Rolf writes: > World-Index-Compression Postulate: The most probable way for the > output of a random UTM program to be a single qualia, is through > having a part of the program calculate a Universe, U, that is similar > to the universe we currently are observing; and then having another > part of the program search through the universe and pick out a > substring by using an search algorithm SA(U) that tries to find a > random sentient being in U and emit his qualia as the final output.
Yes, as you note later this is very similar to the concept I called UD+ASSA or just UDASSA and described in a series of postings to this list back in 2005. It was not original with me but actually was based on an idea of Wei Dai, who founded this last way back in 1998. I was working at one point on the udassa.com site to bring the ideas together but never finished it. I'm surprised that guy found it, I don't recall mentioning that URL. Must have let it slip sometime! You might enjoy this old post where I tried to work out in some plausible detail the size of a program to output a mental state, or as you say a quale, and came up with an answer in the 10s of kilobits, not far from your estimate. http://www.nabble.com/UDist-and-measure-of-observers-tf3056759.html Hal --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---