Re: [sl4] Alan Turing's results are profound

From: John K Clark (
Date: Wed Oct 14 2009 - 11:41:00 MDT

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 "Marc Warner" <> said:

> John - Why are your arguments about infinite loops limited to fixed goal
> minds? It seems that within your framework, a non-fixed goal mind would
> still be a Turing machine and susceptible to the same infinite loops.

In a real mind all goals are ephemeral, real minds have a wonderful
property that fictional fixed goal minds don't have, real minds get
board. Your top goal is to try something, nothing is happening, you drum
your fingers and say to hell with this, so now you have a new top goal
and try that.

 John K Clark

  John K Clark
-- - Faster than the air-speed velocity of an
                          unladen european swallow

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