Re: How To Live In A Simulation

Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 11:25:18 MST

In a message dated 3/16/01 11:03:33 PM, writes:

>On Sat, 17 Mar 2001 wrote:
>> When you study a brain, you discern it is composed of vast numbers of
>>quarks ...
>> We knew the brain was complicated, but 10^27 supercomputers?! That's
>> what I mean by increasing complexity with more careful analysis.
>Curt, I'm sorry but this just isn't so. I believe it has been concretely
>proven in a paper in Science in the last year that thermal noise roundly
>trumps any "quantum" effects in the brain (disproving Penrose's microtubule
>consciousness speculations). [Someone will hopefully provide a link here...]

That's exactly the point. You don't need *anything* like 10^27 supercomputers
to simulate Curt Adams, but that's what's being used. The computation
resources of the universe are used in a manner breathtakingly incompatible
with it being a simulation of us.

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