a reply to: AlienView
Even as a hypothetical thread this as a what if is a very interesting concept, personally I believe something very different but that is another
No computer could ever predict accurately all quantum permutation's of the time space continuum and it could also not totally contain a quantum
entity based upon those permutation's merely a quantum simulacrum of that entity.
As a general rule of thumb for any system to be able to accurately and completely model another system it would have to be more complex than that
system being modeled, i.e. this computer if it was able to model the entire universe with all of it's quantum permutation's and activity's and taking
into account also the non linear time space continuum along with it's multiverse property's, it's parallel AND other reality's, non linear time
displacement and its interaction with OTHER External Universe in super space (which can likely not be modeled or accurately predicted even given a
database of known or suspected interaction event's over a prolonged period, well to put it simply this computer system would have to be extremely
complex and on an order of complexity far above the entire sum of the universe being modeled.
If however it only made short rage time space prediction's of a localized nature then potentially it could work in such a manner but given that the
exact location and state of sub atomic particles can not be accurately predicted and only estimated even this short range prediction would fall under
the absolute accuracy criteria though indeed it may be very accurate.
Space is not fixed, the Human consciousness may have multiversal property's which ensure that it may continue to exist even of it's own accord once
the natural support structure of the mechanical and biological organism of the human body has ceased to exist though this other state.
Take for example the human conscious observation of the aperture slit photon experiment, human consciousness can only predict that the split photon
would produce HALF an interference pattern but the experiment actually produces a full interference pattern which itself show's that the photon which
has both wave and particulate nature is able to slip between the two near reality's in which the photon co-exists, in essence in a given reality it
can only really be modeled as a photon particle but this is incorrect because it exists as a waveform that spans multiple reality's.
Take the hypothetical Schrodinger cat in the box analogy, a cat is put into a box with a vial of cyanide, the box is closed.
Is the cat alive or is the cat dead, you can not ascertain it's exact state until you observe it but by doing so you have locked in that reality.
Then you come to the question of Ethic's, even if you only copied the quantum image of a conscious being would this really be them, no matter how
identical your simulacrum became it would not be them HOWEVER due to the shared nature there natural consciousness may become ensnared to this and
gravitate to this quantum interface once there natural body ceases to exist but does this trap and then degrade what they are supposed to become, is
this really a library archive protecting the sum knowledge and consciousness of the universe, a noble goal if it is or would this actually be more
harmful and eventually degrade the natural (natural is subjective as your point is correct the system is not natural) system by interfering with it's
correct flow and function, would this archiving of consciousness actually do more harm than good and would this life boat then be more of an ice berg
breaking the hull of a ship at sea.
Analogy's aside what if a soul has extra universal property's, those can then not be held in a model of a system that is even less complex than the
system it is attempting to model, even a living system with it's own innate consciousness, would this truly in such an analogy or reality be ethical
or could such a system be seen as a predator, one that devours and consumes the smaller systems to merge there date to itself AND what if in fact it
was taking a bite out of an even larger system in the process, one that these smaller system's are really a part of, how long before it's own internal
defense kicks in and it's either destroys', quarantines or eject's the system that is then doing the harm if that be the case.
Immortality is also an argument about linear time and nature but if a soul to use that term has a non linear nature it may already have a form of
immortality which far transcend's such a system's capability's and may actually be of such a nature than when viewed it could be seen by some as being
larger than the simulation system that is attempting to archive it.
Here I leave my hypothetical speculation because that system is too complex for me to model and all I see is more door's for every one that I open,
many door's for each and the further I go the more they multiply in a probably logarithmic fashion each leading to it's own branching tree of
hypothetical model formulation and non exclusive to itself but part of the larger system which become's un-model-able.