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Ian Gwonsang Shin

undergrad Aeronautical Sceince, Korea Aerospace Univ.

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Could algorithmic approaches control all of the variables in reality?

I've always been interested in mathmatical approaches for solving business problems (Operation Researches, Management Science). Meanwhile, I saw a TED talk named 'How algorithms shape our world'. I partially agree with Kelvin Slavin. Algorithms are useful and effective. But, I want to ask something about it. Are they perfect?

Algorithms are also 'man-made' methods for solving problems or implementing methodology, even predicting the future (proficiency, feasibility of business investment, etc). There are tons of variables in reality and algorithmic apporaches couldn't calculate all the variables I guess. And there are also variables that couln't even be digitized. And algorithmic approaches have flaws in themselves. They could crash each other.

I'm not speciallized in computer engineering, so I'd appreciate any info you might have. Thank you! :)


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    Oct 15 2012: i dont know whether it can or not ,cause my math is very poor in my school life ,and i seldom talk about math

    while i always use physic to direct my life .

    i put many physic theories to my life and recently i find a formula which is

    matter+time +energy =life .

    very useful one ,how can you direct your life with math can you give me a formula?
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      Oct 15 2012: I have one powerful formula that is going through our lives. That is, Life = 1/2 Happiness + 1/2 Sadness.
      Have a happy day :)
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        Oct 15 2012: really ? i think most of people do not agree with you ,because many people are optimisc .they have much more happinese than sadness .dont you think so .

        i think i am a person of that ,because when i laugh,i dont not cry to equal it ,lol.
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          Oct 15 2012: Good to hear that! But I'm not that kind of optimistic person I guess.. ?! :) Well, I prefer focusing on the reality of the society (even the dark sides of the society) to thinking brightly.
          This world is double-faced like Janus!

          I envy your optimism!

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