Friday, May 04, 2007

Simulation as AoP

In a recent discussion with Jeff Steinman of WarpIV it occurred to me that one might usefully conceptualize simulation as a big AoP application. The primary (only?) main line in the computation is the passage of time. Everything else is an aspect, which is triggered by either the passage of time or some other change in the simulation state. In fact, isn't that how we think about science? At the quantum level, time results in unpredictable quantum events. Everywhere else one thing leads to another.

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