Archive for October, 2011

The virtual gold – Information

Posted: October 29, 2011 in Tech

Intelligence and Information were important since pre-historic times where intel on enemies meant a difference between victory and defeat; and quite possibly between slavery and kingship.

In today’s world, there is no dearth of data. By data, I mean the “object” created in the memories of machines. But how much of this is of actual relevance to us?

Those who mine data and analyze it would beg to differ. Perhaps each bank of data is literally a bank waiting to be robbed!

Information which helps create value is of value.



The Cosmic Game of Dice…

Posted: October 20, 2011 in Philosophy

I do not believe that God plays dice…

– Einstein

The world is a beautiful place. But have we ever paused and thought about it? How engrossed we are in our little doings that we seldom think about the beauty that surrounds us…

By Beauty, I do not mean just our surroundings. I mean the symmetry in the Universe. The very fact that what are essentially a bunch of atoms can create sentient, intelligent life. The fact that despite a less than lottery winning chance of existing, we exist.

Is there someone who plays dice, on a Cosmic scale? Or in the words of probability theory, is there a Universal Probability Generator? One that is linked with every probabilistic event (in essential, every event in the universe)? Religions call this Probability Generator God. And physicists call it Quantum Mechanics