A story about Python... sort of

Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) g2h5dqi002 at sneakemail.com
Thu Jul 10 06:20:39 CEST 2003


Piet van Oostrum wrote:
> Both problems can be solved by stopping when space is exhausted, waiting
> until technique has evolved enough to upload the state of the computation
> to the new extended hardware etc. 

Hmmm. So, if the universe is open and contains an infinite
amount of matter, then we could solve chess eventually,
but we might have to wait a while for the limits of the
observable universe to expand sufficiently...

-- 
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand
http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg





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