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Chris Hyland

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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2007,12:34   

On a completely different topic, Dave, you (I believe it was you) had a post many months ago where you suggested that if evolutionary simulators wanted to better simulate reality, they should subject everything to random errors, their entire program, the compiler and OS and the hardware (well, that was the idea anyway). I thought that was one of the most significant points ever made at UD (though as I recall no one else seemed to).
Since the real world equivalent to fitness functions in a genetic algorithm is the environment, Im not quite sure what changing theOS and hardware would be equivalent to apart from changing universal constants etc.

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