Re: poly: eschatology

From: Anders Sandberg <>
Date: Mon Jan 12 1998 - 01:37:09 PST

"Perry E. Metzger" <> writes:

> Tipler has shown (maybe, I'm not convinced) that we can do an infinite
> amount of computation in a closed universe, but with finite matter you
> can only store a finite number of states anyway so at best you're
> going to repeat yourself forever -- infinite computation is
> uninteresting without infinite storage.

No, matter is not that relevant. What is needed is phase space volume
- you can store states/information in energy too. Tipler explicitly
tries to avoid the Eternal Return in his model.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y
Received on Mon Jan 12 09:30:36 1998

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