Introduction to this blog

Consciousness can be generated by the process of computation! This is the claim of neuroscientists and computer scientists. However, the Vedic literature provides a clear idea that conscious by its nature is not a matter and hence it cannot be generated by any kind of complex computation that is due to matter. This blog is to explore the science of consciousness from Vedic perspective.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Few higher order thoughts

A thoughts on Efficiency that is driving technology:

Efficiency is being quantified as an amount of work being produced in a unit time. What is that we are striving for is to ensure that we produce great deal of work while investing as less as possible. this effort has led us to look for technological solutions of our day to day problem where we deploy technology to improve upon the efficiency. And therefore, the required resources can be generated for its utility. This is the sum and substance of the technological efforts in general. We want to produce efficient engine, efficient work culture, efficient life style etc. This problem has a different perspective where we ask whether the efficiency really solves the scarcity of resources in the society as such? there is a interesting phenomena at play, which indirectly puts a challenge to the efficiency. Even if we have infinite efficiency the third parameter which we will discuss next places a challenges of consuming the results of efficiency in uneven way.

A thought on Frame of Reference and absolute reference:

Here is something which takes us to a different kind of deep thought where we find a lot of difficulties as well as joy to quantify a parameter. Lets take an example: we would like to quantify the distance and try to say that what does it mean to say 1 KM. Shall I say it as just a distance which I cover when I run for one hour? Or shall is there any other way of measuring things? the interesting point is what would be our point of reference when we define or quantify a parameter or an object. So the question is what is fundamental? where the search for reference point rest? when I say a distance of 1 KM, which has been defined if understand correctly, from the unit distance covered a photon in a vacuum. The next question is certainly how accurate is this when we go beyond the planks regime? Therefore, it leads us to the question of is there anything more fundamental? Therefore, if an object needs to be quantified, the quantification necessarily has to be with respect to some other more fundamental entity. These questions of the absolute parameter is unavoidable here, we need to investigate more.

A thought on Connection/Connectivity that exists in this creation:

Connectivity is fundamental structure and it is a kind of fabric on which the entire creation functions. the concept of connectivity has been talked about by many stalwarts of science and spirituality. for a computer science the connectivity is so necessary that without this the system building is impossible, a system can't be defined without connectivity. it plays a important role of establishing a relationship among different component of the system. the principle of connectivity is viable for both the software as well a hardware system. in this sense, there is no such thing as complete discrete. there always exist a connected system. wherever in the system we look at the connectivity is out there to build a system. well, the thought on the concept of connected system is so intriguing that it would lead us to the quest on how does the entire creation is being built. we will continue our meditation on this. eventually we will find the basic knowledge with respect to connectivity that has been gifted to the humanity by lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita [Sloka 7.7].

A thought on the fundamental necessity of Communication:

How do we the human in specific and any living creature in general communicate with the surroundings or how express the emotion? this is an interesting question to understand. human have language which they use as a medium to communicate their emotion with the surroundings. the language has been used in various form in such a way that the emotion being expressed without loss any meaning which is primary and the other dialects or humors. the language take the form of spoken, written, drawing, acting, arts etc. the most interesting problem for computer science thinkers in this realm is how to understand the emotion and meaning which  has been expressed or represented in the said forms? i am sure, the next set of attempts by the computer scientists would be to study the neural activity and directly extract the meaning right from the brain. And, the second set of thoughts would be to study the forms of language to extract the meaning out of it. The research in this direction is active in the area of natural language processing (NLP), image processing with intelligence, voice processing etc. Both the set of research direction are interesting certainly. however, the root problem remains whether the machine can have understanding?

Jaynarayan, Tirupati, India