Recently Lee Yiwata sent me a list of book related to hypercomputation. The list is rather complete but I would like to mention only the most recent titles that I did not happen to skim through. Biological Hypercomputation and Degrees of Freedom by Carlos Eduardo Maldonad. Interactive Computation: The New Paradigm edited by Dina Goldin, Scott A. Smolka, and Peter Wegner. Ordinal Computability: An Introduction to Infinitary Machines by Merlin Carl. Computation and its Limits by Paul Cockshott, Lewis M Mackenzie, and Gregory Michaelson. Computational Matter edited by Susan Stepney, Steen Rasmussen, and Martyn Amos. Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account by Gualtiero Piccinini. Church’s Thesis. Logic, Mind and Nature edited by Adam Olszewski, Bartosz Brożek, Piotr Urbańczyk. The books Computation and its Limits and Physical Computation: A Mechanistic Account are not in favor of hypercomputation, nevertheless, they might be of interest to some people. Personally, I am not re
A new kind of quantum computer that harnesses photons has achieved a new breakthrough in quantum supremacy. In particular, this machine completed a computational task in 200 seconds while an ordinary supercomputer would require 2.5 billion years. The computer employes a technique called Gaussian boson sampling (a photon is a boson) and a complete description of the machine is given in an article published in Sciece (everyone can read it for free).
Hypercomputation is about machines that transcend the computational power of the Turing machine. However, I think it is quite instructive to really understand the power of the Turing machine. Therefore, I think play with a Turing machine simulator is quite instructive. The Turing machine simulator by Martín Ugarte is a very interesting and powerful simulator that I recommend to everyone who wants to play with Turing machines.