an old-ish thought

I just got another email about a “Frontiers in X” conference, so I thought of this. Have you ever noticed how biology and medicine always have conferences that have the word “frontiers” in the title? I guess that’s because they are very high dimensional phenomena, and as we know, the sphere in high dimensions has all of its mass at the boundary.

Of course, the downside is that the volume of the unit sphere goes to 0 as the dimension goes to infinity…


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