Re: The Rapidly-Accelerating Computer

From: Wei Dai <>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 03:17:48 -0700

On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 01:13:35PM -0400, wrote:
> It may be impossible to construct such a machine in our universe, but can we
> achieve the same results by slowing down the consciousness of the observer
> observing a conventional computer? In other words, each observer's clock
> cycle (assuming a computer model for the observer) would double in duration
> in relation to the computer clock. Could there be such an observer in our
> universe? I suspect that there can't be because the construction of the
> observer's clock woud require smaller and smaller energy packets in the
> presence of constant background noise.

Even if a continually slowing observer (CSO) could exist, it's
relationship to a normal computer would not be the same as that of a
normal observer to a RAC. To a normal observer, there is some finite
subjective time in the future when the RAC will have gone through an
infinite number of clock cycles, but to the CSO there is no finite
subjective for when a normal computer will have gone through an infinite
number of clock cycles. This is obvious when you consider that any finite
subjective time for the CSO is also a finite objective time.
Received on Fri Oct 13 2000 - 03:22:30 PDT

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