Blackbox 2020

Lots of Linux screen stuff (running in a virtual OS X machine) appearing in this SciFi movie. The name Blackbox is appealing to me because it is the windows manager I use since 20 years (Screenshots from my machine 2006, 2010, 2019). There is not much math in the movie except some EEG graphs. Still, the question of memory is very important at the very foundations of math: when we do a proof for example and prove a statement A and a statement B and then that A and B imply C, we have to combine these things and remember that A was true when doing the conclusion. The funny thing is that we trust human memory more than computer memory. In that movie, the impression is given, that one can make a memory dump of all things remembered and dump it from one unit to the other. The end of the movie has a pretty cool 3D animation with linux screens.

MOV, Ogg Webm. IMDb link

Oliver Knill, Posted October 16, 2020,