Robert Maxwell wrote:
The Hofstadter-Moebius loop is fiction, yo.
I gottcha. I'm not a computer expert - you are - so, the question.
A real computer doesn't become "paranoid." One of two things will happen in a computer with conflicting objectives: one of them will take precedence by design or accident, or the system will be stuck in an infinite loop, powerless to act. (The latter would probably lead to a system failure and require a reset.)
I ha - CTL - ALT - DEL.
I suppose then in an autonomous enviornment conflicting objectives would become a problem to program for with a lot of unknowns?