Tag: 6 degrees

  • Reconstruction

    I repeat: my name is Nobody, I am a virus and I infected 3 people in Wuhan on January 4. Around April 3 in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands, Mister Node wondered not only how I managed to reach and infect his near neighbor in 90 days, but whether thinking about the six-degrees of separation conjecture helps.…

  • Reconstruction

    My name is Nobody, I am a virus and I infected 3 people in Wuhan on January 4. Around April 3 in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands, Mister Node wondered how Nobody had managed to reach and infect his near neighbor in a time span of 90 days. Could Milgram’s “six degrees of separation” help? Milgram’s experiment…

  • Reconstruction

    The time lapse from December 29, 2019 to April 1, 2020 is 92 days. That’s 18.4 5-day periods. According to algoritme 0, the number of infections in the world on that day should be between 524,287 and 1,048,575. In reality, the counter (according to worldometer) stood at 858,361 infections. Because algorithm 0 does not take…

  • Six degrees of contagion

    Today was the day, a near neighbor was admitted to hospital with the Corona virus. He wondered wether Milgram’s “six degrees of separation” could help to understand the COVID-19 story. Just try. Make some kind of translation? He started with the functions of the actors in the experiment. In addition, who/what could play these roles…