Re: Lilliputian Posthumians
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 15:01:57 EDT

In a message dated 98-10-21 14:11:42 EDT, (Joe Jenkins) writes:

>1.  What physical process in nostalgia nature cannot be emulated in a

> Turing equivalent machine such that Artificial Reality (AR) couldn't
> emulate Real Reality (RR) with 365 times speedup, thus providing a
> satisfactory "connection to ordinary physical reality" for uploaders?
> This was one of the key stated motivations for Tinkerbelizing in the
> first place.

Just about any chemical process. The best computers in the world can't yet fold proteins in any length of time, but you fold a couple trillion per second.
Likewise the fastest reactions are far too fast for any transistor or abacus arm, even nanoscale ones.

A quantum computer might be able to do such things, but that isn't a Tinkerbell issue. You may also be able to simulate human experience without bothering with complex chemistry, but that remains to be seen.