The universe.

Rafael Kaufmann
Thu, 19 Oct 2000 14:44:36 -0200

Alan Grimes wrote:
> With a tape of that length any "mystical" or mal-understood part of the
> universe is reduced to a statistic that can be gleaned from patterns of
> data on this machine. =P

Right now, researchers have a huge problem understanding even the
patterns that make a 100-unit genetically-programmed FPGA work. I'd say
that understanding the patterns in a tape that describes the universe is
about as unfeasible as actually having this tape in the first place.

-- Kaufmann