The Living Force
The video was interesting and String Theory is mentioned in one session along with Lie groups with may be useful but not for everything.When I read this I thought of "String Theory", did a google search and found this really funny and cute presentation:
Session 11 August 2018:
(L) What's the question?
(Ark) The question is that there are 5 exceptional Lie groups which are being used for a long time to unify physics, explain gravity using String Theory, branes, multiverses, and so on. People are using these exceptional Lie groups and there are only 5 of them. Some people, like Klee Irwin who organized a group and has made million-dollar grants and engaged Tony Smith, and you know... Klee Irwin is on YouTube talking about one of these Lie groups, E8. Okay? E8. They like it. But there are others like E6 which is 78-dimensional [Ark shows printouts of Lie groups] with such a big diagram. There is E7 with such a diagram. And this one has 133 dimensions and is a beloved structure that a friend of Jack Sarfatti, by the name of Paul Sirag, is trying to relate to gravity. There is G2, which is simple 14-dimensions only. E8, etc. Okay everybody in String Theory is doing E8. And there is F4 which is 52-dimensional and kind of nasty-looking [he's not kidding]. Now my question is: Are any of these exceptional mathematical structures of importance in my search for unifying gravity, consciousness, and everything?
A: No. Lie groups lie in wait to entrap the unwary.
Q: (Joe) His name is a lie?!
(Ark) He's Chinese, you know, like Lee. But L-I-E.
(L) They look like spider webs...
Q: (Ark) Every symmetry is described by a Lie group. So, symmetry is unimportant? Because this is a mathematical tool for description of rotations, translations, propagation of waves, so... It's all bad. So what is good?? Which mathematics is good?
A: Geometric algebra.
Q: (Ark) Lie groups are at the foundation of geometry and algebra, and they are bad. So, I don't know what to do.
A: You need to be wary.
Q: (L) I guess that means that Lie groups are useful, but you don't need to be entrapped by them.
Q: (Ark) Yes. Okay.