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Genetically Engineered Only! Monday, May 21 2007
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Every form of life is being genetically engineered today. Humans are playing the video game of life!
Cows are being genetically engineered to produce more milk.
Chickens are being genetically engineered to produce more meat.
Sheeps are being genetically engineered to produce more wool.
Plants are being genetically engineered to produce more fruits and vegetables.
Bacteria are being genetically engineered to manufacture hormones and what not…
Carrots are being engineered to taste like rabbits. Rabbits are being engineered to look like carrots.
How about Humans ? Can we genetically engineer humans to have more sense?
Well, Humans will be genetically engineered too. Not to have more sense. But to have more IQ, a beautiful perfect look, prevent all genetic diseases, have a great physique. In other words to produce better super humans who are more productive(?), attractive, well built, than normal (non-genetic engineered) humans.
Given this trend and assuming that in the future Genetically engineered humans will be a common trend. Since genetically engineered humans are more productive, less prone to diseases (?), more intelligent (?), more beautiful… whatever they claim… we might have ads something like this for vacancies…
Software developers required. Qualifications: Engineering graduates. Genetically Engineered only please..
For a beauty contest, contestants required. Genetically engineered only please, No silicon implants, bcos if you are Genetically Engineered you dont need one…
For army: Soldiers required. Genetically engineered only please….
Hmm.. looks like a different kind of racism will start after that between GE (Genetically engineered) and non GE versions of humans. Non-genetically engineered natural humans will demand reservations for them in all sectors. They will move to the courts and demand that a non GE judge hear their case, there by requiring the justice department to hire a new natural judge!
There will be slogans by natural humans against GE humans like ‘We created you. We are the originals. You are duplicates. We are natural. You are artificial.’
What about mixed humans -The natural offsprings of GE humans?. Well, they will be declared to be equivalent to their parents because of the genetic superiority of their parents. Some of these GE offsprings will also fight for the cause of natural humans, as they will see their great grand parents in these natural humans.
Those natural humans who are against the concept of going against nature will continue to have natural children. There will be competitions to prove the superiority of GE humans over natural humans and vice versa. The results will be mixed ones. Statistics will be collected. Only in terms of beauty contests it will be observed that GE humans are clear winners. In all other categories there will be mixed results leading to experts analysis which conclude that its the surroundings and growth environment that matters ultimately. But the supporters of GE demand that more funds be allocated to do research to improvise on GE technology.
How about races after that? We wont be able to distinguish the races of genetically engineered humans. For a GE we cant say whether he/she is a mongoloid or arabic or african. They will become raceless as their genetic fingerprints have vanished! Tracking human ancestry based on genetic fingerprint will not be possible for GE humans. Even criminal laws will have to be changed as DNA finger print cannot be used to specify parents of GE humans!
Well I do suggest that GE humans can have a particular genetic code in their genes indicating their natural race, if at all if they have one!
Please note that all those who are reading this article in the era in which this article was written by me are natural humans. My suggestion to you. Be Natural, Live Naturally, simply because, you are already born and hence cannot be Genetically Engineered!
For all those who are worried about the GE human trend, well, one day during the natural meiosis process of creating a baby, which of course will be a natural human, the homologous chromosomes during the crossing-over phase, do something very weird, a kind of crossing over that has never happened in human history till date, giving rise to a super human, i.e a super non-GE natural human who is much more superior than the GE humans and can take over them easily to defend the natural human race. He will be the ultimate saviour of natural humans. He will be Superman + Spiderman + Batman + Heman + Doberman…..
Waiting for the creation of this super natural human? Well, then who the hell do you think I am?
Time Travel and Future Friday, May 18 2007
We classify time as past, present and the future.
Past is what has passed off, and future is the unseen, while present is the ongoing transition from past to future. This is what our entire life is all about. A transition from past to future.
Lets talk about this ‘present’. What we see, is it really the present thing ? Or is there a gap ?
I look at the night sky and see a star say 100 light years away. What does it mean ? That the light of that star that I’ve been seeing NOW left the star 100 years back. In other words, what I see NOW is how the star was 100 years ago. Then, how does the star look NOW? Well, to know that I have to wait here for another 100 years!
In other words, the star I see is a thing of the past, not the present. I shall meet the present in the future by when it would have been a thing of the past.
The sun we see is how it looked 8 minutes back. The moon a few seconds back. Even when I see other people right in front of me, its how they looked a few nano seconds back.
THERE IS NOTHING FROM THE PRESENT THAT WE SEE OR EXPERIENCE. WE ALWAYS SEE THE PAST, AND LIGHT IS THE MESSENGER WHICH TELLS US ABOUT THIS PAST.
