RE: Misc.

From: Gilles HENRI <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 15:28:23 +0100

>I just read Schmidhuber's paper - I think it is 100% pertinent to this
>discussion and should be revisited in the light of the comments below.
>Essentially, the program that specifies all worlds is digital.
>A universe with physical laws is atypical but obviously we inhabit such a
>universe - weak anthropic principle.

I have difficulties to apply anthropic principle in this case (I have not
yet read Schmidhuber's paper, maybe the answer is there.)
If physical laws are not necessary to consciousness, anthropic principle
should state that a typical conscious being should live in a "universe" or
"computation?" without laws.
If they are, what's the use of invoking other computational histories?

Received on Fri Jan 29 1999 - 06:31:10 PST

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