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Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go

Don’t even try to deny it. Pokémon Go is pretty cool. Pokémon Go landed in the U.S. last week. The premise is simple: search for little monsters and catch them. Here’s the trick. These monsters actually live in a realm where cyberspace meets the physical. The only way you can see them is through the […]

Algorithmic Freedom

Algorithmic Freedom

At one point in time, I made the ridiculous statement to a large gathering of my peers that I was an “algorithm engineer.” This was a long time ago when I was younger and more naïve than I am now. The statement itself is one of absurdity. An algorithm engineer? Isn’t that what all engineers […]

Unpredictable

Unpredictable

In 2002, the movie “Minority Report” challenged our view of free will. In this movie, three mutated humans possessed the ability to foretell the future and identify crimes before they were committed. A new PreCrime police unit intervened and put the murderers away before they had a chance to act. A great juxtaposition of determinism […]