Re: Human mind not Turing computable according to Eliezer?

From: fudley (
Date: Thu Oct 14 2004 - 10:02:19 MDT

Some have said a Turing machine is not realistic because it invokes
infinity, such as an infinitely long tape (memory), but this is not
true; it only needs a finite but indeterminate length of tape. Any
physical Turing machine would be running at a finite speed and so would
only need infinite tape if it were running for an infinite amount of
time. If I say I can prove this particular Turing machine will never
stop what I mean is that for any finite amount of time you give me I can
show you that if it still has enough (finite) tape then it is still

John K Clark

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