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Kinda similar to constructor theory:

Constructor theory is a mode of explanation proposed by David Deutsch, visiting professor of physics at the University of Oxford, who pioneered the theory of the universal quantum computer. With constructor theory, Deutsch generalises some of the insights that led to that earlier idea, applying them now to the whole of physics.

In constructor theory, physical laws are formulated only in terms of which tasks are possible (with arbitrarily high accuracy, reliability, and repeatability), and which are impossible, and why - as opposed to what happens, and what does not happen, given dynamical laws and initial conditions. A task is impossible if there is a law of physics that forbids it. Otherwise, it is possible - which means that a constructor for that task - an object that causes the task to occur and retains the ability to cause it again - can be approximated arbitrarily well in reality. Car factories, robots and living cells are all accurate approximations to constructors.

Find a constructor for civilization survival.
by das monde on Mon Jul 15th, 2019 at 04:59:18 AM EST
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