Re: tech: digital physics

Anders Sandberg (
17 May 1999 20:35:22 +0200

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> writes:

> 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.

Wow! Thanks! That was the best compliment I have heard in the long time.

> 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.

Yes. I doodled a bit with it, and given the physical laws we observe it seems possible to set up some constraints on the CA rule.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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