freejung - 7:04 am on Mar 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
I've mentioned Hari Seldon in relation to them more than once in past years here ..someone here in a thread recently again made the connection / spotted the similarities to the philosophy of the "shapers" of Asimov's foundation series again recently ..
Wow, Leosghost, staggeringly awesome post! Asimov and Heisenberg (and well-understood no less)... well said on all counts!
This is something I've personally noticed in the course of webmastering, something I'm sure most of us have noticed to one extent or another: individual human beings are unpredictable, but en masse their behavior is remarkably consistent. It's like thermodynamics -- it's the law of large numbers.
It is likely that nobody knows more about the en masse behavior of humans than Google. Facebook may be catching up.
As for the idea about previews, I was thinking about the same thing, and have made several preview-enhancing improvements.