[FOM] inconsistency of P

Hendrik Boom hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Tue Oct 11 12:33:02 EDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 09:20:17AM +1100, David Roberts wrote:
> More importantly, there is the physical problem of information
> density. If we could try
> and improve technology (perhaps by thought experiment only) such that the
> information density could increase by leaps and bounds, seemingly
> without limit,
> eventually we run into the problem that the device containing the information
> would collapse into a black hole (there is an explicit, finite cutoff
> depending on the
> entropy/information content and the volume).

I've seen that argument.  It seems to assume that collapse into a black 
hole eliminates the possibility of computation.  It didn't investigate 
whether it was possible to compute using, say, large numbers of 
interacting black holes.

-- hendrik

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