From: Perry E. Metzger (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Apr 28 2003 - 14:02:18 MDT
"Ben Goertzel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I can see that this Library of Babel metaverse is possible, but I'm not sure
> why it's necessary...
It is all around you by definition. We have:
1) A physics in which any given volume can only hold a finite number
of possible states.
2) A physics that, thanks to quantum mechanics, generates nice even
distributions of states.
3) Initial conditions that apparently consisted of (from the WMAP
data) mostly uniform distribution of matter and a flat and thus
infinite space filled with that matter.
That means if you only go far enough, you'll eventually find a volume
with any given configuration. This assumes that the universe is as the
cosmologists currently believe it to be -- which might change with
time, of course.
-- Perry E. Metzger email@example.com
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