On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 4:37 PM, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
>>  You keep assuming that because I don't vow allegiance to the MWI faith
>> that I reject it.  I said I liked it, I'm just not compelled to accept it
>> so long has it has not empirical advantage.
> Okay, I understand that position.  However, I think right now we are in a
> state similar to that time when heliocentrism and geocentrism were debated,
> but before either was proven by observations of parallax.  Neither theory
> has suffered a fatal blow, but there is a theory that is a little simpler.
> Would the creation of a working quantum computer that can factor thousand
> digit numbers (which not even an Earth-sized classical computer could) be a
> parallax moment for you?


I would be interested to hear your answer on this.  It seems relevant given
John Clark's new thread on the creation of a quantum computer that is
faster than a classical computer.


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