Thursday, May 10, 2007
Fractomancy requires the computer-graphical generation of a fractal pattern. According to author, Clifford Pickover, it is employed to answer yes or no questions. To make it work, the user has a computer choose four random numbers. These numbers are used to plot the strange attractor (intricate shape) using a computer program. If the resultant pattern is symmetrical, the outlook is positive and the answer to the question is “yes.” The more beautiful to the eye of the user, the better the answer or the stronger the “yes.” If the pattern has no symmetry, or is ugly to the eye, the outlook is negative, and the answer is “no.”
Notes: Pickover, Clifford. Dreaming the Future: The Fantastic Story of Prediction. ISBN 978-1573928953. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Fractomancy". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged.