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https://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/2098937
OK, so I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on the rules surrounding how nodes work, but this question is a little different, I want to know what a node actually represents in rule space. Are they little processors being co-opted out of an endless block of computronium? Are they deformations in some kind of computational topology? Why do they seem to be freely created and destroyed without cost? The same questions could technically be applied to edges, etc. If nodes aren't free or infinitely created, does that mean there is an infinite Turing tape out there (infinite free storage to store node states) chunking away? That feels less elegant to my flavor receptors.
Also, is there a way rules can influence other rules? Can universes rub against each other? Steal each other's computational power?
Is there some kind of conservation law at work for computation, nodes, or storage?
When connections pop up between existing nodes that had no previous connection, how does a node "know" how to form that new edge? Or is each possible unique computational state always existing somewhere and does the processing of these hypergraphs just weave patterns among these nodes?
These are the questions I've got burning in my mind right now. And others, but I'm trying not to be too overwhelming.Michael Leza2020-10-21T00:37:30Z