Re: COMP/MISC: Upload subjective time, baby universes, quantum , Moore's law

Anders Sandberg (
Fri, 24 Jan 1997 15:19:47 +0100 (MET)

On Thu, 23 Jan 1997, Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:

> 1) I don't think there's an upper limit that They can't work around.
> 2) I've never seen a "limit" little 'ol *me* couldn't work around.

Be careful here... (1) essentially implies that there are no real natural
laws, since any sufficiently clever system can circumvent them, suggesting
that the ontology of the universe is open-ended. A very strong claim. And
(2) will lead to the obligatory response "So? Build a FTL drive!" :-)

>If two
> million branches of reality try to write to the same byte, the result is
> an "ugly mess", as the saying goes.

But remember that they write to two million branches of memory too...

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