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The World in 2045: Kurzweil Linearity v. Geometric Surprise

Ray Kurzweil, authoritatively, (he is Google director of wild future stuff), foresees the migration of bio-consciousness to smarter, faster, bit-wise computers. This is like the futurists that thought that the newly invented engine will be used to build artificial horses, … Continue reading

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ComputerThing: When Things and Computers Are One

4D-printing following fast on the heels of 3D printing, nano-technology, micro-robotics, swarms of tiny drones, self-healing cuts and tears, shape-adaptable contraptions — they are the forerunners of the wide ranging effort to mimic life as an entity where brain and … Continue reading

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Big Data: Beyond Digital: The Return of Analog Computing

Big data chews on larger and larger piles of bits, with great success, which some say is running into asymptotic limits. The non-linear next step might be to return to the old debate between analog and digital computing where in … Continue reading

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Nano-Technology Computer

This non-linear idea explores the possibility of setting up a sub-atomic configuration that will be allowed to change according to well understood natural laws, such the final state of the configured system will represent a mathematical solution to a complicated … Continue reading

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Relative Entropy

This non-linear idea explores the possibility that order and entropy are relative to the observer. We normally say that a neat line of some 100 cubes is more organized (has less entropy) than the same hundred cubes strewn all over … Continue reading

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