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Physicist Unveils a 'Turing Test' For Free Will

genemang Roger Penrose on Orchestrated Objective Reduction (401 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orch-OR read this. It posits that the human mind is not a computer. So right off the top, the assumption that the Turing halting problem as it applies to algorithms therefore applies to the human mind is an unfounded assumption. The human mind may not be governed by "algorithms" in the traditional since, and may result from the interplay of complex quantum processes. I quote the article: He argued that while a formal proof system cannot prove its own inconsistency, Gödel-unprovable results are provable by human mathematicians. He takes this disparity to mean that human mathematicians are not describable as formal proof systems, and are not therefore running an computable algorithm. If Roger Penrose is correct, this "Turing Test for Free Will" is nonsense. I tend to support the hypothesis until it is disproved that the human mind is non-computational. I can tell you that the concepts of Penrose's Objective Reduction as it applies to how human thought works is a fascinating read.

about a year ago
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Interviews: Ask Freeman Dyson What You Will

genemang Roger Penrose's "Objective Reduction" hypothesis (181 comments)

What do you think of Penrose's "objective reduction" interpretation of quantum dynamics as opposed to, say the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum dynamics or other interpretations?

about a year and a half ago
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The Headaches of Cross-Platform Mobile Development

genemang SENCHA TOUCH or JQUERY MOBILE (197 comments)

I like Sencha Touch because it's a true "application" and has a full robust architecture. JQuery Mobile is not as robust, but it too is a good alternative. I've already written two mobile apps using Sencha Touch, and didn't have to pay these OUTRAGEOUS 30% fees to these greedy walled garden monopolies. Mobile Web Touch Application Javascript HTML5 frameworks are the way to go for applications that can feasibly be written using them. For games, you are SOL. For LOB apps, it's a no-brainer to use Sencha Touch.e

more than 2 years ago

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