> If the universe is computationallu simulable, then any universal > Turing machine will do for a "higher hand". In which case, the > information needed is simply the shortest possible program for > simulating the universe, the length of which by definition is the > information content of the universe.

What I meant to compare is 2 situations (I've taken an SAS doing the simulations for now although i do not think it is required): 1) just our universe A consisting of minimal information 2) An interested SAS in another universe wants to simulate some universes; amongst which is also universe A, ours. Now we live in universe A; but the question we can ask ourselves is if we live in 1) or 2). (Although one can argue there is no actual difference). Nevertheless, my proposition is that we live in 1; since 2 does exist but is less probable than 1. information in 1 = inf(A) information in 2 = inf(simulation_A) + inf(SAS) + inf(possible other stuff) = inf(A) + inf(SAS) + inf(possible other stuff) > inf(A) --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---