Re: chaos and uncertainty

Bryan Moss (
Sat, 17 Jul 1999 16:25:14 +0100

Freeman Craig Presson wrote:

> [...] A lot of scientists, most famously Einstein, have
> wondered what's "behind" QM. Common sense is somewhat
> affronted by, as Old Al said, "God playing dice." So if some
> more general theory were proven true such that there really is
> a nice, comfortable, somewhat understandable deterministic
> mechanism underlying QM, I suppose there *could* be a
> consequence of that theory that would make the quantum world
> predictable.

Hypothetical Question: Einstein is right, God does not play dice. The mechanism behind QM is not only deterministic but also (feasibly) computable. Would this mean a piece of software that used this new theory could solve NP-complete problems on a conventional computer?