Monday, March 15, 2010
We Can't Compute
I have come to believe that everything in life happens for a reason and that we must have faith that although we may not understand how it all works, or be able to explain it to one another, it’s important to just believe that it’s for a reason and just “pop the popcorn.” Although we ourselves could not possibly understand the complexity of how everything could be interconnected and guided by one force, the force can. Try to imagine the amount of information that a computer is computing at one moment in time as you surf the internet. Do you think you could do the same or even begin to explain it? If the most powerful computers in the world can do what they do, isn’t it reasonable to assume that the most powerful force in the universe can handle each and everyone one of our seemingly complicated lives, in a nanosecond?
We can’t compute but we can believe and have faith. Believing is what brings us to that place where we can put a bag full of kernels in a metal box, push a few buttons and wait around for three minutes in the hope that when we open the door, popcorn will be there waiting for us. This blind faith comes from our experiences in the past. So I guess the question is, when you look at the overall picture hasn’t it all worked out in the past?