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Attractor Patterns and Attractor Tokens

Attractor Patterns and Attractor Tokens

Opening the Door…. A data sequence is a pattern. Patterns are everywhere. Some patterns are more attractive than others. Attractor patterns are attractors of human attention. But is it Art? What makes a pattern aesthetically pleasing? Aesthetically pleasing patterns evolve from a process of natural selection.  The same process which is at work in various forms of genetic algorithms whether human based genetic a...

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Evolutionary methods for problem solving and artificial development

Evolutionary methods for problem solving and artificial development

Distributed Human-based Genetic Algorithms What we know is that human based genetic algorithms can utilize the Darwinian process of “natural selection” to evolve a candidate solution. Human based genetic algorithms utilize the human as the selector and innovator. The data itself represents the sequence. The sequence is a data pattern. The human beings contribute data patterns such as the”unique content” which makes t...

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Gene Drives

Gene Drives

Gene drives could benefit human health by altering populations that currently spread diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and Lyme so that they can no longer transmit the disease to humans.

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Human Mortality: Individual and Collective

Human Mortality: Individual and Collective

It has been a major triumph of human civilization: Never before in evolutionary history has a species lifted itself from Darwin’s Struggle for Existence, and created a safe, secure environment in which a majority of individuals may expect to live out a full life expectancy and die of old age. You and I take for granted that aging is the greatest hurdle that we face in our quest to live a long, long time. Let’s hope t...

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Book Review: The Infinite Resource by Ramez Naam (2013)

Book Review: The Infinite Resource by Ramez Naam (2013)

The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet is IEET Fellow Ramez Naam’s case for a market-driven solution that will simultaneously preserve the current economic order and avert all resource shortages and existential threats, allowing the global population to reach 10 billion and live the lifestyle of middle class US citizens.

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