a reply to: zeroPointOneQ
Yes, the simulation hypothesis is compelling, but I do think that is backwards in some fashion, right in a way.
There might not be an original "program" to follow, no plan and that would suggest, as you say zerPointOneQ;
" . . . . but it might as well be there is just nothing. No purpose, just what we imagine it to be."
What you said there is cool.
That life began, in the most fundamental state, without a plan; is an interesting concept.
So, what if we do this just for philosophical fun:
Designate the self within the boundary as Zero
Designate what is not within the boundary as One
That gives us a fundamental starting point for using binary
as a basic language.
Maybe you figured that out?
I wonder . . . . .
Following on the binary concept of zero/one
as self/not self
, has anyone thought of the DNA sequence in terms of a programming language
and disassembling it into binary?
Maybe that is how one would begin to make a sentient AI, rather then complicated algorithms that mimic sentience. Such an AI might live as a
within the electronic aether.
edit on 4-1-2018 by Whatsthisthen because: added afterthought