[ExI] Problem with time travel WAS Faster than light??
jonkc at bellsouth.net
Thu Sep 29 16:45:39 UTC 2011
On Thu, 9/29/11, The Avantguardian <avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
"Therefore John Clark's infinite thoughts in finite time scheme won't work unless the practitioner doesn't mind becoming a black hole."
It wasn't my scheme it was Frank Tipler's and it involved the Big Crunch, but recent developments in cosmology render it moot. However an Infinite number of thoughts still might be possible, you would need infinite energy and infinite time but with Dark Energy the cosmos might allow for that; also the thinking process would continuously get objectively slower and slower, but that's OK because subjectively it wouldn't slow down, like the series 1/2+1/3+1/4+1/5.... the terms keep getting smaller but the sum adds up to infinity.
If this FTL business turns out to be true (a very big if) it could have some significance on this issue too.
John K Clark
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