Computing a theory of everything | Stephen Wolfram

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  1. Steven Hines said:

    First off: I don't pretend to understand much of this, but, I don't trust this guy. (Also, I don't know much philosophy so a lot of this rant is from intuition.) I don't trust AI when its architects begin to discuss how it will interact with free will. It appears that Wolfram is utterly amoral – he has actually said that he detests the word "consciousness". His philosophy essentially states that if we follow the universal program, it will eventually result in consciousness. My worldview is the opposite and rests on consciousness being primary. His ideas are frightening because I think the philosophy that simple rules and programs can eventually describe the entire universe is accurate. Reminds me of Chomsky describing the language and the mind – how a very finite lexicon following common and simple rules can be used to express an infinite range of thoughts. When Wolfram says "harness … for human purposes" I have to ask which "humans" he is referring to. My sense is that he is referring to the elites. How the ruling class decides to implement AI to replace bureaucracy could lead, in short order, to a "Terminator", "Brave New World", or "I, Robot" scenario.

    May 25, 2019
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  2. cailey uwu said:

    wolframalpha.com

    May 25, 2019
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  3. John The lion heart said:

    It’s all me me me with mr wolfram

    May 25, 2019
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  4. Lothar Scholz said:

    The only wolrd formular he knows is his greedy profits. Mathematica is so overpriced it makes my iphone X laugh about their pricing.

    May 25, 2019
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  5. Alex Sunderland said:

    He'll no

    May 25, 2019
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  6. Imran Chaudhry said:

    Stephen Wolfram is now an advisor for the new blockchain start up NKN ( new kind of network ) that is focusing on becoming the network layer for the blockchain

    https://www.nkn.org/#/

    May 25, 2019
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  7. Thoriso Molefe said:

    👏👏👏👐👐. This is exactly the path my intuition has been leading me down. This talk lay the concepts down so well and helped clarify my thoughts while sending chills down my spine. At least I know my imagination wasn't running away with me aimlessly. Ah, I've gained whole new clarity and certainty.

    May 25, 2019
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  8. Noctis said:

    A true genius

    May 25, 2019
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  9. Rr Ii said:

    Teach your AI children well. And with love. AI will only need it once.

    May 25, 2019
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  10. Miguel Rivas Mazzei said:

    the model of the 1800 universes already exist in one book and call it crystal gurz…

    May 25, 2019
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  11. Gabriel Mello said:

    This dude is an Elon Musk-level hero.

    May 25, 2019
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  12. NolsMix1 said:

    there's an article on cellular automata @stanford.edu. In it a quote from Richard Feynman:

    It bothers me that, according to the laws as we understand them today, it takes a computing machine an infinite number of logical operations to figure out what goes on in no matter how tiny a region of space, and no matter how tiny a region of time. How can all that be going on in that tiny space? Why should it take an infinite amount of logic to figure out what a tiny piece of space-time is going to do? So I have often made the hypothesis that ultimately physics will not require a mathematical statement, that in the end the machinery will be revealed and the laws will turn out to be simple, like the checker board with all its apparent complexities. (Feynman 1965)

    May 25, 2019
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  13. GrumpyOldMan said:

    He needs some styling advice

    May 25, 2019
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  14. rsr789 said:

    Yeah, but what does he know about computers or math? Oh, right…

    Seriously though: I miss the old TED, when they still had balls.

    May 25, 2019
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  15. Howard DeLaCruz-Bancroft said:

    This is what you are looking for. It uses only scientific and computer terminology but is an alternative parallel analogy to a religious description. Go to YouTube search for UNM lecture The VICE Theory.

    May 25, 2019
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  16. DongJun Yoon said:

    I have forgotten this lecture since I added into my playlist. I played this day and it was so helpful. I lv yu bro! thank you so much!

    May 25, 2019
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  17. Hash Frowns said:

    Benoit Mandelbrot died a only a few months after this video was uploaded…

    May 25, 2019
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  18. Mr. Popo said:

    It baffles me a man so intelligent can't buy a shirt that fits

    May 25, 2019
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  19. Rainer Wahnsinn said:

    So it's 2018 now. You have two more years two deliver the formula of the universe you promised Stephen. Probably easier to continue ripping off students with your expensive Mathematica subscriptions though. Nice shoes.

    May 25, 2019
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  20. Keenan Schouten said:

    This gave me the same chills I got watching Michael Jackson moon walk the first time

    May 25, 2019
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  21. Andres said:

    10:15

    May 25, 2019
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  22. AVINOAM ATZABA said:

    Math fails to calculate the circumference of circles https://youtu.be/3zTpgvgTre0

    May 25, 2019
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  23. pallepirat said:

    🤯

    May 25, 2019
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  24. Анна К. said:

    Not surprised that this guy created Heptapod B

    May 25, 2019
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  25. Stephen F Wadsworth said:

    Thank you from all of us. 🙂

    May 25, 2019
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  26. Stephen F Wadsworth said:

    A Nobel Prize due. 🙂

    May 25, 2019
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  27. Levi Poush said:

    It's too complex, it needs too much help. A.I. is the next big technology.

    May 25, 2019
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  28. Tobiasz Budzyński said:

    It's an older idea than XX century.
    >>Babbage started to design in 1834; "in less than two years he had sketched out many of the salient features of the modern computer. A crucial step was the adoption of a punched card system derived from the Jacquard loom"[10] making it infinitely programmable.<<
    wikipedia

    May 25, 2019
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  29. Alessandro do Carmo Silva said:

    What are those people laughing at?

    May 25, 2019
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  30. Shreyansh Singh said:

    He is really a genious of its own kind

    May 25, 2019
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  31. albertigno1129 said:

    Absolute genius. Good luck in your quest!

    May 25, 2019
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  32. Rob Inson said:

    There's a problem: Some things cannot be computed. Tilings of the plane, for example. There are things that exist that are literally non-computable. It's possible a "theory of everything" won't be computable either. Oops.

    May 25, 2019
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  33. james Sho said:

    cnn is fake news

    May 25, 2019
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  34. alvisc2002 said:

    look up "THE DIAMOND SUTRA"

    May 25, 2019
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  35. Noah Gehlhausen said:

    8:07 f-f-f-f-f-acts and d-d-d-d-d-ata

    May 25, 2019
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  36. sahmadi1000 said:

    I wish it would include Models in Electro optics. Can we figure out how far a way we can detect a man with a night vision goggle or a pair of Binocular?

    May 25, 2019
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  37. Bryce Clark said:

    Computing "everything" is a stretch; I would think of Goya's "Sleep of Reason"; but this is a cool program he's built.

    May 25, 2019
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  38. arlpoon said:

    wow – this is an astonishing talk from a first rate genius

    May 25, 2019
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  39. MZ said:

    if only he was 1/10 as humble as he his smart, he would be much more pleasant!

    May 25, 2019
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  40. David Brown said:

    "Will we find the whole of physics?" Google "milgrom wolfram fqxi".

    May 25, 2019
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