Re: Computational complexity of "running" the multiverse

From: scerir <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 11:07:10 +0100

From: "Eric Hawthorne"

> One of the issues is the computational complexity of "running all the
> possible i.e. definable programs" to create an informational multiverse
> out of which consistent, metric, regular, observable info-universes
> emerge. If computation takes energy (as it undeniably does WITHIN our
> universe), then an unfathomably impossibly large amount of
> "extra-universal" energy would be required to compute all
> info-universes.

Tree points here, or, maybe, three non-senses (in this case
I apolozige). A) Is there a principle of conservation of energy
in MWI? I do not think so. Does it mean that - in principle -
you could have a world in which there is "omnipotence" or
a very large amount of energy? B) Which is the role of
observers in that "info-universal-computation"? Do they
cooperate? Is such a computation a "participatory" computation
(in the sense of Wheeler)? Possibility of delayed choices,
anthropic "functionals", Banah-Tarski weirdness, and other
amenities ... like
C) According to Spreng the parameters are three: energy, time,
existing information. Thus you can minimize energy by using
more time and more information.
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