Supermachines and superminds

Minds and Machines 13 (1):155-186 (2003)

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Eric Steinhart
William Paterson University of New Jersey
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If the computational theory of mind is right, then minds are realized by machines. There is an ordered complexity hierarchy of machines. Some finite machines realize finitely complex minds; some Turing machines realize potentially infinitely complex minds. There are many logically possible machines whose powers exceed the Church–Turing limit (e.g. accelerating Turing machines). Some of these supermachines realize superminds. Superminds perform cognitive supertasks. Their thoughts are formed in infinitary languages. They perceive and manipulate the infinite detail of fractal objects. They have infinitely complex bodies. Transfinite games anchor their social relations.
Keywords complexity  divine mind  supertask  infinite mind  infinite computer
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DOI 10.1023/A:1021307923600
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