Just like the way we always see the past, is there some way where we can see the future? In other words can we see light from the future ? But for this to happen, Future should have already happened. So what is the distinction between Past, Present and Future ? Does time exist only within our minds? Our consciousness moving in a given direction at a given speed of 1 second per second experiencing events like being a part of a movie, giving rise to the illusion of an unidirectional time ?
What is time travel ? We normally travel at the rate of one second per second in time into the future. This is our default speed in time. Suppose we increase or decrease this speed. Then that is something not normal. Lets look a bit more deeper.
Suppose I want to travel into the future at a faster rate than our default one second per second. So I somehow increase the speed say to 10 seconds per default second. So by the time other people move from say May 18 2007 to May 18 2008, I would have moved to May 18 2017!
Here is an interesting thing to be noted. If this kind of time travel has to be possible, where one is able to visit the future, then that future should have already taken place!
Note that for the normal people who are not doing time travel with me, they would still be in 2008, where as I am in 2018. So from our normal point of view for such a time travel to be possible, future should have already occured !
So I conclude this new theory that for time travel into the future to be possible, future should have already taken place. In other words, such a time travel is possible simply means that future is a thing of the past ! It again means that our perception of past present and future is just an illusion created out of our recognition of our own existence somewhere in the already existing timeline.
What we see aint what it is Tuesday, May 15 2007
What we see is not what it is!
What we see is just a custom mapping and interpretation by the brain of the data received from the eye. What we hear is a mapping of the data received from the ears. What we smell is a mapping of the data received from the nose, etc
Lets take for instance, sight.
We believe that what we see is what the real world looks like. But let me tell you the truth. Real world exists only inside our brain. The world has no real existence of its own outside our brain. In other words, the world has no form of its own. This is what is called ‘Niraaakar Brahmand’ (formless universe) in the vedas.
Let me explain how the world has a form only inside our brains.
We cannot see in the night/darkness. But still we know there are things out there. Why is this ?
Because our eyes depend on the light to perceive things. In other words eyes believe whatever light tells it.
Now can we see all the light ? In other words can our eyes perceive all the light that reaches it ?
NO. Our eyes can only see the visible range of the electromagentic spectrum (which we call light) which ranges from 400 nanometers to 800 nanometers.
Our eyes cannot see light in the range of Infrared, Ultraviolet, Radio waves, Gamma rays, X rays etc.
So our eyes send to the brain light signals which they receive only in the visible range. Then our brain creates a mapping of these signals and tries to interpret them using color coding, shades and depth. Probably there are other species or aliens whose brains perform a different kind of mapping of the light signals their eyes receive and for them sky, oceans etc look quite differently than it looks for us.
Except for monkeys and one or two other species all other animals see the world in black and white. They dont have the concept of color. Probably there are aliens whose eyes can sense a more wider range of light signals than us and hence probably they can see more colors than we can!
Also more importantly, even the colors we see are a result of our eye – brain interpretation. There is nothing like a ‘color’ in the nature. Light is an electromagnetic continuity and is not quantized as different colors.
We know that there are three primary colors, Red, Green and Blue and that all other colors are a mixture of these three colors. Do you know why ?
Not because there are three primary colors in the nature out there. But because the Cone cells in our eyes which identify color, can recongnize only three color ranges in the visible range and our brain perceives them as Red, Green and Blue. All other colors that we see are a combination of these three colors in different ratios.
So the colors we see are created in our eyes and interpreted by our brain. They do not exist out there in the nature. Other animals might see and perceive nature quite differently. And then there are other species which cannot see at all. They perceive the world only by sound. Some animals use the smell sense to preceive the world. And so on…
Probably there are aliens who have completely different kind of sense organs than we have. Something other than sense, tough, sight, hearing and taste.
In other words the universe is not what we or any other life forms see or perceive. In fact, different species perceive universe in different ways. Even in humans there are variations. For instace for a person who is blind since birth the perception of universe is completely different than the rest of us.
Universe by itself has no form. What we think to be the universe is just a perceived form of the custom mapping done by our brain of the limited range of electromagnetic spectrum which the Cone cells in our eyes perceive in three different ranges with their intensities being identified by the Rod cells in the eyes.
In other words, the universe is formless and exists only inside the brains of an aware consciousness called life. That is why ancient Indian vedic sages have said, ‘Change your perception and the world changes accordingly’
For a developed world Wednesday, Apr 25 2007
In one of my earlier blogs, I had mentioned that India alone needs one and a half times the energy currently consumed by entire world, if India were to be a nation as developed as USA.
The living standards of a developed nation like USA is completely dependent on the availability of energy for all the necessities and luxuries that a developed society offers.
Now how on earth can we get such a huge amount of energy ? Already we are running out of resources like petroleum, nuclear options are dangerous and also very soon we will run out of nuclear fuels, nuclear materials are controlled by a few countries of the world, if we dont create fast breeder reactors using thorium then we have little nuclear fuel left, what about pollution? nuclear wastes?
