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Re: starship-design: Re: Quantum Gravity

In a message dated 6/26/97 9:58:37 AM, zkulpa@zmit1.ippt.gov.pl (Zenon Kulpa)

>> From: TLG.van.der.Linden@tip.nl (Timothy van der Linden)
>> Zenon wrote:
>> >If that [space and time being discrete] proves to
>> >be true (whatever "true" exactly means),
>> >it will relate to our objective quite significantly.
>> >
>> >Namely, it will mean that our Universe is like a 3(or more)-D
>> >cellular automaton (just like a giant version of Conway's game "Life"),
>> >which in turn will mean that FTL is really impossible 
>> >(and explain why - you cannot shift bits in your computer
>> >faster than one tick of your master clock...).
>> >
>> >Moreover, then all will have to go digital... ;-))
>> Not necessarily, there may be something underneath space-time. 
>> That is, something that provides the building blocks for space-time.
>> Just like nature provides ways to enhance the building blocks of today's
>> computer (and thus allows to increase the speed of the masterclock, nature
>> may also provide ways to enhance the velocity of information transfer.
>I wonder - does the software running on a computer
>have an access to the computer's master clock?
>E.g., can it make it tick faster?

In some computers yes, but in general the circuts run as fast as possible,
since their are few times people want software to run slower.


>-- Zenon