Thursday, August 30, 2012

Creator, Objects and the Big Picture

There is something odd about creation. The creator creates an object with all sincerity and honesty but always leaves out one part: the object is never allowed to know all by itself.

The created object always needs the fellow objects or at least some sort of reflection to know things beyond. Interaction is the key to knowledge. Interaction could be destructive or constructive, it doesn't matter but it always leads to better understanding of the big picture.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Indian Democracy digest for dummies

I am not doing any PhD in Social Sciences or Political Sciences. It takes few minutes to observe and understand how democracy, especially parliamentary democracy works in India.

It is simple. Indulge in reproduction, reproduce more. Promote reproduction in your community. As a community, race, caste, religion - reproduce more. The one who reproduces more will eventually rule ones who are delivering less. Of course never build communities on the ideologies, they are infinite. Take a simpler path: build groups on caste, religion, languages. It is that simple.

Why? Democracy is all about majority and votes. A leader is elected if he gets more votes. Plain arithmetics. Of course it doesn't matter how you get those votes.

The leader has to be from your caste or religion? If it happens then you are insured better otherwise you are supposed to elect one who is the greediest of all. Why? The elected one will make laws to suit you and your needs. Who is you? You are the community which reproduces the most. Why greediest? Who makes laws for free, you fool! Thus you will decide what is written in the holy book called Constitution. Remember constitution is written and updated for the people* and by the people*.
PS: people* = the highest reproducers.

But what about the other pillars of democracy: Judiciary, Executives and Media?

It is not that complicated: if Judiciary starts preaching and raising its hood then you take steps quickly so that the democracy continues to run smoothly and effectively. You see, you are bound to follow the holy book. So let us change it at the root. Smart, isn't it? All the leaders want to keep you, the performing reproducers happy. Chill!

But what if the rest opposes? Let the rest oppose. Where will they oppose? Ramlila Maidan can't be hired for the demonstrations for ever. How long will they oppose? After all they have got to run their businesses too. And please recall, they can oppose, shout slogans but they can't make laws! So, chill!

But how to deal with these Executives and Media? Hmm looks like you didn't really evolve optimally through this article. Solution: If the leaders don't work for free then so don't these other so called pillars of democracy.

Well there are more tentacles in this system than illustrated above, but the fundamentals never change:

Reproduce more


Respect the economics of commissions, cuts and rewards.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

The smart content of Coursera and Udacity

I have been studying few subjects on Coursera and Udacity. The content of these courses are designed very smartly. Most of the times you would feel confident after going through them. But let me warn you, you might be suffering from overconfidence. They are not complete, they are just meant to introduce you to the topics. So better take some time to explore the chapters elsewhere to really appreciate the subject in depth. Their objective to keep the lectures short to avoid distractions has this subtle side-effect.

Happy learning!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Feedback system for muscle movement

The other night I dozed off on my study table. In that process I pushed by pen off the table. To my surprise even in that state of mind I had already realized the fall and stretched my hand to intercept the trajectory so that the pen could be caught before reaching the floor.

Well let me clarify first that I am not the person under the cloak of Spiderman.

What was revealing to me that our brain deals with movement control using a feedback system. Each movement effort expects a feedback. While wide awake this loop is so fast that we never realize its presence. But in that half sleepy state of mind, it revealed how that feedback cycle works by anticipating the trajectory of the fall in future.

Phrase overloading by a 2 years old

My 2 years old daughter can now overload phrases.

An interesting example is "bye". When she is going out she waves "bye". That is a normal usage of "bye" that we all know of. But interestingly when she wants you to leave her alone she uses the same word "bye".  So actually she has understood "bye" as a symbol of separation.