I take your point and it is technically correct however I was coming at the problem from the perspective of the possibility of partial simulations. That was probably not made clear enough in this piece. It was a continuation of sorts of several earlier posts on that topic. I think if you read through those they may provide a bit of context and show why I think this question is not just one of semantics and worth considering.

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