All posts tagged complex systems

Great quote of the day

“The vast majority of people are computer-generated. Some are very complicated and consume a whole Pentium by themselves. Some are so simple, you can run a few hundred on a computer.”  – Bob Lucas, division Director, California’s Information Sciences Institute, talking about the game he helped port to Linux called “Urban Resolve” that is being […] Read More⇒

Feel torn between the chocolate bar and the fitness plan? That’s because two different decision making processes in your brain are fighting for control

Here is some very interesting research from the National Institute for Health on the two different decision making processes being observed in the brain using functional MRI. It appears that when faced with a decision between a short-term emotional reward and longer-term logical reward, two different parts of the brain are involved. This brings to […] Read More⇒

Wikipedia = pre-cursor to Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?

Am I the only person who seems to see the connection between the Wikipedia and the Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. From the current Wikipedia definition: Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) is a “copyleft” encyclopedia that is collaboratively developed using wiki software. Wikipedia is managed and operated by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. In addition to standard “encyclopedic” knowledge, […] Read More⇒