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FAWS comments on GAZP vs. GLUT - Less Wrong

33 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 07 April 2008 01:51AM

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Comment author: FAWS 16 March 2010 05:42:41PM *  2 points [-]

GLUT:

Task + Question + state of the human -> "Any Answer other than what the GLUT said I'd say"

If the human has looked up that particular output as well then that's another input for the GLUT, and since the table includes all possible inputs this possibility is included as well, to infinite recursion.

Comment author: BenAlbahari 16 March 2010 05:51:35PM *  0 points [-]

The problem for the GLUT is that the "state of the human" is a function of the GLUT itself (the window causes the recursion).

Comment author: FAWS 16 March 2010 05:56:05PM 1 point [-]

And the human has exactly the same problem.

Comment author: BenAlbahari 16 March 2010 06:24:07PM *  1 point [-]

You're right; got it. That's also what ciphergoth was trying to tell me when he said that the asymmetries could be melted away.