I'm a completely Vanilla Minecrafter, so I don't use 3rd party tools to figure this out. Finding the spawn chunks takes so long to find the old fashioned way, so can I just move the spawn chunks by changing the location of my world spawn?

Bonus question: If I find the original Spawn Chunks and set my worldspawn back there, will it revert back to normal and be able to update redstone from anyware on the map?

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Yes, the spawn chucks will 'move' to the new world spawn point. However: "Although spawn chunks are usually kept loaded at all times, new spawn chunks won't be loaded by this command until a player moves within range. Compasses (which in Minecraft point to the world spawn rather than north) will also not update to the change until the world is reloaded."

Source: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Commands#setworldspawn

Basically make sure to travel to the new location, and reboot the game for good measure.

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    The safe way would be to use /tp <x> <y> <z> and /setworldspawn, rather than /setworldspawn <x> <y> <z>.
    – MrLemon
    Mar 14, 2016 at 9:27

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