From: Norman Noman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jan 14 2009 - 10:40:13 MST
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 8:23 AM, Matt Mahoney <email@example.com> wrote:
> --- On Mon, 1/12/09, Norman Noman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Good lord, it doesn't have to be nearly this
> > complicated. Here are some
> > easier solutions:
> > AI(pi) at time step 10000 is simulating AI(pie) at time
> > step 99000, who is
> > simulating AI(pi) at time step 98000, etc. As time advances
> > and they eat
> > more planets they grow, and so they have no trouble
> > simulating earlier,
> > smaller versions of each other and themselves.
> Simulating past versions of each other does not allow 2 way communication.
Actually, yes it does. In fact, all 2 way communication happens with this
kind of lag. I'm responding to an email from a past version of you, and when
you read this email, it will have been written by a past version of me.
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