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Comment author: rkyeun 30 September 2011 11:34:04AM 0 points [-]

"I think it all boils down to very simple showstopper - considering you are building perfect simulation, how many atoms you need to simulate a atom?" The answer to that question is a blatant "At most, one." The universe is already shaped like itself.

Comment author: JoshuaZ 30 September 2011 12:41:53PM 2 points [-]

Yes, but the bound of "at least one" is very likely to be true for lots of purposes also if our understanding of the laws of physics is at all near correct.