Artificial Intelligence A Turing test is a human computer simulation named after Alan Turing, the character from the movie Imitation Game, about the British mathematician who broke the Nazi Enigma code. A turning test is when you have a computer program that simulates a human, based on the conversation. Every year they have […]

## Emergent Sentient Consciousness

Beat The Races If you look at the times of various horse races, like the Kentucky Derby, over the past hundred years, you’ll see a slow decrease. This is due to scientific advances in nutrition, sports medicine and strength and endurance training. But similar times of human races, like marathons, the 100 and […]

## Infinite Goal Pursuits

Approaching Infinity There are certain mathematical functions that are only interesting around infinity. Of course, since infinity is not really anything that we can think about, we have to think about this in abstract terms. So these mathematical functions can’t really be solved, like normal algebraic equations, where X is some specific number […]

## CIA Remote Seduction

Lame Sci Fi Movie I saw what I thought was going to be an interesting movie the other night but I ended up not even finishing it. It had an interesting concept, but this turned out to be a gimmick. One that wasn’t enough to overcome the weak story and character development. […]

## Quantum Tube Consciousness

Pieces of Eight An octagon has eight sides. An octopus has eight legs. But October is the tenth month. Why the discrepancy? There have been a few interesting experiments done on how to grow seeds with much more efficiency. Energy In Energy Out https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct19Loop.mp4 Efficiency being a measure of energy […]

## Truth Serum Hallucinations

Watch The Hemlock Socrates was famous for proving that everything anybody knew was false. He would create rapport, and then carefully ask targeted questions to get more and more information about the beliefs of his conversational partner. It wouldn’t take long for him to extract enough ideas from their brains that they could […]

## White Bear Triangles

Geometry Origin Story Euclid was an old school mathematician who came up with several geometric principles that still hold true today. Many of these are intuitive, and Euclid came up with these ideas simply by imagination. And many of these seem very true, without needing any proof. If you were to take […]

## Rhyming Historical Destruction

Truth Is Impossible Studying history objectively is impossible. Everybody has filters and biases. It’s widely known that people who study history bring their unconscious biases with them. It’s kind of like how we choose to read from certain news sources that validate our confirmation bias. Few Venture Outside https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Oct16Loop.mp4 In order […]

## Medieval Historian Disaster

Gut Bacteria Scientists have recently discovered an interesting link between gut bacteria diversity and health. People that are more sedentary, eat a lot of processed food and are overweight have much less diversity in their gut bacteria. People that are more active, live a healthy lifestyle and eat much less processed food have […]

## Impending Cannibal Apocalypse

Science Fiction Story There is this really cool story by I think Ray Bradbury. It’s about this planet that has a bunch of people. The first use fire, then they discover agriculture, then they have an Industrial Revolution and then they invent nuclear weapons. Then they use the weapons on themselves, bombing […]

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