Steve Jobs Or Bill Gates

Posted: November 2, 2011 in Pseudoscience

Steve Jobs undoubtedly the one and only architect who gave technology an artistic edge. Apples innovative design, user interface, and ecosystem make it a titan in any category it enters. For him Apple rose to its current heights from the brink of bankruptcy. He was great. Steve Jobs has likely been our generation’s most important idol in the world of business and technology. But Steve Jobs is not the most important leader from the world of business or technology except gadget .While Jobs should be who MBAs and industrial designers try to emulate, I’m not sure he’s who we should idolize. That respect should be bestowed on someone we talk less and less about, Bill Gates.

Both Jobs and Gates had immeasurable impacts on the world. Apple ushered in the era of personal computing in many respects. Microsoft’s platform made it possible for a generation of computer scientists to learn and flourish. Apple seems to have perfected the art of delivering fantastic consumer products. Microsoft has worked diligently to make the enterprise more and more efficient.

Steve made computers usable and elegant, rather than forbidding and awkward but without Jobs, there would still be personal computers, and they would be used to the same extent they are today. Jobs didn’t invent the personal computer; he refined it made it elegant. The same holds true for the other great products he oversaw. There were MP3 players before the iPod, smart phones before the iPhone, and tablet computers before the iPad. He refined them and made more elegant , hip and well marketed .But even without him, the technologies would exist, even if not in the form they have today.

Gates did similar work at Microsoft. The products he created weren’t as elegant, weren’t as refined, weren’t as hip, and weren’t as well-marketed. But even more than Jobs, he brought computing to the masses. Over the years, far more people around the world have used Microsoft products than have used Apple products. That continues today.

Jobs made the world more beautiful and the billion of us with resources loved him for it. Gates is making the world ideal and the billions of us with no voice will be forever impacted. Steve Jobs lived his life on his terms, Bill Gates living on industries’ terms.

While you might disagree with that claim, a quick reference of Google trends shows that since leaving Microsoft, Bill Gates star has dramatically faded — and in 2010 was eclipsed by that of Jobs.

But really speaking, Does trends and analytics matter when you choose your role model?

So while Jobs will likely be remembered as technology’s greatest innovator, with good reason, Gates will be remembered as having a far greater impact on people’s lives.

Ref: Computerworld, HBR, MIT Sloan , LBS BSR.

 

Hendrix, Morrison, Joplin, Cobain, Howell, and many more — it seems that the only way to make it really big in rock and roll is to die at the age of 27.The impetus for the club’s creation were the deaths of Jones, Hendrix, Joplin and Morrison.

When Cobain died, his sister claimed that as a kid he would talk about how he wanted to join the 27 Club .

Jim Morrison. Doors lead singer and songwriter, Jim Morrison was found dead in a bathtub in a Paris flat. Although many claims that he died of a drug overdose, the singer’s official cause of death is listed as heart failure.

Jimi Hendrix died in London in the early hours of September 18, 1970. He had spent the previous evening at a party, and it was estimated that he died at some point after 3am. The official cause of death of this guitar great was asphyxiation on vomit. Although stories abound about his consumption of red wine and sleeping pills the autopsy found very little alcohol in his system, and mentioned only vomitted matter.

Often regarded as the greatest electric guitarist in musical history, the Hendrix legacy did not die with him.

Dying young is by no means the preserve of hard rock: bluesman Robert Johnson, who died on August 16, 1938, was another great musician whose talent was so marked by the time of his death at 27 that he has been cited – by Eric Clapton, no less – as “the most important blues singer that ever lived”.

Johnson’s death was not self-inflicted, and there are a number of differing accounts, but the likelihood is that he was poisoned with strychnine – by a lover’s jealous husband.

Brian Jones, the guitarist with the Rolling Stones, drowned in a swimming pool in 1969. The coroner’s report said it was “death by misadventure”.

Janis Joplin died of a probable heroin overdose on October 4, 1970. Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors, and no stranger to controversy, died of “heart failure” in 1971. There was, however, no autopsy and questions remain over his death in a Paris apartment bathtub.

And Kurt Cobain, lead singer and guitarist of Nirvana, joined this unfortunate group in April 1994. He had committed suicide by shotgun. His body had been lying at his Lake Washington home for days. The coroner’s report estimated that Cobain had died on April 5, 1994.

Time Machine Part 1

Posted: September 27, 2011 in Pseudoscience

 

 

If we can control gravity with a device, then we can actually control time, as well, and that could lead to a machine,” he said. The force of gravity is actually the bending of empty space, and the energy of light can create gravity, therefore light can potentially manipulate time, he explained.

Mallett’s idea for a machine involves using a circulating light beam with a series of mirrors, that can twist empty space. According to Einstein, if you bend space, then you bend time. “If I twist space, I can twist the line of time into a loop,” connecting the past to the future, he said. When a person travels back to the past, they will have altered the past, so the future may not play out in the way the way it originally did. This is known as the ‘Butterfly Effect’ where some little thing leads to a chain of reactions that alters the future, he detailed.

