I wonder if its not more important to engage the students than to hand them a computer. A computer or a tablet device is important don’t get me wrong. All I ask is that you find creative ways to make use of them. For example. With one device per student maybe they could be engaged in online extra classes that teaches the student with interesting and engaging projects. For example. I’m sure you can find math problems from being a football coach.
So my thoughts are an IT-strategy should not be about technology but about people.
I thought I share my method for getting a good enough solution to the traveling salesman problem. The problem is that you need to connect all the lines so that you can make the trip with the least amount of traveled distance. I created a graph in octave using a 100 random points. Then as a fun exercise I tried to connect all the lines.
Its a kind of a fun exercise. You don’t need a 100 points. Start with something smaller. With a computer program you could possible see how good a solution you can make.
Don’t try to solve it all at ones. As in many problems you need to divide it into smaller parts or groups.
When I looked at the heat equation I wondered if the solutions were always suppose to be like vector objects. What I rejected was that they are so smooth.
Then I remembered that you can maybe use recognition as a way to solve problems. So if we look at a poorly compressed image using JPEG compression we see that it is built up from non smooth connected blocks. The inside of those blocks are still smooth though.
Taking inspiration from this I can guess that you can probably get a better solution to certain problems solved by differential equations if you have multiple values for the same line around each smooth object.
That is. We surround each smooth object with an almost independent value line. This would create a problem with lots more of unknowns. To calculate or choose these we need some dependency information and that I guess would come from recognition some how. Maybe the smooth solution could be used as enough information.
Here you see two smooth objects that each have a different value line surrounding them. Surrounding the matrix of objects are the ordinary boundary conditions.
I don’t know how to solve this. The idea is presented as a problem.
I calculated Pi from instructions using the Monte Carlo Method from the Wikipedia example. Looking at the result using recognition as a mental problem solver. I can see that there is a lot of unnecessary calculations going on. Let me explain.
From the calculations we can all can figure out what the resulting image would be. Maybe computer recognition could then be used to speed things up. So maybe in hind-sight a more advanced method could make a conclusion much earlier. I wonder if this could be applied to other Monte Carlo based problems.
Here is my open standard video compression idea. Since with machine learning you can generate from recognition. I thought why not take advantage of this for media compression. It should work for all media and be useful for video or audio transmission. The idea is that you can generate each frame from “enough information”. That enough information is the small amount of information that is then transferred. Mathematically I think this could work if you split the enough information into two groups. One part is a traditional compressed video of much smaller size and resolution. The other part is the enough information needed to scale these low resolution frames to the higher resolution. The scaling is then done by generation or computer imagination as one can call it. It is the computer imagination that is trained. As with imagination in general you will get some information loss but errors will not be detectable.
The idea is simple. A guess is that the heat pump can be considered to be a general method? Then why not take inspiration from that to create a device for desalination. I mean with such a device the energy requirement could possibly be somewhat lesser.
This is just me guessing. Could we get smart communication by researching how neural networks communicate? I mean our brain are full of networks that need to send information. Maybe the smartest protocol could then be derived by letting the network learn.
My imagination tells me that if this is something like the traveling salesman problem then there could be a recognition and feeling based solution that might be good enough very large problems. Like the brain maybe this could be applied to the Internet also. I don’t know exactly how this might work but If the problem could be divided into smaller parts the recognition approach might help with this.
Ideas are essential and has great potential for generating value. In this post I will describe what I call retrospective power sentences. These are sentences I formulate after I’ve come up with an idea. That is. This sentence is some general statement that has some guessing power. As an example. From your own ability to recognize letters you can learn to draw them. That is.
“What you can recognize you can also generate”. From this created sentence you can make many guesses. One surprising guess is that you can probably prove a axiom is close to being an actual axiom by recognition.
Another idea would be to attempt to understand the difficult problem of turbulence. A second sentence of mine is “enough information for generation”. With these two sentences perhaps there is a chance to handle turbulence. First you train a neural network on turbulence images. Then after it can recognize turbulence. The idea is then that you can use the generation capability with the Naiver-Stokes equations as enough information.
