Digital creation myths and geopolitical mathematics

Great interview with George Dyson in Wired.


  1. A few choice quotes to get you hooked:
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. That's just the tip of the ice-berg. Go. Read the interview.