We like to think that the more we know the less we don’t know. In other words, as the sphere of knowledge grows, the quantity of unknown things shrinks. Mathematician and artificial intelligence enthusiast Alan Turing turned that notion on its head by transforming it into the language of geometry: as the sphere of knowledge grows, so does the surface area of the unknown.
Here’s a cartoon about questions we that we don’t have answers to, from TED-Ed.
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