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TIME AND ENTROPY – IS THERE A CONFLICT?

22-06-2017

TIME AND ENTROPY – IS THERE A CONFLICT?

 Time is measured by a clock which is a device with reliably repeated function (like the movement of sun, or pendulum, or frequency of some radiation). So time has this peculi...

Can we make the next transition without much …

14-06-2017

Can we make the next transition without much suffering?

 The Industrial Revolution at the end of the XVIII century brought mechanization. The people who held power at that time (mostly kings, aristocracy, clergy) and people who wor...

Kondratieff Waves

19-05-2017

Kondratieff Waves

Nikolai Kondratiev (or Kondratieff) was a Russian economist, who studies agricultural cycles and noticed remarkable price fluctuations. He made some generalizations and came u...

Are we dying out?

13-05-2017

Are we dying out?

 Seven year ago Nicholas Eberstadt wrote a highly praised and widely discussed article about contemporary demographic trends and their impact on economic growth and developmen...

Is time real?

10-05-2017

Is time real?

Is time real? Is it outside the laws of physics? Why do we fee an acute difference between the present and the past or the future whereas science tells us that such a differen...

How to rescue the princess?

18-03-2017

How to rescue the princess?

 Imagine you are a prince hurrying up to rescue your princess who was captured by an evil magician. This magician lives on the island inhabited by two types of natives belongi...

Yanis Varoufakis: why money is important

08-03-2017

Yanis Varoufakis: why money is important

Yanis Varoufakis is a former Greek Minster of Finance, an economist with a PhD in Economics who insists that he has ever attended more than a few lectures on economics! An aut...

Love in Kleptopia

09-01-2017

Love in Kleptopia

If one is interested in cryptography, sooner or later she/he will read in Wikipedia the following passage about one of the most significant milestones in this discipline: “Dif...

Global Magnetic Reversal

08-01-2017

Global Magnetic Reversal

 Would we live through a magnetic pole shift? The Earth’s magnetic poles are in constant move. It appears that the north pole is shifting faster and with greater acceleration...

Birthday Problem

05-01-2017

Birthday Problem

 We all know full well that our intuitions in the realm of probabilities as often faulty and misleading. It is undisputable that we frequently mishandle frequencies. Asked to ...