Just another paradigm of awesomeness

A dead man falling to the ground, on his knees: a failed excitation in the aura, a discrepancy in faith. The only thought that remains is the last in the upper hippo-campus of the brain. The ultimate sacrifice of knowledge is lead by death, as his face tears through the screeching air of silence: What happens now? The only question that is left answered and a low lying figure stumbles on his knees as his chest thrusts towards the concrete floor. The failing attempt at existence yet reveals its most powerful hand, the straight flush: the growing faith in the power of knowledge. Knowledge stuffed in the human brain and stored till death. The only unanswered question is afraid to be asked, but only a few don’t assume. Life though, has its own game plan and a new agenda is thrown towards the center of all human attention. A power-play on the part of life, a distilled glass of unspoken truth: speculation is the growing seed that gives birth to unreal facts and assumptions. Like the assumption that a real man fell to the ground, lying dead enough to not dare move a muscle. An assumption that life betrays all artifacts of the human essence through the juxtaposition of speculation and knowledge is made. What more could hungry wolves want from this devised truth, deemed worthy of our human attention? Maybe that is the essence of true human existence. Or maybe, you are the dead man on the ground, and your knowledge is foregone, farfetched through the power-play of life.  Just maybe, the sole idea of speculation being evil, throws a thought you ought to dismiss as an unrealistic compilation of logic. But can logic be unrealistic? Leave your thoughts to this paradox, and sing the song of life.

Cheers,

– SK

 

Authentic Much?

It’s a story as old as time (if time had an age, that is)- first came the creation of the world. Many argue our world in its current state of existence came in to being through the most spontaneous Big Bang. While others may argue that the world was created rather not from just ONE big bang but from many through the collision of large energy membranes smashing into one another over and over again – such that they produced lots of mass (stars,planets etc.) and thus our world was created. I’m going to go ahead on a limp here and  add  another theory – We are so damn clueless that the sad excuse for current that passes through the neural networks in our brains just can’t stop alternating like a sine function transposed in R-infinity. In other words we get imaginative. See what I did there? Took a simple thought and took it to the dance floor and showed the left side of my brain how it’s done. And so I place before thee an inquisition: How authentic are you ?

Think about it for a minute, you know – head scratching and stuff. Before you deem me completely and utterly insane (you know you want to), think about all the unique things you’ve done and or created – heck think about how unique YOU ARE.

There is no denying the fact that every person is unique in their sense. Many a times uniqueness is often mistaken for weirdness – but hey! you know what they say one person’s uniqueness is another persons weirdness. So let’s all take a minute here and admire all the weird people we know ( and inevitable all the unique people we know – it’s interesting that I refer to ALL people as unique people).

There are two branches that REALLY come out into my head and bounce around like those really small bouncy balls that first came out in the 90s.  Here’s a picture for those who don’t know what I’m talking about:

So back to the two things that make my brain bounce about: First and foremost – SCIENCE.

Let’s face it, EVERY SINGLE THING can be boiled down to advanced, intermediate and basic science. But just as how we speculate the creation of the world, one must ponder upon the origins of science. By ‘origins of science’ I DO NOT mean the overall gradual improvement and development in mathematics by the Greeks, Indians, English etc. but rather the MAJOR UNIQUE contributions that were made to our society. I’m sure you’d all agree that with the recent advancements in TOUCH technology there have been some serious trends going on. Touch technology though was invented a while back – LONG before today’s world where the ipad or playbook ruled our lives. It WAS and IS the uniqueness of the idea- its the AUTHENTICITY of the electric circuits and mathematical models that REALLY got the technology consumer attention.

Now lets not forget the second thing that makes my brain bounce: EMOTIONAL AUTHENTICITY

Does it sound weird? I mean the word emotional-authenticity (lets not forget weird = uniqueness in R-infinity) ?

So one may ask what is exactly the connection between emotions and science. Some of you obviously know what I’m talking about, but that’s kinda creepy since I’m making this up as I type. Anyways, moving on… The connection is this:

  • Emotions are formed due the secretion of hormones from the endocrinal system.
  • The endocrine system is made up of carbon – just like everything else on this awesome planet.
  • Carbon is an element-atom/string/membrane (depends on what theory you base your life off of)
  • The atomic theory/string theory was developed by scientists as a part of their UNIQUE/AUTHENTIC approach to the world
  • Scientists had lives – they interacted with people
  • Those people are our ancestors
  • Information transferred

“But hold on a second..”says John  for John once again is wondering what Emotional authenticity means? Is it emotional availabitlity ? or does it mean being happy or sad?

