Thursday, March 22, 2018

[ezjqmcuc] Locality because simulation

Our universe (mostly) obeys locality: information and influence do not travel faster than the speed of light.  Speculate that this is because we live in a simulation: simulation is easier if there is locality.  Can special and general relativity be seen as "ugly hacks" by our universe's engineers, forcing locality?

The famous violation of locality, quantum entanglement, mostly obeys locality: where the universe is dense, a particle/wave does not travel very far before it interacts with something else, forcing the wavefunction to collapse.  Where the universe is sparse, the simulators can do some sort of sparse computation, like sparse matrices.

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