Thursday, November 13, 2008

Black and White..

"We live in a world of incredible complexity. I hope we don't get our minds stuck so deep in our heuristics and simplified modeling that we forget how complex the dynamic, nonlinear and analog reality we exist in is."

I read this somewhere on Linus's blog.

I've been thinking about this for some time.. My problem is only one thing.. how can we fit this incredibly complex system into a simplified model to give right/wrong or yes/no? 

Interestingly, there are people who really say.. this is correct and this is wrong for each and everything. Along with the complexity of the systems we deal with, there is an additional layer of  complex system called human perception. I'm damn sure that the probability of the of getting similar perception for two people, observing a similar issue is far far less. 

Now how can your definition of 'wrong' will match with mine?

It may by correct to say that the above said will have much more clear direction of "where to go?" but accepting the fact that there is an infinitely dense gray area between black and white will, for sure, make yourself more accessible for further knowledge.

ps: Somewhere on the same blog some other commenter says.. if everything is that simple binary decision then somebody would have coded it up to make things much more easy ;)


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