Evolution and "I"

Robin Hanson (hanson@dosh.hum.caltech.edu)
Tue, 3 Sep 96 10:10:19 PDT

John K Clark writes:
>Dyson showed that if the universe is open there would always be a time when
>life could exist, but that's not immortality because it would not be possible
>for the universe to perform an infinite number of calculations,

Dyson showed that a computer could go through an infinite number of
compute cycles starting with a finite energy store. But various such
computers would find it increasingly expensive to communicate with
each other, as the distance between them increased. Tipler's Omega
Point allows all these computers to communicate more cheaply as time
goes on.

Robin Hanson hanson@hss.caltech.edu http://hss.caltech.edu/~hanson/