If this turns out to be true. You can formulate another sentence. “Every problem can be solved by assuming the problem has a recognition part and a math equation part.”
If you have a lot of text in your blog posts. I thought ones in a while to make it interesting. Why couldn’t you make a text to video recording. It will be like someone is talking to you silently. Like a film effect.
The suggestion is simple. In countries with many refugees like in Jordan or Turkey. Why not look at the solar potential?
Not just for the sake of the environment but to increase the job opportunities for both refugees and local residents.
Turkey revives as much solar energy as Spain and Jordan even more. I was thinking that perhaps medium and small size companies could benefit from solar power besides the the very large and home owners.
So the idea is that training for solar panel installations and investments is set in place in particularly for those areas.
Here we have a chance to invest in a good future both for the refugees and the planet.
The problem is that when you transmit a lot of energy in electric wires they could get very hot. So the solution is to increase the cross section area. I wonder however if energy lost in the form of infrared radiation could be lesser even in thin wires. If you could control the light emitted by the wire. Could you then control the energy loss to some degree? What I imagine is that if the wire emit mostly visible light like a LED. The energy loss could be lesser than if the wire would radiate infrared light.
So the idea is to see if a wire with something like light emitting diode capabilities could prove useful.
From a philosophical point of view there exists more connection types between two objects than the pure mechanical. I mean other types than interlocking gears. I wonder therefore if you could get a more predictive method for quantum weird behaviour viewing it as form of cooperation between objects? Looking at nature you have competition and cooperation. This gives rise to complex behaviour between objects so why can’t at least cooperation serve as a model for weird quantum physics. I don’t know how you can get cooperation from the concerned objects so this idea is just a starter.
There is this idea out there that you can learn subjects like math by playing games. For older students I don’t think more gaming is a good thing. The idea is then that should choose to challenge the students rather than to provide an “amazing” experience. What I had in mind is that they learn to code games. Here you could use knowledge of math and physics to create something. I believe this is 100% more effective than giving them a finished game to play.
For those who want to try coding I recommend Python. To learn to use the Godot Engine. There is also the easier visual Scratch.
You don’t need to code a complete game for this to work. Just part of a game that you code with the physics and math in mind. An example would be letting a sprite simulate kicking a ball and letting the computer calculate the path from your programming.
The idea is simple. Asking the right questions is pretty limiting. Therefore I wonder if you can get a more extensive search by including the wrong questions. At least they could be interesting or they could inspire even more questions.
Example of a “wrong” question.
Lossy compression seen in .jpg images is pretty important for storing images, videos and audio. Could it be so important and fundamental that the universe takes advantage of lossy compression for storing and transmitting information. Since you have many photons in motion at any given time in the universe and we discovered the particle wave duality. Maybe the wave part for photons and the wave part in Fourier based lossy compression is connected. This makes me wonder if there exist lossy compression that is energy conserving but a bit lossy or a bit random like for position. It would have a position quality parameter so it doesn’t brake any physical laws but still has some lossy compression ability.
One design idea I had in mind is the flexible multi shoe size idea. Basically the idea is to have a shoe that can fit two or maybe three close sizes. If I’m size 42 then it would fit size 41-43 like socks. But not the tight fit as you get with a sock. I have no idea what is a good solution for this idea. Maybe one could use an adjustable screw solution.
Now that I was thinking about shoes I wondered because we have many very talented African runners. If its possible. Would it not be a good idea if we have shoe design also coming from let say Ethiopia and Kenya or other countries in Africa?
Like we need a variation in our diet so does every other animal and insect to. From bees, chickens, salmons, cows, and pigs. The idea is that we take advice from the animals own decision making which I call their free will. It’s simple. Perhaps instead of using one type of food. Why not have different kinds and let the animals choose themselves. My guess is if you do this their immune system would improve.
