When looking at the creative advances in technology, art, science or society that really changed the story of humanity, we see that they are all quantum leaps. What does that mean? It means that true innovation requires a departure from Continue reading Randomness as the origin of creativity
Randomness has a bad name. It is closely associated with chaos, unintended, unreliable, misguided and pointless. Strangely enough, randomness is at the very root of order. It is the cause of diversity in nature and guards us against descent into oblivion. Let’s celebrate randomness in this post. Continue reading The nature of randomness
Over the holiday period, my mind tends to find its way out. Out as in, out of the rut and constraints of the life I have built around me. Out as in, out of these self-inflicted boundaries that keep me safe and stupid. Continue reading Epiphanic explorational moments
The lack of activity on this blog – this my third post in 2016 – only means one thing: huge activity elsewhere. I have slowed down on searching for great ideas, inspiration, happiness, friendship, love and understanding life. Instead, I concentrate hard on getting lost.
Life is a fractal. All of life is one humongous writhing fractal. We are not only “one”, as New Agers tell us, we are branches of a big tree of life that started with the first polymers. Continue reading Fractal origin of life
Evolution is one of those excruciatingly slow processes and if it wasn’t for our scientific perspective of change over the billennia, we wouldn’t notice it. Or would we? Our understanding of the genome of species and the science to change them will soon lead to an acceleration in the origin of new species. Continue reading Singular life