Re: Our matrix (Re: Problems with AI-boxing)

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Tue Aug 30 2005 - 10:15:11 MDT

--- Michael Wilson <> wrote:

> /Relativity/ greatly increases computational requirements, and
> will only decrease storage requirements under a generous set of
> assumptions. /Relative encoding/ is a special case of removing
> redundant information, which can but is not required to incorporate
> lossy compression, and is a useful technique in many real world
> computing applications. The two things are not closely related.

And you bring this up... why?

> I realise you were just trying to make a humorous allusion. But
> making sweeping statements about science, based on the fact that
> two things the author doesn't fully understand or just hasn't taken
> the time to think through seem vaugely compatible, is a bad habit
> that we should all be trying to stamp out.

What I said about using relativity to reduce information storage
requirements is correct. What you just said is incorrect.
Try a dose of your own medicine.

- Phil

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