Re: Russell's book

From: Bruno Marchal <>
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 15:19:47 +0200

Le 15-sept.-06, à 14:35, Periklis Akritidis a écrit :

> QTI apparently implies a very efficient machine to compute the solution
> to any well defined problem. Suppose you want to factor a large number.
> The machine simply generates some random numbers using thermal noise,
> computes their product, compares it with the number to factor, and in
> case they do not match triggers a gun pointing to your head.
> Every time you use the machine, you would find yourself experiencing a
> universe where the machine either gave you the right answer or you
> miraculously escaped death, perhaps with injuries. It may take some
> tuning to make the machine robustly lethal so you can get the right
> answer most of the time and avoid injuries.

Assuming the computationalist hypothesis in the cognitive science makes
that tuning uncomputable, even "absolutely uncomputable".
QT and QTI, if correct have to be inherited from comp-i.

> This doesn't just give you immortality, but it also solves your
> financial problems so you don't have to speculate on financial
> planning.

Possible. Unless more info is provided it is perhaps good to keep in
mind it could makes things (locally) worst too. It could even depend on
the state of your mind, given the reversal ...


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