Artículos con la etiqueta ‘evolución técnica’

Hanny’s Voorwerp and the Antikythera Mechanism – similarities, differences and insights

Por • 30 nov, 2012 • Category: sociologia

I present some insights into Hanny’s Voorwerp and the Antikythera mechanism – contrasting their similarities and differences. They are both excellent examples of serendipitous discoveries in which human curiosity and perseverance have played an important role. Both objects have captured the imagination of the general public, and their discovery was only made possible via the introduction of new technologies. One major difference is that there is only one Antikythera device but there are now many Voorwerpen or “voorwerpjes”, as they are more commonly known. The study of a collection of objects, as is common in astronomy, greatly aids our understanding of cosmic phenomena. In the case of the voorwepjes, we now know that such systems are to be identified with obscured galaxies or Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) that appear to have recently and indeed rapidly turned off. Clearly, the discovery of more examples of devices similar to the Antikythera mechanism would have a significant affect in advancing our understanding of this object and the people that constructed it.



The new overlords

Por • 12 mar, 2011 • Category: Leyes

Predicting what will happen after that point is difficult, he argues, because we cannot hope to predict the behaviour or evolution of hyper-intelligent machines. But he insists that “the intelligence that will emerge will continue to represent the human civilisation, which is already a human-machine civilisation.”



On Phenomenology of Complex Scientific Systems

Por • 26 feb, 2011 • Category: Filosofía

Performance evolution of a number of complex scientific and technical systems demonstrate exponential progress with time exp(+t/C) . An explanation of the characteristic exponential progress is offered.



Les «processus coactivés» et la nouvelle maîtrise du monde

Por • 10 feb, 2011 • Category: Opinion

Nous postulons que cette évolution est de plus en plus déterminée par un développement exponentiel des technologies associées aux humains dans ce que nous avons nommé les “systèmes anthropotechniques”. Nous proposons ici d’apprécier la pertinence de cette hypothèse en introduisant le concept de «processus coactivés». Il illustre la prise de pouvoir de plus en plus marquée des technologies en réseau sur l’humain.