From: Ben Goertzel (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Oct 29 2004 - 05:33:16 MDT
Sure, although Wolfram doesn't formulate pattern in terms of algorithmic
information theory. Philosophically, I don't disagree much with Wolfram,
though I think he overlooks issues of computational efficiency in a way that
harms his attempts to extend his thinking about physical systems into the
cognitive and biological domains.
see my review of his book at:
-- ben g
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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Mikko
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 3:45 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: Universal ethics
> On Sun, 28 Nov 2004, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> > > If we take a pattern and look at it, no matter how long you look at
> > > it, it does nothing. No matter how fancy! Algorithms are the *do*
> > > but patterns are the results we are looking for. One is not useful
> > > without the other but there is an arrow of causality.
> > If you look at the references I gave you before, you'll see that I
> > formally define a pattern as a kind of process -- i.e. a dynamical
> > entity. A pattern, in short, is a process that simplifies something.
> This one sounds very much like Wolfram's 'A New Kind of Science'. Is it?
> Mikko Särelä
> "I too don't really find Monty Python all that exciting, but don't
> tell anyone I said that." Anonymous
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