Re: virus: Re:virtuality
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 10:12:55 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 3 Jan 1997, Alexander Williams wrote:

> wrote:


> Its been speculated that reality is, at the base, a very simple cellular
> automata with a set number of states and transition rules. This very
> well might be true, it doesn't take terribly complex rulesets to give
> rise to /very/ complex behaviour at a sufficently macro level. (See the
> SF novel PERMUTATION CITY for a fiction author's take on the
> possibilities.)

That's precisely the difficulty in working General Relativity
calculations on a decent scale: all of the complexity is in the
interactions. It doesn't matter whether the base form is discretized
[cellular automata] or continuum space [current standard paradigm].

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