Category: Philosophy

Bitstrings

A "bit" is a basic unit of information entropy. It's binary, either on or off, present or absent, one or zero. A "string" in computer programming is a sequence of items of a particular length. They may be fixed or variable length. Eight, sixteen, thirty-two and sixty-four bit numbers are fixed length. A text string…
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Causal Horns

3D illustration of Gabriel's horn by RokerHRO - Public Domain. Causal horns are the equivalent of light cones for the potential effect of an event on other events over time - promoting or inhibiting the probability of particular range of events. They're horns because they're twistier than generalized cones (although they compose similarly toDavid Marr's use of them).…
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