Re: How To Live In A Simulation

Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 22:34:08 MST

In a message dated 3/16/01 9:19:53 PM, writes:

><> Wrote:

>>the real world, in which the closer you look the more complex it gets.

>I don't think that's true, I don't think a quark is more complex than a
brain and
>I know it's not more complex than the climate or an ecosystem or an economy.

When you study a brain, you discern it is composed of vast numbers of quarks
(about 2 x 10^27). Figuring the results of the brain requires following all
dang quarks, each of which is described by quantum chromodynamic equations
we can't solve and passable simulation of each requires a supercomputer.
We knew the brain was complicated, but 10^27 supercomputers?! That's
what I mean by increasing complexity with more careful analysis.

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