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Universal Turing Machine

A Turing Machine which, by appropriate programming using a finite length of input tape, can act as any Turing Machine whatsoever.

See Chaitin's Constant, Halting Problem, Turing Machine


Penrose, R. The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 51-57, 1989.

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