[extropy-chat] cryonicist living life in reverse
eugen at leitl.org
Tue Mar 13 07:56:49 UTC 2007
On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 03:53:02PM -0700, Lee Corbin wrote:
> Eugen points out that the visible universe doesn't have enough compute
> power for a GLUT (giant look-up table capable of passing an extremely
> thorough Turing Test to the point that no difference between its behavior
> and that of a human is detectable).
Actually, this was one argument. Another was that lookup tables mapping
sensorics to motorics are deterministic, if without inner state.
If you add internal state, and evolutions on such, you've got a conventional
computer. This is no longer a lookup table, giant, or otherwise.
> Firstly, this is an argument about principle. It shouldn't depend either on
> timescale nor on contingent astronomy facts. According to Tegmark,
> anyway, the universe is infinite; again, even if we can never reach certain
I will listen to Tegmark once he's got a falsifyable theory. As such,
this is fairy tale physics.
> parts of it receding from us, so what? We don't want to depend on
> arguments that work only in our universe, but not in other MWI branches
> totally identical to ours except for astronomical facts.
How do you know there are such branches?
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