This article is about Consciousness, Questioning, Existence, and Its Crisis
I am 26 years old, living in Riga. Most of my friends here are around 28–33 years old. I started recognizing a pattern in their lives and psychologies. They all are facing existential crises. They all ask the question “What am I supposed to do, what is the meaning of all these, man?”. Some people get to this point naturally, some of them get to this point with external triggers. I am going to talk about these and relate this existential crisis to consciousness.
Firstly, let’s think about a man…
Let’s start with some questions:
Let’s assume that I have two concepts such as chocolate chip cookies and brownies. If I say that chocolate chip cookies have the value 0 and brownies have the value 1, is it a wrong statement?
Giving separate values helps me distinguish the chocolate chip cookies from brownies. If I would represent both with the same value in my mind, would I recognize the difference when I taste them? If I wouldn’t be able to distinguish them from each other, would they be information then?
Visualization of information made of binary data to understand it intuitively
Maybe you heard the word “Information” before and connected it to a shallow meaning and continue with your life. However, it is much more than a word. It is the storyteller of our universe, the door that opens to us to understand ourselves and the universe.
It starts with one thing, difference. When there are 2 or more than two things that emerge, the “Information” door opens to us.
Let’s start with 0 and 1. If we take only 0 or only 1, we have only one thing to…
A hypothesis trying to explain the creation
It was the moment of beginning. In the universe, there was nothing like what we see now. There was nothingness. Because what existed at that moment meant nothing. It did not have a mass, it did not have an appearance. It was just electrons everywhere, representing pure energy.
But, there was a mission, a goal for those millions and billions and trillions of electrons. That goal was to reduce the energy. Any way that would help them to reduce the total energy was valuable. …
The creation of matter by minimization of the energy
Imagine a sine function with a frequency that is infinitely high. What do you see? You see that all the values between -1 and 1 appear at the same time. Now, shift the sine signal up and divide all values by 2. What do you see? You see that all the values between 0 and 1 appear at the same time.
Now, imagine, the sine function that we mentioned above is the position of an electron on an atom. Because the frequency of the function is infinite, electron seems like it…
If you have read two of my previous articles, you know about multi perspective neural network (MPNN) algorithm.
Let’s recap: MPNN is an algorithm that gets the input data and applies convolution operations to it so that each layer coming out of convolution layer will be compared with each other by calculating cosine distance of each pair in the convolution layers. Cosine distances are pushed to be as much as possible so that we ensure each layer in convolution is different from each other. This operation is applied several times so that a small embedding is acquired when the convolution…
A beautiful perceptual anomaly
Have you ever heard of synesthesia? The phenomenon that explains the perceptual anomalies. The most basic and common one is the sensation of colors when you think, read or write numbers.
Some examples from me:
0 is white, 1 is black, 2 is yellow, 3 is green, 4 is blue, 5 is red, 6 is dark green, 7 is skin color, 8 is light yellow, 9 is brown, 10 is black and white.
Sometimes, this happens with letters. For me, each letter in the name of a person has color.
Some examples from me:
In 2 hours 26 minutes, I am going to be 26 years old. I wanted to celebrate my birthday by taking a breath after holding it for 26 years.
So, the ones who know me in person, know the story of my first name. Tekin is the name of the doctor who saved my life during my birth. I don’t want to give much detail, but briefly, I did not breathe around 5 minutes when I was born. He made me breathe with artificial respiration. Then, my mom and dad gave me his name.
So, after being a “good boy”…
A Beautiful Evening in Riga
Firstly, these white stars with yellow linings appeared. Their slow dance in three dimensional space was like a indication of miracle.
Then, I walked more and another street has come. I knew here from before, not that I passed this street before, but it was like a far memory hidden in my mind.
Deformed red lights hanging on the trees and street lights dance together on an arc.
Thylacine - Satie 1 plays, a sorrow starts in my mind. Thylacine continues with debussy, and tears appear on my eyes. But they disappear when I recognize…
What is the concept? How do we define it? How our consciousness perceive, record, and recall a concept? In this post, I will try to answer these questions.
Yesterday, I went out. I just wanted to go out in the fresh-cold streets of Riga. It is snow everywhere, therefore I decided to walk instead of biking. First, I walk down through Birznieka Upisa Street. When I reach the entrance of the bazaar, I turned right and got inside of it. When I reached Knockout barbershop, I turned left and got out of the bazaar from the parking area. I walked…
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