## Markov Chains: The link between Plato, Bernoulli, Markov & Claude Shannon

Why did Bernoulli mention Plato’s Theory of Forms in Ars Conjectandi? What does this have to do with free will?

This video is a broad introduction to the Weak Law of Large Numbers, the Central Limit Theorem and how it all led to Markov Chains…

Next, play around with this interactive, graphical Markov simulator!

3 decades later, Claude Shannon famously applied this idea to generate “english looking” messages in his *Mathematical Theory of Communication*:

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July 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Love your stuff but can’t stand the background sound noise. So can never view to the end. Too bad. Your message is too full of noise.