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.## Advertising

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 thiscomp model assume that Reality is, at is ground level, classical.It doesn't assume that. A fully quantum computation can be performedon a classical, i.e. Turing, computer. Bruno would just say it justtakes 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!)`

Brent

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