@2 months ago with 8 notes
#The School of Life #Who Owns the Future? #Interview #Conspiracy #Networked lives #big data
In Conversation: Jaron Lanier and James Bridle On Who Owns the Future? (by The School of Life)
“…process in which big computer is perfecting its game at the expense of society as a whole until it breaks”
Interesting in his acknowledgement of being part of the problem. It must be both insightful and blinding… the view from within?
@12 months ago with 1 note
#Science #SciFi #Higgs boson
Are the ‘reliable rumours’ truly ‘reliable’??? Now CERN is to go public… hopefully to put an end to the ‘ups and downs for higgs boson buzz’?
I learned via Physics World that CERN will hold a press conference on Wednesday July 4 to give an “Update on the search for the Higgs Boson”. More information has just appeared (including a press release here), showing that there will be a 2 hour seminar on the results starting at 9am Geneva time, followed by a press conference at 11am. http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=4790
CERN Announcement : http://www.interactions.org/cms/?pid=1031844
The Higgs is so fundamental to the frontier of physics that Fermilab’s Leon Lederman once called it the “God Particle” — a term that most other physicists positively hate. cosmiclog
Image above Rebloged from ralphewig:
the physics community is afire with rumors that the Higgs boson has at last been found. The Higgs boson is the final piece of the Standard Model, a framework that describes the interactions of all known subatomic particles and forces.Ever since tantalizing hints of the Higgs turned up in December at the Large Hadron Collider, scientists there have been busily analyzing the results of their energetic particle collisions to further refine their search.