Thursday, May 28, 2015
Tangential to Math
A couple of not-very-mathy postings that I think worth passing along, both dealing in some sense with the future, near-term or not-so-near-term:
a) The first is an interesting and timely philosophical/psychological piece, that I'll (tenuously) justify as math-related because it involves the perception of probabilities: applying the "trolley car problem" (a famous ethics-thought-experiment) to self-driving cars and real life...
b) And this long, fascinating, articulate discussion from physicist Sean Carroll for Edge.org that I definitely recommend to anyone with an interest in the current state of physics (or, just an interest in Sean's viewpoints):