math on widths doesn't add up

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Mon Jun 17 16:55:46 EDT 2019


Heh! That reminds me, I knew a British professor once who used the illustration that a two dimensional being, confronted with a line would perceive it as impassible. He then went on to explain how it might be that a 3 dimensional being, when needing to see into the future might perceive it as impossible, whereas to a 4th dimensional being, that is not bound by time, would not. 

Bob S


> On Jun 17, 2019, at 13:24 , Dar Scott Consulting via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Sure. I do it all the time and everybody knows how 1D I am.
> 
> Some random thoughts:
> 
> A Turing machine might be considered 1D. It can draw x,y. 
> 
> This past month, I was working in very high dimensions. I was not able to visualize that very well and used dimension reduction techniques such as PCA, UMAP and t-SNE to help. I would guess the 1D being might have to do something similar for "visualization". Maybe.
> 
> Lewis and Clark went on a path or route, 1D, and took measurements that allowed them to create a 2D map. That is, the space of the 1D path was assumed to bend in a 2D space.
> 
> The floor of my lab looks 2D to me, but I have latitude and longitude marked for the center. That labelling assumes a curving into 3D.





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