Re: Great Filter, Low Profile, Cryptocosmology

Anders Sandberg (
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 15:50:54 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 15 Oct 1996, Robin Hanson wrote:

> We
> know which systems are exchanging bits with each other, and how fast,
> and where this arrangement changes, etc.
> To me, the idea that this circuit diagram is actually an
> optimum design for an advanced computer seems completely crazy.

What about the quantum level? Might the "random" fluctuations on the
near-Planckian level be the real level of activity? We, and most of the
matter around us, is just high-level side-effects of low-level processing
in the vacuum state. Are there any special reasons this might or might
not hold?

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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