Re: extropians-digest V2 #98

ard (
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 14:08:06 +0200

> > What is Tipler's Omega Point 100 words or less?
> As the universe begins to collapse back on itself towards the Big Crunch,
> intelligent life can manipulate the collapse in order to extract shear
> energy, which can be used for information processing. If this is done in
> the right way the amount of processing (and hence "subjective time") can
> diverge as the universe collapses, and in the limit the amount of
> information stored and processed becomes infinite, the Omega Point. The
> Omega Point Theory is a falsifiable form of this scenario, which says
> the Omega Point is not just possible but also *necessary*, a boundary
> condition of the universe.
> [That was exactly 100 words. A suggestion: maybe we should try to define
> all the "big" terms we use in 100 words or less and try to create a
> transhuman dictionary?]

Congratulations on your concisness...and your suggestion.