Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Can We Design a Computational Method to Find Repeats, Non-Random Similarities in Our Realm?

July 08, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 312

Now then, have you ever wondered what's up with our known, sensed, and observed reality - have you ever considered that it all started with a simple plan, or a simple set of rules, much like particle physics, chemistry, and computer algorithms? It's not really a deep thought, more of a "what if" along the lines of Western Philosophy debates on fate and free choice. Let me take this conversation to a more interesting place for a moment.

Recently, I read an interesting research paper titled; "Exploring Hidden Connections Among Historical Images," by Wu Zheng of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Now then, in this research paper the abstract postulates to potential to develop and experiment to;

"explore hidden connections among historical images using literature-based discovery (LBD) method. The result of the experiment shows that LBD has the potential in finding implicit relations among these images."

Okay so, do you remember the scene in the Matrix where the main character was in a stairwell, and noticed a cat, the same cat twice, and he said; "that's odd" and the others immediately asked him what he saw, and then they knew that the Matrix had an anomaly meaning the Mr. Smith group was coming.

Now then, if we take a look at all the terrain on Earth, erosion patterns, rock formations, ocean waves, craters, and other features, and then just like using FRT or facial recognition software, we look for such anomalies, what will we find? Do we dare to ask, or will we find there are underlining patterns in everything, almost as if nature itself is running simple algorithms one on top of another, intersecting, thus, appearing random but it isn't?

What if we took some pages out of Steven Wolfram's "A New Type of Science" and played around with those simple algorithms and a few mathematical concepts - would we soon learn that hacking nature is as easy as hacking the Matrix? Can we use such data set discoveries to estimate chemical and compound make-ups, estimate atmospheric content, or use this information to help us make sense of less-than-perfect camera picture definition, perhaps even with digital pictures using long range telescopes of other planets and their moons?

Even if we find little if any correlation, at least at first due to our limited computational ability, what we do learn has endless applications for Big Data exploits in science, on the internet, and with predicting what is, or the probability of what will be, should be, or could be; and even if we fail to unlock the secrets of reality, perhaps we can use the data from such a strategy to recreate a near perfect simulation, thus, merging our virtual world with the real one, one of our choosing. Please consider all this on mathematical, computational, and philosophical basis - think on it.

Lance Winslow is the Founder of the Online Think Tank, a diverse group of achievers, experts, innovators, entrepreneurs, thinkers, futurists, academics, dreamers, leaders, and general all around brilliant minds. Lance Winslow hopes you've enjoyed today's discussion and topic. - Have an important subject to discuss, contact Lance Winslow.

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Simple Plan


Non Random Similarities


Simple Algorithms


Historical Images


Running Simple Algorithms

For gaining entrance in coveted fields in a reputed University, the entrance examinations are the gateway. The purpose of these entrance examinations is to test the potential of a candidate and how

By: Sarkariexam l Reference & Education > Science l December 23, 2012 lViews: 518

Competition is increasing at an alarming level in every sphere. The students have to focus completely on their studies to ensure that they get admission in the line of their choice. What more, the

By: Sarkariexam l Reference & Education > Continuing Education l December 14, 2012 lViews: 1442

'How hard is a PhD'? Many PhD holders have been asked this question millions of times, but there is never any definite answer. We look at those who walk around proudly with a 'Doctor' title with

By: onlineedublog l Reference & Education > Continuing Education l November 11, 2012 lViews: 283

In this fast paced world which is sadly recession struck, it is indeed a good idea to work while acquiring further education. A master’s degree is obviously better than a bachelor’s in almost

By: onlineedublog l Reference & Education > Online Education l November 04, 2012 lViews: 261

An Online Degree Program in Finance is gaining popularity as it helps students to develop a lucrative career. It helps in a competitive business world. This has resulted in more number of students

By: Matthew l Reference & Education > Online Education l October 31, 2012 lViews: 287

Supporting justice is one of the reasons many people get into a career in the legal field. All-inclusive Online Associate’s Degree in Legal Studies assists many in the beginning stage of employment

By: Richard l Reference & Education > Online Education l October 26, 2012 lViews: 221

Build a bluebird trail to encourage bluebirds to nest in your town. This article gives you instructions on how to do this.

By: Matthew A. Boreaul Reference & Education > Naturel July 30, 2012 lViews: 195

Chickadees are one of the easiest birds to attract to your garden and to tame. Learn how to hand feed these little birds along with ways to entice them to your garden.

By: Cassidy Frostl Reference & Education > Naturel July 30, 2012 lViews: 277

It is not easy to get reptiles to breed in captivity. In order to breed turtles in captivity you are going to have to provide them with enough freedom that they think they are in the wild. You are

By: Ador Talukdarl Reference & Education > Naturel July 25, 2012 lViews: 195

Here are eight going green tips that will help the earth's environment and save you money. I'll bet that there is at least one that you never heard of before.

By: Robert J Tolmanl Reference & Education > Naturel July 24, 2012 lViews: 186

Chickadees are easily distinguishable from other "little brown birds" by their black cap and bib, and bright white cheeks. Though tame, they will defend their nests, and have been known to actually

By: Matthew A. Boreaul Reference & Education > Naturel July 23, 2012 lViews: 170

There is one species that will be forever tied to the name of the beautiful island of Mauritius. This is the Dodo, a flightless bird which was endemic to the island of Mauritius. It was stated that

By: Sam J Loebl Reference & Education > Naturel July 18, 2012 lViews: 192

If you are going to write articles online, you are going to inadvertently increase your critical thinking skills. The reason is simple - because as you are preparing an article you are explaining to

By: Lance Winslowl Self Improvement > Mind Developmentl August 02, 2012 lViews: 301

Back when I was in high school and college I was a spectacular athlete, and I'm not afraid to say so now. At the time, it might not been inappropriate, as it would have shown an inflated ego, but I

By: Lance Winslowl Self Improvement > Mind Developmentl August 02, 2012 lViews: 495

Some say it takes brilliance to solve problems, and that may be so. The same folks will tell us that it takes a genius to not have the problem in the first place. Nevertheless, generally speaking

By: Lance Winslowl Business > Risk Managementl July 24, 2012 lViews: 238

Most people would agree that Mother Nature through evolution has done a wonderful job organizing things. There is a food chain, and cyclical events, and all the while all the species on the planet

By: Lance Winslowl Reference & Education > Naturel July 15, 2012 lViews: 217

A few months ago, I was at Starbucks talking to someone about stocks and bonds, he and his wife had worked hard and were worried about the stock market. They wanted something much less risky. He

By: Lance Winslowl Investing > Stocksl July 11, 2012 lViews: 433

Even with the absolute dismal economic challenges in the European Union, the Boeing Company here in the US is selling more of their new 737 Max aircraft into that market, as well as around the world

By: Lance Winslowl Business > Business Travell July 08, 2012 lViews: 196

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus