Category Archives: Society

The Guardian view on internet security: complexity is vulnerable

A huge weakness in wifi security erodes online privacy. But the real challenge is designing with human shortcomings in mind. Continue reading

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How Network Complexity Killed Water Cooler Collaboration

Thanks to the ever-increasing complexity levels and scale of today’s networks, casual conversations can no longer be classified as an effective method of information sharing. Continue reading

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Complexity and AR (Augmented Reality)

#ar AR may be more than a hammer in search of a nail. It may be a new conceptual approach to help us deal with big data and its complexity. Continue reading

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Insight into Brain’s Complexity Revealed Thanks to New Applications of Mathematics

The lack of a formal link between neural network structure and its emergent function has hampered our understanding of how the brain processes information. The discovery of a mathematical framework to describe the emergent behaviour of the network in terms of its underlying structure comes one step closer. Continue reading

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Howard Raiffa, Harvard Professor, decision analysis pioneer, dies at 92.

From the Harvard Gazette: Howard Raiffa, the Frank P. Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Managerial Economics, died July 8 at his home in Arizona following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.  Raiffa joined the Harvard faculty in 1957. With a diverse … Continue reading

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Are we living in a simulated world?

That’s right!, there is a debate going on in some scientific and not so scientific circles whether we are living in a simulation, just like Super Mario.  Warning: this post may introduce a bunch of ideas you may have never … Continue reading

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John Holland, ‘Father of Complexity,’ Dies at 86

Reposted from Pioneer in complex adaptive systems passed away earlier this month by Ed Krayewski|Aug. 31, 2015 7:15 am University of Michigan Earlier this month, the computer scientist and psychologist John Holland passed away. Holland is known as the “father of … Continue reading

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