> Well what is the entire state of the universe ? if it is an infinite > string then it cannot be computational, it is not simulable.
I tend to think our universe is finite. The multiverse, that's another story... But even in an infinite universe, we could have a finite consciousness computation that could potentially depend on any part of the state of the universe, without being possible to know which part a priori. Someone could always argue that playing the film failed to recreate consciousness because you left a certain part of the universe out. I don't actually believe any of this to be the case, I'm just playing devil's advocate... > Also if all my consciousness depends on all the universe, then it > depends also on yours (and everything else) that I know you or not... I > believe this a lot improbable. I wouldn't know how to measure the probability of such a thing being true, but I think at least you agree that it is possible, and that's enough to cause us problems. T. --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ 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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---