Re: Singularity-worship

Damien Broderick (
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 11:10:02 +1000

At 01:42 PM 12/12/96 -0600, jake costello wrote:

> I'm not sure if this is a formal result or not, but it seems like
>any continuous system can be simulated to arbitrary accuracy by a Turing
>machine [snip]

Besides, surely in a quantised universe there are, at bottom, *no*
`continuous' systems? Of course non-locality and re-entrant Hofstadterian
Tangled Strange Loops might make any interesting granular system effectively
intractable (prior to Tipler's deity coming on line).

Damien Broderick