When will you really die?
“Huh, really?” “Yes. Seriously, when will you really die?”
Till 23rd April 2015, the website http://www.death-clock.org/ has registered 42,94,822 people who have used it to calculate their last day of life. That’s merely 0.61% of the world’s total population but considering that only 42.5% of the world’s population can access the internet (http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm) and out of them 27% are below 15 years (http://www.gapminder.org/news/world-peak-number-of-children-is-now/) it’s about 20% of the world’s total population who are mentally mature enough and can access internet. So Yah, people do like to know about their death. But, coming back to the question, when will you actually die?
The above mentioned site uses data provided by WHO and also your habits to predict when will you die so to a great extent, yes it does give a fair idea about your lifetime but then again, it doesn’t take into account things like- accidents and fatal diseases.
Exact time of death is extremely unpredictable, and we may never actually know “when will any of us die”, although, ironically enough, ‘death’ itself is perhaps the most absolute thing for us. We all will someday, for sure, die even though we don’t know when.
Knowing that someday, we will for sure die, makes the value of knowing ‘when’ less important none the less it still remains important. Why do so much hard work then if we will have to die and that also uncertainly?
Well, David Eagleman says in Forty Tales from the Afterlives-
” There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave and the third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.”
So you can either choose to mourn your upcoming death or you can work so that even after you physically die, people may never stop taking your name, may never let you fade into oblivion, may never let you, “actually die”.
And as always, thanks for reading !
After two weeks of thinking, I finally found a good question - are you REAL?
“Are you stupid?” that must be the first thought in your mind once you take the pain of reading the first line but hear me out. Right now, what can you do or think of- anything that will prove that you are real and not some character in a virtual game of some weird alien?
“Huh, really?” – “yes!”
Everything you see around you, from the buildings to the gravity you feel, the feeling of touch and your emotions everything can be programmed into a game given enough memory buffer to work with. Wondering how can you program emotions? Well there are basically two types of emotions
a) The predictable, and
b) The unpredictable.
Under the predictable falls those emotions which you know you would feel every single time a certain incident occurs. For example, if you touch an object which is say 100 times hotter than you, you will absolutely feel pain. You don’t need to touch it again and again to see does it pains every time because it’s a predictable emotion. Such emotions can easily be programmed and exists inside games since 20th century.
But what about the unpredictable one? Well the website https://www.random.org/ uses atmospheric noise to generate a random number. Considering a game which is connected to internet, which can use this site to generate a random number and use it to generate predefined emotions in a random fashion, we will pretty much get what we call unpredictable emotions. But how can you say that atmospheric noise is fully random? Actually the second law of thermodynamics says that the entropy of the universe is increasing so it’s safe to say that we will never run out of randomness in air.
So coming back to my point, so far, there is nothing we can think about to prove that we are real. Are we then truly just a part of a virtual game?
Well there is one thing. The irrational numbers. These are numbers with non-recurring decimal part that means, they basically go on for ever. For example, the value of pi is 3.141592653589793238462643….
(Head over to http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~huberty/math5337/groupe/digits.html for the value of pi up to 100,000 digits of pi) so my point is that irrational numbers are the only non-programmable entity known to humans. They cannot be programmed. If some day we prove all irrational number to be rational, it will be pretty safe to assume that you and I are part of someone else’s video game. So next time you study number theory, give thanks to irrational numbers for proving us real.
It was raining when Mr. Singh had been returning from a distant relative’s residence. The Grand Trunk Road, bore its resemblance amidst the headlights of his Ford Endeavour, and no one was to greet him or to warn him of his speeding vehicle, which might just skid on the road, and cause any sort of accident. It was as if the whole world had been vacant and the void space filled up by rain, cloud, thunder and lightning. The sky seemed to have been wrapped up and the fearsome rain just swept the entire universe.
All these didn’t quite register in Mr. Singh’s mind, as he was only concerned of his warm bed, awaiting his arrival, and his thoughts were not even disturbed by the relentless drumming of the rain drops of his drive roof.
His car was just on the outskirts of the city, when the frightful incident happened. Even the slightest hope of a peaceful rest, got hold of Oblivion’s Curse, suddenly as his car hit someone. A shrill cry followed by a distant rumble of the overhead sky, brought back his waywardness into consciousness and his legs on his brakes.
