Re: Is this world a computer simulation?

Spike Jones (
Tue, 07 Sep 1999 19:48:18 -0700

> Matt Gingell wrote:
> This discussion was originally predicated on the assumption that thereís some
> top-level universe where computer speed is unlimited, which strikes me as a
> rather dubious proposition. There arenít, of course, any constraints on the kind
> of universe we can imagine, but infinite processing speed is pretty far out
> there...

Actually it does not assume or require *infinite* metacomputer speed, just faster than we have, with a faster but finite light speed. We can do something like Conway's game of life with our lightspeed and computer speed, and the sim itself has a much slower apparent c. spike