Re: virus: Life as a computation

Chitren Nursinghdass (
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 13:49:40 +0200

At 12:44 09/06/97 -0600, vous avez écrit:
>At 01:18 PM 09/06/97 +0200, Chitren Nursinghdass wrote:
>>The universe is a big computer (you'd like to say QUANTUM computer, but
>>I think there may be more fundamental particles than quarks.)
>The universe is like a computer in many respects (some aspects are
>amenable to algorithmic descriptions) and not like a computer in
>many more respects (you can't buy one at Radio Shack). What is to
>be gained by equating the two?

I could say a type of compact representation but some would accuse me
of being reductionist.

You're only a reductionnist if you go back in time, if you go
forward with a compact representation you're then an expansionist...

I think it gives me a sense of humility as well.

And it helps me understand a lot of things, becus now I learn
similar stuff in parallel. That's why I can learn very quickly