Re: omega-point-deity

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Thu Jul 06 2000 - 22:13:34 MDT

At 08:55 PM 6/07/00 +0200, Anders wrote:

>> Actually, I was looking at the chaos (poops in the plasma) as
>> a potential off-on function.

>What would be suitable storage units? I have been thinking about
>vortex loops, they look nice and ought to be useful for something.

The vortex approach is mentioned in passing in THE SPIKE, but for emergent
life/intelligence at the *start* of the cosmos rather than at its end:


Could such a selfish code-string persist though the fires of the Big Bang,
and in the cooling cosmos left as its ashes? For a selfish signal to
survive in a sea of noise, [Jonathan] Burns observes, it has to perform its
own noise reduction. Emergent exotica might stabilise briefly - vortices,
frequency bands, phase boundaries - to form a first substrate.


Damien Broderick

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