3D Printing and the State Monopoly on Violence

We will remember this photo as the photo that changed the world. http://m.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/10/3d-printing-gun-blueprint-state-department-ban This photo shows a man shooting a gun manufactured by 3D printing. Forward ten years, and a lot of people will have access to a gun with no license number, albeit unreliable. How does that change the … Continue reading

If Maths Is a Language, Can It Evolve? I Would Like To Think So

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I would like to think of maths as a language, like so many other people. Unlike the more "natural" or "human" languages, maths does not evolve. It accumulates, and its core stays the same. When languages evolve, they drop unnecessary expressions and become more "efficient". In other words, languages remove … Continue reading