Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Perspective

Statutory Warning: This post is actually the result of one small MOSFET in TH-1 fluttering its gate- followed by a lot of chaos theory. It is weird, incomplete and random. Author not responsible for any brain damage. Or any other damage, like your company falling down 100 points on the market, because all of you are lost in deep thought after reading!
Warning (2)- If you clicked on the link for gate, and found the wrong one: I told ya, this post is random. Chaotic. Now don't start.

Perspective. It is one of my favorite words in English. (Most of you might have heard me say my standard "depends on your point of view" or "depends on what you want from it".)
I think sometimes that almost everything is a matter of perspective. No reality. Only shifting points of view and manifestations.

I remember the times in college when I realized there were a lot of things I had never even thought about while I was still at home, and suddenly they seemed weird from an outsider's point of view. And I keep claiming that my perspective has widened. Yet, when I say the "Indian junta is like this only", all I know of it are the few people I have met- maybe a 1000 odd. And we writers think we can talk about "mankind in general". Funny, huh?
Each time I think of the Big Bang and Big Crunch and Evolution (Ya. Selfish Gene remains on the list of posts "coming soon") and Bose-Einstein Condensates and Bhagavata Purana and F plasmids and DX 11 and 22nm , I am awestruck. 

Maybe in reality, each universe is just a giant petri-plate we are on and someone is just testing us all in a big lab. And after thinking of that, all of religion, politics, movies, small fights, pj forwards, technology look minuscule. Insignificant.
And yet again, when I look at my weekly status reports and deadlines and quarterly plans,  nothing seems as important as hitting those targets. And I just can't help getting excited about the 3-d transistor. Until I remember the petri-plate, that is.

And I continue to wonder, what is the point of it all........

P.S: Actually, I changed my mind. Perspective, I mean. I can't help getting excited about the 3-d transistor. Even after the petri-plate! Maybe, that excitement IS the point of it all.....
P.S 2: I didn't know that I would write about the 3-d transistor thing when I started the article. The TH-1 and the 3-d tsr are unrelated. :P

6 comments:

  1. 1) what is ornage and silver and teal all over? darkness. the colours were to confuse you.

    2) if we live as dots on a piece of paper we wouldn't know the existence of a 3rd dimension

    3) explain the odd one in "Big Bang and Big Crunch and Evolution and Bose-Einstein Condensates and Bhagavata Purana and F plasmids and DX 11 and 22nm"

    4) (assuming you know enough) do you believe that the probability of god being blind is a bit too high?

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  2. 1) What is confusing and confused and dumb all over?? Srinath. None of that was to confuse you :P
    2) If we lived on a dots appalam, we d be fried and dead by now :P
    3) Were u a question-paper setter (i.e. teacher) in your last jenmam?
    4)Modhala we have to discuss the probability of existence of God. Then comes the question of his being blind or not.... :P

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  3. if you have not read this book , read it ... "Fooled by Randomness " by Nicholas Taleb..

    explains a lot of perspectives and day to day aspects of life through chance and probability ..

    PS : what is TH1 btw ?

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  4. @ Vignesh: I think I wanted to read it, but never did... Will surely read :)
    Th1 is a supercomputer and I think TH1A or something is the world's fastest.... (I had provided the link to avoid this question only! :D )

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  5. i have the book right now with me in Blore :)

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  6. @vignesh: Will take it the next time we meet :) Thanks!

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