RE: Human intelligence is obviously absurd

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Sat Jan 29 2005 - 22:10:33 MST

--- Ben Goertzel <ben@

> Just like now, it seems plausible that somehow
> something amazing can be done
> with quantum computing ... even though as of now we
> don't really know what
> exactly, as we have so little relevant experience...
> -- Ben G

People frequently try to argue (eg Searle, Penrose)
that brains are better than computers because there
is some mysterious non-algorithmic operation that a
brain can perform, that a computer cannot.

What will these people say if we develop quantum
computers, and prove that the reverse holds?

- Phil G

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