Friday, July 16, 2004

Software that lasts 200 years

Software that Lasts 200 years, one reads foundation and software there lasted thousands of years... I guess one does build stability around him... .... I don't believe man will ever stop questioning himself or his soroundings, neither do I think we shall grow creatively crippled, I sincerely hope we don't. In music, and the arts there is probably a trend towards simplicity and practicality. Never the less, we ourselves have evolved new art forms... In Science and Computation... a higher degree of maths are involved, with immense sophistication.. Our video games, our simulacrum's of a new virtual reality, protein fold modelling... In the middle ages our minds were spent in th arts, today our artists are our minds.. life apparently is rather independent of ourselves, yet we ourselves are life, and responsible of it... just as energy is rather independent of matter, and the universe rather independent of itself... life is.

1 comment:

luijo said...

this stability you talk about.. software that lasts centuries.. its what lead the galaxy to its original stagnation in the foundation saga. perhaps a lack of necesity, or maybe convenience for the ruling aristocracy.. yet there's always a group, in this case hari seldon and his foundations, which strives to activate the power of creation bestowed upon the human mind, and at this, thoroughly succeeds (unless there's a "fall of the second foundation" chapter i haven't reached yet).

of course, this analogy proves nothing but a mortal's imagination capabilities.. thus, paradoxically, proving everything. there's a kind of art to it..

as for art, i dont think it'll ever fail.. it's expression at its fullest. wether it be on a canvas or in a holographic three-dimensional decor, through monophonic sound or an environmentally adapted infinite.1 surround sound, through ballet or gravitationally suspended acrobats.. the human being has the need of expression. it's been forged psychologically from generation to generation, and has existed since the beginnig of human time. too big a change would have to occur for it to eventually dissapear, and would probably balance itself with another form of expression, which will at its time come to be art.

all this said, in the short-run we can do nothing but live and pass on our knowledge and findings to our next generations. they will be responsible for carrying it on in a recursive fashion, thus incurring in a general enhancement of knowledge itself, and evading this so feared stagnation.