From: Matt Mahoney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jun 22 2008 - 20:24:51 MDT
--- On Sun, 6/22/08, Peter de Blanc <email@example.com> wrote:
> Mark Nuzzolilo wrote:
> > I'll take a swing at this.
> > Let's start with the assumption that a machine
> cannot output a machine
> > of greater algorithmic complexity.
> This assumption turns out to be incorrect.
> Suppose you have a machine that outputs a copy of itself, except that
> somewhere in its memory it contains a model number, and each time it
> makes a copy, it increments the model number on the copy.
Nope, the machine can't read its own source code.
-- Matt Mahoney, firstname.lastname@example.org
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