There's a point during my daily jogs where the music blaring on the ipod becomes white noise, and I'm left with my own thoughts to contemplate life, the universe and everything. I think it happens at around the 17:42 mark.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Quick 5K

INSIGNIFICANT...Some feel that modern science has diminished the role of humanity in the big scheme of things. I think it's quite the contrary. Judged in terms of information theory, a single human being is more significant than an entire galaxy.

A supercomputer can create a convincing simulation of the motion and evolution of 20 million galaxies simultaneously. We don't yet have a convincing simulation of a human being on a supercomputer, and we probably won't have one any time soon.

Human beings, and living organisms in general, are information-dense assemblies of matter. We're the polar opposite of black holes. Unlike black holes, we do have hair.

1 comment:

  1. Judged in terms of information theory, human beings have not yet created a convincing supercomputer to simulate themselves.