Re: Error detecting, error correcting, error predicting

From: Matt Mahoney (
Date: Thu May 08 2008 - 21:54:41 MDT

On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 6:54 PM, Krekoski Ross <>

> If a community of intelligent systems is existing completely within a
> simulation, it would matter when the collective knowledge or
> intelligence of
> the community of intelligent systems was such that redundancies in
> their environment that are the result of a complexity cap on the machine
> simulating them, started to become apparent.

We are already aware of a cap. The universe has finite size, mass, age,
and resolution (due to quantum mechanics), which limits the largest
possible memory to about 10^122 bits.

-- Matt Mahoney,

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