Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Butterfly Effect Effect

The butterfly effect, originally, was about lack of perfect information leading to otherwise useful predictive algorithms having fatal errors. Like most scientific concepts, the general public has a totally different take, thanks to popular culture. The average person may well tell you it’s about how stepping on a butterfly in the past will mean a world war goes the other way.

But sometimes, the two overlap. For instance, I failed to take into account that my stepping on a butterfly in the past was in fact built into the timeline, and thus going back to stop myself was the problem.

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