We present a physical interpretation of the doubling of the algebra, which isView original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1201.5743
the basic ingredient of the noncommutative spectral geometry, developed by
Connes and collaborators as an approach to unification. We discuss its
connection to dissipation and to the gauge structure of the theory. We then
argue, following 't Hooft's conjecture, that noncommutative spectral geometry
classical construction carries implicit in its feature of the doubling of the
algebra the seeds of quantization.