This is part eight of the Information Universe series. See the link for part one.
The Information Universe works well with both Special Relativity, and General Relativity since the calculations done by the Universes information system are done to provide a reality for conscious observers observer then we would expect a given observer frame of reference to be calculated for his perspective, as such every observer frame of reference equally valid and thus no preferred frame of reference. This affect is seen in video games where what is on the screen is calculated to produce the perspective and frame of reference of the player. In multiplayer games each player has his own perspective and frame of reference so that none is special. Even if the program has a standard frame of reference for general calculations it may not be relevant or even noticeable to the players. The same thing goes for the conscious observers living in our universe.
It is also not unexpected that each conscious observer could have their own time that may or may not agree with that of others. All this is not only possible in the Information Universe but it makes a lot of sense from a programming perspective. Furthermore the differences it length observed in Special Relativity also makes sense in the Information Universe since space is just a coordinate system is the Universes information system it too could and would naturally be unique to each conscious observer. This also explains the stretchability of space seen in General Relativity since a virtual coordinate system can be stretched, bent and other wise manipulated by the computing system since it is just numbers.
The really big achievement of the Information Universe in relation to Relativity theory is the reconciliation between General Relativity and Quantum mechanics by quantizing space and time into pixels. This has the further affect of eliminating any need to deal the infinite gravity that would occur at zero radiuses. Even the singularity of a black hole would have a not zero radius (1/2 Planck Length) as would a11 fundamental particles.
So the Information Universe works quite well with Relativity. Not only does it explain how it all works but it also reconciles General Relativity with Quantum mechanics thus unifying physics.
------ Charles Creager Jr.