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Posted by ELDRAS on Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 21:14:36 :
In Reply to: Re: The universe as a computer system posted by Lycinus on Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 00:05:23 :
: Is it the universe that resembles the computer or does the computer resemble the universe. After all we specifically designed computers to model things in the universe. And isnít one a subset of the other? I havenít checked out the discussion you mentioned Ė likely someone has already treated these points in some detail. Iíll go look just for grins.
there are massive similarities both ways.
This is really free will vs determinism ..
Are we destined to act in one way.
But subjectively we make choices.
: : from eldras:
: : It isn't a new idea, just new to me.
: : It's being debated on kutzweilai.net mindx.
: : But as i'm designing a brain myslef, and studying a closed sysytems, i probably HAVE failed to state things i guess I thought obvious, but aren't.
: : 1. The universe follows laws. Nowhere in the universe is this untrue. Black holes are largely unknown, but they still have symmetry & predictability.
: : 2. All systems in the universe are predictable and most are similar.
: : Drat I do find this obvious.
: : 3. Cause & effect are absolute. Quantum mechanics has been returned to deterministic principles by the many worlds theory explanation of collapse or split of the universal wavelength.
: : 4. There are heirachies, systems and sub systems.
: : 5. There are cycles.
: : 6. There is mutation/evolution and we can create this in artificial software ponds see the link then look ar Darwin Pond in the list.
: : What's happening there is bots are created on software and programmed to cross-breed for characteristics you define.
: : But another way of stating this is not that there is a purpose, but that it just happens.
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