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David RuelleDescribe your latest project.
How does the human brain of the mathematician come to grips with the totally non-human thing that is mathematical reality? The Mathematician's Brain approaches this question from both sides. It studies the natural history of human mathematics, its different facets, and also wonders what non-human mathematics could be like. The author believes that computers will in some future do good mathematics, and has mixed feelings about this development.
Writing a book for a general audience is speaking to many people. It requires a great respect of the reader. It is a very serious thing.
Describe your favorite childhood teacher and how that teacher influenced you.
Have you ever taken the Geek Test? How did you rate?
Chess or video games?
What do you do for relaxation?
Douglas Adams or Scott Adams?
What new technology do you think may actually have the potential for making people's lives better?
If you could be reincarnated for one day to live the life of any scientist or writer, who would you choose and why?
What was your best subject in high school? Your worst?
What are some of the things you'd like your computer to do that it cannot now do?
Describe the best museum of science and/or industry you've ever visited and what made it great.
By the end of your life, where do you think humankind will be in terms of new science and technological advancement?
Which country do you believe currently leads the world in science and technology? In ten years?