Are we all perhaps linked by invisible bonds? Do the actions of one affect others, even if those others are far away? Our lives and the universe itself may be all part of a single mechanism in which all creatures and events are 'entangled' with one another.

Monday, June 20, 2005

20 Questions Game

The previous post was a test of 20 questions; here's a site based on the "20 Questions" game. That's the game where you think of something (anything at all) and others have to try to guess what it is you're thinking of. Usually you start out asking if its "animal, vegetable, or mineral".

The twist here is that a computer will attempt to guess what you're thinking of...the computer uses a type of programming known as a "neural net" which is similiar to the way the human brain functions. The computer remembers previous answers and builds up a knowledge base to allow it to be more accurate as it "learns" more, much the same way a person would learn.

It's a lot of fun but the computer is very hard to fool--it guesses what you're thinking most of the time. Give it a try!

Enough web-surfing for me, I've got to get some sleep, so Good Night, everyone!

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