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From: Saibal Mitra <smitra.domain.name.hidden>

Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 14:55:00 +0200

Wei Dai wrote:

*> On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 01:13:35PM -0400, GSLevy.domain.name.hidden wrote:
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*> > It may be impossible to construct such a machine in our universe, but
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can we

*> > achieve the same results by slowing down the consciousness of the
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observer

*> > observing a conventional computer? In other words, each observer's clock
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*> > cycle (assuming a computer model for the observer) would double in
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duration

*> > in relation to the computer clock. Could there be such an observer in
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our

*> > universe? I suspect that there can't be because the construction of the
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*> > observer's clock woud require smaller and smaller energy packets in the
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*> > presence of constant background noise.
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*>
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*> Even if a continually slowing observer (CSO) could exist, it's
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*> relationship to a normal computer would not be the same as that of a
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*> normal observer to a RAC. To a normal observer, there is some finite
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*> subjective time in the future when the RAC will have gone through an
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*> infinite number of clock cycles, but to the CSO there is no finite
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*> subjective for when a normal computer will have gone through an infinite
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*> number of clock cycles. This is obvious when you consider that any finite
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*> subjective time for the CSO is also a finite objective time.
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But if as a function of objective time t the subjective time s(t) is such

that

Lim t ---> Infinity s(t) = 1

then after a subjective time of 1 second an infinite amount of objective

time will have passed, unless you assume that the CSO can only exist at

times

s(t) < 1 .

Saibal

Received on Fri Oct 13 2000 - 06:02:58 PDT

Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 14:55:00 +0200

Wei Dai wrote:

can we

observer

duration

our

But if as a function of objective time t the subjective time s(t) is such

that

Lim t ---> Infinity s(t) = 1

then after a subjective time of 1 second an infinite amount of objective

time will have passed, unless you assume that the CSO can only exist at

times

s(t) < 1 .

Saibal

Received on Fri Oct 13 2000 - 06:02:58 PDT

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