# Re: Are we simulated by some massive computer?

From: Eric Hawthorne <egh.domain.name.hidden>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 01:03:55 -0700

I saw the documentary movie "Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion" the other day.

In one scene, a group of monks is sitting around in a circle, and the
Dalai Llama is
overseeing.

The monks are industriously and methodically placing individual tiny
coloured
beads (there are maybe 4 or 5 colours)
around the perimeter of an enormous circular mandala pattern (made of 10s of
1000s of beads). The pattern has grown to almost two metres in diameter,
and it
features an extrordinarily elaborate kaleidoscopic pattern with perfect
and large complex patterns built on tiny patterns.

If someone places a single bead out of its proper place in the pattern,
the pattern
will be distorted and it will not be possible to maintain the growing
recursive pattern.
But if every bead is placed correctly, the perimiter can grow by one
the order of the pattern, and the process can repeat, growing larger and
larger.

OBSERVABLE REALITY IS LIKE THE MANDALA. EVERYTHING MUST BE
JUST SO, TO MAINTAIN THE OBSERVABLE ORDER OVER A LARGE
PROGRAM NEXT STEPS, LEADS TO CHAOS RAPIDLY. A SELECT FEW PATHS
CAN MAINTAIN THE ORDER.

p.s. Later in the movie, they return to this scene, with the monks
around an enormous,
wondrously complex circular pattern. A monk takes a wooden yardstick,
and with
a few brief sweeps, obliterates the pattern, leaving chaos. The chaos;
is cleared to one side, and a monk places a single bead in the centre of
the circle....

That last part is the real lesson of the mandala.

Eric

George Levy wrote:

> Bruno,
>
> Bruno Marchal wrote:
>
>> And a priori the
>> UD is a big problem because it contains too
>> many histories/realities (the white rabbits),
>> and a priori it does not contain obvious mean
>> to force those aberrant histories into
>> a destructive interference process (unlike
>> Feynman histories).
>
>
> It may be that using the observer as starting points will force White
> Rabbits to be filtered out of the observable world
>
>>
> George
>
>
>
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