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  • n. The conversion of something into an extreme form


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  • Under radical uncertainty, to be omnipresent in this century, maximization turns into extremization, which is very risky: it always gets us out on a limb, most likely in a wrong direction, and as a rule too far.

    Vladimir A. Masch: The Rest of the (Economic) Story

  • For any serious problem, LP does not "optimization" but "extremization": it gets us out on a limb and, as a rule, too far.

    Dr. Vladimir A. Masch: Harnessing Our Technological Strengths for the Economy: Risk-Constrained Optimization

  • There is an extremization of a type of entropy with this condition.

    Multi-Planet System is Chaotic, Dusty | Universe Today

  • The problem is equivalent to the extremization in classical mechanics and leads to the Euler-Lagrange equation.

    Black Hole Drive Could Power Future Starships | Universe Today

  • I think that this einselection has some type of extremization to it where a cosmology is einselected so as to permit the maximum possible level of complexity in local regions.

    Do Atheists Exist?

  • So maybe the grand path integral for all possible quantum cosmological amplitudes self-decoheres by inflationary processes so that locally classical (like) structures come about by an extremization of possible local complexity.

    A Dark, Misleading Force

  • By operating only at extremes, referred to in control theory as "bang-bang extremization," the proteins were exhibiting behavior consistent with a system managing itself optimally under evolution.

    Uncommon Descent

  • Optimal control theory explains a striking pattern of extremization in the redox potentials of electron transport proteins, assuming only that their fitness measure is a control objective functional with bounded controls.

    Planet Atheism

  • However, I think that there is some comsological einselection process, some system of decoherent processes that reduce the overlap between possible cosmological states D (Psi, Psi’) — 0 which selects for an extremization of local complexity.

    A Dark, Misleading Force


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