>   "If the universe were a simulation, would the constant speed of light 
correspond to the clock speed driving the simulation? In other words, the 
“CPU speed?” 

As we are “inside” the simulation, all attempts to measure the speed of the 
simulation appear as a constant value.

Light “executes” (what we call “movement”) at one instruction per cycle. 

Any device we built to attempt to measure the speed of light is also inside 
the simulation, so even though the “outside” CPU clock could be changing 
speed, we will always see it as the same constant value.

A “cycle” is how long it takes all the information in the universe to 
update itself relative to each other. That is all the speed of light really 
is. The speed of information updating in the universe… (more 

  I can make the leap from CPU clock frequency to the speed of light in a 
vacuum if I view light as an experienced event or energy state which occurs 
local to matter rather than literally traveling through space. With this 
view, the correlation between distance and latency is an organizational 
one, governing sequence and priority of processing rather than the presumed 
literal existence of racing light bodies (photons). 

This would be consistent with your model of Matrix-universe on a 
meta-universal CPU in that light speed is simply the frequency at which the 
computer processes raw bits. The change of light speed when propagating 
through matter or gravitational fields etc wouldn’t be especially 
consistent with this model…why would the ghost of a supernova slow down the 
cosmic computer in one area of memory, etc?

The model that I have been developing suggests however that the CPU model 
would not lead to realism or significance though, and could only generate 
unconscious data manipulations. In order to have symbol grounding in 
genuine awareness, I think that instead of a CPU cranking away rendering 
the entire cosmos over and over as a bulwark against nothingness, I think 
that the cosmos must be rooted in stasis. Silence. Solitude. This is not 
nothingness however, it is everythingness. A universal inertial frame which 
loses nothing but rather continuously expands within itself by taking no 
action at all. 

The universe doesn’t need to be racing to mechanically redraw the cosmos 
over and over because what it has drawn already has no place to disappear 
to. It can only seem to disappear through…

The universe as we know it then arises out of nested latencies. A 
meta-diffraction of symmetrically juxtaposed latency-generating 
methodologies. Size, scale, distance, mass, and density on the public side, 
richness, depth, significance, and complexity on the private side. Through 
these complications, the cosmic CPU is cast as a theoretical shadow, when 
the deeper reality is that rather than zillions of cycles per second, the 
real mainframe is the slowest possible computer. It can never complete even 
one cycle. How can it, when it has all of these subroutines that need to 
complete their cycles first?

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