singularity, Re: Why not Cryonics
blackjar at planetc.com
Wed Aug 21 12:57:48 EST 1996
Richard Kerr wrote:
> And here I was thinking that a singularity was a term used in physics
> associated with black-holes and other objects that have infinite
> mass--strong gravity--little physical (3-D) space.
The term can also be use to refer to a mathematically instabe point in a
non-linear (chaotic system). These singualrities appear as non-continuous
points in phase space models. To disrupt a system at it's a singualrity can
be horribly destructive - some have hypothesized it to cause some heart
attack in appearently healthy patients. Singularities of this type also make
a system very hard to understand, control, or work with.
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