From: Ben Goertzel (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Apr 28 2003 - 18:51:28 MDT
Thanks, I understand now...
I am not too confident that 2 and 3 are going to survive future revisions of
physics theory, but I can see that they're plausible assumptions based on
what we know now.
> "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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