Showing posts from November, 2008

Brain location

Why is brain on top part of the body of most organisms? Is it because the brain is always close/connected to the eyes? Then, why are the eyes on top? Is brain always inside in the "head"? Why is there only one head?

FUDVLAC principle: Seeing through the hype of new applications

The innovators always face compromises and challenges when developing new applications. I think application development time frame can be shortened if one understands the FUDVLAC principle. Furthermore, one can easily evaluate how successful a new application will be by applying FUDVLAC principle and, hence, reducing one's dependence on what the media says. The 7 elements of the FUDVLAC principle are explained below: F->Frequency can be any time frame (day, hour, etc.).How often the application is/will be used? The more frequent the use the more accurate and urgent the data (information) that is transferred via the application. For example, traffic updates on GPS/phones are frequent and require accurate and urgent data transfers. U-> Urgency - real time, batch, or time delayed data affects the data delivery system. How urgent is the use of application and delivery of data? For example,some events like SMS can be time delayed with guaranteed delivery, but E911 is imm

The never-ending quest for Confirming Data

I have been observing for a few years that most human beings are always looking to confirm what they already believe in. It is a vicious circle that rarely breaks. Our beliefs and ideas are a result of our conditioning and the environment we are exposed to and we tend to ignore data (information) against our beliefs and give higher weight to the data that confirms our beliefs i.e. Confirming Data. In this article, I will make a case that majority of the times, the human mind looks for Confirming Data and this quest never stops. Let's start with childhood. Most children grow up with love from their parents. And, children do things that reassure them that their parent(s) love them. In case, the child believes that only one parent loves him and the other does not, the child then looks to reconfirm that belief by taking action for which he knows the expected reaction from both parents. The child sees reaction of one parent as love and the reaction of the other as not-love. Hence, the c