Friday, April 24, 2009

"Need is mother of Invention"-- is it ?

Why to we keep trying to understand things all the time? Trying to justify evrything on the name of curiousity, and trying to theorise evrything on the name of logic and science. Why not to leave things like a black box from where we can get a desired output when we give it an input. Lets talk about it for a while.
QM: Questioning me, JM: Justifying me

QM: So whats the meaning in finding the reason and logic behind evrything?
JM: When we underststand systems and we know how they work, we can modify them and find new systems with more desired output and for a given input.

QM: But we can also understand systems as a black box, we know whats the output for a given input, and keep changing the input and standerise the input-output respons and hence use the system for the desired output. Its easier isnt it ?
JM: Quite correct, well that might work for a while. But understanding systems gives us insight of the process and we can change the system at basic levels and make them more efficient systems and nvent new systems from preiously existing one. Its like inventing Radar by using the tehnology of Bat.

QM: OK that means in order to invent new systems we must understand the natural systems exiting around us.
JM: Yes

QM: We understand systems because we want to create new things-why do we want to create new things? Is it the same old saying -"Need is the mother of invention"?
JM: Need is not mother of invention, its curiosity. Need only nurtures it, feeds it and makes it popular.

QM: I dont get it?
JM: Edison didnt invent bulb, pressure cooker etc, because he needed it. He invented because he was just curious, wanted to test one of his theories which challenged him. So Curiosity is mother of invetion. But then people liked his invention because they were needed by people. So his invention became popular and invention grew into commercial products. So NEED nurtured the invention and made it big and great.

Discovery of UP-DOWN quartz inside a Massive particle accelarator is also a great discovery but not needed by people right now. But it is still a discovery given birth by Curiosity, NOT need.

Many great inventions did not grow up well due to lack of need.

QM: That sounds OK.
JM: Because it is OK. Curiosity gives birth to invention. Need Nurtures the invention.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Think about it ... or just leave it...

I just keep wondering , thinking if it is OK to "think" or not. I mean there can be two ways of living - think hard about everything and try to bring out perfection in your actions and other is keep doing things and worry about nothing- after all life is to live HAPPILY not necessarily THINKINGLY . I know I am being too presumptuous trying to quantize this living thing into two discrete levels- THINKNG and NOT THINKING which is not much that way practically- generally things are somewhere between these two levels, but still somewhere in mind it seems better to decide upon the standerds (which are usually rigid and discrete) so that we can at least try to achieve one of these levels and thereby and feel satisfied about our actions.

QM: Questioning me, JM: Justifying me

QM: So, why to think?
JM: If I have a mind I will think, cant help it.

QM: What about everything I think that has nothing to do with any practical results?
JM: Well practical results are nothing but conception of your own thought- Same result of an action may be considered good or bad depending upon the way I or some else thinks. So if I think by my thinkng standerds then every thought process has effctive practical meaning.
QM: Questioning me, JM: Justifying me

QM: So, I think hard because my actions need to be more thoughtfull and should have more meaning to ME . Is it ?
JM: Yes.

QM: So that means, its  individual effort by the individual and for the individual.
JM: Yes something like that. if you want more meaning to your actions you may be more thoughtful. But that will help you only not for anyon else- since your standerds of actions (expectations of actions) are high u need to think more- Its all about personal satisfaction.

QM: I guess thats rite. (only for now, I 'll come back with something else again :))
JM: Me too.