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Data Does Not Equal Fact

January 24th, 2018 | Posted by pftq in Essays | #
"Data!=Fact: Inductive vs Deductive Reasoning"

Part of my frustration with all the focus on big data, statistics, quant, and numbers in general is that these are all forms of inductive reasoning.  Amidst all the hype around being more data driven, we seem to have to forgotten that inductive reasoning only provides an estimate of world.  It does not and cannot prove anything.  Evidence alone does not provide truth.  Data does not equal fact.

There are two main forms of reasoning:  inductive and deductive.  Inductive reasoning is the process of generalizing from a few observations to a general conclusion.  Deductive reasoning is the process of understanding what must be true and apply to something more specific given a premise or broader assumption.  The former is emphasizes correct observation while the latter emphasizes actual logical flow and reasoning, the how and why as opposed to just what it is you are seeing.

Inductive Reasoning...[More]
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Something This Way Comes

January 23rd, 2018 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
After almost 7 years, there might finally be another entry to this changelog. Wink
https://www.pftq.com/fortwars/hist.php
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Autonomous Stores

January 22nd, 2018 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
One step closer to fully automated cities...
http://www.businessinsider.com/r-amazons-automated-grocery-store-of-the-future-opens-monday-2018-1

Just add Blockchain and Virtual Reality:
https://www.pftq.com/blabberbox/?page=The_True_Potential_of_Ripple_and_XRP
https://www.pftq.com/blabberbox/?page=The_City_of_Eden

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#autonomous #fullyautonomous #AI #blockchain #VR #AR #automatedcities #IoT #fullyautomated @Amazon
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Traumatized by School

January 14th, 2018 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Dreamt that I've been out traveling too long, and tons of homework piled up in my mailbox due by month's end. Woke and felt like I still had assignments due, that I'm still supposed to be in school, but that I ran away from home. #TraumatizedBySchool
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Reflections of 4D

January 8th, 2018 | Posted by pftq in Ideas | #
A nice read- https://gizmodo.com/two-experiments-show-fourth-spatial-dimension-effect-1821739488

Essentially if a 3D object has a 2D shadow, what if we looked for the 3D shadow of a 4D object? My thought is take it further - If our reflections are 2D, what about 3D reflections of a 4D object?

If you think about it, the answer to crossing all spacial dimensions is light.  We always perceive visually in two dimensions even though we live in three.  Just as a flat movie screen serves as the window into our 3D world, it is likely that our 3D world serves as a window to the 4th. This starts to relate also to where Virtual Reality and brain-interface technologies are going; I'd imagine that some combination of the two fields would be necessary for us to perceive more than just in 3D space.

Although somewhat...[More]
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Uchiage Hanabi

January 7th, 2018 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Uchiage Hanabi by DAOKO (@Daok0) and Kenshi Yonezu
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Heart

January 7th, 2018 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Heart by Erick Oh (@ossmedia)
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The City of Eden

December 30th, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Ideas | #
Imagine a city where everyone could live in absolute luxury, indulge to their greatest desires, and never have to work or earn a living. It sounds wasteful and unsustainable, but if it actually existed, it might instead save the world.

This is because everyone who actually wants to live in comfort and pleasure would go there.  It would concentrate the bulk of the population in one place while leaving the rest of the world free and preserved.

The best part is that there would be no need to force people to go.  This is most people's idea of heaven on Earth.  This is what most people work all their lives to attain and retire to.  They would *want* to come here.

And for those...[More]
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Destroying What Was There

December 23rd, 2017 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
If your only way to improve things is to destroy what was there before, then you're not trying to improve anything but yourself.
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