I figured I’d make a separate topic for this, since it’s one of the few puzzles we’re still left with.
So on the multiverse page, under research fields there is a bunch of encrypted text, and it has been found to have been a bifid cipher. I’ve copied the decrypted text from here: http://wiki.gamedetectives.net/index.php?title=Waking_Titan#Fields_Ciphers and this gets us:
We recreate conditions similar to the Van Allen radiation belt in our secure facilities.
Exploring the possibilities inherent in a computational view of consciousness: We are always finding new ways to enhance our ability to process information with naturally-occurring phenomena.
Adding to an already massive pool of knowledge surrounding fundamental forces: This group studies how industrial tools can be improved with the liberal application of magnetic energies.
Venturing to new horizons in Quantum Electrodynamics, we aim to make better use of the particle/wave interactions that happen all around us, every day.
Based on the already-successful CERN Superconducting Super Collider and the Cornell Syncrotron, our private particle accelerator is built to perform tens of studies per day, at a lower cost than comparable facilities.
A site like: http://rumkin.com/tools/cipher/bifid.php (Set translate J into I) can be used to decode the text using the key “SCHRODINGEABFJKLMPQTUVWXYZ”
The sentences seem fairly generic and not overly meaningful, but they could be deliberately crafted this way to hide more information.
Now the most obvious questions is, what does this mean? Is it a red herring? Is there more meaning to the contents of this text?
One of the things I’ve tried to look for so far is a single word that can connect all 5 of these, but other than “physics” most words do not entirely fit all categories, and even physics itself only has weak ties to computationalism. Likewise “energy” or “light” do not match all of these either.
Finally, the key (schrodinger) may or may not have something to do with it.
Fun fact: the use of the colons is a bit strange, and if you take the capital letters following them you get WT (Waking Titan).
Does anyone else have any ideas about what we can do with these texts?