For the whole world to live like a developed nation the amount of energy required is about 8 times the energy that the world produces currently. But how?
Only feasible non polluting long term solution seems to be our true energy provider, SUN
To harness energy from Sun, we need to install solar panels, but how on earth?
Problem #1 is Land for solar panels: Dedicated land for solar panels is not feasible. There might be cloudy days. Land will be wasted and not available for other purpose.
Problem #2 is Storage: Suppose we distribute solar panels across the globe. On top of all buildings, vehicles and what not. We cant touch the forests though. Now how do we collect the power generated from all these places and store ? It will become a infrastructure problem. Again not really feasible. Say suppose we want to store power enough for the entire world for next 6 months.
Problem #3 Weather: All days are not sunny days. There are cloudy days, there are rainy days, and there are days which are not either and still not sunny.
Problem #4, Night: Only half of earth will be working at a time. Part of earth on the night side cannot harness solar energy.
More than anything else, when the entire world becomes a developed society, power requirements will be so dynamic and high that most of the stored power will be consumed almost immediately, and we cannot afford more storage space too as world population increases. Also we dont want to risk lives by having massive power storage grids.
Then the solution ? I always love to look at outer space There lies the solution
Millions of solar panels and power storage units floating in outer space. . Solar energy is captured from the sun to generate power and the power is transmitted to local storage units spread all over the earth on demand in the form of direct contact lightning strikes to ground based storage units for immediate consumption. Of course normal clouds on earth which cause lightening are at a quite lower altitude on earth compared to sending electricity from space, so we need to have intermediary receivers at different levels. Probably we may have a local backup of few days for the entire planet in case the space infrastructure fails.
Fault tolerance is required for these space based solar panels. There will be constant wear and tear. Meteorites might break down the panels and grids. Asteroids might hit. Comets might interfere. So we need to have propulsion based computer guided systems in all these free floating power generators in space which move around in a flexible manner in response to projectile threats in the space.
There should be on site robots which constantly repair all those worn and torn panels and grids. All the storage will be in space and energy as required is pumped down to earth. No wastage of space as long as we rely on outer space. In fact in the future we can move out all the manufacturing industries and factories to outer space. Use locally available resources as much as possible in outer space like solar energy, hydrogen, mineral ores from asteroids, etc and have the entire setup run by robots.
Well we might have the contemporary science fiction movies then which would have a plot where aliens try to steal power from our grids ! or say they install their own robots in our space based power generation units to take over the entire system !
Also since power is available in space, our future interplanetary, interstellar or intergalactic missions which take off from earth need not carry the complete power payload from earth itself, instead they can carry the bear minimum energy required for a take off to get out of earth’s gravity and then recharge themselves later with enough power at these space based power grids OR we can have all take offs for space travel from the space stations built somewhere near these power grids!
We can even have these solar panels and power grids at all the planets in our solar system and on prominent asteroids for consumptions by human/robotic missions which arrive to these places.
These were my thoughts that started with a requirement for a reliable energy resource for a developed world and later increased to scope to include space based factories, industries, space travel…….
Always use the word ‘impossible’ with great caution
Going up? Monday, Apr 23 2007
A friend of mine wanted to smoke a Wills cigaratte and I just created a funny two liner on the fly and warned him about the dangers of smoking saying,
‘Where there is a will there is a way,
Where there is a Wills cigaratte, there is only one way’ and pointed upwards towards the sky’
As we all know ‘going up’ means death. That is what I meant – ‘Cigaratte smoking is injurious to health and may cause death’
Then suddenly I had a thought. Why in most cultures ‘going up’ – pointing towards the sky, is related to death?
Does it mean that our ancients came from some of those planets out there in the deep space? Earth is a matrix environment for their experiments. Death is not the end of life. Souls do exist. Which is why eastern cultures talk about the concept of rebirth. There is nothing called true death of a person. A person ceasing to exist (which actually means his body ceased to exist) is NOT THE SAME AS the person actually dying ??
After death do we all return back to our creator’s planet/s where the definition of life is completely different, say in the form of souls, not in the form of the bodies we have here on earth? That is why ancient vedic texts say that soul is undestroyable and we are just actors in the play of our life. Do we come to earth like how actors sign up to act in a movie? We play our act and then wind up (which other actors here call death?)
Is that why ancient hinduism calls upon us to concentrate on knowing who we really are?? Are we some kind of test cases in the development of a huge software product? Are we some experimental setup in doing research for some kind of feasible evolutionary system?
Or is MATRIX true? Probably this is a good matrix, not an evil one. Thank GOD
There is a wonderful poem in Kannada which says ‘Allide Nammane, illi bande summane’ which means ‘My true house is out there, I came here just like that for a visit’
Now please dont tell me that I am talking about GOD. GOD as we know created the universe. (Well, its different that in hinduism GOD is the universe itself and all its forms!)
