There's been a concept I've been thinking about for quite some time. Lets imagine the universe was a computer. How would it look like/function. Now a computer has some characteristics and I wonder if you can apply these to the universe. Though I'm not sure which corresponds to what. For example the processor's instruction set - its probably the laws of physics in the universe - like creating a homogeneous space and the like. Now a processor also has computing power, but I can't imagine what its universal alternative is(maybe volume of space? like a cubic inch has that many FLOPS of power)... Also - storage capacity - how many bytes does it take to record every physical property of a particle(without any uncertainties - the data is there, even if we can't measure it)? Which also gives me an idea - maybe there's a pipeline or something that allows you to transmit only so much data, leaving some of it behind thus leaving some uncertainty as to the exact measurement of certain properties. Also - say the universe has that many particles each having that many storage capacity. Can a system of these particles possibly hold more data than their individual sums? And what would phenomena like black holes, wormholes, etc. be like inside this "universal" computer?