Cholonek Nagroda Musiała Jan Jagoda Karol Tarnowski 80 Ludwik Wiśniewski OP Józef Puciłowski OP Klub Tygodnika Powszechnego Rudolf Helmut Riedel


Tarnowskie Góry, 31 marca piątek, 1800, Muzeum - zapraszam


Muzycy, wystawa, Wojewódzka Biblioteka Publiczna w Krakowie, ul. Rajska 1, I piętro, czynna do 30 kwietnia, midisaż: 7 kwietnia piątek 1800 - zapraszam


Cytaty, ostatni miesiąc (tu są wszystkie, większą czcionką)

Atheism is as natural as religion
 …  the ancient world did not believe in Gods, contrary to popular belief
 …  religious universalism
 …  the paradoxical nature of religion – the fact that it asks you to accept things that aren’t intuitively there in your world
 …  when the generally tolerant societies were replaced by imperial forces that demanded the acceptance of one true God
UK was sixth from bottom, vastly less religious than Thailand (94% religious) and Armenia, Bangladesh, Georgia and Morocco (93%)
 …  The least religious country was found to be China, where only 6% of people say are they are religious with 61% being confirmed atheists. Other countries at the bottom of the list included Japan, Sweden, Czech Republic, Netherlands and Hong Kong. /17-03-15


Quantum technologies
 …  supersensitivity makes it great for measuring
 …  atomic clock could use this discrepancy to make an ultra-precise height measurement
 …  quantum gravimeters
 …  nanoscale diamonds with nitrogen vacancies
 …  ghost imaging
 …  magnetometers that can in principle watch your every neuron
 …  ufficiently long cipher, randomly generated this way and used only once, is absolutely secure
 …  quantum computers so attractive .. they will work fundamentally differently
 …  the entangling of multiple qubits is paramount
 …  a description of a 50-qubit computer would require a quadrillion bits of digital memory
 …  anyons
 …  Shor’s famed algorithm .. a million qubits
 …  Feynman .. the computer will do exactly the same as nature
 …  David Deutsch .. quantum computer would serve as proof positive of universes beyond the known: the “many-worlds interpretation”
 …  constructor theory asserts that those laws actually arise from what is and is not possible
 …  software .. Windows for quantum
 …  Even deeper learning
 …  Quantum Algorithm Zoo /17-03-14


DNA could store all
 …  More data were created in the past 2 years than in all of preceding history.
 …  215 million gigabytes in a single gram of DNA
 …  72,000 DNA strands, each 200 bases long
 …  1.6 bits of data per nucleotide
 …  writing and reading to DNA is relatively slow /17-03-03


Giant Neuron
 …  a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a mouse's brain
 …  across both hemispheres
 …  it could be coordinating signals from different areas to create conscious thought
 …  The claustrum is so densely connected /17-03-02


the limitations of reason
 …  Once formed, impressions are remarkably perseverant
 …  The Enigma of Reason
 …  Coöperation is difficult to establish and almost as difficult to sustain. For any individual, freeloading is always the best
 …  Reason is an adaptation to the hypersocial niche
 …  “myside bias”
 …  the environment changed too quickly for natural selection to catch up
 …  The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone
 …  “illusion of explanatory depth”
 …  no sharp boundary between one person’s ideas and knowledge and those of other member of the group
 …  ways of thinking that now seem self-destructive must at some point have been adaptive
 …  people experience genuine pleasure—a rush of dopamine—when processing information that supports their beliefs
 …  Providing people with accurate information doesn’t seem to help /17-03-01


taxing robots is not a good idea
 …  Bill Gates’s proposal
 …  scepticism about society’s ability to manage rapid automation
 …  negative externality
 …  Automation can be understood as the replacement of labour with capital /17-02-24


eighth continent: Zealandia
 …  New Zealand and New Caledonia, is a single, intact piece of continental crust and is geologically separate from Australia /17-02-22


how planets form
 …  Seven alien, Earth-sized worlds bask in the cool, red light of their parent star
 …  39 light years from Earth
 …  You can imagine how many nearby stars might harbour lots and lots of planets
 …  orbit their star roughly every 4, 6, 9 and 12 days /17-02-22


Gene editing, clones and the science of making babies
 …  haemophilia and sickle-cell anaemia can be fixed before an embryo even starts to develop
 …  cloning humans steadily more feasible
 …  playing God
 …  whether “test-tube” babies would have souls
 …  Growing sperm and eggs from body cells
 …  gay couples could have children related to both parents
 …  protect the interests of the unborn
 …  opinions change as people get used to new techniques /17-02-20


Homo Deus Foresees a Godlike Future, Harari
 …  the free individual is just a fictional tale
 …  more people die today from eating too much than from eating too little
 …  humans are in fact trying to upgrade themselves into gods
 …  select embryos with the best odds
 …  to slow the aging process
 …  our radical transformation
 …  Relatively small changes in genes, hormones and neurons .. were enough to transform Homo erectus — who could produce nothing more impressive than flint knives — into Homo sapiens, who produce spaceships and computers
 …  proprietary algorithms to re-engineer brains, bodies and minds
 …  Once artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence
 …  #Resist /17-02-20


A computer to rival the brain
 …  In the brain, by contrast, data run simultaneously through billions of parallel processors
 …  without the need for a C.P.U.
 …  to emulate some of the brain’s messiness
 …  including a random-number generator with each neuron
 …  material that changes phase from amorphous to crystalline with a certain degree of randomness
 …  Matter will not execute a computation; it will be the computation.
 …  Our own human algorithms are not necessarily ideal. /17-02-17


Roger Penrose
 …  is still defining the way we see the universe.
 …  Penrose is irrepressibly eclectic in his learning
 …  quantum mechanics might explain consciousness
 …  Fashion, Faith and Fantasy—but that a book so wide and deep in its erudition could be written at all
 …  surrealist artist Roland Penrose
 …  phenomenal visual sense of geometry
 …  Escher
 …  he attacks is the attempt to unite relativity and quantum mechanics in string theory
 …  a universe with so many dimensions is hard to keep under control
 …  absurdly, was never rewarded with a Nobel Prize
 …  Penrose’s h-index is still nothing special today
 …  in the standoff between quantum mechanics and general relativity, Penrose thinks that the former will crack first
 …  microtubules .. the collapse of these superpositions could enable the brain to solve problems that are formally “non-computable” /17-02-16


tu są wszystkie cytaty ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...