Ideabird 3/19/12 Response

  • Jack Tanner responded:

I really like this idea. I've been casting about for something to write and I'd like to give this one a shot. I might tweak the ending a bit though. If I can get it written, I'll let you know. :)

Jan 30 2013, 9:50 PM

Tony responded:

Jack, Thank you for writing! I'm glad the idea inspired you, and if you are able to follow it through as you see it, I'll be very happy for you. The ending should be the ending that you see fit.

The idea of weeding the correct future from random noise is ancient, with ideas such as the I Ching. I liked the idea of computers responding randomly, but correctly, to specific things, and then looking to focus it down.

There was an octopus who who picked the correct world cup matches during random feedings. I also liked the idea of armies of octopi, where the ones who picked future events correctly were mated, until you had a strain of prescient octopi.

Cheers, and good luck!

Tony Jonick

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