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#279 – Alien Debate: Sara Walker and Lee Cronin

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How to Measure the Assembled Object

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The assembly index is the shortest path in that space. So it's supposed to be the minimum amount of history that the universe has to undergo in order to assemble that particular object. And we had this conjecture that if that minimal number of steps was sufficiently large, it would indicate that you required a machine or a system that had information about how to assemble that specific object. We figured out how to measure that am with a maspec am in the lab.

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