Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [Part 15]
Stephen Wolfram hosts an Ask Me Anything about science and technology for all ages. Find the playlist of Q&A's here: https://wolfr.am/youtube-sw-qa
Originally livestreamed at: https://twitch.tv/stephen_wolfram
Outline of Question & Answer
0:00 Stream starting
2:05 Stephen begins the Q&A
2:18 If humankind had evolved 12 fingers, and if we all used base 12 to count and do commerce, would this have made any difference to our scientific development?
16:09 Do you think you could convince Dana Scott to expand his lecture "Looking Forward, Looking Backward" into a memoirs book similar to "idea makers"?
16:40 As in your physics project, do you think the entire legal system could emerge from a few simple laws (rules)?
27:30 Imaginary Numbers Are Real? What is present in real life? How can we implement quantum logic circuit?
38:10 Is pi irrational because we use decimal system? Because in binary 0.1 can't be expressed properly. Do you think if we used something else for pi it would be rational?
43:15 How much do you trust current methods of encryption (leaving quantum computers aside)? Are they really unbreakable?
55:10 What do you think about AI writing mathematical proofs? I read an article recently about an AI discovering the heliocentric principle by itself
59:15 I recently started a new job with Texas Tech University - attempting to bring high end geospatial data analytics and mapping tools to the populous in non-conventional educational settings. In short: if you teach the people to map we will have better maps and better people. Your products excel at making complex technology user accessible - even for the layperson. Could you speak to what makes them so successful?
1:01:40 What's the best way to learn something for slow learners?
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