For those of you unfamiliar, there is a professor of mathematics at Tulane in New Orleans by the name of Frank J. Tipler. He has the interesting idea that all information will be reconstituted at the Omega point, when the universe collapses back on itself in "the Big Crunch", some 30 billion+ years from now.
I was just reading Tomorrow and Tomorrow, by Charles Sheffield, who uses the theses of Tipler's Physics of Immortality as the basis for the resolution of his novel. It's an interesting theory: At the end of time, all information will be reconstituted, grating Omniscience, Omnipotence, and allowing the resurrection of the dead and the bestowal of paradise upon all created beings. He apparently backs up his theories with philosophical writings and high level math.
I've read some reviews of POI and POC, which state that it's basically gobbledygook, mostly from the physics end of things. However, it's an interesting thought experiment, and a strange and plausible attempt at marrying science and religion, which are said to be at odds.