Re: tech: digital physics

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Mon, 17 May 1999 13:29:54 -0500

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> You could have a 4D CA representing the whole of spacetime, and then the
> evolution rule would correspond to a gradual refinement/convergence to
> a stable state which corresponds to the entire history of the
> universe.

I reeallly like this idea. In fact, I love this idea. I think that's the most brilliant foundation for a Theory of Everything I've ever heard. Better than string theory, twistors, Moravec or even Egan.

I don't think it's *true*, mind you. But I bet if a real physicist were to shake it a bit all sorts of interesting things would fall out.

--          Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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