Re: Tipler's Conjectures

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Fri May 04 2001 - 17:23:51 MDT

On Sat, May 05, 2001 at 12:01:14AM +0200, wrote:
> wrote:
> > doesn't follow. Remember asymptotes. The density can keep getting lower
> > forever, without ever getting close to zero.
> If things fly apart in an accelerating manner, it doesn't matter whether
> the density will be eventually zero, or almost zero. It's enough to
> know that you can't get theah from heah. Welcome to Gilligan's Island.
> Hope you like it here, for you're going to stay here for a looong
> time.

It is actually worse than that. The horizons are going to creep inwards,
making the island smaller and smaller. Eventually everything gets
separated from everything else.

Dyson once remarked that he found closed universes claustrophobic, but
give me a Taub-like collapse any day instead of creeping horizons.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y

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