Re: Turing Machines Have no Real Time Clock (Was The Game of Life)

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Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 18:27:00 EDT

In a message dated 05/21/2000 1:49:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> wrote:
> > Turing Machines have no real time clock and no interrupt. If we assume
> > comp hypothesis (purely based on Turing machines) and the anthropic
> > principle, then the flow of consciousness can only be constrained by the
> > logical nature of the links pernitting transitions from one observer
> moment
> > to the next. Time therefore is an illusion derived from such a logical
> flow.
> It is interesting that we observe macroscopic systems tending to greater
> disorder
> (Second Law of Thermodynamics) which follow a flow of time parallel with
> flow
> of our experienced consciousness (or observer-moments or whatever). If
> is
> not parallel with the flow of the underlying computation (Turing machine
> other
> form), would not the computation 'time' be the fundamental, 'objective'
> Fred
Right Fred. You are on the right track. To all those die hard absolutist
objectivist computationalists, here is a puzzle. What is the purported
Universal Turing Machine made of? :-)

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