I am not sure you want to go there, raise the issue of "think" and "consciousness".
oh, but i do! between 1976 and 1978 it was my life's work until i had to do a proper job for a living, and didnt pick it up again until 2010 whence i became one of many ethnically cleansed boat-people sociopolitical refugees and had to find another pasttime to amuse myself, which is when i took up golf again.
Just like my Go, my across the board talent for golf is a shadow of its former self (but never got better than grade B anyway), but i have learned 1000% more about the subject from studying the writings of great masters of the past and present. I know what to do, i just can't persuade this creaking old body and brain to do what it's told.
Golf and Go are each so soul-destroying that they are only fit for masochists, so my head turned toward a topic that had piqued my curiosity 54 years ago when i was 14, and i was rather surprised to discover that i could figure the whole thing out in just a few months of Googling - and even describe it on a single A4 page, because the lineage is so direct and unvarying. That was when i stated making videos again, to share the delightful discovery with others.https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... Q2h2UALN0h
However, nobody watched them because i didn't advertise in enough right places.
Besides, only one person i know believes me that the entire history of all the world's religions goes back 37,000 years to the magical number 29, plus or minus 2. And that has everything to do with think and consciousness.
Having been there, done that and got the teeshirt, i turned back to Go, which brought me here, or rather, there, since i'm only here because i'm sure the thoughtpolice would judge that the issue you raise is off-topic as far as Go is concerned.Are you really wanting to claim "hardware makes a difference" << to a computer program in the abstract >>
100%, insofar as real-time operation is concerned - and a von Newmann computer without an infinite memory would be almost useless
If something is computable, it is computable on a Turing machine, yes? << just very slow >>
there is no definition of computable
; Euripedes and Godel both proved that and Turing ducked the issue.
the class of recursive functions is Turing-computable not just by a TM, but also a Post Productions System, or Markov algorithm, (or a GEEDT ...yea!
)Agreed so far?
not on "just very slow" because it depends on the speed of hardware state transitions. a TM is not as fast as DeepThought because it's strictly serial, but i can envisage a Tensor Flow collection of TMs that is faster than Alfadog.
as a matter of fact, i've got one inside my thick skull right now.