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Just some guy.

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Here's a good one.

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>>10716193
You could simulate the universe on a pocket calculator given enough time.

It's not like anyone in the simulation would notice how long the computation is taking to run.

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If we replace a neuron with a computer chip, do we lose consciousness? Probably not because neurons die all the time anyway.

If we keep replacing neurons with chips until all of our brain is one big computer, at what point do we lose consciousness or do we still have it afterwards?

What if the artificial neurons are not physical components, but simple radiotransmitters that relay information to a server that has a neuron simulator on it. Now let's replace every neuron with a simulated neuron, do we still have consciousness? Even after all of the brain is inside the computer?

What if the computer is a mechanical computer made of rocks that we push around? Does the information content and information processing ability of the rocks now contain a consciousness?

It seems to me that somewhere along the way consciousness should disappear when you replace neurons with a bunch of rocks. But I don't see any single point where it should. So maybe rocks and everything else in the universe has a consciousness after all? But since a rock doesn't really think, their consciouness would be something quite different from ours.

Pic kinda related.

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>>10557563
The Universe began when someone with an eternity to think, infinite space to plot and plan, and a sufficiently powerful imagination decided to simulate the universe.

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who know

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If you had an infinite amount of time, what problems in math or computer science would you work on?

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>>9647381
>all solutions to y=x^2 exists whether you 'observe' them, in the form of a graph or a calculation, or not
>all solutions for Mandelbrot fractals exists whether they are observed or not
>Therefore we can imagine a math space where all possible logical equations and all their infinite derivations and solutions are present
>One such equation network describes our universe
>The meaning of why i can poop

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>>9601154
Yes.

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Is this possible?

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>> No.9102610 [View]
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Is it "okay" to make yourself a slave to mathematics and live in social isolation to the end of your days?

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Are you just the universe experiencing itself?

Are we just the universe experiencing itself from different reference points?

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What will compsci majors do in a few years when Quantum Computing becomes a thing in public&private industry? Can all of them really into QM?

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I think I found a conditional proof of the ER=EPR conjecture. What do with it?

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Lots of threads about who was 'best', but who was the shittiest scientist? Who fucked everything up the worst?

Surely some people have dun goofed.

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>>8285028
Sure thing, kid.

>> No.8224157 [View]
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But would the universe really exist?

He's just moving a bunch of rocks

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>>8155260

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...Why would size be a problem?

I mean what would prevent them to be big?... I don't understand the question here.

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Also: https://xkcd.com/505/

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>>7570178
Nah, a simulation would imply that the universe is deterministic, and obviously free will is real.

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>>7547272
>>7547288
The physical world is only an abstract platonic object with very specific properties. The physical laws, "narrative", and meaning, don't exist in the platonic world.

You may not be able to see the whole world at once, or predict where your car is going, but that is only because your brain is unable to simulate the world to such a degree - not because a simulation is impossible.

The bottom line is - you don't need the physical world for the physical world to exist! You can derive it from mathematical formalism alone.

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How do I build a quantum computer /sci/?



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