Friday, January 3, 2014

Best Quote of 2013

2013 speed to its end. 
There are things I enjoyed and things I did not enjoy.
This quote was my best of 2013:
"Waiting too long before acting is equally unfair to the people who need to get off the bus. For every minute you allow a person to continue holding a seat when you know that person will not make it in the end, you’re stealing a portion of his life, time that he could spend finding a better place where he could flourish." - Jim Collins

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Piece 4: Thoughts on Einstein's dreams

24 APRIL 1905
"In this world, there are two times. There is mechanical time and there is body time".

Well, we are saying that, time exist as a manifestation of it self and its manifestation or measuring rod is a mechanical device or our body.
Our world is a world of these 2 times. They co-exist. 

Before 1275, before the Italian monk designed the first mechanical clock...
This very world had just 1 time. The body time.
The body time is the time which changes it's mine as it goes. In fact in most cases the body time is impulsive and un-predictable. Each new second presents an infinite possibilities for it.
In most cases we don't have control over the body time. We don't know what it's going to do next. It's imprecise.

A man decides to buy food because he feels he is hungry. He is subject to the body time.
A CEO of a multi-national company leaves a board meeting, to visit the toilet because that's what his body time says. His body time just ticked toilet. 

He may attempt to kill time by subduing the impulse. But clearly this cannot go on forever.
An African migrant who migrates to America suddenly finds themselves working.
They work long Monday, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
They work all other days. Till the second week of the second month.
They breakdown, they can't go on. They feel pains all over their body. Head, toes, arms.
Immediately, they know that the body time is calling them to see a doctor. They go and see a doctor. They get medication.
2 days later, they get a body signal that all these pains are gone. They know what to do. Resume work.
Consequently, they can live all their lives like this. Marry when they have the impulse to i.e they see a beautiful girl who turns all the alarms in the body time.

They would chose to marry quickly. The body time again would signal when they are to have sex. And signal when the wife is pregnant and signal when the baby is to come...
A man like this of course will have friends who also depend on the body time and his world revolves around.
If he by chance meet a man using the mechanical time, then their world would collide and it would seem they came from different worlds.

Immanuel Kant. "It is said that he was so punctual in whatever he did, that local housewives set their clocks at 3:30 every afternoon when he had his usual stroll".
He chooses to use the mechanical time. The one with the pendulum. It swings back and forth, back and forth. In his living room.
At his office. On the tallest building of the street such that he sees it from anywhere when he is out of office and out of home.

He gets up at exactly 6 chimes of the clock. He does other things and finishes his activities at 5 minutes before 7. He sits in front of his plate of Omelet, till the 7th chime of the clock over head his dinning table before starting to eat.
He arrives work at exactly 7:30am. He eats lunch at the 12th chime of the mechanical clock at the middle of the town. He finishes his desk work at 5:30pm.He waits. He waits. He waits. He waits for the 6 chimes of the city clock and picks his bag leaving his desk. He says goodbye to the Manager's secretary.

It's Tuesday and every Tuesday he walks from office to his club and plays chess, drinks beer till 10pm at the sound of the city clock. He would leave an uncompleted chess game for home. His club members know this.
In fact since his associations are people who use mechanical clock, his competitor on the chess board usually leaves at 11:00pm. So he finds another challenger or continues his beer.
The man arrives home at exactly 10:15pm. He lays on his bed till 11pm before closing his eyes. He gets up at 6am. Over and over and over.

In our world, a man may chose to use the body time and ignore the mechanical time totally. Evidently, he can still live a moral life. A good life.

In our world, a man may chose to use only the mechanical time and ignore the body time totally. Evidently, he can still live a moral life. A good life.

In this very world, a man may chose to use the mechanical time and body time because the two times can be used simultaneously. Evidently, he can still live a moral life. A good life, but how would it turn out? thinking...
It becomes clearer that time can't exist on it's own.

Disclaimer: Apart from the quotes from the book which I use in attempt to draw similarities from our world and day to day activities. Every other thought is mine and can be wrong, it's subject to discussion and investigation, needs mathematical proof. 
The Immanuel Kant precision is surely exaggerated. He is just used as an example of a mechanical time man.