Underlying Formalisms LO6459

Andrew Moreno (amoreno@broken.ranch.org)
Fri, 5 Apr 1996 19:47:01 -0800 (PST)

Replying to LO6307 --

On Fri, 29 Mar 1996, Richard Karash wrote:
> That it's our human limits (e.g. we can only deal with 7 things in
> a list, or x number of relationships at a time) which make things
> "complex" to us.

I think with the number 7 you are referring to Miller's 7+-2 rule.

I'm figuring out how to circumvent this limit.

Nikola Tesla, an inventor responsible for AC current, could build a
precise representation of an AC motor in his mind to exact
specifications. He could circumvent this "limit", in fact, I think he
could track thousands of different components simultaneously.

He would set running a representation of an AC motor in his head and
then he'd challenge someone to run an exact replica in the outside
world. When both had run the same period of time, Tesla would stop the
motor representation in his head, take it apart, measure it with
precision, and the wear and tear on the "parts" of the motor would be
the same as the wear and tear on the parts of the external motor.

I don't think George Soros is as precise - Soros get's a backache that
tells him when somethings going to happen. The backache mysteriously
goes away when he takes some action. :)

Andrew Moreno


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