Archive for 'Emergent properties'
Everyone in the world should watch this: It echoes the messages of The Black Swan a bit, but makes more of a point that you can find solutions without having to completely understand them with trial and error. (Which is how genetic algorithms work!) Really great stuff. Hope to read his book at some point!
1. The idea of emergence 2. There are no secrets to success 3. School is stupid 4. There’s no such thing as a genius 5. There’s no such thing as a teenager Here are my top five worldview convictions; ideas that I was not raised believing but came to accept through thought, observation, and communication [...]
Posted: February 15th, 2011 under Emergent properties, Non-fiction books, Philosophy.
Tags: adolescence, Complexity: A Guided Tour, Daniel Coyle, David Shenk, emergence, generative systems, John H. Holland, Melanie Mitchell, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, problem of induction, Robert Epstein, school, The Black Swan: the Impact of the Highly Improbable, The Case Against Adolescence, The Genius in All of Us, The Talent Code
I came across the following video from a blog post by Derek Sivers: Firstly, I’m not really sure that’s at all a “new” way to think about creativity. Secondly, there seems to be an unspoken assumption that she makes. Not just her, actually, but I think the audience is making it too. In fact, [...]