Velarys

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What Is Information?

What is information? We always talk about it and you hear it here and there but what does it really mean? Because if it doesn’t mean anything concrete then what is the point in using the word? We say that somebody gave us information about something or something gave us information about something. When we…

What The Past Teaches Us

How can we predict the future from the experience of the past? That is a pretty important question, because it’s all we have going for us. Natural selection can do this in a way. But it does it in a rather inefficient way. It is like saying okay this and this and this could happen…

Everyday Prediction

So a few months ago I moved into a new apartment with two friends of mine, or rather one friend and the other guy we simply picked up along the way. But he turned out to be a really good friend as well so that was great. Anyway, we moved into this truly beautiful apartment…

Relative Meaning

I want to take some time to talk about the relativity of words and attributes. Everything we say. When I talk about how good a university is and how they have such a huge variety of courses I always have to relate this somehow to other universities. What is a huge variety? If all universities…

Control Systems

Control systems, what are they?   Imagine a little room with two instruments. One checks the temperature of the room and displays it, the other is just a simple device with a slider that controls the temperature of the room. One more thing: there is another display above the door to this room that shows…

Generalization

What is generalization?   Generalization is looking at the commonalities instead of the differences. Generalization is disregarding the things that change and focusing on those that do not.   Patterns are all about generalizations. Patterns are anything that happens more than once. So something that does not change. And you can have very general patterns…

The Homeostatic Brain

The brain, what a marvelous thing in our heads. But what is it even good for? A very sobering view of the brain is that it controls the body. That’s it, nothing more nothing less. It can change the structure of our body and make our muscles move. But what is its purpose, what is…