Ergodicity: the Most Over-Looked Assumption

Consider two ways of making purple. Method 1: Alternate red and blue squares. With enough squares, purple emerges. Method 2: Alternate red and blue at various time intervals. With short enough intervals, purple emerges. Method 1 made changes in the space (ensemble) dimension. Method 2 made changes in the time (temporal) dimension. Both converged to [...]

Common Knowledge: Why I Stopped Avoiding Mass Media

TL;DR Common knowledge is information that everyone believes is shared by everyone else. It's not what the crowd believes. It's what the crowd believes what the crowd believes.  It's an integral part of game theory and critical in understanding how group behaviour changes based on new information. While this concept may not be entirely new, [...]

When Surprisingly Simple Solutions Work

Majority of my posts echo: "many problems stem from people underestimating complexity and oversimplifying things." Meanwhile, the opposite can hold true too. Many problems are complex, but that doesn't mean every solution has to be. This is page is an ongoing archive of case studies and examples that colour this point. So the other day [...]