Re: The Meaning of Life

From: Bruno Marchal <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 15:48:50 +0100

Le 14-mars-07, à 08:15, Kim Jones a écrit :

> I believe that the 'ability to conceive of nothing' - in a Loebian
> machine context might be forbidden under comp (I could be wrong)

The problem with words like "nothing" and "everything" is that they
have as many meaning than there are theories or philosophical frame.

As example, you cannot represent the quantum vacuum by the empty set.
Those are completely different and opposite notion of nothingness.
The empty set can be simulated by a simple non universal machine. The
quantum void is already turing universal.

I am not sure that a notion of nothingness can have some absolute
meaning. It is rich and interesting, but hardly basic and primitive.


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