### Virtual Life -- Introduction ( Part I )

One of the elevators in my company ( it has five floors) has certain problem in its floor-indicator. Some time it keeps showing 0 digit only, some time it goes to 0-1-2, and then it sticks to 2. However, there are times when it shows no problem. I don't know exactly what kind of logical mechanism ( is it based on sensors; some kind of speedometer is used or crossing a level gives some information to the system ) assists the floor indicator, nevertheless I, like any other person, can point out that the system has got into problem. However, the observation that the system is not indicating digits correctly, does not mean that that its logical fabric is completely torn out, rather the sections of the floor-indicator which decides on changing indicating values, may not be getting correct values through the assisting physical mechanism( sensors/speedometer/? ). In retrospect, a common presumption about any machine we have seen is that their logical fabric remains intact, provided the elements of logic fabric has not been altered by man or nature. This means systems do not change themselves. Or in exact terms, a machine cannot give birth ( like the biological process fission ) of other machines, on its own; and this I am stating in terms of a statement. This means, I am not defining machines as entities which cannot give birth; rather it is just an observation that machines cannot give birth.

Now consider movement of an elevator (whose indicator has no problem) in my company; it can be --- 0,1,0,1,2,3,4,3,2,3,4,5,4,3,4... Successive numbers will differ by 1, and the sequence will reflect some aspects of people, their work, floors, elevator's location. The sequence of output from the given machine, is a reflection of human being process. A little thinking tells us that output of a machine, depends also on property of machine. Consider a third entity who just sees machine's output. If, suppose, we have a scale to call something human or machine, how much point we will attribute to human factor or machine factor? Can a machine scale on human factor, without interaction with human being?

These questions have very deep consequences, and since this blog is non-technical in nature, we will explore things in not-so-mathematical sense. Nevertheless, I presume that we will not take words like Love, Anger, Happiness or Passion in very confused sense, in the series of posts under the label "virtual life"; and we will solely explore the interaction among human beings via machines ( often supported by a vast logical system ). Virtual world, and hence corresponding virtual life (which we will define gradually) is a part of the actual world. So far, the existence of Virtual world out of real world seems to be illogical; though, yes, any concrete conclusion requires some brainstorming analysis.

Some of the posts now onwards, will be on Virtual Life.

1. Where art thou ???!!!!!!!!!

2. Here only, :-)

### Virginia Slims -- You've come a long way, baby

Phil Harris -

Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette

Now I'm a fella with a heart of gold,
The ways of a gentleman,
I've been told.
The kind of a guy that wouldn't even harm a flea
But if me and a certain character met
That guy that invented that cigarette
I'd murder that son of a gun in the first degree.
Well not because I don't smoke myself
I don't reckon they'll harm your health
I've smoked all my life and I'm not dead yet.
But nicotine
slaves are all the same,
At a pettin' party or a poker game,
Everything's must stop while they smoke a cigarette.

Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! that cigarette.
Puff! Puff! Puff!
And if you smoke yourself to death,
Tell Saint Peter at the golden gate
That you hate to make him wait,
But you got to have another cigarette.

Now in a game of chance the other night,
Old Dame Fortune was doing me right.
The kings and queens just kept on comin' round
I played 'em hard and I bet 'em high
But my bluff didn't work on a certain guy
He kept on r…

### Archie and Betty ... or Archie and Veronica

So with whom Archie should go finally ? The 600th edition's cover page suggests it could be Veronica !!!

Oh! don't say that this is their personal life, personal decision ... and one should not interfere, intervene !!! Veronica seems to be happily blogging, and cheerfully oozing her wavy words. But lo and behold, the whole blogger world is damn serious about this issue, and internet is flooded out of discussion - with whom Archie should marry !

He should marry otherwise "Bahan Jee" (sister kinda) type Betty or should he go for the "Kat" Veronica?

Its 2009. Its 68 years of Archie Andrews. He is still young, still to marry ... thanks because he is a comics character. But he is not just a comics character. Along with Veronica, Betty, Jughead, Reggie, Dilton and all of Riverdale and Riverdale High School - Archie develops on your imagination. In your teens you may have been fan of this team, your father in his teens may be fan of this team and perhaps may be your…

### Sowmalya on Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya

Sowmu, my friend and the song Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya of Shree 420.
If we think from the premises of this film this song resembles the pain one is going through during the parting times.

But if we see the song from the beginning the song is being sung by a group of street people who in general does not have anything to loose or not much a thing to gain .Their singing the song indicates their casual interaction with life and easy acceptance of any good or bad. One big teaching which comes from this film is HOPE. Which reflects in a couple of plots of the film e.g. the 100 rupees flat sequence , the hope to get everything back for the poor, getting the love back after all the miss happenings.As we know this film is the journey of a small town guy coming to a big town and lost his naive ness partly due to the circumstances and partly by his inclination to be rich early (which in general every body have) .The first part of the song tries to make him remember the pure soled human with which he …