Weekly Web Harvest for 2018-01-07
- These psychedelic stickers blow AI minds | TechCrunch
researchers have created a wonderful attack on image recognition systems that uses specially printed stickers that are so interesting to the AI that it completely fails to see anything else.
- Time Travel
In the language of the Navaho there is no past, present, and future tense like those of many languages. Events are talked about with regard to their quality of happening rather than their temporal quality. Is it possible that time may not really exist, but is just an artifact of our biological and cultural evolution?
–I haven’t independently verified this to my satisfaction yet.
- Time Travel and Modern Physics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
You have to end this, you have to kill him, really kill him once and for all. You shoot him, but your eyesight is so bad that your aim is off. You do not kill him, you merely damage his left eye. He staggers off. You fall to the ground in agony, and decide to study the paradoxes of time travel more seriously.
- This might be the best map of the 2016 election you ever see – Vox
- The Only Good Thing About Winter Is This Story Written in Snow
Fun stuff on all levels.
h/t Jon Becker