Re: Identity and becoming a Great Old One

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Thu Jan 26 2006 - 16:11:37 MST

On Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 02:52:18PM -0800, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> 1: A finite computer has only a finite number of possible states.
> In the long run, then, you *must* either die (not do any
> processing past a finite number of operations), go into an
> infinite loop (also implying no further processing), or grow
> beyond any finite bound. Those are your only three options, no
> matter the physics.

I posit that having your states describe a strange attractor, which
is rather different than an infinite loop but also basically falls
in that category, is another option.

*Great* post, btw. Really good stuff.


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