From: "Spike Jones" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I predict that software to find incorrect technopredictions will be
> available in two years. If in less than two years I wrote the
> software to do this, but it took too long, would it find itself? spike
A brilliant question, Spike. No, it won't find itself, because the
software to do this will overlook itself if it correctly predicts, so it
will incorrectly predict future retrieval software whenever it remembers
it as a correct prediction, which it will discard as irrelevant.
Consequently, expect archive manipulation schemes to flourish, no matter
how incorrectly or slowly.
Useless hypotheses: consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind,
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