Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Intelligence and values

How intelligent you are depends upon how good your value system is.  If you have bad values you make bad decisions.

The human value system appears to be a kludge made up of a set of simple drives and aversions.  A better value system might be something like the network in my 21 Sept. 2010 blog.

Friday, October 21, 2011

formal systems <-----> informal description, a continuum

A good example of a formal system would be executables like my Asa H 2.0 lite (see my 10 Feb. 2011 post for a listing).

A good example of an informal description of (roughly) the same system is my graph in my 29 Sept. 2010 post. (One could make it more formal by adding details about what each node of the graph does, or by listing what quantities are sent from one node to another and when.)

A good example of a description that is less formal than executable code but more formal than my graph would be the equation set given in my 2006 paper on Asa H (Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., Vol 109, # 3/4, pg 159).

What is mathematics? (by a nonmathematician)

1. a science of patterns (Composed of a number of different theories of patterns.)

2. language

3. a game

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Some history

Me 30 years ago running the small plasma device at the University of Singapore.

20 years ago my "Emporia source" experiment at Emporia State University.

Me (extreme right) 40 years ago in the beam-plasma group at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Monday, October 3, 2011


My book TWELVE PAPERS is available to download (free) from my website , Book.  It contains several years worth of work (~5), some old, some new, including the latest experiments with my AI Asa H 2.0   Included are initial efforts toward machine consciousness and natural language processing.

A kindle edition is available from amazon for $1.99 (ASIN: B005SVVEYC).

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Unemployment is one of the inherent failings (inefficiencies) of capitalism.  It's a way for the rich to lower the wages of the poor.  Norway and Sweden currently have the highest standards of living.  The USA needs to become more like them.  Norway and Sweden are socialist.