Well I’ll leave that for you to ponder upon – the human mind is so powerful that right now your suboncious is storing information in your preconsious directly from your concious mind. And when it’s done and when you go to bed, your eyes will go in to REM and even though you think you’ll be dreaming about unicorns and Barney Stinson – you know for a fact that your brain will be computing what emotional authenticity means. I know, it’s that creepy…deal with it 🙂

Adios for now 😀

It’s a white Christmas, or I’m hoping as I’m writing this 2 days in advance – and let’s face it, white Christmases are pretty damn AWESOME. It adds to the festivity and the true spirit of Christmas. Wait did I just say the TRUE SPIRIT of Christmas? Oh yes I did, and I’m definitely going down THAT road (he boasts).

So what is Christmas actually all about? Is it the Christmas Tree? The Presents? The awesome Christmas Dinner? The family/friends get-together? The snow? The shopping?…and the list goes on.

Could it be the idea of giving, that has kept the humanity within us ALIVE perhaps? Although, I’m going to admit, I’m no expert here – so I’m not going to answer it, rather leave it for your beautiful minds to ponder upon!

Here’s something interesting though:

Drew Carey the famous comedian said in an interview about Christmas:

“The birth of Jesus is in the Bible, but not Christmas. The tree is not in the Bible, you know. Gifts—that’s not there either. There’s no place where it says, ‘”Celebrate my birthday,” says Jesus.’ It’s a pagan holiday that the Romans invented that we just do. But everywhere you go, I’m telling you, I’ve seen this so many times, you see a nativity scene and there’s baby Jesus, the manger, sheep, shepherds, Mary, Joseph and Santa Claus right in the middle. Who’s he? Mary’s [birthing] coach? Santa Claus has nothing to do with anything.”

Interestingly another question often pops up in peoples head: Is Christmas day really the birthday of Jesus Christ? Well I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure, so I did some research online and asked the Christians I knew and the outcome was not  obvious: The people who weren’t sure guessed ‘Yes’ assuming the generality of the term ‘CHRIST+MAS’ and those with strong religious beliefs agreed and disagreed.  It is although imperative to note that Christmas initially was a Pagan Festival. But I’m definitely NOT going into a religious outburst here, just want to keep things merry 🙂 (bold and underlined)

So for whatever reason we believe in Santa Clause, or allow the people around us to believe in him (kids) – Santa Clause (the idea of him) is pretty darn cool and here’s why (and yes, he could be based off of Turkey as Saint Nicholas- thats not the point):

  • He delivers presents to an apparent 7 billion population around the world (assuming hes not biased to the people who believe in him) – He makes kids happy.
  • He has a seriously AWESOME algorithm for determining who has been good and who has been naughty – heck its REAL TIME DATA!
  • Further, the real time data extends to wish lists- meaning he tracks who wants what! (once again mind-blowing ..nerve racking technology that is often not given to super heroes – the Bat-Mobile can suck it)
  • And finally, the most awesome thing about Santa Clause is that he can WARP TIME! That’s right, and you see sick, old bed ridden Einstein giving Mr. Clause a Hi 5. Physically, that is the only way Santa Clause can deliver to  his expectations, so it only makes sense he moves at or faster than 3×10^8 m/s (Speed of light). If this is true, than everything slowly starts to make sense: Santa Clause has been whatever his age is for several years now, not seeming to grow old. You see this is the exact effect one would observe when one does start to reach the speed of light – TIME SLOWS DOWN! Okay, so time slows down and he can therefore deliver presents big deal. But let’s not forget that if time slowed down, so does the process of aging, its why he continues to look like the Santa Clause we’ve imagined for years now.

So this is a cheers to all my friends who celebrate Christmas! Have a joyous one 🙂

P.S. – it’s not going to be a white Christmas in Brampton unfortunately(Humbug!). But what really squeezes the lemon is that it will snow right AFTER Christmas. Yeah, I know right – Mother Nature who’s side are you actually on?

Not a white christmas

Not a white Christmas

References

The bit on Drew Carey taken from : http://www.ucg.org/doctrinal-beliefs/was-christ-born-christmas-day/

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all!