So my idea is. Because the animals have a brain they also have an evolved free will that naturally guides them. If were are smart we would let this system do what it does best and let the animal choose their own food.
Here is my startup idea that should have come a long time ago. Its basically a job site but for the long time unemployed and people that have a hard time to find a job because they have diagnose. These are the people who never gets a chance to earn a real monthly salary. So the idea is that businesses and others can post job offerings specially for them on this site and at the same time do so much good.
One thing I think the scientific community gets wrong is the need for generating electricity from various small heat resources. As a way to get a higher efficiency so I assume. Looking at the system as a whole there are huge expensive energy guzzlers like air condition units. Where you need to transport heat.
Therefore I wonder if there should exist something like a thermoelectric paint. The thermoelectric paint I had in mind is not suppose to generate electricity. The different layer paint patterns is suppose to transfer heat like a heat pump using electricity. Simulating a very large Peltier element.
With a paint like this it should be easier to have a very large cooling area. The size should make it easier to cool a large volume effectively.
The idea is simple and a little unorthodox. I imagine that Africa’s startup scene of young people could be in need of office space. Then why couldn’t they rent space in a school? That way their resources is shared. After the students go home around four in the afternoon. Then they could use that space. Maybe electricity from a solar panel installation, newer desks and some kind of Internet connection could be financed from this cooperation.
In school why should you expect every day to be plannable even for a week less for a year a head? The idea I had was if the class gets to a situation where the working environment gets pretty bad. Then It’s my guess that physical exercise would probably be a better choice than to continue badly in the classroom at that time. So my suggestion is to allow for a little time for on demand exercise and a little flexibility so lost class time can be recovered.
It just seems so natural. Could the Raspberry Pi 3 also be a platform for gaming on the TV. As a device to promote programming. I believe you could have tutorials for creating games that could have many possibilities for personal configurations. Since you could alter a webpage with HTML/CSS why can’t you have something like Linux Gaming CSS where you could customize the game to your own liking. Add your own assets and so on. Then if you could share that game with others and run it under Kodi. Then with the smartphone as a readily available Wifi-controller you would have a seriously fun platform.
Did some playing around earlier in Godot Engine. A complete game tutorial could be made in such an environment. Perhaps then they the authors could sell or have advertising for the videos as a way to finance those tutorial projects. It will be like the write your own game book I had back from the Commodore 64 times. Only this time a much more modern version.
Thinking about a way to make use of college time for dropouts. A lot of time and money and heartache gets wasted because of bad choices we make or bad things happens to us for no other reason than coincidences. Why should we only have an all or nothing approach.
My suggestion is that we think and optionally adapt college education in a smart way. The change is not major but could very well be a life saver. The idea goes as follows.
The first year the student studies some of the subjects belonging to the main profession but at the same time he or she studies and gets credentials for a backup job. Here I think web development or something similar could be considered. The following years he or she will then continue with the main profession of choice.
Because there will probably always be a lot of dropouts from college. I think we should adapt intelligently to that. For whatever reason they don’t always have the strength or money to start a new education. With this idea the dropouts could start to work even if they dropped out already after one year. Also for those completing the main courses. A backup job for the same price could prove useful.
I don’t know the physics of this. So this is just my random guess. Since the Emdrive is dependent on microwaves bouncing in a cavity. I assume they will bounce randomly. This makes me wonder if they will make something in the cavity conform to a normal distribution. Maybe potentially conflicting with the conservation of momentum law forcing it to move. Basically my guess is that because the Central Limit Theorem is involved in randomness and the EmDrive depends on randomly bouncing microwaves these are connected.
As an imagination exercise why not try to design a new style phone. You can like me use the free Blender 3D software to do this. My idea is to model it using an elliptical cylinder over a flat screen. My original idea was to emulate an glass pearl with a deep color. But I think this design looks quite nice. Even if glass bends light. I believe if you can recognize the objects looking fairly ordinary then you would accept a little distortion. Apart from looking interesting the feeling of holding the phone should be better than with todays flat screen or half flat screen phones.