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Hebbian History

memeengine replied to your post: Or can the influence of any ancestor ever fade down to zero? (Or, well… to arbitrarily small size?) An AR[1] process can go arbitrarily ↓0 as time↑∞. But in real life the sins of the fathers … Continue reading

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Airplane passenger: It was the worst day of my life! First, we had to wait for twenty minutes! before they would let us board. And then, we had to sit on the runway for forty minutes! before they would let us take off!  Louis CK: Oh, really? … Continue reading

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According to some rough estimates, world living standards grew less than 50 percent … from A.D. 1 until the Industrial Revolution. By contrast, they grew a whopping 1,000 to 2,000 percent in the 19th and 20th centuries. Joel Waldfogel

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