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John Cameron
When anyone I know actually starts using G+, maybe I'll type something interesting here.
When anyone I know actually starts using G+, maybe I'll type something interesting here.
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Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

I love this theory. The math overwhelmingly predicts that we're living in a computer simulation, and yet, there's no way to know. So, we have to act like we're not. 

It works like this:

1. In a decade, a super computer will be able to compute all the experiences of a human life in about a month. In 30 years, a reasonable computer will be able to compute 10,000 simultaneously in real time.

2. Eventually, the vast majority of humans will actually be within simulated realities. Imagine everyone has The Sims 12 running on their Playstation 7.

3. A simulated reality will be indistinguishable from actual reality.

4. The likelihood that you're living in a simulated reality approaches 100%.

http://www.vice.com/read/whoa-dude-are-we-inside-a-computer-right-now-0000329-v19n9

Hat tip to +David Brin for catching this first.

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Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins

This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially,  the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that  they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.

the funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they deem best. 

This dirty but genius geek troll play is a new headache to Apple executives as they will need to put in long hours counting all that money, to check if it is all there and to try to deposit it crossing fingers to hope a bank will accept all the coins.

Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, told the media that his company is not going to be intimidated by a group of “geeks with style” and that if they want to play dirty, they also know how to do it.

You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law.

A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week.

Let’s see how Apple will respond to this.

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