While doing research on various factors for forecasting covid 19 related trends, I tried to analyse this whole scenario with a perspective of sustainability of our medical system. Coined this new term RLI and did some analysis by including testing capacity and test hit percentage also as the factors. Hope we can see some better days from June second week on wards. Our fears will reduce and normalcy returns in next 2-3 months. Provided the virus is kind enough to leave mankind without its second pandemic peak.
Frequency wise there is nothing like flat or sharp notes, Half key away or full key away.
12 note scale commonly used in keyboard is called *equal tempered scale* which has notes standardised from A (440KHz) to G(830.6 KHz) where each note is 1.059463 times previous note (2^1/12). This is to make every next octave come at double frequency. C5, First note of C Major scale is third from the standard A. relationship multiple is still same.
This also provides us a way to avoid harmonics of a note clashing with other note so that human ear can distinguish them easily and sweetly. Historically many scientists have contributed to this standardisation including Pythagoras.
The 7-5 keyboard grouping was most practical combination after trying to do experimentation with 8-6, 6-6 and other linear combination. Declaring sharp and flat notes is actually an after thought and not half note away or full note away etc. As per modern definition c-sharp is same as d-flat. The concept of E-F being immediate has come as adjustment as old 7 notes in traditional system had to be fitted to
12 note well defined system. In fact 19 note, 22 note and 39 note system also exist.
Continuous play electronic keyboards are next in-thing.
While creating an online course on “Memory Skills Improvement”, I got interested in knowing more and more about our brain and memory. One of the most exciting concept which I came across was “Mind Uploading”. I read about it and saw some youtube videos. Fortunately during the same time I was also creating some courses on yoga, pranayama and meditation. This helped me visualize few things which I thought is worth sharing with my readers.
The concept of “Mind Uploading” treats everything in our brain just like some data and it talks about transferring all that data to a large storage in a finite span of time. To give you some idea about the size, people are trying to read state of about 86 billion neurons and 1500 trillion synapses or neural connections and then transfer its state in real time to some form of digital storage in a way that its 3 dimensional positioning can also be retained. Which means transferring that many number of voxels (3D pixels). The problem in not just the shear size of data, but it is not digital data with 1’s and 0’s. Every such information piece might have many states. The relative positioning of information may also be important to remodel the information in another device. The idea grew strength when some scientist got success in making a robotic model based on neuron combinations found in round worm (Caenorhabditis elegans). The neuron count in round worm was limited to 302 and the synapses count was around 7500. People started believing that someday as the technology grows the way it has grown by even defeating the Moore’s law, human mind upload and transfer may also become possible. People have started giving concepts like “Whole Brain Simulation”, “Mind Copying”, “Consciousness Transfer” etc. The reverse transfer concepts of computer wanting to embody in human like biological forms also started to appear in fictional writing and movies.
All this started a mad debate. I do agree that such mad debates do have seeds of society changing innovations in the future but! let us dig few things from the eastern knowledge base too.
All of us know that an extremely tiny seed can also grow into a giant tree. A single nano size biological cell can also grow into very large size animals. And all adult versions have most of the representative properties of that particular species. This means that the entire code could be preserved in that tiny seed or small cell. Sometimes this tiny seed may also look like, something in non-living form or a dormant form. The eastern belief endorses the concept of “Soul” to be such a miniature code form for all the living beings. The belief extends itself to the claim that such form of code is formless, dimensionless and thus it is possible to transport it to heavens in timeless boundaries. The philosophy of ‘Yoga’ talks about the unison of living form with the ultimate form. The living form is encoded in a form called the ‘Atma’ or the soul and the ultimate form is what which may not have a finite code and is the nature’s ultimate form which might have created all other forms and might destroy all other forms to reshape into other forms. This is defined by the term ‘Paramatma’ or the ultimate soul. Some of the techniques in yoga, like ‘Dhyan’ or meditation help us to make a pathway from conscious to subconscious state. Our brain chemistry changes during this state. With the practice of ‘Yoga and Meditation’, we may be able to feel the existence of a miniature encoded form within us. For computer geeks I can say it like a compressed digest of entire code of life, not just brain. Eastern philosophy, the Indian Philosophy in particular gives thrust on such form being present in the physical body of any creature and the term death actually means release of this form or the soul from one creature to reach in control of the ultimate form the ‘Paramatma’ who in turn decides to give this form some another embodiment at some other place. This is a sort of preservation of life code for eternity. That is why it is said that the soul can not be destroyed. It takes a different physical form. The metaphysical form remains the same. Yoga techniques are a way to have a genuine feel of existence of that metaphysical form. Within the realm of Yoga the last commandment called ‘Samadhi’ is like a phase to touch that metaphysical form. Today modern science is also in search of dark matter and dark energy. The term dark itself means things on which known laws of physics as applied on touchable matter and quantifiable energy do not apply. The western science is having clear indications of presence of a metaphysical world, about which the eastern theorists always believed and experimented about.
So the concept of ‘Mind Uploading’ or ‘Transfer of Consciousness’ is also leading us to some knowledge that already existed, but instruments based experimentation and universally understandable proofs are in the process of being unfolded. Hope that the knowledge of both the worlds unite well to help us reach and feel the truth.
I did not saw I-Pad till date. I read a lot about it from internet. I even taught others what is an I-Pad, but somehow it didn’t excite me. I-pad can only be successful if it can do all what a windows computer or a mac can. People are already used to using a full featured computing device at a very low cost and personal kind of devices so why settle for a costly devices with lesser features.
It seems that apple has this time tried to cash on the market craze of i-phones and it is like an easy money for them. But the time proves everything. We have seen that in the past also such efforts have never been long lasting. We saw that earlier Microsoft tried to bring windows in 1985 as an effort to defeat MAC on its GU
It looks more like filling more into pockets of Mr. gates when you try products like windows vista and windows 2007 vis-a-vis windows-XP. Actually from last few years the user’s are being fooled to pay for a revised interface. The writer for this matter is into the training business and may be good to start new classes in every operating system. But somehow the conscious doesn’t allow that every time someone is forced to buy a new operating system and earn more money for training more about just revised interfaces. I think it is high time a standard for OS evolves which makes sure that even the user interface keeps slowly evolving without just changing the design gimmicks.
I am sure that every user wants this, but the companies don’t. Why can’t we have same operating system for Client as well server side with all the facilities. I know there could be lot many technical answers, but now the time has come where we have to move beyond trying to prove logic just for hidden, sometimes even open commercial interests.
Let their be something called Millenium-OS or may be Uni-OS (unified operating system) which has all the facilities in-built and it can be used on servers, thin client PCs in ROMS or on full disk based clients with all features of Windows, Windows Server, Linux variations etc.
I am sure that this idea is not new but let users of the IT world start lobbying for this demand, so that a day arrives in next 2-3 years time that such a dearm comes true. I see a potential of at least ninety percent market share of such an OS within 1-2 years of its launch.
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