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If you had an app that told you the truth, would you use it?
3 points by mcartyem on Sept 22, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 11 comments
What would you want from it?

Sounds like one of those silly Quora questions but I'll take a shot at it.


Who's "truth?"

Very good point.

FYI, it's whose.

Exactly. The "truth" is relative.

The truth based on criteria for truth. Irrefutable truths exist, like 1 + 1 = 2.

Except when 1 + 1 = 10

Yes, but the first one is still universal, just it's assumed that we are talking about base 10.

In base 10, 1+1 is still equal to 10 for very large values of 1.

I will not use it.

If I need truth about something, I will do research to find out. I do not need app and I do not trust an app for that.

Would you use an app that verifies your reasoning (for the occasions you are too busy to research the truth or not actively looking for it)?

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