On 9/5/2012 12:38 AM, meekerdb wrote:
On 9/4/2012 8:59 PM, Stephen P. King wrote:
Notice that both the duplication and the teleportation, as discussed,
assume that the information content is exactly copyable.
Not exactly. Only sufficiently accurately to maintain your consciousness.
If the copy is not exact then functional equivalence is not exact
either and this is fatal for the model.
This is not qubits that are involved... The point here is that this
comp model assume that Reality is, at is ground level, classical.
It doesn't assume that. A fully quantum computation can be performed
on a classical, i.e. Turing, computer. Bruno would just say it just
takes a lower level of substitution.
Yes, a classical computer can emulate a finite quantum computation
given sufficient resources. This is not the same thing as the EPR effect
that I am considering. The idea that I am considering is more like this:
Consider the visible physical universe. We know from observation that
not only is it open on one end and that it's expansion is accelerating.
People want to put this off on some "Dark Energy". I think that it is
something else, driving it. Consider a classical computer that needs to
emulate a quantum computation. It has to have even increasing resources
to keep up with the QC if the QC is modeling an expanding universe. It
we take Bruno's AR literally, where are these resources coming from?
Let's turn the tables and make Reality Quantum in its essence. The
classical computation may just be something that the QC is running. What
is most interesting is that the QC can run an arbitrary number of
classical computations, all at the same time. The CC can only barely
compute the emulation of a single QC. What if we have an infinite and
eternal QC running infinitely many finite CCs and each of these CC's is
trying to emulate a single QC. Map this idea out and look at the nice
self-referential loop that this defines!
Could the brain be a CC that is running on a QC. It would make the
many drafts model <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_drafts_model>
work! Dennett would be so proud. (Not really!)
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