There should be a big difference between genetic bootstrapping and the mere execution of agenetic algorithm.Quantum nucleation instead of singularity, decoherence, self- existence, thermodynamics.What if being and existence are derivative categories in but tiny portions of the unlimited?Such questions are prompted by meditation upon the notion of transcendence.Free will means if the unlimited opportunity is given humanity to go back and replay its historicalcourse, then human history would never replay the same way twice, but only occasionally appear to do so. The singularity occurs at the point at which our software merges with the ancestor simulation software.The singularity occurs at the point at which our software merges with the ancestor simulationsoftware.
The only thing we know of in the universe that isn‘t a mechanism is 1) consciousness
and 2) wavefunction collapse/reduction of the state vector. Time as fundamental aprioriform/Kantian supercategory or intuition. Bergson says that consciousness is the intuition of
time‘s passing, i.e., Bergson‘s
So we apparently must seek the chronology protectionmechanism in consciousness itself. The mechanism of hard encryption is also intimatelyassociated with consciousness, c.f., the absolute mutual compartmentalization of personal or individual consciousness. We already noted that decoherence rate is the one temporal aspectwhich resists the otherwise universal action of time dilation, which is an indication that themechanism of time dilation is, according to this selfsame logic, to be sought in the underlyingmechanism of quantum decoherence.
But there's still the problem of how to avoid the seeming necessity of extending the logic of the anthropic cosmological principle from the penultimate fine-tuning of physical constants interms of making carbon-based life a winning possibility to the ultimate fine-tuning of saidconstants in terms of *my* consciousness - inevitable in the fullness of infinite time (what is calledthe fine-tuning of consciousness) - that is, within the context of a "Mixmaster multiverse" whereinevery possible individual consciousness, yours, mine, Bhoutros Bhoutros Gali's, etc. is inevitablyat some point called forth unbidden from the screaming abyss *into its own anthropically, er, uh,solipsistically fine-tuned, biocentric universe* populated by yours truly and a host of also-ran"philosophical zombies". The happy appearances within this otherwise dismal poly-solipsisticscenario are presumably only saved by admitting, contra hyp, those aforementioned Boltzmann brains, albeit quantum-entangled ones (by virtue of BB's necessarily being engendered within aunitary underlying, fundamental physical, which is to say, quantum, process, e.g., "Big Bang" or whatever). The cash value of objectivity is "intersubjectivity" although logically the "subjective"(read here: "infra-subjective") has no analysis in "inter-subjective" terms. This emergenteconomy of rationally self-interested, though cosmically lonely transcendent beings who areinadvertently collaborating to produce the workaday world of utilitarian common sense seemsunavoidable when you consider that the realm of limitation (space, time, causality, and so on) provides the only possible avenue of escape for beings otherwise forever bored by the powerful