Digital creation myths and geopolitical mathematics
Great interview with George Dyson in Wired.
- A few choice quotes to get you hooked:
- "In some creation myths, life arises out of the earth; in others, life falls out of the sky. The creation myth of the digital universe entails both metaphors." - George Dyson
- "You can’t predict how software will behave by inspecting it. The only way you can tell is to actually run it. And this fundamental unpredictability means you can never have a complete digital dictatorship with one government or company controlling our digital lives—not because of politics but because of mathematics." - George Dyson
- That's just the tip of the ice-berg. Go. Read the interview.
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