Mr. Singh is an M.B.B.S. doctor. He kicked himself, and got off to check the matter. The rain ignored to show any mercy on him and kept on pouring. He spotted, in the foggy mist, a man lying at a distant side of the road, and blood spilled all over the road.
Such a terrifying show, broke through his ribs, into his nerves, and he sprung up to a conclusion that he had to escape soon, his legs followed the accelerator of the car and he felt relieved , when suddenly, he was disturbed by a knock. A knock in his side window! He closed his eyes and kept on pressing the accelerator. Suddenly a bang, and things just got jumbled up. Mr. Singh stood up on his bed, to find himself in his room, beside his fifteen year old son. He was full wet out of sweating. But the consolation that he got was the fact that he was dreaming, urged him to sleep again for the rest of the night.
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Based on a true story at Amity campus, this is about a wounded dog and humanity
One fine afternoon, during my lunch break, I was heading towards the cafeteria to grab a can of cold coffee . Just outside the cafe, I noticed a stray dog, sitting awkwardly. Not untill he stood up did I noticed that the poor thing has badly hurt his right hind leg. The cafeteria was amidst an array of several food stalls including a department store and as a result, the place was overcrowded. I thought of feeding the poor dog for long but couldn't do it just out of mere embarrassment. I left the place with my can of coffee, ashamed and disgusted with myself.
The next day I returned, determined to feed the dog. I bought a packet of biscuit and went towards the dog. As I threw a biscuit which fell a bit too far away from the dog(horrible aim) the dog looked at me with sad eyes clearly asking for more. this time I bend and dropped some right infornt of him. He greedily started eating-unable to walk, he was clearly starving. As I fed the dog I looked around to see if anyone was looking and to my surprise everyone was. I felt a bit embarrassed but I didn't left this time. I left only when I had finished feeding him all the biscuits. few days I kept feeding him gradually becoming less and less concerned about who is thinking what until one day a girl walked upto me. I stared her- she was smiling, she knelt down and gave the dog a bowl of soup which the dog drank happily wagging his tail.
One cannot just make others to do the right thing-to force them to show humanity but, when they will see you do the right thing, they will eventually join you. The torch of Humanity can't be invented, it can only be passed on from one to another....
Here's a list of what these century defining heroes said when people tried to chain them down..
1. Martin King Luther Jr- "We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools."
2. Napoleon Bonaparte- "The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of good people."
3. Albert Einstein-"I am thankful to all those who said no to me. It's because of them that I did it myself."
4. Abraham Lincoln- "You can fool- all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time but not all of the people all the time."
5. Michael Jackson- "You can stop yourself from watching, but not me from dancing- it's who I am."
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While you enjoy your day, have a look at top ten things happening every 5 seconds
10-205000 facebook posts are posted
9-375 Mc'D burgers sold
8- 6 hrs worth of youtube video is being uploaded
7- 25 babies are born in the world out of which 13 are born to poverty
6-9 people dies
5-nike makes $3000 and their workers-almost nothing
4-500,000 chemical reactions take place in every cell of your body
3-the universe has expanded by 46 miles
2- 17 million emails are sent
1-Bill gates earns $1250, by the time you finish reading, he would have earned $25000
Einstein was the first one to propose gravitational lensing, a phenomena which suggests bending of light when passed through an immense gravitational field. It's most important use is to see distant objects which normally would have been completely oblivious from us.
This 14th march the "Times person of the century"will complete 135 years. happy birthday Albert
credits : The NewYorkTimes
south-west Ethiopia, 2005
A 12-year-old girl was snatched by four men on her way home from school early in June.
A week later, kidnappers were moving her with police in pursuit when three lions encountered the group and chased the men off, local police said.
The lions stayed with the girl without harming her, before departing as police searching for her came near.
Sergeant Wondmu Wedaj told the media from Bita Genet, some 560 kilometres (348 miles) south-west of the capital, Addis Ababa, that they found the girl alive but shocked and terrified.
"They stood guard until we found her and then they just left her like a gift and went back into the forest," the policeman said.
The girl told the police she had been beaten by her kidnappers, but no harm was done to her by the lions.
An Ethiopian wildlife expert said the lions may have spared the girl because her crying may have sounded like the mewing sound from a lion cub.
unfortunately no pictures could be taken
Source : BBC database archives : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4116778.stm
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