It has been suggested that Moore's Law could hold for about 600 years before we hit the maximum amount of computability there is.
Clarke's Third Law says that "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic".
Fermi's Paradox asks "where the hell are all intelligent creatures of the universe?"
You know, 600 years to take on the entire universe is not a long time. In fact, it is a laughably short time. And, if there's any intelligent life anywhere else in the universe, wouldn't they have discovered it already, meaning that we would already be a part of a gigantic supercomputer? And would we even notice, if we were a part of it?
And if we're the first sentient beings to succeed in building a supercomputer the size of the universe, will it all end in a massive Bluescreen of Death in the year 2604?
Now there's something to lose your sleep over...
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