Monthly Archives: March 2011

On “How We Know”

I owe blogger Dan Hirschman thanks for linking to Freeman Dyson’s “How We Know”, a review essay of James Gleick’s new book The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood in the 10 March 2011 issue of the New York … Continue reading

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On information and speed and mind’s problems

Canadian Tim Maly’s blog Quiet Babylon–“A website about cyborgs & architects”–is a blog examining the intersections between humanity and high technology, about trhe ways in which human thinking and identity will be altered by increasingly potent information technologies. A string … Continue reading

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The patterns of pi

It’s still Pi Day here in Toronto, 3/14 according to North American notation. π–an irrational number, roughly 3.14159…, a mathematical constant with the value of the ratio of any Euclidean plane circle’s circumference to its diameter–seems to be an object … Continue reading

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On the politicization of futures (example #x)

Beyond the Beyond, weblog of science fiction and technology-in-society writer Bruce Sterling, referenced a CITI Financial report (no link found yet), summarized by Indian news portal Rediff, that claimed India would become the world’s largest economy by 2050. “China should … Continue reading

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