It started with a simple equation. In 1980, a mathematician named Benoit Mandelbrot working for IBM plotted the behavior of points on a plane using a computer. When the plane was colored by the results, a whimsical world emerged: infinitely branching scepters and spirals, never ending chasms, endless tentacles growing from heart-shaped bulbs. It appears as something from the final trippy minutes of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, only much stranger, like a tie-dye painted by insane space aliens.
On a recent family trip, I persuaded my dad to continue on from Grand Teton to Yellowstone National Park. Time was short before driving back to our lodging in Idaho. The main attraction in Yellowstone, of course, was Old Faithful. But just when would this famous geyser erupt? Was the eruption an event that had “already occurred” in the future, or a completely unrealized abstraction? How did my anticipation of the eruption alter my perception of time?
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@kellybclancy@Harpers Super interesting piece, and I agree on the need for explainable AI. You mention evolutionary constraints on superintelligence. Do you think these constraints also apply to artificial superintelligence?
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