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Is the Universe a Hologram?Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions$
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Adolfo Plasencia

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036016

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.001.0001

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Remembering Our Future: The Frontier of Search Technologies

Remembering Our Future: The Frontier of Search Technologies

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(p.191) 17 Remembering Our Future: The Frontier of Search Technologies
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Is the Universe a Hologram?
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Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Adolfo Ricardo

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0017

In this dialogue, the computer scientist Ricardo Baeza-Yates explains why search technologies enable behavioral patterns which are more deterministic for some people rather than others to be predicted. And why people have in their behavior a long tail. He explains later why we feel more comfortable with determinism, which is one reason for the adoption of the semantic web taking so long. Ricardo doesn’t believe in the existence of a Kibernos (kubernetes) steering the Internet. He argues that the fact the Internet has not been dominated by any power in the physical world is not related to its size, but rather to its diversity. He then explains that artificial intelligence is related both to a complex critical mass and to computing capabilities. He also argues why not everyone is able to innovate— there is no algorithm that exists to achieve success— and why innovation is something that cannot be replicated. Finally, he explains how the Internet is broadening our social horizons and is a mirror of what we are; the way it allows us to control the devil in us, and how their mechanisms exercise control over the misuse of technology.

Keywords:   Search technologies, Remembering the future, The long tail of human behavior, Semantic Web, Human determinism, Kibernos of Internet cybernetics, Nonbiological intelligence, Quantum computer, Machine learning, Collective creation

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