Right, I think that is what he implied and it is something I agree with.
There is only so much that can be learned about this universe, and physical
exploration by locomotion or even observation is limited in many ways.
Rather than moving around to other places to see what can be, with an
appropriate understanding of the physical laws one could create any
configuration of matter they wanted. Simulate biology and evolution to find
out what kinds of life might be out there; if the universe is infinitely
large, then simulation is more than just imagination, one would be
discovering things which are actually real, somewhere. The physical laws
and the possible configurations of matter are also a small part of what is
possible. Mathematics and simulation are two tools which provide a window
into what exists in other universes. If all possible universes exist then
imagination is the ultimate form of exploration. Ultimately, the limits of
consciousness itself, will be explored. What is it that can be perceived,
felt, experienced, by conscious minds. This inward exploration may be every
bit as rich as the "outward" exploration of
simulating/modeling/analyzing possible structures.
On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 2:39 PM, ronaldheld <ronaldh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Do you want to add more? I know Q meant that mental exploration was
> more important than the physical
> On Nov 18, 1:53 pm, Jason <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ronald,
> > Hope it isn't too late. I think the last line from Q in the last
> > episode of the next generation is relevant:
> > Q: "That is the exploration that awaits you. Not mapping stars and
> > studying nebulae, but charting the unknown possibilities of
> > existence."
> > Jason
> > On Nov 5, 3:42 pm, ronaldheld <ronaldh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Several years ago, I gave a talk mostly based on Tegmark's work. I
> > > would like to give an updated talk with other POVs within 40 minutes.
> > > Any suggestions, considering the Trek fan audience, would be
> > > appreciated.
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