infinite universe

From: Rafal Smigrodzki (
Date: Tue Apr 29 2003 - 17:16:03 MDT

This message bounced because of an address change, so I take the liberty of
resending it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 7:44 PM
Subject: Re: Infinite universe

> For Level III, I'm not sure what the experiments one might conduct
> are, but of course the ones we have conducted so far are indeed
> consistent with the hypothesis. The problem is that they are also
> apparently consistent with other hypotheses, too.
### I would tend to think that the existence of quantum computers is a proof
of the existence of
level III. If in principle you could use a few hundred qubits to outperform
a classical computer the size of the visible universe, and the calculation
depends on quantum interference with the a large number of eigenstates, then
each eigenstate has an equal claim to be called "real", and the result of
their interference, an otherwise uncomputable prime number, is the proof.

Actually, even the factorization of the number 15, performed last year, is
sufficient to convince me.


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