Re: Dismantle and Recreate was RE: misquote

Anders Sandberg (
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 13:24:27 +0200 (MET DST)

On Mon, 9 Sep 1996, Twirlip of Greymist wrote:

> On Sep 9, 4:28am, Chris Hind wrote:
> } What if we were to assimilate all the resources of planet earth and make a
> } molecular map of the Earth inside a virtual world so that you could let the
> } ecology run free without all the people but the real material Earth would
> Uh, molecular map? A VR of the Earth down to the molecular level? In
> what medium, pray tell? Molecular circuits and memory?
> You can't simulate reality in greater detail than reality.

No, but I don't think there is much point in doing molecular simulations
of every voxel of the Earth's core. Most interesting stuff is just in the
outermost 10 kilometers or so, the rest can probably be simplified very

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