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A Computer's Arrow of Time
AbstractSome researchers believe that the psychological or consciousness arrow of time is a consequence of the thermodynamic arrow. Some don't. As for many issues in this area, the disagreement revolves about fundamental and undebatable assumptions. As a contribution to this standoff I consider the extent to which a computer---presumably governed by nothing more than the thermodynamic arrow---can be said to possess a psychological arrow. My contention is that the parallels are sufficiently strong as to leave little room for an independent psychological arrow. Reservations are nevertheless expressed on the complete objectivity of the thermodynamic arrow.
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Schulman, L.S. A Computer's Arrow of Time. Entropy 2005, 7, 221-233.View more citation formats
Schulman LS. A Computer's Arrow of Time. Entropy. 2005; 7(4):221-233.Chicago/Turabian Style
Schulman, L. S. 2005. "A Computer's Arrow of Time." Entropy 7, no. 4: 221-233.
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