Quoting Bruno Marchal:

"UDA shows that physics is determined by a relative measure on
computations. If this leads to predict that electron weight one ton
then mechanism is disproved. UDA shows that physics is entirely reduce
to computer science/number theory in a very specific and unique way
(modulo a variation on the arithmetical definition of knowledge)."

Bruno--could you please elaborate on this?  It's a claim you've
(credibly) made many times, and it would be useful to go the next
step.

I understand that the UDA argument and first-person indeterminacy
demonstrates that there are an infinite number of paths through the
execution of the UDA that may result in the present 1-pov experience.
Since physics, when described from a 1-pov, is merely (!) the
explanation of the regularities in those 1-povs, it should be possible
to mathematically translate from "computational steps of the UDA" to
"laws of physics."

One of the best-confirmed formulations of physics has been quantum
mechanics.  And indeed, as far as I can tell, QM does not contradict
your theory--but how would QM "emerge" from your more fundamental
notions of computationalism and mechanism?

Is this the forefront of your theory, or has work been done to reduce
the explanatory gap between, say, modal logics and the Schrodinger
equation?

Let me ask this in a very different way.  Suppose you had at your
disposal the a fixed but large amount of funding and researchers to
pursue a reformulation of QM based on the work you've done so far.
How would you organize the effort?  What would you prioritize first?
What sub-portions of your theory would be amenable to be parceled out
as individual problems to go off and solve?

No pressure :-)

Johnathan Corgan

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