Re: virus: Real World?
Wed, 15 Jan 1997 13:18:33 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 31 Dec 1996 wrote:

> Alex Williams wrote:
> > wrote:
> > > Excellent. Now all I need is a way to bring them all into the same Universe,
> > > and I can take over the world .....
> > >
> > > ha ha ha ha .....
> >
> > In an infinite number of the parallel universi under the MWH, if its at
> > all possible that you have taken over the world, you have. Be at ease.
> Here's a little theory that one of my friends invented whilst extremely drunk:
> If the probability of any event occurring at any time and at any point in
> space is 1/oo (where oo = infinity), and given that time is /probably/ infinite,
> irrespective of the state of the universe, then there are an infinite number of
> instances at which an event can occur. Hence, the probability of any event
> happening in the Universe, or one before it, or one after it, is denoted as:
> 1/oo * oo = 1/1 Therefore, the event must occur.

The theory is doomed. I can cleverly construct that product, concretely,
to come out to *any* real number, or infinite.

In more practical cases, I can make the resulting probability an
arbitrarily small, positive number.

"We hate these: the computation didn't work in these cases."

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd