Re: quick question

From: Wei Dai <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 18:08:36 -0700

On Wed, Jul 07, 1999 at 06:50:54PM -0400, Jacques M Mallah wrote:
> Is there anyone here who believes the everything hypothesis, yet
> did *not* discover his own version independently before hearing about
> Tegmark?

Actually I first read about it in Moravec's book _Mind Children_ I think,
and then in Greg Egan's SF novel _Permutation City_, but didn't take it
seriously until I read Tegmark's work, which introduced the idea of a
measure over all possible objects. I think he deserves credit for this even
though the actual measure he presented was ill-defined.

BTW I highly recommend _Permutation City_ where the everything hypothesis
is a central theme. I think I enjoyed _Mind Children_ too when I read it
but I don't remember enough details to recommend it now.
Received on Wed Jul 07 1999 - 18:10:11 PDT

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