A rather interesting conjecture one would incur while trudging upon the realms of human evolution is Post-humanism; and before I continue on my awesome rant on what the shiz really is – lets define Post-humanism:

According to http://www.posthumanism.com:

Posthumanism (or transhumanism to use the standard term) is the view that we ought to try to develop – in ways that are safe and ethical – technological means that will enable the exploration of the posthuman realm of possible modes of being. Transhumanists believe that all people should have access to such technologies. The choice of whether to use them, however, should normally rest with the individual.

In the above definition, the writer defines “such technologies” as the ones that will enable us, as homo-sapiens to alter our biology so that our bodies are able to endure and withstand new levels of the human experience. Human experience of course Sally can mean anything. So why be so vague, when we can be so darn right specific? Here’s an interesting perspective:

From a Trans-humanistic perspective, any feeling/emotion that we cannot experience it is because we are limited by our biology. Thus, if we as humans really want these new levels of emotional experience, we must by all means obtain this technology and use it to our advantage. But here’s the kicker – If the human mind cannot contemplate what this specific emotion is, and or how it feels, then how does one design and develop a technology that allows one to feel a specific way?

An interesting rebuttal to this is, that there is no need to be specific in terms of the kind of emotions that one needs to experience, but rather the idea of experiencing new emotions is ideal. However, it is imperative to note that if one does take a bunch of darts and flings em’ in the air, just hoping that this shit really works, the chances of success are very low.

But lets take a step back before we get ahead of ourselves here and think about existing technologies and their implications. Bob Marley didn’t smoke weed because it was healthy: he did it for the experience. Weed, LSD, Salvia, and other powerful hallucinogenics allow one to experience new levels of emotions . Yes, some are illegal and for good reasons – but lets focus on the idea here: amphetamines belong to the stimulant class of drugs and allow one to hallucinate and simulate a much more interesting world.

Lets not forget though, a lot of us forget the beauty around us in our lifeless pursuit for something more powerful. Some Trans-humanists might argue that we live in technology and not nature, and thus beauty is hard to perceive. I would definitely disagree and that superficial beauty although induces great emotions, it isn’t as powerful true perception. The main reason being the pre-concious understanding of the genesis of the idea/thought: that a more natural experience will hold true spontaneity and thus be more enjoyable.

Post-humanism though, means no harm rather the opposite – the improvement and growth of the human species to learn of new technologies, to educate ourselves and experience what we haven’t ever experienced before.

The question though, really is for us to ponder upon: If you see the white rabbit go down his hole, which way are you going?

lemonade someone?

Alright, lets face some facts here: life throws lemons  at us. There’s no changing that! Most of us have or will at some point come to terms with that. So despite our constant efforts to dodge the lemons – there’s so many being chucked your way…one’s gotta hit the spot (and by spot I dont mean THE SPOT – if you know what I mean 😉 ..hint hint..nudge nudge).

With all these lemons being thrown our way, we incur and live with restrictions and are bounded by these restrictions, thus feeling obligated to do things. So the real questions, Hamlet, really is : What the heck do I do with so many lemons?

YOU MAKE LEMONADE! (TA-DA! he says with a drum roll).

Yes, it’s an obvious optimistic non-realistic answer- but in terms of reality, there ain’t a lot of juice in those lemons either!

Okay, so since there are no actual lemons being thrown at us, but just hypothetical troubles, its safe to assume that the lemonade is hypothetical too. But wait…what? Non-realistic-hypothetical lemonade?

Yeah, sure why not? (he says raising his shoulders)

This analogy of lemonade holds different values for different people: for some it can be the most important thing in the world, for others…just a regular everyday errand. The lemonade doesn’t solve your problem, but it helps you deal with it.

So how does one experience ultimate freedom then? Wait, do you mean the freedom you feel when you take a leap of faith, spread your wings and fly to somewhere perfect knowing exactly where you’re going? Well, I definitely do: we hold this freedom within us because we’re afraid we’re going to be hit by lemons.

For those of you who’ve played the duck/mallard shooting game that came out in the 1990s you know what I’m talking about: being shot by a lemon as you take your leap of faith aint the best way to take off.

But here’s the dealios: YOU ARE A SHIP! If you never leave the harbour, you’ll never really know what your destination looks like!

So take a deep breath, and make a run for it! – cause those lemons are still coming your way. Hey on the bright side, at least you’ll have a drink on the run.