Dana Hedberg wrote:
> Ok, I have a question that is leaving me confused. What exactly is the
> role of compression within simulation situations? If I can represent
> (i.e., model) a set of information perfectly with a compressed form of
> that information, then haven't I modeled something larger with something
> For example: I can model 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 with 2 *
> 5. I've compressed a ten digit, multiple addition operation with a
> single multiplication of two digits operation.
> This would then seem to scale up for many things, indeed, even to the
> size of the universe. Is there something I'm missing here?
Yes. If you find a clever way to compress a computation you can just use it
on a real computer - you don't need to implement a fancy VR first. Making a
virtual computer (in a VR) just gives you the added overhead of running the
VR, without doing anything to make your processing more efficient.
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