The future of computational complexity theory: part I

  title={The future of computational complexity theory: part I},
  author={Christos H. Papadimitriou and Oded Goldreich and Avi Wigderson and Alexander A. Razborov and Michael Sipser},
  journal={SIGACT News},
As you probably already know, there is an active discussion going on---in forums ranging from lunch-table conversations to workshops on "strategic directions" to formal reports---regarding the future of theoretical computer science. Since your complexity columnist does not know The Answer, I've asked a number of people to contribute their comments on the narrower issue of the future of complexity theory. The only ground rule was a loose 1-page limit; each contributor could choose what aspect(s… CONTINUE READING