Freedom of the individual must be asserted against privilege and custom.
Also, maybe it's because I recently read Programming the Universe but the more I read history the more I appreciate the simplicity of qubits being the bytes of the universe. A computer the size of the universe would be able to predict the future with 100% accuracy and only that. Any arrangement of atoms otherwise would be unable to predict the future. The simplicity of this idea comes into relevance with history in the unanswered questions we have when we study history. Why did Napoleon stay in Moscow for thirty three days? Why did Caesar enter the Senate unprotected when he knew there was a senator involved in a plot to kill him? Why did MacArthur insist so heavily that we nuke China? For that matter, why did Obama get the Peace Prize?
The deficiencies of written history are clearly not confined to writing as the totality of the events that shape who we are and therefore our actions, and therefore the world we call the future is incommunicable with our deficiencies to understand the dense mass of electric activity in other people's skulls, and our own to boot. This inability to communicate all the things that made us who we are, and our own personal inability to understand all the things that made us who we are will lead to an uncertain future and therefore a future we will be unable to plan for with certainty. I could deal with the certainty of a condom (85%) but from everything that I can see we are pitifully short of that. Some things, with the aid of science, can be predicted with near total certainty but when humans get involved the workings of the brain make it a nigh unpredictable world.
Only a complete understanding of the workings of the brain, meaning how every chemical interacts with every other and how the synapses fire and what every little variation in any baseline or trend means for the outcome, then an understanding of how any action on the part of an individual in an ecosystem would affect the outcome of that system combined of course with the actions of every individual in the ecosystem and then how all the ecosystems interact with each other on the planet and how anything we do here might affect the universe around us and how the universe will affect us.
So basically a computer the size of the universe is the only way to accurately predict the future.
What the Shed Looks At
- ► 2011 (61)
- ► 2010 (273)
- Glenn Beck Eviscerated
- Cops work chick over after dialing 911
- Absolutely fucking nuts!
- LOL people elected him!
- Ron Mingo
- The Sesame Street I remember
- Taunton's Largest Puddle
- Great music video!
- Auto-Tuned Carl Sagan Strikes Again
- Listening to Otis Redding at home during Christmas...
- Noam Chomsky explains irrational political realiti...
- Some shit I use.
- Breast Ironing
- NZ cop
- Just a little concerning...
- Coded Language
- I was busy today
- There really are no accidents.
- OMG this is the funniest shit I've ever seen.
- I'm not a whore
- I hope he hurt himself.
- Already planning my next vacation.
- Man trapped in elevator
- I had no idea Bert and Ernie has so much talent!
- You cringe you lose!
- Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize with $1.4mil
- Pictures for the masses
- A nice saying and a long ramble
- This is an article about the recent Greek election...
- Worst Guitar Solo.
- Absolutely Amazing creations
- Sweet Costume
- Candid post-mortem of the Rocky Mountain News
- ▼ October (35)