Builder theory: A computer can literally do everything

One of the great advances in technology has been the creation of computers because they have significantly benefited society since thanks to them they have been able to perform a large number of tasks that were previously impossible or difficult to do. With them, we can investigate, carry out work, make video calls, play games, chat, and a million other tasks. Unfortunately, what they still can't do is print objects from nature in 3D, but what would you think if I told you that this could be possible in the future? It may seem a bit absurd, but, this could be a reality or so the defenders of the theory of the builders think.

Constructor theory aims to explain how biological evolution can be possible and how ideas and information possess free properties of any physical system. This theory was first outlined by Oxford University quantum physicist David Deutsch in 2012.

Subsequently, several scientists were attracted by this theory, such as the theoretical physicist Chiara Marletto, who, upon meeting the article published by Deutsch, changed her doctoral research since she suspected that in this theory there was a useful tool that could explain the possibility of evolution. even though the laws of physics said it was impossible.

From this theory was born the idea that there can be a universal constructor that could be able to perform any task. The word "task" in this theory refers to the fact that the constructor would be able to create an object that we can imagine such as stars, trees, pizza, life, among other things, using only the basic blocks of matter.

This idea probably sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, and yes, since in the Star Trek universe we had already seen a machine called a " replicator " that could create anything and was mainly used to print food and spare parts in 3D.

However, the creators of this story were not so wrong when raising this idea, because if this theory is proven, perhaps one day these machines could be part of our daily lives.

What is this theory about?

According to The Next Web, what the constructor theory tries to do is capture all that information about an event and express it in a minimum number of tasks necessary for its existence to make sense.

Likewise, this theory explains how those abstract things, such as ideas, depend on the physical systems in which they exist, for example, when the lyrics of a song are born from the thought of a person and later become something physical that we can listen to. thanks to the transmission of these ideas through radio waves. That is, the theory of constructors allows us to explain what is apparently inexplicable.

The defenders of this theory trust in the existence of a universal computer, which can become a reality since, thanks to the advance of artificial intelligence, more and more computers could be able to execute any possible task assigned to it.

“Some scientists believe that self-generated artificial intelligence paradigms running on machines with billions or trillions of qubits in action could cross enough 'universal computing' territory to be able to perform any and all computing tasks. possible, ”says TNW.

Given this, we find the possibility that in the future there may be computers with which we can create all those things with which we ever imagine and at that moment we can freely say that, finally, a computer has been able to do everything.

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