[ExI] Meaningless Symbols

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 19:36:52 UTC 2010

2010/1/16 Aware <aware at awareresearch.com>:
> Stefano, you are correct and Wolfram makes an important point about
> "computational irreducibility" in regard to our ability to predict the
> behavior of complex systems.  Beyond a certain point, the only way to
> know is to run the system and observe the outcomes.

Yes, I mentioned this point another time with regard to the
"computability" issue. But  here the subject is different, and it
regards the fact that beyond the threshold necesary for universal
computation-able systems, which are in principle able to generate or
emulate arbitrary degrees of complexity, there is no other "quantum

If there were, at least for practical purposes, a good candidate would
be quantum computers. But organic brains, besides operating at a
wholly different scale, do not exhibit any ability to deal with the
kind of probs where quantum computers  are expected to make a

Stefano Vaj

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