[ExI] Stross on alleged NP-complete solution

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky sentience at pobox.com
Tue Aug 14 22:10:16 UTC 2007

It uses superexponential computing power, N^N photons.  There's no 
reason you can't solve an NP-complete problem with superexponential 
computing power.  It won't scale to factoring large composites because 
you'd need vastly more photons than the mass-energy of the visible 

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                          http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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