Re: :Weird mysterious ineffable stuff

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Thu, 23 Sep 1999 15:30:28 -0500

Blue Sound wrote:
> The Turing machine is made out of normal stuff, it's the computer sitting in
> front of you. Its the interaction of the machine with the environment that
> affects the time line. The quantas making up the fabric of the universe are
> computing under constraints. There are overarching constraints existing before
> the big bang, the constraints added moments after, and there are recent,
> temporary, highly localized constraints such as the restriction of gun threads
> on this mailing list. The quanta compute many potentials, but to keep dogs from
> turning into cats and cups from unsmashing certain constraints interact with
> quanta to maintain the reality we know.

Oooh - *semantic* gibberish.

Shades of the Wizard of New Zealand. You should apply.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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