Published May 31, 2016
computers , economy , internet , mathematics , Probability , science
Tags: businesses, economy, information, internet, privacy, software
A new advance on a method known as a randomness extractor makes it easier for machines generate truly random numbers by harvesting randomness from the environment.
The new randomness extractor combines two independent sources of weakly random numbers into one set that is nearly random, with only minor deviations. Then the researchers use a “resilient function,” a method of combining information, to turn the string of numbers into one truly random bit — a 1 or 0.
Compared with the previous state-of-the-art randomness extractors, which required input that was already very close to random, the new method can mine sources that are “much, much, much, much weaker,” says computer scientist Avi Wigderson of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. The new extractor is a “substantial improvement over the previous results, and it’s very close to the best you can hope for.”
European union is aging fast -and i am speaking demographically- and the future doesn’t seem so bright. An austrian toy manufacturer was quoted saying
“The toy trade is slowly dying across central Europe. There are not enough children any more”
On the other hand of course the health industry is alive and kicking, enjoying a golden era.
What are the reasons for the low birth rate of developed countries ?
There are many physical and metaphysical explanations for the low birth rate, however the bottom line is this: having many kids, somehow seems to be more trouble than its’ worth. The typical european has no more farms and cottages for their kids to work, no more family businesses that need extra hands. The europeans work all day and a kid is just another 8-hour of work every day for them. Something is really wrong with this picture, but i’m sure that if large companies had the oportunity to breed workers some of them might just try it out.