Re: virus: Real World?
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 13:03:57 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 14 Jan 1997 wrote:


> OK, I think I'm grasping this now, but the problem of location in space is
> still doing my head. That's probably down to the fact that I find it hard
> to visualise a universe with more than 4 dimensions, going by my current
> definitions of "dimension".

Any visualization you attempt is going to "compress dimensions"--it's a
hardware limitation.

A time-static attempt would look like this [I'll go for a planar graph]:
Let each universe be compressed from 4-D to 1-D [yes, my handling of
local time is going to be horrible.]. In coordinates, dedicate a ray
parallel to the y-axis to each universe, i.e. x=a. [pointing up]

Each quantum event that causes a "branch", in this graph, shows up as the
sudden existence of new lines. [I'm not explicitly graphing the
*contents* of the lines] In particular, no "copy process" is involved.
A single branch would look like this:

| | | | | | |
| | | | | | | [Quantum Event]

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