comes back to the quetion. If the smartest minds in science can do that, all that math, i am sure they can crack the lotto, with a bit more difficulty with the state for they do pre-testing, but with a RnG they could...And if they haven't done so they would one day. That's the relationship i can find between lottery and string theory...


                      Is not only string theory, but "Master of Champions" too..

                       

                      "....Powerball is "the bat from hell"....."        from movie "Jeepers Creepers 2..."

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                        Posted: June 19, 2006, 1:37 am - IP Logged

                        SmashAll I know is that for some uncanny reason groups of numbers have a way of falling in clusters and several ones lead and certain numbers seem to follow each other and travel together.  I don't try to figure out why.  I just say thank you.

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                          Posted: June 19, 2006, 2:12 am - IP Logged

                          Thanks

                          I sees it.

                          But I thinks the alternate is better.

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                            Posted: June 19, 2006, 3:19 am - IP Logged

                            Hmm....perhaps you are right.  Cool

                            Thanks everyone for your intelligent posts! Thumbs Up