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Zach Cox
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Retired but still working with computer technology, and keeping track of Mathematics, Physics and thinking about what the mind is and how it came to be.
Retired but still working with computer technology, and keeping track of Mathematics, Physics and thinking about what the mind is and how it came to be.

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If you are not (yet) watching these videos then you are in for a treat as you 'catch-up'

The only downside is that we must wait for the next one to come out.

https://youtu.be/stgYW6M5o4k

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To say this video is 'stunning' is understate the case. The author of the video took from over 30,000 hi resolution images that shared common points from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The images were then stitched together to give the appearance of a 3D flyover of the area. The effort to produce the video took months of effort and shows just what can be done with a set of images of the same thing take from slightly different angles.

https://vimeo.com/207076450

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Best Case / Worst Case For POTUS#45
Two cases, similar outcomes. If And Only If The following cases are if and only if the Investigations of the FBI/NSA/CIA bear out one of the scenarios below that emerged from the four hour public House Intelligence Committee meeting yesterday.  I listened c...

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I've been a beneficiary of the entitlement system described by the article all my adult life. The past 8 years of government started the expansion of the entitlement system and now we see the backlash against such an expansion.

"... We may one day recognize that we are all “in it together” and find ways to build a more stable, sensible welfare system. That will not happen unless we acknowledge the painful and sometimes embarrassing legacy that brought us to this place. Absent that reckoning, unspoken realities will continue to warp our political calculations, frustrating our best hopes and stunting our potential ..."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisladd/2017/03/13/unspeakable-realities-block-universal-health-coverage-in-the-us/

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And THIS is why we explore! The Cassini deep space probe has been orbiting around the planet Saturn since 2004 (that's 13 years on now). It is winding up its mission now in 2017 with a series of orbits that takes it very close to the rings of Saturn and its moons. This picture from today's APOD is an example. You 'mouse-over' the picture to see the rest of the moon, Mimas, in reflected light from Saturn.

Wow!

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170316.html 

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Excellent - And I think this supports the idea that on the way to create AGI a necessary condition to be met will be to understand concepts like the ones presented here with respect to our own intelligence.

Finding and stating the concepts as this video is doing is a necessary condition to then understanding them as they apply to ourselves.

This idea of understanding ourselves is, I think, completely fundamenta. It is so fundamental that once we get to the point where we understand ourselves sufficiently enough to create an AGI then the task will become anticlimactic.

It is only from afar that we look upon the task with extreme trepidation

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A Very-Berry Pi Day to you. Or should I say a very-berry Tau/2 day to you. Of course it is a whole Pi (and one half of "Pie" which is Tau/2 or just plane old Pi). Well actually a very good Very-Berry Pie with ice cream :)

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