Conventional platitudes and “safe” research agendas actively inhibit the free flow of ideas that discovery and authentic intellectual creativity or intelligence require. Continue reading Inhibiting Intelligence
Integrated and distributed information and energy processing systems are biased by physical principles towards the minimisation of uncertainty. Continue reading Online Success and (its) Information Famine
Information density is an interesting concept. Continue reading Information Density
Creating an “unhackable” system is a lofty aspiration; systemic closure is an implicit logical problem. Continue reading Unhackable Systems ?
If a non-trivially complex organisational system of any kind or scale is to be considered (even notionally) as complete or entirely self-consistent, it can not also be adaptive, flexible and resilient. Continue reading Infallible Machines and Inflexible Organisations
The unfolding patterns, exploratory revelations and emergent complexity of Artificial Intelligence may not ultimately reveal itself to be as useful to us as we (and all our aspirations) turn out to be to it. Continue reading An Autonomous Science ?
As the frequency of technological change accelerates, the amplitude and range of uncertainty is concurrently amplified. Continue reading Utopia, Dystopia and Technological Forecasting