Re: poly: eschatology

From: Anders Sandberg <>
Date: Tue Jan 13 1998 - 01:52:42 PST

"Perry E. Metzger" <> writes:

> Anders Sandberg writes:
> > No, matter is not that relevant. What is needed is phase space volume
> > - you can store states/information in energy too.
> Assuming you could find some way to read and write that information --
> not necessarily that obvious -- there is still only a finite amount of
> mass/energy in the universe at any time.

Yes, but in a Big Crunch this amount diverges. What happens is that
spacetime shear is converted into ordinary matter/energy. And if this
increases faster than the amount of information that needs to be
stored, then an informational divergence is possible.

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 Tue Jan 13 09:43:32 1998

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