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A blog by Leon Oudejans


The simplicity bias (2): Technology

In 1980, I saw something new and spectacular: a guy walking in Amsterdam, carrying a portable heavy battery over his shoulder with a 2 meter antenna, talking loudly through a phone. With hindsight, I saw "my" first mobile phone. I remember thinking that would never be popular. I was dead wrong. We love complex technology...

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The simplicity bias

Everything in life, nature and the Universe is about balance & symmetry (my blogs). I've written several blogs on the complexity bias but overlooked a simplicity bias. Nevertheless, my 2020 blog was about humans using (simple) routines to cope with our (complex) decisions.  Yesterday's...

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The complexity bias (11) and humanoid sapiens

I've already written ten blogs on the complexity bias (my blogs). Yet, this topic is still fascinating me. Future "humans" will be very different than us. I've nicknamed them humanoid sapiens (my blogs). I suppose our descendants will be a mix of human consciousness and replaceable body parts (eg, transhumanism). Something like a robot with a human face (eg,...

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Moore’s Law and labour productivity

For most of 2010-2019, articles have been claiming that Moore's Law (on computer processor performance) is ending. Similarly, labour productivity has been declining since the mid 1970's. The Dutch FT even wondered whether ICT is slowing down economic growth. Mid November 2019, the University of Michigan announced a new transistor design that aims to surpass Moore's...

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Drivers of Change

Drivers of Change

Writing about the Drivers of Change is perhaps too ambitious. We may not even be aware of some of these drivers. An Arup Foresight article pointed me towards a new driver of change: convergence of business, science and technology. However, convergence (towards intelligent life) also seems to be a main driver in the blueprint of Life, Nature and probably the...

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Convergent evolution, humanoid sapiens & the Singularity

There are 2 views on evolution, either random chance or convergent evolution. Please also see my 2015 blog: the AND/OR dilemma. I typically believe in AND, not in OR. The combination of random chance within convergent evolution may bring some surprises, while the general blueprint of Life remains intact. Also see my 2018 blog: history and nature always repeat...

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