A time machine could only travel as far back as when the machine was first turned on. So for instance, if a machine was invented this year, time travelers from 2030 could only travel as far back as 2011, he continued. One of the more practical and important uses for time travel would be to send information back in time, rather than a person– like an early warning device for earthquakes or tsunamis that could save the lives of thousands of people, Mallett noted. He also touched on the time travel work of other scientists including Kip Thorne, who looks at using wormholes to create a path to the past, and Richard Gott, who theorizes about ‘cosmic strings.

 

The Idea Of The Machine

This machine uses a ring laser and the theory of relativity. Mallett first argued that the ring laser would produce a limited amount of frame-dragging which might be measured experimentally, saying: In Einstein’s general theory of relativity, both matter and energy can create a gravitational field. This means that the energy of a light beam can produce a gravitational field. My current research considers both the weak and strong gravitational fields produced by a single continuously circulating unidirectional beam of light. In the weak gravitational field of a unidirectional ring laser, it is predicted that a spinning neutral particle, when placed in the ring, is dragged around by the resulting gravitational field.

In a later paper, he argued that at sufficient energies, the circulating laser might produce not just frame-dragging but also closed timelike curves, allowing time travel into the past: For the strong gravitational field of a circulating cylinder of light, I have found new exact solutions of the Einstein field equations for the exterior and interior gravitational fields of the light cylinder. The exterior gravitational field is shown to contain closed timelike lines. The presence of closed timelike lines indicates the possibility of time travel into the past. This creates the foundation for a time machine based on a circulating cylinder of light.

Funding for his program, now known as The Space-time Twisting by Light (STL) project, is progressing. Full details on the project, Mallett’s theories, a list of upcoming public lectures and links to popular articles on his work can be found at the professor’s UConn web page, and an illustration showing the concept on which Mallett has designed the time machine can be seen on a Geocities webpage.

Concept Of Parallel There is no one reality. Each of us lives in a separate universe. That’s not speaking metaphorically. This is the hypothesis of the stark nature of reality suggested by recent developments in quantum physics. Reality in a dynamic universe is non-objective. Consciousness is the only reality.

These universes are all related to ours; indeed, they branch off from ours, and our universe is branched off of others. Within these parallel universes, our wars have had different outcomes than the ones we know. Species that are extinct in our universe have evolved and adapted in others. In other universes, we humans may have become extinct.

Scientists now believe there may really be a parallel universe – in fact, there may be an infinite number of parallel universes, and we just happen to live in one of them. These other universes contain space, time and strange forms of exotic matter. Some of them may even contain you, in a slightly different form. Astonishingly, scientists believe that these parallel universes exist less than one millimetre away from us. In fact, our gravity is just a weak signal leaking out of another universe into ours.

 The same but different

For years parallel universes were a staple of the Twilight Zone. Science fiction writers loved to speculate on the possible other universes which might exist. In one, they said, Elvis Presley might still be alive or in another the British Empire might still be going strong. Serious scientists dismissed all this speculation as absurd. But now it seems the speculation wasn’t absurd enough. Parallel universes really do exist and they are much stranger than even the science fiction writers dared to imagine.

AUDIO Why Parallel Universes May Exist

Greater dimensions

It all started when superstring theory, hyperspace and dark matter made physicists realise that the three dimensions we thought described the Universe weren’t enough. There are actually 11 dimensions. By the time they had finished they’d come to the conclusion that our Universe is just one bubble among an infinite number of membranous bubbles which ripple as they wobble through the eleventh dimension.

Its May really there

Our universe might be really, really big — but finite. Or it might be infinitely big.

Think of the universe like a deck of cards.

“Now, if you shuffle that deck, there’s just so many orderings that can happen,” Greene says. “If you shuffle that deck enough times, the orders will have to repeat. Similarly, with an infinite universe and only a finite number of complexions of matter, the way in which matter arranges itself has to repeat.”

Greene, the author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos, tackles the existence of multiple universes in his latest book, The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos.

Recent discoveries in physics and astronomy, he says, point to the idea that our universe may be one of many universes populating a grander multiverse.

“You almost can’t avoid having some version of the multiverse in your studies if you push deeply enough in the mathematical descriptions of the physical universe,” he says. “There are many of us thinking of one version of parallel universe theory or another. If it’s all a lot of nonsense, then it’s a lot of wasted effort going into this far-out idea. But if this idea is correct, it is a fantastic upheaval in our understanding.”

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There are two main ideas as to what these different universes may contain. The first is that these universes are the same in matter and physical laws as our universe. The exception being that due the varying degree with which they were created, it allowed for these other worlds to have every possible combination of particles available. In other words, these worlds would operate by the same principles but would have every possible number of combinations there are. For example, the oceans would be where our continents are and vice versa, on and on. The second idea is that the other worlds would potentially be different in that they may not operate in the same way as ours does. A three dimensional world may not be what the norm is.

While both of these ideas are plausible, the first allows for the belief in parallel universes, the idea that any given person can exist at the same time in more than one place. If, as humans, we were able to tap into the power of traveling to these other universes, we would be able to ‘meet’ our other selves. While this is a truly powerful thing to think about, one can imagine the possibilities it holds. If your own individual beings could meet and each one had different experiences, think of the intelligence and knowledge you could pass from one to another. Each one would have different experiences and different outcomes. In one world you could be a doctor, in another world a politician, in another world a drug addict. The options would be virtually limitless.