On 9/6/2012 1:44 PM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
On 05 Sep 2012, at 08:38, Stephen P. King wrote:
On 9/5/2012 2:03 AM, meekerdb wrote:
On 9/4/2012 10:07 PM, Stephen P. King wrote:
On 9/5/2012 12:38 AM, meekerdb wrote:
On 9/4/2012 8:59 PM, Stephen P. King wrote:
What is most interesting is that the QC can run an arbitrary number
of classical computations, all at the same time. The CC can only
barely compute the emulation of a single QC.
You are talking about QC and CC as though they were material
computers with finite resources. Once you've assumed material
resources you've lost any non-circular possibility of explaining them.
No, I am pointing out that real computations require real
resources. Only when we ignore this fact we can get away with
floating castles in midair.
Brent just point out that arithmetic contains infinite resource.
What do you mean by "real computations"? Do you mean "physical
computations"? Why would they lack resources?
I am talking about physical systems that have the capacity of
carrying out in their dynamics the functions that implement the abstract
computations that you are considering. The very thing that you claim is
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