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Missing Workload
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_Minds, Machines, and the internal linkMultiverse_ By Julian Brown,  a chapter on the work of Ed Fredkin, one of the leaders of the "physics is computation" school:
 
Minds, Machines and the Multiverse by Julian Brown

 " [Fredkin] estimated the total amount of computation going on in the universe, producing, ironically, a figure that seems internal linkpuzzlingly low. He calls this the problem of the missing workload. Essentially what he has done is calculate how large a cellular automation would need to be to simulate the entire universe in all its details.    The answer, he argues, is that the CA that operated at the tiniest internal linkquantum scales known as the internal linkPlank length and Plank internal linktime would only need to be not much larger than a bigish star to faithfully simulate the entire macroscopic internal linkevolution of our universe from the Big Bang to the present in about 4 hours. The difference in space time volume between the universe and such a system is a factor of 10^63.     This figure is Fredkin's "missing workload", which he contrasts with two other great mysteries of the cosmos: the missing neutrinos from the internal linksun (a factor of around 3)  and the missing mass of the heavens (perhaps a factor of 50). So what explanation does he have for the missing workload? "Either something else is going on in the universe that we don't know about" he says, "or god was incompetent on a scale that boggles the mind"."



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