Weaver, Evan A. (
Mon, 12 Jul 1999 12:20:56 -0400

But, assuming you accept the big bang theory, we get the beginning of everything as a finite but positive amount of data in a nonexistent space, which means the capacity of the 'everything' (all universes, really everything) is a really massive number divided by zero, which is infinite. It also means the capacity of nothing is infinite. And if everything and nothing are both infinite, then our universe must be somewhere in between, which would make it also infinite.

Sorry if I'm confusing.

-----Original Message-----
From: Anders Sandberg [] Sent: Monday, July 12, 1999 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: SSIs
"Weaver, Evan A." <> writes:
> Since we are looking for SIs, what if all the SIs are busy looking for
> super intelligences, and those are looking for really super super
> intelligences, and those are... Does anyone see any reason why this would
> have to stop somewhere?

You can only cram so much information into a system like the universe - there are upper bounds on the bandwidth, memory capacity and processing speed possible.


Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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