One of the most exciting areas in electrical engineering is neuromorphics engineering. In this sub-engineering area, you study human biology in order to get inspiration from nature towards creating systems that emulate the central nervous system. Here, neurons and synapses are the engines that anchor the solutions. And to make them, you have to bias the transistor (the fundamental unit of microprocessors or microchips developments) in weak inversion. In that region, the current-voltage relationship becomes exponential unlike the quadratic relationship in the strong inversion operating mode.
But there is a problem: besides the high gain you get, managing noise becomes very challenging. That affects the stability of the electrical system. Handling such elements is one of the reasons why most of the neuromorphics-engineered products are not prime-time for you to buy them in the market.
President Trump is going through a similar issue, politically: dealing with North Korea means he needs to balance stability of South Korea with the noise from North Korea. If North Korea has been located in most other places in the world, U.S. would have taken care of that nation many years ago. But hit North Korea, South Korea will experience avalanche from North Korea. Yes, North Korea will go down but South Korea will join too. Doing that would be a very lousy engineering design: noise and signal cannot be at parity for any meaningful product use.
So, the news that President Trump has cancelled the summit with North Korea is expected: there is no other solution than to allow North Korea to be normalized unless you want to wipe out South Korea to deal with North Korea [where military option is chosen]. Indeed, you cannot afford to improve the signal gain, and also ramp up at parity the noise. That is a big issue in electrical engineering and that is also a big one in dealing with a noisy country like North Korea.
President Donald Trump has called off a planned historic meeting with North Korea.
The cancellation was contained in a May 24 letter which the U.S. president wrote to Kim Jong-un, informing him that the meeting could not go on due to the recent verbal confrontation between the two parties.
“We greatly appreciate your time, patience, and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both parties, which was scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore.
“We were informed that the meeting wwas requested by North Korea, but that to us is totally irrelevant. I was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.
“Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place. You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive, powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used,” Mr Trump said.
Sure – U.S. has “massive” bombs. We pray no one ever uses them. Yet, you do not really need “massive” ones to destroy nations when they are nuclear. We must remember that and that is why South Korea would never want wars. Indeed, you cannot amplify the stability of South Korea without ramping up noise from North Korea.
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