Re: Hardcore SL4 Technology

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Wed Dec 14 2005 - 11:37:33 MST

On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Maru Dubshinki wrote:

> That assumes you aren't playing any tricks with space.
> I find it plausible that if you are really approaching fundamental
> limits of computation like Berkenstein bounds and stuff like that,
> one could easily use wormholes and similarly exotic technology
> to bypass such spatial limits.

Very interesting. I had to think about this for a day
before I grasped (I hope) some of the implications of what
you said.

If you could circumvent Berkenstein bounds by manipulating
spacetime, you could end up creating a higher entropy
situation than the event horizon of a black hole. That is,
for a black hole to swallow your computer, it would have
to decrease entropy or change the nature of its event horizon.

Now what does this mean?
A violation of thermodynamics?
A reason why spacetime can not be manipulated like this?
A limit to the power of computation?

No, I really don't know what it means...

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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