
Re: An Unheralded Breakthrough: The Rosetta Stone of Mathematics
Posted:
May 26, 2013 10:55 AM


benj wrote: > On Fri, 24 May 2013 15:18:42 0500, Sam Wormley wrote: > ... no one can patent a formula.
This is not true.
The "mapping telescope" (page 312 in http://www.math.cornell.edu/~hatcher/AT/ATpage.html) is currently patented (http://www.geospatialworld.net/Paper/Technology/ArticleView.aspx?aid=24932)
When $f_i:X_i>X_{i+1}$ is a sequence of continuous functions then simply replacing
"topological space" by "map" "mapping telescope" by "smooth tGAP structure" "space X_i" by "one Level of Detail (LOD)" "space X_{i+1}" by "next LOD"
turns textbook material from 2001 into a patent in 2012.

