In a message dated 3/16/01 11:03:33 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>On Sat, 17 Mar 2001 CurtAdams@aol.com wrote:
>> When you study a brain, you discern it is composed of vast numbers of
>> 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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