Dont forget the maloc

Tom tomwhore@inetarena.com
Fri, 26 Oct 2001 08:18:34 -0700 (PDT)


 
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/quant-ph/0110141 
                                                       
"Computational capacity of the universe 
Authors: Seth Lloyd (MIT) 

Merely by existing, all physical systems register information. And by
evolving dynamically in time, they transform and process that information.
The laws of physics determine the amount of information that a physical
system can register (number of bits) and the number of elementary logic
operations that a system can perform (number of ops). The universe is a
physical system. This paper quantifies the amount of information that the
universe can register and the number of elementary operations that it can
have performed over its history. The universe can have performed no more
than $10^{120}$ ops on $10^{90}$ bits. "