Notes

Chapter 12: The Principle of Computational Equivalence

Section 12: Historical Perspectives


Microcosm [and PCE]

The notion that a human mind might somehow be analogous to the whole universe was discussed by Plato and others in antiquity, and known in the Middle Ages. But it was normally assumed that this was something fairly unique to the human mind—and nothing with the generality of the Principle of Computational Equivalence was ever imagined.


From Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science [citation]