Studying German I realized that, much of what I think consists not of pictorial representation nor of idealogical conceptualization of objects, but rather of linguistic terms. My thought are formed by, and therefore controlled by language. More importantly, my thoughts are not about the objects that language references but rather my thoughts are the words […]
The power of the linux os is in the terminal. It was arranged from a few very powerful utils that can be piped with each other. This modularity needs to be extended to the gui, for the gui to be as useful. An extension of drag-n-drop, it should not be left to the application to […]
I was reading some article on Asimov’s 3 Laws, and thought that they have some difficulties.
1. The laws are in english, a language that is inherently ambigious. This ambiguity is difficult for machine implementation, but may imbue the robots with the needed abstract generalizations necessary for functioning in our society.
2. The laws are […]
In discussion with Ben about Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, I concluded that the success of mathematical elegance in solutions is a physical manifestation of Occam’s Razor. Indeed, mathematical elegance is to be held above normal logic.
As an illustration of my point consider Quantum Mech. The math at that time was new […]