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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 […]

Turing test for the autonomous cars

An autonomous car is the one which when you tell it to take you to the office will drive you to the beach.. ‒ Turing test for the autonomous cars

Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in the mud…

Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in the mud; after a while you realize you are muddy and the pig is enjoying it. ‒ Random signature block

Whoever thinks his problem can be solved using cryptography…

Whoever thinks his problem can be solved using cryptography, doesn’t understand his problem and doesn’t understand cryptography. ‒ Attributed by Roger Needham and Butler Lampson to each other

We all are astronauts of spaceship earth

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. How the brain recognizes what the eye sees Can the brain do back-propagation? Color & Pattern Apollo 11 Sustainability We all are astronauts of spaceship earth ‒ Wubbo Ockels How the brain recognizes what the eye sees Salk Institute New Salk Institute work outlining […]

Divided Brain and the making of the Western World

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Divided Brain and the making of the Western World Computer Pioneers Visualising Individual Subatomic Particles Tyndall’s Sky in a Box Experiment Repairing the cornea: let there be sight Murphy’s Law Divided Brain and the making of the Western World The intuitive mind is a […]

Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

A book review by David Mindell at Microsoft Research MIT2015 http://research.microsoft.com/… All autonomous systems are joint human-machine cognitive systems. There are no fully autonomous systems just as there are no fully autonomous soldiers, sailors, airmen or Marines. From drones to Mars rovers—an exploration of the most innovative use of robots today and a provocative argument […]

There is nothing more difficult to carry out than to initiate a new order of things

It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.  For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit […]

There is nothing new to be discovered now

Is the End in Sight for Theoretical Physics? ‒ Stephen Hawking, 1980 There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement ‒ Lord Kelvin, 1900 The more important fundamental laws and facts of physical science have all been discovered ‒ Albert Michelson, 1894 So many […]

What we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.

What we observe is not nature herself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning. ‒ Werner Heisenberg