Good questions. The computations take place in P-time which is the
universal processor cycle in which they execute. The results of the
computations compute dimensional space and CLOCK time.
There doesn't have to be any notion of physical space for computations to
take place within. The take place in a purely pre-dimensional logical
space. They are not running on any physical computer.
On Sunday, December 29, 2013 3:25:01 PM UTC-5, Liz R wrote:
>> Begin by Imagining a world in which everything is computational. In
>> particular where the usually imagined single pre-existing dimensional
>> spacetime background does NOT exist.
> How would this work? What is doing this computing, and how and where is it
> doing it? Computation is generally considered to be a time-based operation,
> a series of rule-governed state transitions. It also appears to require
> some form of space (e.g. Turing's "infinite tape" and state table) in which
> the machine state and the input and output are to be stored. The only way I
> know of to not assume space and time as a fundamental background is Bruno's
> idea that computation can be made to operate "indexically" inside
> arithmetical realism. Are you proposing something like that? If so, please
> elaborate. One cannot just "imagine a world in which everything is
> computational" - to have an ontology based on computation, one needs a
> framework which starts from the nature of computation and explains how it
> can be instantiated without any supporting structures (like time or
> Once you've explained and justified this initial assumption, we can
> proceed to the next step in your argument.
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