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Not in United States? Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. See if you have enough points for this item. Sign in. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think. Nick Bostrom.
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This book reads like an early draft of Penrose's "Shadows of the Mind. The interesting aspect of the earlier work, however, is to see how Penrose's thinking was evolving, purely along physical lines, before he teamed up with the medico and neuroscientist, Stuart Hameroff.
It would be a mistake to skip this book, because it is far more readable than "Shadows," the later work being so detailed and technical that many will simply give up on it. Much of this argument is based on Godel's theorems about the limitations of formal systems of logic. Penrose concludes that Artificial Intelligence programs will never, no matter how far computer science develops, be able to produce the kind of conceptual understanding which is characteristic of human consciousness.
In a metaphysical leap, he proposes that consciousness is an essentially quantum phenomenon.
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Granted that a conscious observer has featured prominently in discussions of the "measurement problem" from the very beginnings of quantum theory, and that no agreed position has emerged in nearly a century of debate, Penrose's proposal to make the collapse of the wave-function an objective process, and to tie consciousness to it, has more merit than the metaphysical flavour might at first suggest.
As a junior Ph. Apart from several of his dramatic tones towards mocking A. Roger Penrose is definitely one scientist that holds a very strong opinion on this opposite, and I do have to say that he is undoubtedly good at explaining his arguments. This book did a good job at disseminating a set of fundamental ideas from a physics perspective in relation to some very philosophical and mathematical issues. From my reading, there are two streams of ideas in the book. The first one is from mathematics, including the introduction of algorithms, Turing machines and logical proof systems.
The second one is from physics, from classical mechanics to relativity and quantum mechanics and beyond. The interaction of these two streams by itself is worth reading by anyone who is pondering on the fundamental doubts of the mind, intelligence and conciousness.
From these theorems, he argues that machines could not be like humans since it could not know the truthness of these self-referencing statements. I am not yet convinced by this seemingly sound argument, because it rests on the fact that there is certain statement about the system itself that it could not know true or false.
We humans could perceive that these incomplete statements are true, because we are not these systems therefore they are not self-referencing statements for ourselves. We do not have an answer to whether we ourselves are free from these incomplete limitations, since if we had the answer it would violate the incompleteness theorems.
As a result, the presumption that humans are free from incompleteness is one most ridiculous hidden idea in the book. In the second stream, the book became much more constructive.
It is a great journey to explore the searching of an explanation for the mind through the vast space of knowledge in physics.
However, throughout the arguments, the ideas could only belong to a set of speculations. This is not a surprise since he argues for the necessity of a correct quantum gravity CQG theory to explain the human mind, which should ultimately unify quantum mechanics and general relativity under a single mathematical framework. It is the fact that no such theory yet exists that shakes down many of his arguments and made them merely speculations. As a result, this book in my opinion does a very bad job at opposing artificial intelligence in both streams.
In general, the book is still very much enjoyable just because it contains a grand set of fundamental knowledge. It is particularly so reading from a critic point of view. I am looking forward to reading them as valuable thought excercises, but may be after a few books from some other human endeavors. See all reviews. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
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Algorithms and turing machines Mathematics and reality Truth, proof, and insight The classical world Quantum magic and quantum mystery Cosmology and the arrow of time In search of quantum gravity Real brains and model brains Where lies the physics of mind? Edition Notes Bibliography: Includes index. Classifications Dewey Decimal Class P The Physical Object Pagination xiii, p. Number of pages Readers waiting for this title: Check nearby libraries with: WorldCat Library.
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