Drachefly t1_j6n3mw6 wrote

Seems like a good way to handle this would be to only trigger if it goes from violent motion to nearly totally still.

If you're still moving, figure that you're fine. That would get rid of roller coasters, as after all that violent motion, you get up and walk way from it. Similarly with skiing. You reach the bottom and glide to a halt, then begin walking around.


Drachefly t1_iu0wqok wrote

Making a tool to help people try to do this was my first job out of college, in 2001.

Maybe it would have worked if people had used the tool with colossal data sets like this. Instead, they… threw 3 patients at it in a time series 5 elements long. Amusingly, the organization I was working for was also called the Institute for Cancer Research. Just, a much smaller one an ocean away.


Drachefly t1_is21ftz wrote

If the price of Lithium goes up by a factor of 1.5 another big mine in another country becomes profitable to run. If it goes up by a factor of 3 it becomes economical to extract it from seawater.

There is a limit to how bad this price can get, in the medium-long term. You can have price spikes. If those are projected to continue, production will increase and the price will come down.


Drachefly t1_irl5mhi wrote

Outside the system, obviously. And that makes the claim trivial. Even in Newtonian mechanics you couldn't see the whole universe at once, let alone to perfect precision. But if you're outside the system looking at some accessible representation of it, then it doesn't matter whether it's quantum or classical - a god's eye view is possible. I've done simulations of (simple) quantum systems and it was totally possible for me to see all outcomes from an event that would normally cause decoherence and make coherent superposition impossible. That we can't do that for the universe is just a matter of our being in it.