• Question: What happens if the computer is 'given' a paradox, what happens, how is it dealt with?

    Asked by beep360gap to Adam on 20 Nov 2019.
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      Adam Wootton answered on 20 Nov 2019:

      Good question! When programming, it’s very easy to accidentally create a paradox, such as a cycle that never, ever ends. The computer can then get stuck in the loop, so we create some failsafes that mean that we can stop it when it gets trapped.