Jean-Michel Veuillen writes:
> There are other possibilities to obtain hypercomputers or Infinite Time
> Turing Machines:
> For instance, from general relativity: put a computer in orbit around a
> black hole,
> start an infinite computation on it, arrange that the results are sent to
> you by radio,
> and jump into the black hole:
> when you reach the horizon, you get the result of the infinite computation
> (and witness the end of the rest of the universe).
> For a survey: arxiv.org/pdf/math.LO/0209332
...and burn to death as infinite amounts of radiation fall on you in a
Maybe the universe is like a character from a spy novel: it could tell
us what it knows (solving the halting problem, etc.), but then it has
to kill us.