In a message dated 98-10-21 14:11:42 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe Jenkins)
>1. What physical process in nostalgia nature cannot be emulated in a
> Turing equivalent machine such that Artificial Reality (AR) couldn't
> emulate Real Reality (RR) with 365 times speedup, thus providing a
> satisfactory "connection to ordinary physical reality" for uploaders?
> This was one of the key stated motivations for Tinkerbelizing in the
> first place.
Just about any chemical process. The best computers in the world can't
yet fold proteins in any length of time, but you fold a couple trillion per
Likewise the fastest reactions are far too fast for any transistor or abacus arm, even nanoscale ones.
A quantum computer might be able to do such things, but that isn't a Tinkerbell issue. You may also be able to simulate human experience without bothering with complex chemistry, but that remains to be seen.