Category Philosophy

Problems of Consciousness

Current models of conciseness are incorrectly top-down treating a human as a monolithic unit with clearly defined subsystems and putting brain as the source of consciousness. Most theories of consciousness are based on philosophy and place consciousness outside of the structure of the universe as if mind is made of something else, call it ‘dark […]

Quantum everything, scientific dogma, laws of the universe

Rediscovered a talk by Ross Anderson dismissing quantum mechanics and hence quantum computing. His very first words are: I was invited here to provide a dissenting view. He is basically saying that quantum mechanics are not different from classical physics. That’s what Bohm/De Broglie pilot wave theory argues but it has been dismissed many times […]

Genius of the Modern World

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Genius of the Modern World Letters from Einstein Your Guide to Understanding How CRISPR Works Will Batteries Power the World? Project Apollo Guidance and Navigation ~ 1966 NASA Apollo Digest Knowing that you do not know is the best. Not knowing that you do […]

Can Computers Think?

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Artificial Intelligence Expert Panel Debunks AI Hype How brain processes language First Science from Juno at Jupiter History of Ideas: Ancient Greece Artificial Intelligence by Professor Martyn Thomas CBE @ Gresham College Alan Turing famously proposed a test of artificial intelligence. What has been […]

Lessons for creating reliable cyberphysical systems

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Case Study of Toyota Unintended Acceleration and Software Safety Micro Monsters with David Attenborough Jump In Jerboas Young Zebra’s Dangerous River Crossing Wabi-sabi Case Study of Toyota Unintended Acceleration and Software Safety Philip Koopman – Edge Case Research Investigations into potential causes of Unintended […]

Dare mighty things!

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. The Autonomous Future Conversation with Noam Chomsky and Howard Gardner Spawning Mandarinfish The nature of matter What Is a Semiconductor? The Autonomous Future Milken Institute – 2016 CA Summit Dare mighty things! California is the center of American innovation. In this session, we will […]

H.L. Mencken on Reclaiming Democracy from the Mob Mentality That Masquerades for It

Reprinted from Brain Pickingsby Maria Popova This fear of ideas is a peculiarly democratic phenomenon… nowhere so horribly apparent as in the United States, perhaps the nearest approach to an actual democracy yet seen in the world. In a recent conversation with the smartest person I know, she suggested that society might have a certain […]

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Søren Kierkegaard: Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards New ‘Molecular Movie’ Reveals Ultrafast Chemistry in Motion What are Quantum Dots? Cancer Surgery Technology CGI 3D Tech Demo HD: “Heartworks – Heart” How a driverless car sees the road […]

How Does a Transistor Work?

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. How Does a Transistor Work? Detecting rare cancer cells with sound waves Single Atom Quantum Computing in Silicon Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation Magnetic Propulsion Strange Spider Mating Professor Dave Explains: Natural vs. Synthetic Vitamins M62 – Globular Cluster Henry […]

My picks, 2015-21

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Research on touchscreens Computer Color is Broken Solar eclipse: 2015 Montaigne Is Your Pet Happy? What if 3D printing was 100x faster? 10 Amazing Fire Tricks! How Many Stars Are There? The Majesty of the First Apollo Spacewalk Research on touchscreens Future Interfaces Group […]