In his famous article, "Computing Machinery and Intelligence", Allan Turing talks about discrete-state machines and the largeness of the number of states provided by that time "state-of-the-art" machine, "Manchester Machine", which he states is about 2^165,000. Link to the article
Well, that was 1950's. I'm trying to compare it with modern day computers and get an average number of states for a usual commercial machine. How can I find it?
Is it related to memory size (Turing calculates it by the number of "stores", or sheets of paper available)? If so, would this make the number of states tend to infinity due to the current possibility of writing/erasing memory at will?