[FOM] The Myth of Hypercomputation

Apostolos Syropoulos apostolo at ocean1.ee.duth.gr
Tue Feb 10 13:28:34 EST 2004

On Mon, 9 Feb 2004, Timothy Y. Chow wrote:

> Suppose, however, we somehow solve the problem of making precise the notion
> of a "finite physical measurement."  One argument against hypercomputation
> is that even if someone hands me a hypercomputer (that solves the halting

  According to Bringsjord and Zenzen your mind is actually a
hypercomputer, ergo you don't need someone to hand you a hypercomputer!
Frankly, although I cannot really tell whether supermentalism is a
"correct" theory, still I cannot buy it that my mind is just a Turing
machine. Also, I believe it is worth noticing that there are many expert
computer programmers who can tell whether a ``simple'' program will
loop for ever or not...


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