Suggestions

The idea of this page is for readers to leave suggestions on what they would like to see in this blog.

I’ve been checking different methods for suggestion boxes, but they all seemed quite complicated on the reader’s end. Finally, I’ve decided on the simplest solution: simply leave a comment here and I’ll get to it as soon as I can.

24 thoughts on “Suggestions

  1. Valeness

    I would like to see something on Distributed Processing or Distributed (Agent-Based) Artificial Intelligence Systems that “evolve”. I can’t find much substantial on it other than a few college projects like Avida and Tierra that aren’t explained too well. I figured you’d have the mind to transpose the idea into something coherent for your everyday reader.

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  2. Fourat J

    I’d love to hear something about the graviton particle. It simply makes no sense to me. After the planck time, gravity is a curvature of spacetime, not a particle (or so my rudimentary grasp of cosmology informs me). Why, before the space-time, is gravity a graviton?

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  3. bloggingisaresponsibility

    You might have written on one or more of the below, if so, the request is for more details 🙂

    Fourier Transforms

    Fuzzy Logic as a Foundation for Math

    The Issues Behind Unifying QM and Gravity

    Are There Macro Effects (ie: observable with the naked eye) from QM?

    The last sounds silly, but I read somewhere that this was the case, but could not find any follow-up info.

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    1. David Yerle Post author

      Looks like I won’t have to think about what to write for a long, long time. Great. I’ll definitely post about all of these, though it may take a while! Your last question is not silly at all. In fact, it’s quite fundamental. Turning it on its head: why the heck don’t we observe macro effects of qm?

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  4. bloggingisaresponsibility

    Thanks, and definitely take your time. I’m patient 🙂

    I always assumed we didn’t witness quantum effects at the macro level for any combination of the following:

    1. Statistical probability; for macro objects to actually exhibit Quantum shenangians, very large numbers of them have to get all wonky in unison and on macro scales.

    2. Interactions of large numbers of particles that produce stability.

    But I never actually researched this and sort of assumed it…

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    1. David Yerle Post author

      The reason for no quantum effects at the macro level is actually decoherence! I talked about it in the many-worlds hypothesis article. I will elaborate on it some other day, because it’s not easy to understand. Not without doing some math.

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      1. bloggingisaresponsibility

        Definitely more on decoherence then. I encountered that term, but I never connected it to macro effects. If you can find some way to explain it in such a way as to explain why a particle could do all these funky sorts of things, but a macro object (like a basketball) does not, I’d love to read it!

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    1. David Yerle Post author

      Hahaha sure, more on fields… I have quite a list now! It doesn’t seem like my popularization articles are very popular, though. Or at least people don’t know what to say in the comments! The lack of feedback makes it a little less interesting…

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  5. bloggingisaresponsibility

    It’s possible people don’t really have anything to add to the comments. The thing about some of your other articles is that they leave room for opinions and people can comment by drawing on their own experiences. With math and science, you don’t quite have that leeway 🙂

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  6. tituswu

    Hello David. You know, one of the strangest things that I can’t still comprehend is quantum physics. Of course, I won’t have you write a whole article on it, but can you write an article specifically on action-at-a-distance, or quantum nonlocality? Thanks.

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    1. David Yerle Post author

      Hi Brad,
      I took a look at the post, but I think I need more information. What are the ants supposed to be doing? Is this a similar case to using mold to calculate minimal distances between points?

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      1. Brad

        Thanks for taking a look, David. Maybe I added too much information with the photos of the ants. They don’t need to be there. The solution to the ant on a rubber band puzzle that I’ve given in the spreadsheet is the bit I’m excited about. You can click on it to embiggen it.

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        1. David Yerle Post author

          OK, so I took a look and read the problem. I like your experimental approach, which solves the problem of how to model the ant’s speed without simplifying (just get an ant!) but the problem is your rubber band does not stretch infinitely and probably doesn’t stretch homogeneously.
          Top of my head, I’d tackle this by thinking about a particle moving at a constant speed in an expanding space-time (the rubber band). I don’t know how accurate that would be though.
          You just made me entertained for the rest of today!

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  8. Suresh

    I am Suresh,from India. I would like to know whatis your education. I have read your article on immortality, and because of that I am asking this question. Want to know do you really have that qualification to write on this kind of article.

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