Re: Minds, Machines, and the Multiverse

From: Matt Gingell (
Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 18:32:11 MDT

> > Imagine I could simulate, in real time, a system of 100 atoms using 50
> > atoms. I can then have two groups of 50 running in real time with perfect
>Of course, you can't do that. Also, you don't mention which modelling
>paradigm you're contemplating, say QM or MD.

Exactly - it's like thinking you could emulate a P2 on a P2 and end up with
something faster. The implication therefore is that you can't model the whole
universe in anything smaller than the whole universe, which is why I don't
understand why someone would claim you could simulate everything with a star.
Given the constraint of perfect fidelity (if indeed that means anything), then
which paradigm you work in is just a bookkeeping issue.


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