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Re: [xml-dev] The year is 2027, and we need to examine archived X ML documents from 2007 ...

It's all ready been proposed that our universe is nothing more or less 
than a huge simulation and unlike The Matrix, there is no reality behind 
it. The occupants of the simulation cannot detect anything beyond the 
simulation, but detect everything within it. Of course we will never 
know. If we do detect another universe then by definition it becomes 
part of our universe.

And what happens if we create a simulation? Are we just one layer in the 
simulations that happen when the simulated universe creates another 
simulated universe. etc. And once you can create one simulated universe, 
why stop there?

Philosophically we are now talking about the impossibility of reality. 
That's the confusing future that really awaits us.


Len Bullard wrote:
> Ever more information ever more compactly carried accessed ever more
> frequently?  It amplifies the problem of superstitious acquisition (aka, bad
> WikiPedia) on one hand and increases the opportunity to vend vetted
> information as part of the appliance.  Novelty becomes ever more precious
> because ever more rare.  
> The network is a power by virtue of connections.  If all we use the storage
> for is entertainment, then this changes only the cost of having it available
> locally and portably as the iPods do.  There are social opportunities to
> make connections (share songs).
> What will be more interesting is the impact on virtual robotics.  Physical
> robotics have limits for learning from environmental cues in situated media.
> If retrieval/store speed increase as well, highly dense devices can be
> universes unto themselves capable of spawning novelty.
> What if it turned out that the Big Bang was a local event, that in fact,
> singularities of the density of matter that led to the local universe are in
> fact themselves, near infinite?  While we are racing away from each other,
> we are racing toward someone else?
> len
> From: Ken North [mailto:kennorth@sbcglobal.net] 
> Len Bullard wrote:
>> and density takes another quantum leap forward, or quantum computing
> becomes
>> practical
> Bruce Cox wrote:
>>>  When a patent file wrapper reaches age 40, we send it to NARA.
>>> What we will do when the file wrapper is not paper, is not yet
> determined,
>>> but one possible scenario is that the USPTO will retain responsibility
> for
>>>  keeping archived file wrappers accessible indefinitely as a kind of
> adjunct
>>> to NARA.
> This IBM breakthrough might lead to storage capacity we can hardly image,
> but it
> also presents a challenge. We haven't realized the goals of the Semantic Web
> and
> searching 40 million web sites is a challenge. Now imagine the problems of
> content-addressable storage and information retrieval with the storage
> capacities mentioned in this article.
> "IBM has known for a long time that harnessing the "power" of magnetic
> anisotropy is the key to develop structures and devices of atomic and
> sub-atomic
> scales, which would later become for example the building bricks of
> incredibly
> small, but also incredibly "generous" storage equipments. So they've focused
> their attention on how to measure the magnetic anisotropy of individual
> atoms,
> an endeavor previously considered inaccessible.
> Measuring an atom's magnetic anisotropy is vital for isolating its capacity
> to
> store information, thus opening insights into quantum storage. In 1959,
> physics
> icon Richard Feynman, in a characteristic back-of-the-envelope calculation,
> predicted that all the words written in the history of the world could be
> contained in a cube of material one two-hundredths of an inch wide -
> provided
> those words were written with atoms.
> ...
> With further work it may be possible to build structures consisting of small
> clusters of atoms, or even individual atoms, that could reliably store
> magnetic
> information. Such a storage capability would enable nearly 30,000 feature
> length
> movies or the entire contents of YouTube - millions of videos estimated to
> be
> more than 1,000 trillion bits of data- to fit in a device the size of an
> iPod.
> Perhaps more importantly, the breakthrough could lead to new kinds of
> structures
> and devices that are so small they could be applied to entire new fields and
> disciplines beyond traditional computing."
> The complete article is at:
> http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_IBM_Opens_New_Doors_to_Quantum_Computing_0820
> 9.html
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