[FoRK] Physical limit on total amount of computation vs. Bostrom...

Russell Turpin deafbox at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 28 10:15:46 PDT 2004


Slashdot references this recent paper on
tighter physical limits to the total amount
of computation:

http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0404510

This kind of result has an impact on
Bostrom's argument that we likely live
in a simulation by our descendants.
Given a finite amount of future
computation, computation remains a
scarce resource, and its use for this
purpose might be limited. Maybe only
those of us whom our descendants
view as especially interesting get
reborn this way. ;-)

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