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There is a way of thinking that is common to a lot of people somehow involved with computers. You see, the word “computer” comes from the word “compute”. !!TODO!! : trace full etymology

We tend to treat everything around us as a system that is built to perform some function. It has commonly been referred to as “systemic thinking”. It is present throughout the world. Airports are systems that fulfil functions such as delivering humans to aircraft, following some strict set of rules such as TSA guidelines and government regulations. Zooming out, airports are nodes in a global network of exchange points that is the airway system in general. Those air links are only one of the options of transferring matter. There is a multitude of other examples of complex well-designed systems.

Simulation is something that is running some kind of process according to some sort of rules. (history of simulating). (probs) Simulation in physics is used to test out models against reality. Say, cosmologists have been running simulations of their numerous theoretical models of how star formation works. A model predicts some outcome (actually, we have various models, and each of them has some confidence assigned to its predictions being correct. )Enter the universe is a quantum computer thing), and the equations governing the system are being solved numerically for different ranges of different parameters. Sometimes the parameter is “time”.

But thinking that we’re living in a simulation is just that. You have got to learn the underlying structure of the enclosing system to cause an abstraction leak. From that one leaky gap in the abstraction, some aspect of the parent system that is implementing the abstraction, is exposed. (Enter the fractal) It then becomes the case that the structure of the enclosing computation becomes an aspect in the simulated reality. Kinda like when you look at fractals.

But it’s hard to tell the difference from inside the algorithm. What if gravity indeed is a totally unrelated implementation detail of the simulation? Imagine how this could work.

Just one possible way: the closer two entities (whatever that might be: a point in space, a graph in a node,) lie, the faster they can exchange information with each other, and the greater computational resources are required to act on the information

The prophet of the Simulation Overlords says: the more useful models of our simulation we build, the more valuable we are to the higher levels of the fractal.

As the natural consequence of this, we are all actually living, for all we can tell, somewhere in someone’s branch of some kind of a simulation

Infinite improbability drive is similar in the working principle with the Deep Thought idea. They somehow built a computer that would solve a problem that they do not know how to solve in a way they don’t understand.

Brain waves is fourrier transformations. Frequencies of waves are bandwidth (think fourier transformation) (spreading the field can be efficiently done with waves). Brain waves are different transport systems for different kinds of traffic, trained by using inclusive genetic fitness.

That’s why simplest solutions are often taken: they are the shortcuts, they make for more optimal transfer bandwidth

ethnica - funky bong (from kumharas vol2, 2004), 03:20

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