On quantum physics and computer simulation there is plenty of room to make [computers] smaller nothing that I can see in the physical laws . . . says the computer elements cannot be made enormously smaller than they are now. In fact, there may be certain advantages. —1959
Might I say immediately . . . we always have had a great deal of difficulty in understanding the world view that quantum mechanics represents. . . . I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there’s not a real problem, but I’m not sure there’s no real problem.
I mentioned . . . the possibility . . . of things being affected not just by the past, but also by the future, and therefore that our probabilities are in some sense “illusory.” We only have the information from the past and we try to predict the next step, but in reality it depends upon the near future . . .I’m trying to get . . . you people who think about computer-simulation possibilities to . . . digest . . . the real answers of quantum mechanics and see if you can’t invent a different point of view than the physicists . . .