João Pires da Cruz • TEDxISCTE
Mysteries of the Interconnected world
The human brain is prepared to compress an infinite-dimensional universe by finding common features between independent objects to connect them. Wheels in bicycles and cars; teeth and claws in predators, etc. In nature, at our scale, things are pretty independent. Interconnections only appear at a planetary scale (gravity) and on a molecular scale (electromagnetism). But the human reality is also social, and society is all about interconnection. And when things become interconnected, we start calling it “complex.” The talk is about how interconnection links artificial intelligence, financial mathematics, and physics unification theories in a common quest.