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PostSubject: How algorithms shape our world    Thu 08 Nov 2012, 8:22 am

Kevin Slavin argues that we're living in a world designed for -- and increasingly controlled by -- algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can't understand, with implications we can't control.

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PostSubject: Re: How algorithms shape our world    Thu 08 Nov 2012, 8:38 am

Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, talks about his quest to make all knowledge computational -- able to be searched, processed and manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal than to model and explain the physics underlying the universe.
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PostSubject: Re: How algorithms shape our world    Thu 08 Nov 2012, 9:03 am

The mathematics of history

What can mathematics say about history? According to TED Fellow Jean-Baptiste Michel, quite a lot. From changes to language to the deadliness of wars, he shows how digitized history is just starting to reveal deep underlying patterns.
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PostSubject: Re: How algorithms shape our world    Thu 08 Nov 2012, 8:25 pm

Thank you Jonh von Neumann, you S.O.B.

Well, now you know the purpose of computers... to establish techniques of control via rationalization and limits. This is why Goedel's work is so damn important, because it shows that these systems are incomplete or inconsistent, hence, they are gamed.

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