Humans as Universal Turing Machines

  • David Deutsch
  • The human brain is a Universal Turing Machine, meaning that it can model any physical process in the universe, including the processes happening inside other brains
  • This means every human brain is categorically equivalent to every possible brain, differing only in access to processing power and storage space
  • Processing power and storage space are precisely what human beings have been augmenting since the beginning of history, starting with numbers and writing

  • Humans as Universal Turing Machines

  • Humans as Universal Turing Machines

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