Friday, September 22, 2017

More into fun with innovations now

Was good for me to talk how with my math things have received confirmation more than once, but my problem with mathematicians is they haven't contacted the press, danced with joy, and screamed and shouted about them, like I have. Those press people too, will be like, you DO know we go to YOU, not the other way around?

But that really was back to 2004 when was most intense and as time went on and recognized the situation, realized math people just were not going to act as excited as I expected they should.

Moving on helped me tremendously, and had more adventures instead. Where now am still fascinated not just with coming up with a functional view of entertainment as way we safely control our mood, but with how rapidly those ideas may be making changes.

Like consider, one of my most massive ideas for math introduced in 2002, and now over 15 years later, math community still manages to muddle along as if it doesn't exist far as I can tell. Which to me is more amusing lately, by the way, but also sad.

While my ideas for entertainment? Now over two years old and can look at US box office and debate with myself, as witness things fit with expectations, but still, how to be sure? There is SO much complexity there actually where try to talk simply as possible for dramatic purposes and to aid communication. My ideas are much about providing a predictive framework anchored around a simple core. Regardless is fun to contemplate!

What is the difference then in this area?

My biggest results in mathematics were in esoteric areas well away from how things operate, in the real world. To me the current people in those fields have proven their irrelevance. Am sure they'd disagree, but time will tell. Like I say, not like the math will change.

Entertainment though, well that is kind of important to so many more people, on the daily, you know?

Like me!!! And still ready to jump and shout. But I no longer contact the press about my things. Have learned SO much through the years. And now?

Innovation is so much about the fun in my life. And maybe is helping add more fun, to yours.

James Harris

Thursday, September 21, 2017

When knowledge compels

Having ideas outside of your own areas of recognized authority is kind of fun, where all along had plans if found something to rely on that which is. So like with math? Go show to some mathematicians and that should be that, which I did. Would get recognized as correct, and then...nothing, except once where things got even weirder than just nothing.

Was not the reaction I expected.

So to recap a bit, early on when first started looking for my own math thing, which began in 1995, made a bunch of mistakes. And at FIRST talked to mathematicians then as am good at reaching out. Felt guilty then, and came across Usenet which I accessed through Google Groups where could talk math as much as I wanted. There also made mistakes as brainstormed but for a bit posters there would point out my errors, until 1999, when they refused for six months with a HUGE one.

Was so certain too that I had this great discovery, and had NOTHING. They made fun of me for six months, until I finally released emotion holding on to the desire of success, and immediately could see the mistake. Math does not care. My need to be right? My fantasies of world adulation? Worthless.

When I finally let go, promptly found myself expanding possibility with a new technique, where had invented my own mathematical discipline, and time of error? Was gone, for the most part.

Did make some more mistakes but no longer relied on others pointing out as developed better methods, learning from that six months. And eventually had something sent to math journals until one published. Then things got really weird. But yeah, for those who don't know, am a published mathematical author with ONE paper. Math journal's chief editor later tried to pull my paper, leaving an odd hole. A little bit later the entire math journal shutdown.

So yeah, have gone to the establishment authorities in mathematics, found confirmation, where just talked one so far with that paper actually. There are others, where to me things get weird.

Like got SO mad with one mathematician where went to university when he suggested, who was really polite, but who after listening to me explain in detail, he just said, ok and went home. I went home which was a four hour drive back, and got to email. And my emails got nastier and nastier and walked up the chain of the university, until they blocked me.

How? How? How could he listen, understand was correct and just then do NOTHING else regarding the result?

One mathematician took a sudden sabbatical when sent one of my results. When returned after months claimed he'd never seen it, and no was not interested in looking at it now.

Another mathematician to whom I emailed my innovative way to count prime numbers, replied such a thing as how it worked couldn't be done. And I replied, but you have it. He did not reply further.

Let's talk an entirely different area than math, where considering I think helped me. As recently finally joined the ride sharing revolution by going some place through Lyft. Where Uber is more international now so will mention for reference. And was great!

Yet why are not taxi companies embracing wholeheartedly these wonderful ideas shown, like letting people give you address on web from a smartphone? Or paying on web entirely for ride so not doing so directly with driver? (If any are I haven't noticed. But should put this aside just in case.)

Those are the big ones, right?

Instead news I've seen is a relentless battle against companies introducing such innovations though usually that is with Uber. Will note haven't seen anything with Lyft, but also they are not as big yet.

Why wouldn't taxi companies merely adopt all the innovations rapidly? Making it easier for me to get a ride, as I LOVE those features? Not so into trying to get a dispatcher on the phone. Waiting for the taxi, wondering where it is. Call back dispatcher, who is maybe more grumpy now, even if he's explaining delay. Looking out constantly till taxi arrives. Get in taxi, ask hesitantly, take credit cards? And hear, no.

And am like, huh?

People in establishment positions can find that knowledge isn't as important to them, as how they've done things.

Oh, so yeah, notice I hedge often when discussing my results, and will say usually not officially recognized, except for that one published paper or something along those lines. Or will say my ideas are not promoted properly through establishment folks or something of that nature.

But yeah, have had confirmation routinely. Just what does NOT happen after has been dramatic.

Learned to curb my enthusiasm. Ponder the situation. To me knowledge should compel experts in an area. But not like I can make another person do what I want, and really wouldn't try.

To me? The excitement should drive you.

Oh yeah, didn't give any dates. Was talking much ancient history for me, with things primarily from 2003 and 2004. But yeah, why bother people who really aren't interested? There is not much point. So mostly I just leave mathematicians alone now.

Do send them things every once in a while just so can say I did my due diligence.

These days they do not even bother replying.

Knowledge has to compel people, which requires interest, or why would they do anything with it?

James Harris

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Questing for truth

What I do is so much about personal motivation should be noted. And even explaining is hard where did not even really have enough of the concepts in mind in the past, let alone getting much approval, by standard means.

Imagine you spend relentless hours day after day for YEARS working at something where part of you thinks you know why, until it gets really hard. And even when you feel you have success? There is a new wrinkle as you have to learn how to talk it to others.

That's fun! That's the search for truth when you're making things up as you go along, like inventing your own mathematical discipline. Or defining science, functionally. Or wow, trying to work out how much your ideas about entertainment?

Are changing--the real world.

And you get dragged along a lot, by your ideas. Or at least I know I did. Until you get too tired of that to not work harder to understand.

When your challenging reality makes you, worry might break you, and wonder how you found solid ground.

Started out one way, kind of as a lark, and figured some things out. Then found out that with the web, attention can be pulled to you, without that making much sense for some time. And without external validation, worked hard at finding that solid ground.

So got practical. Like I needed a functional definition of mathematical proof. Of course I did.

And learned the true power of skepticism: Don't really know I have a great idea until try rejecting it, and tossing it away, and it does not even notice.

Ideas do not care.

Figured out techniques for handling goals to try and keep up with things. And creativity? Starts getting wild. Like search: short timeline reachable goals

And web lets you know when across a world, in so many places, there are those paying attention, even when you're not sure why.

But better with them, even so abstract, than left with just your thoughts and endless questions that drive your mind. Refining, and honing skills. Searching relentlessly...for something.

The framework of process eventually becomes your way of staying just ahead, of the adventure, as questing for truth? Becomes your life's quest.

Oh cool. I think that was pretty good. We'll see how it looks after I edit it for a few days. So writing to write? Yeah, I guess. Why not. But also? Talking my meta process. Oh yeah.

James Harris