( http://ulissesaraujo.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/hylomorphisms-in-haskell/ )

]]>As for predictions in the natural world: we’ve known a long time there’s no algorithm for the weather, or to generate a flower, or to determine how much stress will result in one individual during his commute along 101 from SF to Palo Alto on Thursday. These things, if they CAN be predicted, would all have to be GROWN. “No shortcut methods” indeed.

I’m still waiting to see how the mathematics of emergence take shape and whether modeling emergent systems will generate interesting predictions any time soon. Egotism aside, Wolfram’s book really does suggest a “new kind of science”.

]]>It’s more that our machines or devices or organisms make the computation visible, so I don’t think it’s being siphoned off from here to there.

]]>if everything is a computation, is the universe already maximally computing? I.e. if it accelerates one computation, does some other computation of necessity suffer?

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