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From: Hal Ruhl <HalRuhl.domain.name.hidden>

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.

Hal

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

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.

Hal

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

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