The behavior of MCAS is still unclear since it isn’t documented by Boeing. The pilots had to figure it out for themselves.
Again, I’m saying MCAS is active in manual mode and in an event such as a faulty sensor can compromise the pilot’s ability to control the plane even in manual mode.
It appears that MCAS is active during manual operation (i.e. when the autopilot is turned off). This is consistent with the idea that MCAS is meant to give the pilot a feel of the 737 NG plane.
I do not know if MCAS can be turned off during manual flight. I think it can, but indirectly and it does not appear to be known by…
I don’t think it’s a premature assessment of the problem.
It’s a fundamental design problem that’s difficult to fix. Perhaps the best bet is to have pilots trained on controlling the plane without the MCAS turned on. I don’t know if that is even possible though.
Double checked the math. In 2017, there were 37,133 fatalities with 4,580,725 *million* miles traveled. So that is 8,107 fatalities per trillion miles or one death per 123,000,000 miles. The scale in USDOT tables is in million miles.
Friston’s research concerns human brains. Deutsch’s CT concerns information (both quantum and classical). There is a big gap between information/computation to human brains. Why this is appealing to me is that it is one of the few unifying frameworks of computation that covers thermodynamics and life.
A bit of a caveat, what I’ve done here is extend the scope of CT into other areas. CT has covered information, thermodynamics and probability from a foundational perspective. There’s still more work to be done to extend this to more complex domains. The line of demarcation is the formal treatement of the intentional stance.
I’m not going to be able to comment with expertise on the quantum mechanics treatment of CT. That’s Deutsch’s field of expertise, so I do expect the treatment to be of high quality.
The problem with CT is that it is a meta-level theory, so similar to Category Theory, there’s that knee jerk reaction that it provides formality…
I was speaking about theories in general. That is would be difficult to quantify the differences between competing versions. So if you had a automated theory generator, just blindly selecting the theory with the least unexplained parts doesn’t seem to be robust enough. There’s just too many moving parts that need testing.