[ExI] simulation linear vs cube

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Mon Dec 17 12:51:15 UTC 2007

At 03:14 PM 12/16/2007, Gary wrote:
>The latency limitation is the speed of light limitation of how long it takes
>information to move between each node in a network of processing units which
>makes up the theorized mbrain, jbrain, orbiting processor clusters.  If the
>nodes are to function as a large distributed computer then the latency would
>form a processing bottleneck.

I have discussed this problem for years, here, on the sl4 list and 
other places without coming to a useful conclusion.

Without some trick to get round the speed of light, the time required 
to synch processes goes up by the linear dimensions of network of 
processing units.  The number of them inside the dimensions goes up 
by the cube of the linear dimension.  The problem is we don't have 
more than an intuitive idea of how often mental processes have to 
synch but there seems to be a tradeoff between having a lot of 
processing power and knowing what it is doing unless . . . .

>If quantum entanglement could allow information to pass instantaneously
>without regard to light speed between nodes then there would be zero latency
>and latency would cease to be a bottleneck.  As long as two nodes could
>shared a sufficient mass of entangled photons the hope would be that they
>would serve as a instantaneous communication channel.

>I have found papers attempting to disprove and prove the possibility and the
>equations are beyond the level of effort necessary for me to be sufficiently
>motivated to understand them.  If it is possible though, I do not see it as
>a violation of the speed of light since the information is not traveling
>between the two particles.  The particles being entangled are like the same
>particle appearing at two points in space simultaneously. If the information
>is moving between particles it is not moving through our space but taking a
>direct route through an alternate dimension.

That has far deeper consequences than just computation.


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