Re: Tipler's Conjectures

Date: Sat May 05 2001 - 11:22:50 MDT

I don't see why this is not possible? My only concern would be, is a cosmic
collapse, in the Charles Meissner sense of it, necessary to recover all the
photons, that would be used for a phase conservation re-gathering (in a
reverse determinism fashion) so, as, to re-create all past information?
Certainly, it seems that both Tipler's conjectures, and Hans Moravec's
conjectures, suggests that this is not a necessity!


In a message dated 5/5/2001 7:57:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time,

<< I've only been skimming this thread and haven't thought deeply about the
 physics of "Tipler's Conjectures" since I read the book some years ago, but
 here's a question: Yes, it seems all the empirical evidence is mounting
 against a truly cosmic-scale implementation of Tipler's design for
 infinite/eternal computation, but could his design be implemented on a
 smaller scale? In other words, just because the cosmos in toto won't
 collapse, couldn't a local region be structured for asymetrical collapse to
 achieve the same result?
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