tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post1299278569035841130..comments2023-12-01T14:49:58.262-08:00Comments on Dark Buzz: Trying to make sense of superdeterminismRogerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03474078324293158376noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post-62082652383570508682020-12-10T07:04:54.611-08:002020-12-10T07:04:54.611-08:00But [if] the uncertainty is all an illusion, then ...<i>But [if] the uncertainty is all an illusion, then I don't see how it could be used to do better than a Turing machine.</i><br /><br />It can't, assuming it had to solve the full factoring problem using exactly the same assumptions on exactly the same data as the quantum computer. But like you said, the uncertainty is an illusion, which means the Turing machine may be <i>solving a different problem</i> and/or <i>starting with more information</i> and so not have to solve the full factoring problem.<br /><br />As the most basic example, consider how fast a Turing machine could solve a factoring problem if it already started with part of the solution. Or consider that some numbers might be easier to factor than others and so the number that gets chosen to factor will always be one of these.<br /><br />There are indeed a number of ways to address the types of problems that Shor raised, but the point is we won't know which ones are more or less plausible until people actually start analyzing and discussing superdeterministic theories.Sandro Magihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05446177882449578817noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8148573551417578681.post-74503778081621516922020-03-13T11:43:08.319-07:002020-03-13T11:43:08.319-07:00To me, it's not that superdeterminism doesn...To me, it's not that superdeterminism doesn't solve any problems, it's more that superdeterminism doesn't give us any productive, useful mathematics and physics.<br />I suppose superdeterminism gives a more-or-less plausible solution for some problems that some people care about but that not many pragmatic physicists much care about.Peterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08654675777726560464noreply@blogger.com