http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_physics (It's been years since I read that article; I'm going to read it again...)
I read that too as soon as I saw thomblake's reply. I'm a newcomer here, and I hadn't heard of this view of physics before so it was very informative (though the quality of the wiki article isn't that high, citation wise). I've also been talking to a physicist/philosopher about this (he's been saying a lot of the same things you have) and he gave me the impression that if there's a consensus view in physics, it's that time is continuous...but that this is an open question.
Is this computationalist view of physics popular here, or rather, is it more popular ... (read more)