posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 06:07 AM
reply to post by john_bmth
The point was that a very simple computer program contains all the knowledge of the universe, as well as every alternate universe you can imagine.
These simple few lines of code will show the history of each and every second of every possible universe from every possible view angle. This is
limited only by the physical characteristics of the display in use. And therefore as we get better displays you get more detail, at the expense of an
even longer time line to show them all.
The point being that the code for such is very simple, yet in reality the pictures are generated slower than they are “happening” in reality.
Therefore no matter how long you live it is physically impossible to view them. So while all this knowledge is theoretically at your fingertips.
You are still better off to “experience” the future than try to “see” it. And you are better off reading about the past. Better off viewing
paintings of alien worlds than to try and visit them.
You have come to half the conclusion, the fact that it is impossible to see anything of value. But you missed the point that the program that
contains all this knowledge is a VERY simple program to write. Call it “A Computer’s View of God”, “The Digitization of the Universe”, or
any other catchy name, but it all boils down to the fact that this is a very small and simple computer program, and it contains “everything”, and
“Nothing.” While the program itself has no mystical, theological, or philosophical components in its making, the study of this program and what
it means becomes these things very quickly. This is nothing more than a philosophical study in the way that a computer can and will reveal
everything, while at the same time it reveals nothing, as you will never get to see what it reveals in your life time. You will never see what it has
to reveal in the lifetime of the universe for that matter, even if you lived that long.
I think people are looking at this like it was a serious attempt to see the future, or the past. They are not realizing it was more of a
technological look at philosophy. It is a game to get a person thinking about the possibilities, not a plan to really try and see the future. As I
stated to one post above; the ideal way to see the future with this program is to start it running with the “perfect” fuzzy logic in place to pick
out only real images somehow. Then you build a time machine and travel to the future and look at the image this program has shown you. At this time
you will indeed be able to see the future with this program. People keep trying to say it will not work for one reason or another, and fail to
realize that it does indeed work perfectly. They are missing the point entirely. It can’t be debunked as an impossible program. The code is
tried and proven. They are just having a hard time wrapping their mind around the possibilities, and the futility of the thing.