The number of classes which are solvable by the person Martin Michael Musatov.
An Open Letter to the Moral and Scientific Community: A Quote:
"If smart people all had Ph.D.'s we would not have light bulbs." --Martin Musatov speaking on American Entrepreneur and Innovator Thomas Edison
Preface: "Computational Complexity"
So much of what I have seen since I have began studying computational complexity simply amazes me. I have come from an outsiders perspective peering into this vast new world where obvious things hide themselves and complex things take center stage to be studied like pellets of sand beneath a microscope. I will say this one thing: I have never been treated with more disdain in an academic setting. I have had M.I.T. Assistant Professor Scott Aaronson publicly threaten to contact my Internet Service Provider and call me a "goon" for disproving his theorem publicly. I have been called a "troll" and "couch boy" the latter I have no idea what the colloquial means. I have had my I.P. address blocked from contributing to Wikipedia and have been sent threatening emails from Wikipedia administrators saying, "Wikipedia doesn't need you." Since I began pursuing my proof of computational complexity my Wikipedia profile for my work as a screenwriter (which had remained untouched for the better part of three years) was immediately flagged as "non-notable" and deleted. And all because the mathematics and code I was inputting was too advanced for wiki language to swallow without causing system problems and offending apparently some very sensitive people. And all over a tiny little problem in theoretical computer science called [P=NP].
Basically, as the case may certainly be there seem to be a lot of people out there absolutely insistent that "P" does not equal "NP". But I have to wonder, if it is only theory we are debating here, what is so vested by this people that they defend an insistent of an impossibility as if it were the holy grail? It just does not make sense to me. I will say this, especially, it does not make sense to argue that something such as P equals NP has to be impossible. If it were true there are well documented published articles such as this one in the Boston Globe which blatantly list all the potential benefits we might experience if the scientific community would accept P=NP. The list includes advances in "Protein Folding" which could spur unprecedented growth and advances in biological research which may well include cures for diseases like cancer and H.I.V. So dare I say, why are noted professors at top universities such as Scott Aaronson at M.I.T. and Stephen Arthur Cook at the University of Toronto so insistent of its impossibility? What could be so motivating as one would defend such a contrary position to which being contrariety holds no obvious benefit for society at large. The elephant in the room seems to be that this argument has been raging and churning for years ever since Stephen Cook invented the class "NP-Complete" back in 1970.
My goal, my dream, in pursuing a proof that [P=NP] was not to win a million dollars and notoriety, but to help the people in the world use the technology to better take care of themselves and their families. My goals personally are to help my young niece who just had an implant put in her ear so she could hear better and to spur advances in cancer research as my uncle and Godfather Michael Schultz was in the last month diagnosed with kidney and bone cancer. So still, I continue on, every morning pursuing the solution despite the animosity and ignorance.
My dreams are simply bigger than theirs. My dreams are not to predict the S&P 500 and compromise the security of banks by collapsing known elements of cryptography. My dreams are that a young researcher in Tibet working by himself may uncover a cure for cancer that no one had seen. My goal is that a hobby mechanic in rural Russia with access to the Internet will invent a hybrid computer driven engine which will best all the struggling automakers who we continue to float financially like giant sick whales out to sea. My dream is that the academic community would allow open access to citizens at large and not simply the ones who can afford the prestigious school tuition. The basis of my plea: history has shown it to be the best path.
With only three months of formal education he became one of the greatest inventors and industrial leaders in history. Edison obtained 1,093 United States patents, the most issued to any individual.
Call this my prayer or call it my plea it is my cry to the scientific community and to God in heaven can we please work together here and accomplish some good in the world instead of warbled disagreement? My last thought is to ask yourself why would anyone insist on the absolute impossibility of something that could bring so much good to the world?
Quotes by Thomas Edison:
"Hell, there are no rules here we're trying to accomplish something."
"I didn't fail ten thousand times. I successfully eliminated, ten thousand times, materials and combination which wouldn't work."
"I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others."
"I am more of a sponge than an inventor. I absorb ideas from every source. My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant but misdirected ideas of others."
"Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the one thing that he can't afford to lose."
"I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it."
"I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing."