Bruno Marchal wrote: > > > On 24 Jul 2011, at 22:08, benjayk wrote: > >> Bruno Marchal wrote: >>> >>>> Well, bad luck. Then you have to play this game until you get tired >>>> of it. >>> >>> If that can happen. >> I hope so! Playing is great, but every particular game is boring at >> some >> point. > > > Not the infinite games. In infinite games (like Conway's game of life, > or like with programming computers, or plausibly other life and big > bangs ...) there are always new participants, and unexpected > situations. It is both fun and scary. (leading to the unavoidable > conflict between security and freedom). I think both Conway's game of life and convential computer progamming will become boring at some point. The insights gained through them and most importantly, their fun, are quite limited. I cannot imagine having boundless creative blissful fun with Conway's game of life or C++, and I think boundless creative bliss is where we want to go, and will go.
Conway's game is just too mechanical. There are much better/efficient views on the computations that Conway's game can represent then Conway's game itself. -- View this message in context: http://old.nabble.com/Mathematical-closure-of-consciousness-and-computation-tp31771136p32148162.html Sent from the Everything List mailing list archive at Nabble.com. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.