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If you can create a virtual reality and make up new laws of physics to run in that reality, would it be possible to have a virtual reality computer that could run faster that the real reality computer that it is running on and give you results that you could use in real reality?

Whaddaya smokin', man? :)

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Whaddaya smokin', man? :)

Not a thing!  

 

I was just remembering how when I learned about imaginary numbers, I thought it was an exercise in the absurd, but then when I took my one semester of electrical engineering, we were using imaginary numbers to solve real problems.  Shortly after I had that thought, I was watching a documentary about quantum mechanics, and  the part about quantum computers got me to thinking...

 

It is really hard to build a quantum computer, so what if we built a virtual reality  quantum computer instead?

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If you can create a virtual reality and make up new laws of physics to run in that reality, would it be possible to have a virtual reality computer that could run faster that the real reality computer that it is running on and give you results that you could use in real reality?

 

 

Interesting thought! I can’t see how the virtual machine can run any faster than the physical host as all of the instructions must pass through the physical cpu.

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Real variable X (the host CPU) cannot be greater than X. If all parts equal up to the whole, and the part inside the world is higher than X, the virtual CPU cannot be used in the way you describe.

 

There is no negative parts (as any used would affect both CPUs, negating itself out of the equation) and also because whoever wants to build a fast CPU and puts one in a device to slow it down shouldn't have the advanced knowledge needed to make a CPU :P 

 

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Real sci-fi concept that. Not the strangest idea. Other people have worked out some interesting iterations of it. Got access to energy densities in a close order of magnitude to the CMBR?

http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48507a11adbd7

Tipler Oracle

http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4609cb6a051a4

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Real sci-fi concept that. Not the strangest idea. Other people have worked out some interesting iterations of it. Got access to energy densities in a close order of magnitude to the CMBR?

 

http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48507a11adbd7

Tipler Oracle

http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4609cb6a051a4

Just when I was thinking that I thought of something completely ridiculous!

 

Now I am curious.  I know that they model things all the time and run simulations on computers to see if the design works.  Does anyone run computer simulations of computers on computers?

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