The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

October 6, 2005


fractal program scarred / at the limit

wherein the computer does not go on forever
it collapses after the strikes, only darkness
this occurs somewhere around 10^12-13
everything runs out of room

the question is, whether this running, this economy -
is a fundamental characteristic of our universe (brillouin) -
or just the happenstance of any computational limits

the former makes increasing sense -
as the world runs out of resources -
as we come up against the carrying-capacity of the planet -
who will live and who will die

oh, what will life be like?

scarred: http://www.asondheim.org/dismal.jpg
scarred: http://www.asondheim.org/dismal2.jpg
at the limit: http://www.asondheim.org/dismallimit.jpg
at the limit: http://www.asondheim.org/dismallimit2.jpg

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