From: Bryan Bishop (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Oct 18 2007 - 16:20:49 MDT
On Thursday 18 October 2007 11:30, Nick Hay wrote:
> So systems of fixed complexity can both understand, and build
> understandable, systems of greater complexity than themselves.
Interesting implications. How would this be applied to say, the
universe? The universe is a complex system, and I always thought that
no system could completely understand itself without violating some
gödeleans (incompleteness or inconsistency).
When you first said "bridge," in a previous email, I thought you meant a
sort of theoretics-bridge to take a program of some complexity and then
have it breach past some finite complexity-production limit. Apparently
It is also important to point out that no system can generate infinitely
more complex systems, implying that even if the universe is infinite
(do we argue this here? I hope not), that the accessibility of such
vastness is limited to our finite programs/designs/specifications.
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