In Retrospect

There is no past. There is no future. There is no time.

Thoughts about the greatest mystery ever, the arrow of time. Only in retrospect can you decide whether reading this article was worth the effort.

Majority of decisions we encounter in our lives can be reduced to optimization problems. But as frequently encountered in reality, the cost of setting up and solving an optimization problem exceeds the benefit from the solution itself – a situation referred to as ‘analysis paralysis’. And only in retrospect can we look back and confirm whether a problem could be solved. It is impossible to know in advance, whether trying to solve a problem is worthwhile. Continue reading “In Retrospect”

I Think :. I Am

A passage from 2005.

Wrote this as a child in class X (2005) when I thought too much. It is interesting to share this after a decade. We are now closer to understanding this phenomenon, but its only the beginning.

If you’re reading this then you are certainly gifted. Gifted, not just literally, but also in a fundamental way common to all of ‘us’. We think. More than that, we are aware of our very own existence. We know we exist! I often pity those brains who have not yet realized this remarkable gift which differentiates us from others. The realization about the very basis of thought, that one exists. Continue reading “I Think :. I Am”

The Ultimate Question

“Oh great Deep Thought, have you attained the answer to the ultimate question? The question… to Life, the Universe and Everything ?”

An interesting subplot from Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” that sets the tone for this blog. Also, spoiler alert.
Once upon a time, a race of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings sought to learn the answer to the ultimate question. The question that would solve the mysteries of the universe. The question that would explain life, god, and everything else as such. The ultimate question… of Life, the Universe and Everything!

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