Re: [sl4] Complete drivel on this list: was: I am a Singularitian who does not believe in the Singularity.

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Tue Oct 13 2009 - 02:37:53 MDT

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 01:32:10AM -0700, John K Clark wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Oct 20 "J. Andrew Rogers" <>
> said:
> > The undecidability of the Halting Problem is predicated on
> > infinite memory.
> Yes, so if you have limitations even with infinite memory you sure
> as hell are going to have limitations with a real computer with
> finite memory.


You don't actually know anything about formalized computation, do

The halting problem occurs *BECAUSE THE MEMORY IS INFINITE*.

Jesus. You're not even trying to listen, are you?


They say:  "The first AIs will be built by the military as weapons."
And I'm  thinking:  "Does it even occur to you to try for something
other  than  the default  outcome?"  See ***

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