Perhaps Time is tied to Entropy – © Georgios Ardavanis Ph.D.

Why is time limited to forward motion? A toast never goes unburned, and an egg never gets uncracked. We never stop questioning the path we take in life. However, nothing in the principles of physics dictates that time can only move forward. Since space allows us to go in any direction, why not time? Well, time […]

Conscious Machines © – Georgios Ardavanis Ph.D.

Conscious machines may be fundamentally tied to the notion that they will eventually defeat humans. To surpass humans would be to replicate, attain, and reach critical human characteristics, such as high-level cognition linked to conscious perception. Can, however, computers and people be compared? Can machines have consciousness? Can computers surpass human abilities? These questions are […]

Applied Systems Engineering (this chapter is from my book Engineering Excellence DNA) – Georgios Ardavanis Ph.D.

Systems engineering refers to the building of engineering concepts. The need for systems engineering arose with the increasing complexity of systems and projects, in turn exponentially increasing the likelihood of component friction, and hence design unreliability. When we speak in this context, complexity includes not only engineering systems, but also logical human data organization. At […]

Καινοτομία = Δημιουργικότητα x Κίνδυνος (Innovation = Creativity x Risk) – Georgios Ardavanis Ph.D.

Σ’ αυτή την δύσκολη περίοδο που περνάει η Ελλάδα μας, όταν το πολιτικό σύστημα στο σύνολό του δεν μπορεί να βρεί ή να ανεχτεί λύσεις για στοιχειώδη ζητήματα όπωςη διαχείριση των σκουπιδιών ή την απόλυση δημοσίων υπαλλήλων που έχουν καταδικαστεί για κακουργηματικές πράξεις, τότε πως μπορεί το πολιτικό μας σύστημα να εξυγιάνει το κράτος ή […]

Personality Elements that Cause Engineering Excellence (from my book Engineering Excellence DNA in Applied Systems) – Georgios Ardavanis Ph.D

In engineering excellence, people who excel must have many skills, such as how they direct and receive energy, receive information, decide and draw conclusions, and approach the outside world. Specifically, these engineers are usually introverted, rational, and sometimes intuitive, where they constantly think and judge. Introverted engineers tend to direct their energy toward their inner […]

Usability Heuristics – Georgios Ardavanis (Ph.D.)

Sometimes thinking is a bad idea. Unthinking is the ability to apply years of learning at a crucial moment by removing your thinking self from the equation. Thinking too much can kill inspiration. A fundamental paradox of human psychology is that thinking can be bad for human beings. When we follow our thoughts too closely, […]

Smart Cities – Georgios Ardavanis (Ph.D.)

Smart cities should focus their long-term energy investment into: 1.       Utilizing much more energy-efficient vehicles, and that’s going to save a lot of money and will make the cities more competitive by eliminating millions of euros a day in imports. 2.       Moving towards electrification of personal vehicles for traveling 300 miles or less. 3.       Introducing […]

Personality Elements That Cause Engineering Excellence – Georgios Ardavanis (Ph.D.)

This chapter is taken from my book “Engineering Excellence DNA and Applied Systems Engineering,” which was published in 2022.    In engineering excellence, people who excel must have many skills such as the way they direct and receive energy, the way they receive information, the way they decide and draw conclusions, and the way they […]