Ronald, 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.
Jason On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 2:39 PM, ronaldheld <ronaldh...@gmail.com> wrote: > Jason: > Do you want to add more? I know Q meant that mental exploration was > more important than the physical > .Ronald > > 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. > > > Ronald- Hide quoted text - > > > > - Show quoted text - > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com<everything-list%2bunsubscr...@googlegroups.com> > . > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.