Turing Machines Have no Real Time Clock (Was The Game of Life)

From: <GSLevy.domain.name.hidden>
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 23:40:09 EST

Turing Machines have no real time clock and no interrupt. If we assume the
comp hypothesis (purely based on Turing machines) and the anthropic
principle, then the flow of consciousness can only be constrained by the
logical nature of the links pernitting transitions from one observer moment
to the next. Time therefore is an illusion derived from such a logical flow.

Having said that, I am puzzled by the fundamental quantization of the world
and the constancy of Planck's constant everywhere and at all time. To achieve
such a universal "clock" we could assume:

1) either that at the heart of the comp hypothesis there exist a large number
of Turing machines all requiring a real time clock responsible for this
quantization. This implies a weakening of comp and the assumption that time
is real. I do not favor this explanation.

2) or that all events in our universe share the same (identical) mechanism
for transition from observer moment to the next. In other words we all
realized (or simulated) by the same Turing machine (or otherwise equivalent
CPU). All physical time intervals are defined according to the cycle
time/interval of this single machine which is generating not just our
universe, but our Multiverse (all the universes accessible through QM. )
This cycle time corresponds to Planck constant which is absolute in the sense
that it defines our own frame of reference. So, (relatively speaking,) from
our point of view it appears to be absolute. From the point of view of an
observer outside our Multiverse, its actual value could be very small or very

BTW, the existence of the same types of particles (electrons, photons...)
across the Multiverse indicate the existence of a common implementation that
goes beyond just a common Turing machine cycle time. In other words, some of
the basic software across the Multiverse is also identical. i.e., the basic
driver software Version 1.0 for electrons is identical across the Multiverse.

This lead to the possibility that the QM Multiverse < the Plenitude

George Levy
Received on Sun Jan 09 2000 - 20:47:43 PST

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