On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 4:33 AM, Mark Buda <her...@acm.org> wrote:
> Greetings.
>
> I believe humanity now has all the pieces of the theory of everything.
> The only remaining problem is putting them together to make a
> beautiful picture.
>
> I believe one of the pieces is: Everything exists. (That's what this
> list is about, right?)
>
> Here's another: Consciousness is computation.
>
> The algorithm doesn't matter. We are all running the same universal
> algorithm. The difference is in our inputs, our starting state, the
> bits on our Turing machine's infinite tape.
>
> Some computations may terminate. Some computations may repeat. The
> kind of computations that human consciousness is is the kind that does
> not terminate or repeat.
>
> While composing this email, I apparently achieved enlightenment. (I'm
> serious. It's complicated.)

So I suppose we all achieved enlightenment then. Excellent.

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