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Re: Solomon''s curse and search Bias

From: Thomas Passin <tpassin@tompassin.net>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2019 09:47:55 -0500
To: paoladimaio10@googlemail.com, SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>
Cc: "schema.org Mailing List" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>, public-aikr@w3.org
Message-ID: <74e70532-c799-a729-88be-0e89708ef7c8@tompassin.net>
On 3/5/2019 1:01 AM, Paola Di Maio wrote:
> what I am trying to say, I guess, is that to understand the world and 
> resolve the meaning of life we need to reconcile the vastly fragmented 
> data and information to yield a reasonably comprehensive
> search result,  even when ordering the sandwich

I don't think that this is how our brains are constructed.  And I don't 
want to unify the universe of knowledge before ordering a sandwich for 
lunch.  Instead, I want to do it in a way that is easy, low energy, and 
is compatible with my needs and moods of the moment.  Maybe I want 
comfort food, maybe I want a gourmet experience, maybe I want to impress 
a date, and so on.

So I want my brain to be able to take shortcuts that reliably serve my 
(mostly unconscious) intentions.  That's a long way from consolidating 
the universe and the meaning of life to order a sandwich.

I think that, if there is one aspect of all this that tops the others, 
it would be the brain's ability to associate information, memories, 
ideas, concepts, etc., extremely quickly so as to bring a focused subset 
of its information to bear on a situation.  We hardly even know how all 
those different kinds on things (information, memories, etc.) could be 
encoded and retrieved in similar ways, let alone how to retrieve mainly 
the most relevant of them.

Solve the above, and your search engines will become much closer to what 
you want (and what we all of us want as well).

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