Being a computer-head – and with a strong lean towards discrete > analog (despite my ongoing attempts to always try to keep analog in mind) I can comprehend very easily a notion of a state system, and even the notion of a system which is fixed, its motion only an illusion (Einstein’s movie frames metaphor – his use of Camera within was brilliant) I may not see it as appropriate for the entire universe, however, if someone was to believe in a simulated universe of some kind, it would not be unreasonable for them to consider the universe as having been precompiled and running and we’re part of a program consisting of distinct moments (a state system) with unique identities assigned to each moment but without persistent objects in its operating system; or that is to say, in that system it might be unreasonable to consider a similar object at different moments the same object because its index fixed and crucial to its identity and not something that can be decoupled. That’s the best I can do at the moment to try to justify it partially.

┬áBeing a computer-head – and with a strong lean towards discrete > analog (despite my ongoing attempts to always try to keep analog in mind) I can comprehend very easily a notion of a state system, and even the notion of a system which is fixed, its motion only an illusion (Einstein’s movie frames metaphor – his use of Camera within was brilliant)
I may not see it as appropriate for the entire universe, however, if someone was to believe in a simulated universe of some kind, it would not be unreasonable for them to consider the universe as having been precompiled and running and we’re part of a program consisting of distinct moments (a state system) with unique identities assigned to each moment but without persistent objects in its operating system; or that is to say, in that system it might be unreasonable to consider a similar object at different moments the same object because its index fixed and crucial to its identity and not something that can be decoupled.
That’s the best I can do at the moment to try to justify it partially.
Very hard for me because it has the smell of Plato’s forms and I’ve never done well with Plato’s forms.
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