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Collin Jasnoch wrote:
Computers have been intelligent for a long time now. It just so happens that the program writers are about as effective as a room full of monkeys trying to crank out a copy of Hamlet.
Hi Colin, that's an intriguing signature.

I keep wondering if a variation on that might "hold bananas:"

"A room full of Hamlets, given intelligent monkeys, probably could crank out a copy of a programmer: unfortunately the one program she, or he, would write would attempt to calculate whether "to be, or not to be" was a question, and go into endless recursion, which might not matter, since the monkeys could be infinite.

yrs, Bill
"What do humans depend on: words ! We're suspended in language: we can never say what's up: or, down. We must communicate experience and ideas, but in ways that do not become ambiguous, and lose objectivity.

For parallels to quantum theory: we must turn to psychology, or to paradoxes thinkers like Buddha and Lao Tzu illuminated, examining reality, as both observer, and actor, in human life's small-scale micro-cosmic drama."

Niels Bohr, 1937

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