In Bruno's Platonia there is no such thing as "time" so we can not make
arguments involving "cycles of time". All just "exists".
On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 11:08 PM, Edgar L. Owen <edgaro...@att.net> wrote:
> Let me point out one fatal problem with Bruno's theory as you present it.
> According to you there is some single processor that runs all this UD
> stuff, but the truth is that in actual computational reality every logical
> element functions as a processor so all computations proceed at once in
> every cycle of time. This is the only way everything in the universe could
> possibly get computed. A computation here can't possibly wait for one on
> the other side of the universe!
> If Bruno's UD requires a single processor of reality it simply cannot
> describe actual computational reality.....
> On Friday, December 27, 2013 10:41:39 PM UTC-5, Jason wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 10:20 PM, LizR <liz...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> There is one point to add which I think you've missed, Jason (apologies
>>> if I've misunderstood). The UD generates the first instruction of the first
>>> programme, then the first instruction of the second programme, and so on.
>>> Once it has generated the first instruction of every possible programme, it
>>> then adds the second instruction of the first programme, the
>>> second instruction of the second programme, and so on.
>> If it did work like this, it would never get to run the second
>> instruction of any program, since there is a countable infinity of possible
>>> This is why it's called a dovetailer, I believe, and stops it running
>>> into problems with non-halting programmes, or programmes that would crash,
>>> or various other contingencies...
>> This is addressed by not trying to run any one program to its completion,
>> instead it gives each program it has generated up to that point some time
>> on the CPU.
>>> This isn't intrinsic to the UD, which could in principle write the first
>>> programme before it moves on to the next one - but it allows it to avoid
>>> certain problems caused by having a programme that writes other programmes.
>> There is no program with the UD encountering programs that themselves
>> instantiate other programs. Indeed, the UD encounters itself, infinitely
>>> ...I think. I'm sure Bruno will let me know if that's wrong.
>> PS I like the "while (true)" statement. What would Pontius Pilate have
>>> made of that? :-)
>> :-) Good question, I haven't the faintest idea. I could have used
>> "while (i == i)" but then if someday Brent's paralogic takes over, it might
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