Re: "analog computer" = useless hypothesis?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Apr 04 2001 - 23:19:57 MDT

Mitch writes,
> Again, Smolin, not Dyson, is proposing a kind of synthesis, a hybrid of
digital and analog. If I recall, he uses a varient of the word, "combination"
to indicate this. I believe this goes back to mathematics and which system is
best to perform solutions; base 10, base 8, 0,1??? I am a pragamtist, if we
get father with digi, fine, if its analog, s'all right.

Absolutely... that's my kind of attitude... whatever uploads your happiness
most extropically.
On which system is best to solve problems... how 'bout a system that
reconfigures problems as opportunities?


--J. R.

Useless hypotheses:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing

Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once, but an
infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.

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