Thanks Plamen, very interesting references and comments. There are many
new avenues opening around data, from nasty ones (recent politics) to
the economic, biomedical and scientific in general. It is a very
important "information" theme of our time. Perhaps I disagree that deep
Dear Alberto, Pedro and All,
I could not follow this discussion in the past 3 weeks since I was engaged
in other activities, but again ß with respect to my other question
regarding the value of the FIS exchange as a forum and virtual currency,
please find below two articles (December 2017) that
Mark Johnson wrote:
So I want to ask a deeper question: Effective science and effective
decision-making go hand-in-hand. What does an effective society
operating in a highly ambiguous and technologically abundant
environment look like? How does it use its technology for effective
Dear Alex, Mark and FIS coleagues,
Thanks a lot for your comments and inputs. I am learning a lot from all
of you. From my ignorance computers are logic machines. I am not sure
if intuition could be considered a logical way of thinking, somehow yes
because it is based in our
> On 13 Mar 2018, at 08:38, Alex Hankey wrote:
> Dear Mark and Alberto,
> Let me propose a radical new input.
> The Human intuition is far more
> powerful than anything anyone
> has previously imagined, except
> those who use it regularly.
Yes I agree about intuition. We should understand it better, and
that's best done with some kind of practice with it. For you it's
yoga; for me it's music. I suspect they're very closely related. I
think it's dangerous, however, to disregard technology. Music is
Dear Mark and Alberto,
Let me propose a radical new input.
The Human intuition is far more
powerful than anything anyone
has previously imagined, except
those who use it regularly.
It can be strengthen by particular
mental practices, well described
in the literature of Yoga.
Thank you for this topic – it cuts to the heart of why we think the
study of information really matters, and most importantly, brings to
the fore the thorny issue of technology.
It has become commonplace to say that our digital computers have
changed the world profoundly. Yet at a
Dear Alberto, Pedro, and FIS Colleagues,
I think you got the message. All in all, an effort to
organize scientific/intellectual potential in this forum and others of that
kind into a kind of currency of a much higher value than money and other
material and virtual resources on Earth deserves to
Dear Plamen, Pedro and Collegues,
I am enjoying a lot this forum.
I absolutely foresee Scientific Blockchain as a continuously growing
list of scientific records and contributions (blocks) linked and secured
using cryptography, somehow a kind of peer reviewed process. Would you
be able to
Dear Plamen and Colleagues,
If it can be feasible, I would very much welcome what you propose. Yes, it
would be great developing a general articulation amongst all our exchanges.
Roughly, I feel that a fundamental nucleous of neatly conceptualized
information is still evading us, but outside
Many thanks for the kickoff text. I will try to produce a couple of direct
You have reminded me of the early 70's, when I first approached science. A
few computers had made their entrance in the university halls. During those
years, and for some decades to come, a new
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