Digital content suppliers use technology to create social problems and then try to use more technology to solve it… catch22?
“Wikimedia and Facebook have given Angolans free access to their websites, but not to the rest of the internet. So, naturally, Angolans have started hiding pirated movies and music in Wikipedia articles and linking to them on closed Facebook groups, creating a totally free and clandestine file sharing network in a country where mobile internet data is extremely expensive. ”
“ ‘We would prefer to catch it much earlier or simply prevent it outright (without significant limits being placed on good faith editors). Last fall, we had internal discussions on finding technical solutions for this problem,[…]’ — Adele Vrana ”Kartik Prabhu
I am curious as to why a similar problem of gauge-fixing and choice of variables does not arise in other gauge theories like Yang-Mills?
Also, shouldn’t one not fix the gauge before quantisation and do a BRST/BV type quantisation?Kartik PrabhuThe process of Science is much, much more than proofs/graphs/numbers; it is a creative process much like Art.
I have tried many times to explain this to non-scientists but I don’t think they believe me. Artists seem to understand what I am saying but I don’t think they believe me either. So here it is directly from Michael Atiyah, one of the foremost mathematicians of our times.
Quotes from: https://www.quantamagazine.org/20160303-michael-atiyahs-mathematical-dreams/
“Dreams happen during the daytime, they happen at night. You can call them a vision or intuition. But basically they’re a state of mind — without words, pictures, formulas or statements. It’s “pre” all that. It’s pre-Plato. It’s a very primordial feeling. And again, if you try to grasp it, it always dies. So when you wake up in the morning, some vague residue lingers, the ghost of an idea. You try to remember what it was and you only get half of it right, and maybe that’s the best you can do.”
“People think mathematics begins when you write down a theorem followed by a proof. That’s not the beginning, that’s the end. For me the creative place in mathematics comes before you start to put things down on paper, before you try to write a formula. You picture various things, you turn them over in your mind. You’re trying to create, just as a musician is trying to create music, or a poet. There are no rules laid down. You have to do it your own way. But at the end, just as a composer has to put it down on paper, you have to write things down. But the most important stage is understanding.”Kartik Prabhu
“Technology has essentially ziplined past all the difficult social contract and legal infrastructure and face-to-face accountability that led us to negotiate limits on day-to-day expression. And instead of building any of that stuff, instead of addressing basic concerns of safety and gestalt and culture, our most popular platforms seem more concerned with “Haha”-face buttons and silly new engagement models.”Kartik Prabhu