[ExI] Do digital computers feel?

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 22:28:24 UTC 2016

On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 4:26 PM, Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:

>> ​>> ​
>> even the programer doesn't know what the ​
>> programmer implemented
>> ​. The programer took 5 minutes to write a program to find the first even
>> number greater than 2 ​that is not the sum of two primes and then stop, but
>> the programer has no idea what the computer will do when it runs that
>> program, even worse the programer doesn't even know if he will ever know.
>> The computer will decide for itself when or even if it will stop.
> ​> ​
> The programmer knows what he implemented. That doesn't mean he can predict
> the program's behavior for all possible inputs.

​It has nothing to do with inputs, even if the programer knows exactly what
inputs the program will receive in the future the programer still won't
know what the final output of his ​program
​will be ​and doesn't even know if there will be a final output. There
might there might not, it depends on how the computer feels about it.

 John K Clark

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