Re: [sl4] I am a Singularitian who does not believe in the Singularity.

From: Pavitra (
Date: Mon Oct 12 2009 - 17:24:15 MDT

Bradley Thomas wrote:
> Isn't any finite algorithm bound to return to the same state eventually?

The algorithm could have a "STOP" instruction that prevents further
evaluation. (On the other hand, you might choose to interpret this as
the "final" state repeating indefinitely. "Are we stopped? Yes, so don't
change anything. Next step: are we stopped? Yes...")

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