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

From: Stuart Armstrong (
Date: Tue Oct 13 2009 - 05:59:37 MDT

>> An argument from Turing machines is silly, since your argument is
>> predicated on features that only exist for true Turing machines.
> Turing machines are more powerful than real computers because they have
> infinite memory, so any limitations of Turing machines is even more true
> of real computers.

No. Computers have a clock, and random number generators, neither of
which a Turing machine share. Since this seems to have degenerated
into talking about infinite loops, the clock is a very important


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