Re: Contacting God

Anders Sandberg (
11 May 1998 11:24:16 +0200

Hara Ra <> writes:

> A nice literary conceit, but there's a leetle problem. The algorithm used
> to generate PI can be written in a few thousand bytes of computer code,
> therfore
> the information content of PI is actually quite small, not enough to store
> the plans for a Contact Machine.....

Well, maybe a Contact Machine is actually quite simple algorithmically
speaking. Remember that the Mandelbrot set is very complicated, but
generated by a short program.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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