Monthly Archives: April 2018

Good vs. Evil, really!

Good vs. Evil — the oldest plot line in history.  This post is about available data — do we try to keep it out of the hands of the bad guys or let us defend ourselves with it?   There is … Continue reading

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Using Anonymous Data

Enormous Value and Use of Anonymously Collected Social Data I don’t want to give the game away, but I have too many technical details on a (hopefully) imaginary conspiracy in the techno-thriller novel I’ve been writing to actually fit within … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With The Brooklyn Bridge Example

This is a piece of the Brooklyn  Bridge example image in the Internal Recursive Exhaustion post.  It is remotely possible that in my lazy slapdash way I constructed a poor example.  If you read the full page, you will see … Continue reading

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Internal Recursive Exhaustion Example

This image shows not only the Brooklyn bridge but it’s history. Here is a fictional account of recursive exhaustion over the time domain, from an unfinished novel.  In it a brilliant young woman mathematician explains internal recursive exhaustion.  In it, … Continue reading

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New Tool can Make Society Work or Destroy It

For more than half of my life I have had faith in the potential of social technology to change the world for the better — making all of us happier, ending worldwide conflicts, eliminating poverty and funding medical research.  But … Continue reading

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What Data To Collect

The most interesting part of Recursive Exhaustion is the recursive step of multiplying the number of data fields.  My genealogical example shows how a sequence of five numbers serving as a descriptor for a person can be expanded first to … Continue reading

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Recursive Exhaustion Method for Social Data Collection

This website explore a remarkable new method for social data collection which makes the notorious acts of Cambridge Analytica look trivial.

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What is Recursive Exhaustion?

Recursive Exhaustion is an algorithm. Though it could be used for various purposes, here I discuss it only in the context of social technology. Among other techniques applicable to society are those for collecting and using personal data. The most … Continue reading

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