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A blog by Leon Oudejans


Is a technological singularity realistic?

In 1993, Vernor Vinge, an American professor in mathematics and computer science, published his essay The Coming Technological Singularity, "in which he wrote that it would signal the end of the human era, as the new superintelligence would continue to upgrade itself and would advance technologically at an incomprehensible rate. He wrote that he would be surprised...

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The fallacy of control (2)

Early 2021, I published my blog The fallacy of control. This is a follow-up because that blog was incomplete and lacked a diagram. A recent conversation with a close friend made me aware of this. Several days ago, she told me that she no longer feels in control in her relationship. Her (micro) situation is similar to what happens in our society (ie, macro) regarding...

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Our body is a network and so is everything else

Mid April 2018, I wrote my blog Know thyself a.k.a. Who am I? Its first paragraph wonders how 37.2 trillion cells can view themselves as "one". A recent Aeon article - You are a network - sheds some light on this discrepancy and on my implicit question. The article's subtitle reads as follows: "You cannot be reduced to a body, a mind or a particular social role. An...

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The more complexity in our world, the more simplicity in our worldview

When I showed the draft version of yesterday's blog to my friends, I got a question whether today's blog title refers to extreme-right people. No, it did and does not. That thought didn't even cross my mind while writing. Today's blog title refers to all of us. The level of simplicity will indeed vary. Some will apply more simplicity than others. That is,...

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Murphy’s Law (2)

The essence of Murphy's law is that if something can go wrong, it usually does. But why?? Nothing is guaranteed to operate without interference. Not even the sun. In about 5 billion years, our Sun will blow up and become a red giant (eg, Space). While that future event is a predicted certainty, the probability that it will happen tomorrow is extremely...

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Asking the right question

Asking the right question

As an auditor, I know that it's all about asking the right question. Asking wrong questions will usually give you valid though irrelevant answers. The same principle applies to the questions that you're asking yourself. A breakthrough during introspection can only arrive when you're asking yourself the right question(s). The Why question isn't always the...

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