<Bear with me>
I've always been fascinated by the idea of incremental progress. Linear, directional progress was such a beautiful, attainable ideal. When I'm daydreaming, I'm often thinking about this.
I was 23 when I first learned about Markovian Chains. I loved the model's elegance in explaining how ideas/people/objects transition from one place/state/experience to another. It has it's flaws, but it simply captures one concept that I think is critical: Absorbing States.
A state i is called absorbing if it is impossible to leave this state (Wiki). In other words, tomorrow, you'll be in the same place that you are today with 100% certainty. Mathematically:
This concept crushes my ideal of incremental progress. When I look around, I see the potential for us to witness Absorbing States in our lifetime:
- Global issues such as Climate Change
- Socioeconomic issues such as Poverty
- Psychological issues such as Resentment and Depression
This site is just a place for me to shout at the wind, in the hopes that I can help improve the odds of us all escaping these states.
Thanks for bearing with me.