Saturday, January 09, 2016

The New Alchemy

Today, many people have trouble believing the intelligent, scientific people like Newton and Boyle were deeply involved in alchemy.

When people in a couple of hundred years look back on our time, it will be Artificial Intelligence that will play that role: "Can you believe that smart people thought that by re-arranging wires, they could make a machine intelligent?!"

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Mathematics

"If your approach to mathematics is mechanical not mystical, you're not going to go anywhere." -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb