Tuesday, 2 April 2019

How physics helps us help the world.

Like Elon Musk I tend to approach things from a physics framework. And, as Elon says, physics teaches you to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. But, I explain by analogy. It allows people to hang ideas onto pre-existing frameworks that they already understand and even emotionally accept.

But the physics based path allows you to apply tools which greatly exceed the instincts of our “ape-descended” emotions, tools like logic, mathematics and analytical tools.

Add these to modeling (we call it vision - vision without a testable model is just fluff), then rapid, iterative testing and cross domain learning and you start to really have something.

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