An alert reader sent me a link to a really dreadful piece of drek. In some ways, it’s a
rehash of the “Nullity” nonsense from a couple of years ago, but with a new spin.
If you don’t remember nullity, it was the attempt of one idiot to define division by zero.
He claimed to have “solved” the great problem of dividing by zero, and by doing so, to be able
to do all manner of amazing things, such as to build better computers that would be less prone
Today’s garbage is in the
same vein: another guy, this one named Jeff Cook, who claims to have “solved” the problem of
division by zero. But this one claims that this gives him a way to prove the Reimann
hypothesis, to rapidly crack RSA public key encryption, and to devise a new “theoretically
unbreakable” encryption algorithm.
The grandiosity of this Mr. Cook is astonishing. He’s started a company (which is looking
for investors!); here’s a quote from his company’s homepage:
Great scientific discoveries mark the milestones of human history.
Such are the accomplishments achieved by the men and women of Singularics. Standing on the
shoulders of giants such as Albert Einstein and Bernhard Riemann, we have reached up through
nature’s veil and seen what lies hidden there more clearly than anyone else before us. Our
discoveries have yielded a new mathematical framework, one that provides a profound
understanding of nature’s basic mechanics. We have discovered The Science of
Singularics™, the study of the singularity.
We have already found a variety of important applications of Singularic Technology™,
but perhaps the most immediately useful are Neutronic Encryption™, a new theoretically
unbreakable public key encryption algorithm and Singularic Power™, a new form of clean
Neutronic Encryption, our next generation public key encryption algorithm, will play a
vital role in the digital age by ensuring that the electronic information of governments,
industry and individuals is kept secure and private in a world where cyber-terrorism is on the
We have also developed a new primary power generation system capable of delivering
abundant, clean and inexpensive energy that can satisfy power requirements on any scale.
Singularic Power production technology generates zero pollution and can therefore play an
instrumental role in promoting a harmonious coexistence between human civilization and the
Earth’s fragile ecosystem.
To date, our analysis of the mathematics and physics at the singularity has lead us to
eight important new inventions, most notably in the fields of information security and clean
energy. All eight inventions (patents pending), have significant and immediate application in
the global market.
It is our vision to use these advances to bring about great improvements for everyone
through new technology, intelligently applied.
Mr. Cook doesn’t have too high an opinion of himself, does he?