But here I am talking about those who were created well after the creation of the universe following the big bang and then that probably they created us. Some kind of Sub GOD or a sub level of GOD
So we report to these people, who in turn hopefully direcly report to GOD
My friend who wanted to smoke only one cigaratte, ended up smoking two more after listening to my thoughts :=))
Reverse Assignment Option Tuesday, Apr 10 2007
While writing a piece of software I got this thought about a feature that could be provided in programming languages (at least I am not aware of any language which has this feature)
Usually when we want to assign a value of a variable ‘a’ to another variable say ‘b’ all we do is write
Now consider this case. Suppose we want to assign the value of variable ‘a ‘ to ‘b’ if ‘c’ equals 1 OR else we want to assign ‘d’ to ‘b’, then we write
an easier way to write the above code would be to use a ternary operator as
Now consider another scenario, where we want to assign ‘a ‘ to ‘b’ if ‘c’ equals 1 OR we want to assign ‘a’ to ‘e’
Oops then we cant use the ternary operator, instead we have to fallback to our old friend ’if.. else’ as
Now wouldnt it be nice if this could be achieved using something like
a#(c==1?b:e) where # is the reverse assignment operator which assigns LHS to RHS !
so here if c==1 then # would assign ‘a’ to ‘b’ else it would assign ‘a’ to ‘e’ !!!
Just some crazy thoughts
Alien Twist to God – Part 1 Wednesday, Mar 21 2007
In this series of blogs I am going to put forward my case about whom we know about as Gods in true form being aliens who visited earth in those ancient times and who gave us the technology which we had lost for a long time which is been hidden in the ancient Indian texts – Vedas
There are two important texts here – Mahabharatha and Vedas – both of which are sacred to Hindus, but for me they are great historic and scientific works respectively
Mahabharatha is the history of those times and Vedas is the knowledge the people then had.. Veda Vyasa is the author who wrote Mahabharatha and COMPILED the vedas.. Vyasa is said to have compiled, in other words wrote a collective text on all the knowledge we had in those days.. Veda itself in sanskrit means Complete Knowledge.
Mahabharatha is the world’s largest epic, but ask me, its not just a piece of fiction, but a well documented ancient human history..
Let me say why before going into what that history really means..
It is the story which deals with about 3-4 generations for most of its part.. but the entire epic gives details of about 50-55 successive generations of emperors and contemporary kingdoms, their geographies, life style of people, whole chain of relations between royal families, geographical locations and borders of kingdoms, events etc and almost all these locations mentioned have been mapped to some or other place in contemporary India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Chinese areas…
Even in the war scenarios great deal of explanation is given about each weapon used
For every event in the epic there is an astronomical date assigned
If the author was just writing a story, what was the need for him to go into such a great detail? This very single historian point of view convinces me that it is well documented history.
Before we start what the history tells us.. well much of it is my own point of view.. let me tell the reader that Oppenheimer, the father of modern atomic bomb which was dropped on Japan, believed that ancient Indians had the nuclear technology and this he believed because of the verses of Bhagavadgita (which is a narration part in Mahabharatha about the duties of a human being and about the nature of nature, in fact Bhagavadgita is the best psychological work I have ever read!)
Some lines in Mahabharatha describe a weapon of mass destruction used and this description matches completely with a nuclear bomb. This was what oppenheimer was referring to as ancient Indian nuclear technology. The muschroom cloud, the radiation burns, the blast wave after the nuclear explosion, all these are explained in detail.. It says ‘Soldiers tried to escape from the fire and jumped into water, yet they could not escape’, this is what radiation does, even water cannot save one from radiation burns!!!
The current human population on earth is approx 6 billion.. In Mahabharatha it is said that in the final war which lasted for less than a month, 14 billion people were killed!!! Two things get clear here..
First, only WMD Weapons of Mass Destructions can kill so many people in such a small time..
Second and more important, it looks like this has been a repeating cycle on this planet where a civilization reaches its technological peak and then destroys itself using the same technology when a world war is triggered.. and the cycle starts again where people start inventing things from scratch.. If only in the past 500 years we have achieved all the technology we have today, it makes me impossible to believe that humans who had the same brain that we have today for the past 2 million years ( as per evolution theory) didn’t achieve anything else!!!!! If the same brain could invent so much in 500 years, what reason can anybody give to say that for the past so many thousand years our same brains were idle???
More in Part II tomorrow… about Aliens visiting earth, alien wars on earth, opposition to cloning and genetic experiments mentioned in Mahabharatha, the villains in Mahabharatha were a result of cloning/test tube babies (totally 100 kids born to a single mother where the 100 foetus were kept in special pots for the babies to develop), sanskrit being an language of alien origin ( and thats y the only language eligible to be a computer programming language due to its scientific correctness!), etc