[FOM] why should we, in computer science, be excited about the possibility of speeds exceeding speed of light

Apostolos Syropoulos asyropoulos at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 11:35:54 EST 2011

2011/11/23 Paul Budnik <paul at mtnmath.com>
> About a year ago I published a paper in _Complex Systems_ (
>http://www.complex-systems.com/pdf/19-2-2.pdf ) arguing that a fully discrete model
>with a regular topology must have faster than light effects to approximate the wave equation.

In this paper you are talking about a "computational theory of
everything".  What does
this mean? Does it mean that everything is computing, which is just
another cliche?
The very fact that people are questioning ideas and theories
universally accepted
should make us more skeptic about our theses. In different words, just because
you believe in a universe-is-a-digital-computer it doesn't mean the universe is
discrete. You need to prove what you say with experimental data: mathematics
here is simply not enough!


Apostolos Syropoulos
Xanthi, GREECE

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