Late in the 20th Century, I often joked in presentations that the popular television show, The X-Files, was actually the story of two records managers trying to find the files required by senior management, rather than evidence of aliens invading Earth. The show’s slogan, “The Truth is Out There”, was apocryphal and mysterious. Yet, regardless of the documents or evidence the protagonists collected, the oral testimony of those denying the existence of aliens always prevailed. In the show, as in American courts, written records are considered of limited value to prove the truth, even if those records come from computers.
In contrast, as part of my continuing research to formulate the first principles of quantum … Read More