Sunday, March 25, 2012

Chaotic Computing and Bogus DARPA programs

Am I the only one a bit suspicious of lots of buzzwords in DARPA solicitations?  From a current solicitation: "Utilize the concept of nonlinear dynamical chaos to create a chaos-based computer for a novel approach to information processing that has the potential to be superior to existing technologies in finding optimal solutions for problem solving and decision-making."


So I looked up chaos computing on Wikipedia and found a research community suspiciously centered around a single fellow named "Ditto", CTO of ChaoLogix.  It's unclear what they're really working on, despite their commercialization description.

I'd be in favor of a way to bid-down program solicitations so garbage like this doesn't get funded.