Re: Are we simulated by some massive computer?

From: Hal Ruhl <>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2004 19:54:30 -0400

A little earlier I posted what I called a "left wing proof" that an ongoing
computer output of a random succession of normal reals is a reasonable
model for the dynamic boundary between the definitional pair "Nothing" and
"Everything". [I got "left wing proof" from an article by Keith Devlin on
page 36 of the January 2004 Discover Magazine.]

No particular kind of computer is involved, just an infinite number of
randomly configured computers [including universal dovetailers] randomly
distributed along the string, using it as input [or not] and doing their
thing and the output of each becomes a replacement section of the string.

Universes are interpretations of sections of the string.

Now a question is how many of these interpretations have internal rules
that allow input from an external random oracle? If we are to maintain a
zero information system then the answer must be a randomly changing
percentage. So all interpretations must be able change character i.e. be
subject to an external random oracle the rules of the particular
interpretation notwithstanding.

Received on Sun Apr 25 2004 - 19:56:39 PDT

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