tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5880610.post8789783167926269205..comments2020-11-29T02:07:43.911-05:00Comments on Information Processing: Turing and wavefunction collapseSteve Hsuhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02428333897272913660noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5880610.post-9974154467596689622012-03-03T02:20:46.222-05:002012-03-03T02:20:46.222-05:00Always thought it was cool that Turing discovered ...Always thought it was cool that Turing discovered the quantum zeno effect. I have some vague recollection that there are also even earlier references to essentially the quantum zeno effect (Pauli maybe?) Maybe had he lived longer the idea of quantum computers would have come about earlier.Dave Baconnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5880610.post-13616839539246651622012-02-26T21:49:24.460-05:002012-02-26T21:49:24.460-05:00Yes, Turing anticipated Penrose (actually, he was ...Yes, Turing anticipated Penrose (actually, he was not the only one). I think Turing can be forgiven on this particular bit of nuttiness as it was still early days for QM foundations, philosophy of mind, logic, etc.steve hsuhttp://duende.uoregon.edu/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5880610.post-20625008336924211742012-02-26T17:18:14.512-05:002012-02-26T17:18:14.512-05:00That's interesting. In some ways, Turing'...That's interesting. In some ways, Turing's ideas sound a little like those more recent ones of Roger Penrose, that brilliant but somewhat eccentric mathematical physicist from England. I've never read any of his books, but I believe he also somehow argued that the human brain had some sort of trans-physical or multi-dimensional aspect, and that this was related to the phenomenon of RKU1noreply@blogger.com