Re: cramming megabytes into a hydrogen atom

Anders Sandberg (
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 09:31:18 +0100 (MET)

On Sun, 10 Nov 1996, Lyle Burkhead wrote:

> Anders Sandberg wrote,
> > *you can cram several megabytes into a hydrogen atom* (!!!)
> How?

Sorry for that, it was partially a slip of my mind, in two ways: first, as
Mitch Porter pointed out, the Bekenstein Bound is just an upper limit,
there may be lower bounds to information. And secondly, we have no
instrumental knowledge of how to do it, just the theoretical possibility.
Seems I was a bit too boundlessly optimistic in that sentence... :-)

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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