No, there is not a single universal processor, there is a single processor 
CYCLE. All information states are effectively their own processors, so the 
computational universe consists of myriads of processors, as many as there 
are information states (more or less). But all these myriads of processors 
all cycle their computations together in the same present moment, i.e. in 
the SAME computational space.

Saying there is a universal present moment is effectively the same as 
saying there is a single computational space in which all the computations 
of the universe occur.

If all computations occur in a single universal computational space there 
has to be a single universal present moment in that computational space 
that provides the happening for those computations to occur.


On Thursday, January 9, 2014 8:16:03 PM UTC-5, Liz R wrote:
> On 10 January 2014 14:01, Edgar L. Owen < <javascript:>>wrote:
>> Stephen,
>> There is no "single observer that can take in all events...". I never 
>> said that and don't believe it.
>> However there has to be a single universal processor cycling for a 
>> computational universe to work. That single universal processor cycle is 
>> the present moment P-time. All computations occur simultaneously as these 
>> cycles occur. All individual observers, clock times etc. occur and are 
>> computed within this actual extant presence of the computational space of 
>> reality.
>> There has to be a *single processor* computing *the state of the 
> universe*?!
> I know that's possible in principle, what with the C-T thesis and all 
> that, but it's a bit of a limitation to put on your ideas. (Or maybe it has 
> 10^80 cores? :-) 

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